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... had come through bringing strong winds which blew sand in your eyes. (Hard to find anything with sand in your eyes.) Also we were still wearing sweaters so it didn't feel very beachy. Fortunately they had a decent restaurant at the marina so we were able to dine out. We also met a nice couple in a sailboat parked directly behind us. We exchanged boat tales with them and they gave us some waypoints and advice about the east coast of Florida, their home stomping grounds. We vowed ...
... I could think of, A Dive shop. Spent more than I wanted, but I needed a camera.When I got it home I found the battery connections were corroded, back we went and got a new one. Turns out this one had a malfunction too. Back it went and I gave up. Had to spend a hot afternoon at the beach to get over ...
... into any of the forty-some parks in the state. However, in Monroe County, here in the Keys, the county charges another dollar to enter. To get by this, one can buy a five dollar County Pass for five dollars and get free entry into any of these parks. The usual entry fee is four to five dollars per person. I figure that by the time we leave Florida I may break even. I do like to support the state parks around ...
... Indian Key Pass near Everglades City was our destination Wednesday night. We were blown away by all the dolphins playing with their babies and chasing fish. Thursday came bright and early,oops, not so bright as we got up before dawn to get a jump on the long day ahead. Dodged lots and lots of crab pots--so difficult to see in the bright sunlight. ...
... Love the name. Preserved lemons for her next Moroccan meal. I wonder if I'll get some.
Well Dad left today. His plane is probably flying out of KW about now. Mom and the three lovely children (that includes me) will be riding back tomorrow and Monday. Have to find a human friendly hotel somewhere around Orlando. I don't plan to take any of those sedatives on the way home. I think Mom is afraid I will bite her again.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort Marathon
Excellent bed and clean
We stayed in a 3 bed unit Jan 7-14. Pro's-super comfortable bed, clean, nice views, excellent pool (heated), great kitchen, tv, etc. Con's master bathroom small and 3rd bedroom small-3rd bed no dresser. Everybody 6 adults were pleased.
We booked a 4 night special at Tranquility in December 05. We had a two bedroom villa at$199 a night. The accomodation is great, nicely furnished with some nice touches (Plasma TV, DVD Players etc). Still some teething troubles as it's so new, and there is still quite a lot of building work going on. Much of the resort was not finished, but we had everything we needed. The pool was all done, and was fantastic.
Marathon Key was disappointing, no doubt partly due to the effects of Wilma, but there just wasn't enough there for us. On our last visit to the Keys we stayed ay Key West - and wish we had done so again. There's no way we would have got accomodation of this quality at this price, so overall we were pleased with the choice.
Anyone who has visited the Florida Keys, usually do not equate them with the words "luxury resort" . However, having just returned, we found the most beautiful, elegant new resort for anyone wishing such a place on the Keys. It is called Tranquility Bay, and is very much Key West architecture. The MBR has french doors which open out onto a wonderful balcony overlooking the fantastic pool and luxurious white sand beach (I'm afraid the sand was most probably trucked in). Restaurant opening this weekend...tiki bar on beach soon...rooms have full kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances...2 or 3 BR units available. We did not stay here...just visited and got info on purchasing a unit...but it is outstandingly beautiful if you want the relaxation of the keys, while staying in beautiful surroundings.
WOW!! What a great experience
Just returned back from the florida keys. I usually stay in islamarada but this time I ventured down to marathon to try out this new resort tranquility bay. good-bye islamarada. this place is great,still not complete but even in this unfinished condition it is far superiour to any other resort in the keys, and i have stayed in most of them. The check-in was great and all the staff was very friendly. we rented kyacks and enjoyed the fabulous beach,yes a beach in the keys with real sand and a swimming area. the pool was great and relaxing. see ya'l at tranquility bay
My wife and I stayed at Tranquility for exactly 16 hours! When we arrived, we were shocked to find that the place was still very much under construction. You're not going to get much peace and quiet there unless you can do so through the noise of hammers pounding and circular saws buzzing throughout the day. There is no restaurant or bar on site and there is not even a vending machine! And don't try to complain to the front office -- there is no front office, moreover, there are no phones from which you could even call the front office (if there was a front office). Their advertising crows about free high speed wireless internet connections throughout the resort. When I inquired about the wireless internet, a staff person deceptively told me that she "didn't think that my unit was set up for the wireless internet yet." In fact she, knew, as I subsequently found out, that there was no wireless internet on site.
Me my wife and 2 young children stayed here for 2 weeks Dec 9th to 22nd.My first time to Florida i wasnt sure what to expect.I loved the drive from Miami to Marathon the most enjoyable 2 1/2 hour drive ive ever had.When we arrived at Tranquility Bay i was surprised to be accosted by a Jamaican fella in the car park!! This turned out to be the check in area as the reception wasnt ready.I was put into the beach lawn house that i booked but i asked to be moved as soon as we got in there as there was all building work going on outside.We were accordingly moved to poolside house No 9 which was perfect 5 seconds walk from the pool and the beach with great views.The houses themselves were wonderfull almost brand new very classy big comfy beds and a real home from home.The pool was also great especially for young kids.The beach was the biggest dissapointment i expected some kind of Caribbean white shelving sand clear blue water paradise but instead got what felt like builders sand murky water and a swimming beach i wouldnt let my dog swim in full of sea weed.On the other hand i loved to sit down on the lagoon and fish which i did almost everyday it was really peacefull as no one went on to the beach as it wasnt finished either.The real draw back for me was no bar or restaurant, for $250 a night that was scandalous. There were no facilties at all apart from movie rental.All in all i really enjoyed myself there but it would have been 5 times better with a restaurant,bar and finished clean swimming beach.I also think its very expensive at over $250 a night including taxes and fees (especially when you stay 13 nights almost $3500 !!!)Amazing that this is the half price cut rate!When it changes to $500 a night i cant imagine who would stay there unless some major changes took place then people with deep pockets only need to bother.Contrary to other reports i found the staff very friendly and helpfull especially Garfield (Jamaican fella in the car park} Erika,Kim and Pete the manager.The bottom line is when its finished it will be lovely and i would love to go back but at the rate i just payed not the new one.
stayed here week of 17th, our family rented three homes..ours were in the pool section and the other two were in the lawn area..
We spent our honeymoon (7 Dec-10 Dec) at Tranquility Bay and over all give it an above average rating. We arrived quite late and were upgraded to a 3 bedroom beachfront house, although we had booked a 2 bedroom beachfront house. The houses are very beautiful and rather well equipped. The plasma tv in the lounge was great and we were even able to watch our wedding DVD!
Wonderful stay at Tranquility Bay!!
Tranquility Bay is very beautiful - we loved our beach house and the pool. The swim beach was fun for wading and sand castles but not really for swimming. We went to Bahia Honda beach and found it much better for enjoying ocean play with the kids. The resort pool was warm and the landscaping was complete on the pool side.
We had unit #7 and it was quiet and well done. We could see the ocean from our kitchen. The beds and bedding were also very nice.
I highly recommend!!
One word of caution, the restaurant, bar and activities center are not open yet.