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Island Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Tavernier
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Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Nice private beach/pier, small but tucked away in a nice spot. A great option for exploring the upper keys. Our room was small, but we didnt need more as we were out most of the time. Mike & Carol were excellent hosts. Two thunbs up!

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

While not in the category of "luxurious", Island Bay deserves an excellent rating for the type of resort that it is. It is conveniently located in the Upper Keys and within close proximity to good restaurants and other facilities. Each "room" is individually and cleverly decorated with a theme and while small, they are comfortable. The grounds are beautiful with small comfortable sitting areas all over. The small private beach is also lovely. Would recommend Island Bay to anyone looking for a peaceful and unique place to stay.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
5  Thank Audrey52
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

What a great place to stay for a few days, a week, or longer!! We stayed in Cottage #2, Birds and Boats and it was just terrific! Each cottage in individually decorated and has a small kitchen and a deck. From our deck we could see the beach. Sunsets were gorgeous and we loved taking the kayaks out when we got back from our adventures! Mike and Carol were very helpful and their recommendations for restaurants and activities were spot on! We'll definitely return!

Room Tip: The lower the number the closer to the water!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Pattic1745
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Mike & Carol Shipley take such great care to ensure your stay is perfect. We travelled up and down the Keys, and they would ask if we knew how to get there & suggest great places to visit. I was looking for a winery, and Carol took the time to search a winery for us and left us a note on our porch how to get there. You can tell they love what they do. Even when we stayed in, we still had a great time playing bocci & cornhole, just sitting on the beach, or walking on the dock. Theri beach has a perfect view of the sunset. We stayed in the Sunset cottage, and it was so cozy. They had any amenity, and I'm sure IF they missed something you needed, they would obtain it for you. Highly recommend staying here, and we can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Each cottage is different with a theme specific to the Keys, so each visit can be different.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank JCapone0312
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Just spent a wonderful few days here. The accommodations were perfect for relaxing in the Keys. Our cottage had every amenity that could be desired. Mike and Carol Shipley were extremely kind and helpful to ensure our comfort. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank mdulin26
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

My wife and I were planning a week long get away driving thru the keys and staying different places each day. I emailed island bay resort and they sent a short but courteous email that stated they had a 2 night minimum and referred me to some local cheap motels. Apparently they don't want travelers who travel for multiple experiences. Personally I will drive thru Key Largo from now on. The hotels at Marathon Key are very friendly! James G. Purgason, M.D.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Let me start by saying my daughter had visited here in January and fell in love with everything the resort has to offer. Upon planning for her wedding this is the spot they chose. Can I say I and everyone else that travelled for the wedding are very happy they did. The owners are the sweetest people and so very helpful and knowledgable about the area.The cottages vary in size and are very well kept. The private beach is just steps away from any one of them. there are kayaks on premise for guests to use. There are b-b-ques at each cottage for your use. You may want to consider using them so you never have to leave this place . So much to do , close to so much. you can feel how much the owners love this place, you will to private and so much charm.

Room Tip: There are "efficiancy" cottages but if you require more room choose a larger cottage.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 92530 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2758
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo > Tavernier
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Tavernier
Price Range: $256 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Island Bay Resort provides you with a complete "Florida Keys experience." Our hotel is centrally located between Key Largo and Islamorada and just two hours from Key West and Miami. Enjoying your Florida vacation is easy. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, boating and sunbathing can all be enjoyed from our resort's beach. ... more   less 
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Island Bay Hotel Tavernier
Island Bay Tavernier
Island Bay Resort Key Largo/Tavernier

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