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“First visit to the Florida Keys”
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White Sands Inn
Ranked #6 of 17 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 8, 2012

I can't say enough about the White Sands Inn. This is a "Mom & Pop" little inn with all the warmth and hospitality that one would expect. A little word of warning - if you are looking for a lot of luxury, this is not for you. White Sands is casual with a capital C"! There are no jacuzzies, in-house entertainment butlers or maids. Just comfortable chairs, a drop dead gorgeous view of the sunrise, and palm trees (watch out for the coconuts!)

Our room was clean, with a great view. The staff was there if we needed anything, but for the most part we just did what we wanted, when we wanted or just vegged out by the heated pool. Had a wonderful stay and we are SO going back!

Cathy S. Belleville, IL

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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RachelPrice, Manager at White Sands Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2012

Hi from paradise,
I would like to thank you for taking the time t o send in a review of our little piece of paradise.
I would just like to say that we do have hair dryers available for your use, next time just ask us upon your arrival and we will give you one for your stay. It will save you on packing and you could take home another souvenir.
We also have shampoo if you should need it too.
I'm sorry that we did not have the opportunity to help you with this need during your stay.
Thanks again for staying with us and taking your time to write a review.
Rachel price
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

My wife and I have been coming to the sands (as we call it) for more than 10 years, sometimes twice a year, It is like coming home to friends. The owners and staff are first class, they will do anything to make your stay perfect, and for us it always has been. The heated pool is awesome, and just to sit on the beach under the palm trees with a cool breeze coming off the ocean, beautiful. I go for walks in the surf at low tide to look at the sea life and there is so much to see, and what with the pelicans,herons, egrets & ibis, the buzzards and the ospreys, we even saw some humming birds the last time we were here. most of our family and a lot of our friends have stayed here and all have loved it. We have stayed in all the rooms but our favourite is room 7 with a private balcony overlooking the ocean.they get many repeat customers, try it and you will see why. we will be back again this year.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

This hotel is wonderful! The rooms are quaintly decorated, the hotel itself is relaxing just to look at. The staff are accomodating and friendly. Walked right from our room into the sand. A great ocean view from every window. It really did feel like we were in our own backyard with a heated pool! It was close enough to everything so we felt we were away from it all but not so far away if we wanted activities or excitement. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Terry S
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We have stayed here ten times in eight years. Each time we discover something new about the place and the area. Great place to kick back and relax, explore the natural beauty of the keys, read, and just chill out. Friendly, helpful owners who don't hover, well stocked, tropically decorated housekeeping rooms. Great pool and the lovely Atlantic steps from our door. My husband and I walk the flats at low tide, fishing and watching for wildlife (dolphins, eagle rays, tarpon pelicans and all sorts of tropical birds). There's a wreck that you can kayak to and watch the tropical fishes right from the kayak. The sunsets are spectacular, and my husband says the sunrises are as well (I don't usually catch them!). We have literally stayed a week leaving only to go to Marathon for groceries.
Feels like a home away from home. We will return again this April.

Room Tip: If you want cook, as for a room with a full kitchen. The oceanfront rooms have awesome views
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We have been coming to this wonderful little paradise for 11 years. As a matter of fact, as we check out, we make reservations for the next year, making sure that we can get our favourite room back.

When the snow is piled high at home, we dream of the lovely, bright turquoise bedroom, kitchen-dining room and the balcony with a view of the Atlantic ocean, the quaint little beach, the palm trees, the herons, sandpipers and pelicans.

From the dock it looks like a delightful tropical doll house in all its lush pastel colours.

The inn is clean, the staff very friendly and helpful. Janice and Rachel are the perfect hosts, always happy, with a great sense of humour. The White Sands Inn is our home away from home.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

This is the Keys! I've been living in South Florida for the past 25 years and for the past three or so the White Sands has been our vacation spot. The whole family loves this place and the staff there will bend over backwards to help make you comfortable.

Room Tip: ROOM 7 is easily the best. We've stayed in most of them and enjoy 7. Awesome LARGE balcony.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Greg A
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

We loved our visit to the white sandsinn. Reasonable rates relaxing Atmosphere close to the water,and great ocean front pool.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about White Sands Inn

Address: 57622 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 57.5 Oceanside, Marathon, FL 33050-5625
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range: $75 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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