We had one of the rooms with a sliding glass door and deck right on the water, several nights we brought fresh and awesome takeout seafood back to the room and ate on our deck, as the sunset was as nice off of our deck then anywhere else we ate. Edgewater had a sheet with places to eat and things to do that they recommended, and they were spot on, we found some of the best places thanks to their recommendations.
We caught fish off of our pier (there are 4) there were guests fishing off of the piers quite often during our weeks stay in March. I'm sure there were a few empty rooms, but the lodge was pretty much full the week we were there, with alot of return guests, one very nice couple from Boston said they had been coming there for over 30 years, and also were a great help in us with suggestions. We also used the lodge's double kayak, they also had a single. We also snorkeled right at the property and saw many tropical fish, wait till the tide is on the way up so there is very little current. We could always see fish in the clear water right off of our pier without getting in the water.
Both Melinda and Paul were there on our weeks stay and both were very helpful, Paul even let us use his divers down flag while we were snorkling, something being from the midwest we were not even aware that we needed for safety and he suggested we use when he saw us head out with our snorkle gear. We also got to talk to Melinda several times during our stay and she was always very helpful, I had also called and talked to both of them a few times before our stay as I had alot of questions about what to bring for our trip and they were both always very accommodating.
We use trip advisor all the time, and part of our family business lets us travel all over the U.S. from coast to coast. We rarely have a bad stay, again because we use trip advisor, and it always amazes me when I read bad reviews, and it does not matter if it is a 1000 dollar a night hotel, there will be bad reviews at great places, I have learned to read between the lines, as it is hard to imagine where some of the people who write bad reviews about great places come from. I guess things like 'spoiled at a young age' or 'high maintenance' comes to mind...Ha!
I promise you Edgewater lodge is a great place, just keep in mind you are not paying 1000 dollars a night, far from it, one of the cleanest places combined with best values along with hands down the very, very best view we have ever stayed at!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edgewater Lodge is a small resort just right off of Mile Marker 65.5. This resort is ideal for anyone looking for the perfect spot to go fishing or just to spend a day in the sun relaxing. Grill your catch on our barbecues by the tiki huts or lay back and relax on our hammocks in the shade. We have a private boat ramp and marina that only our guest can use for no additional charge. We also have bait on site. Feeling more adventurous? We also offer complimentary kayaks and paddle boards. Only just a few feet away from the historic Flagler bridge, a few minutes away from Islamorada, and an hour away from Key West, there's something for everyone to enjoy. After a great day of fun in the sun, kicking back and watching the sunset here is a one of a kind experience. Don't miss it! We're also upgrading our property so make sure to swing by and check out the new additions! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edgewater Hotel Long Key
- Edgewater Lodge Long Key, FL - Florida Keys