Oh the VIEWS!
We recently returned from a month long vacation stay at Blue Water Retreat and it was so hard to leave! This house is situated on an ocean canal with spectacular ocean views from EVERY room. The owners have capitalized on this fantastic location with an enormous screened in porch on the main level as well as an expansive roof top patio. Combined with the pool and patio on the ground level, it was sometimes difficult to decide where to partake in our evening cocktail. The house lives comfortably and feels cozy without being cramped. This is one of the most well stocked houses in regards to linens and towels, we've stayed in. The beds and furniture are all clean and comfortable with a nice beachy vibe. The kitchen is well stocked and we loved cooking our fresh catch while staring out at the Atlantic Ocean. The outside is well kept and soaking in the cocktail pool was one of our favorite daily activities. The owners have a storage shed with a bait freezer and they generously allow use of their kayak as well as other fun toys. We brought our paddle boards and the kids spent many afternoons exploring the canal and ocean. We brought our boat and loved the convenience of the dock and fish cleaning station. It's the Keys, you have to be on the water! We fished daily and many nights dined on fresh snapper, lobster, triggerfish, etc. There's a reason Islamorada is called the Sportfishing Capital of the World! We also loved the ease of boating to Alligator Reef and Indian Key for snorkeling and adventuring. We had our bikes with us and biked to Robbies many afternoons for a cocktail and appetizer. The kids love exploring all the shops and feeding the tarpons. We also rode bikes to Mr. Lobster for fresh seafood; Safari Lounge for a cold beer and fabulous fish sandwich; MM74 gas station for supplies and surprisingly good Cuban sandwiches and a few other fun finds! The house is on a quiet street, but the canal is busy because it's across the water from a lively resort. We enjoyed watching all the action and boats coming in from their fishing trips each day. We never heard any evening noise and the resort seemed to mostly be families. I thought this house was a fantastic value and a perfect location for exploring the Keys! We will definitely return!K.C. Blackwell
Visited on "July - 2017
We LOVED Blue Water Retreat!
We stayed from mid December 2016 through January 2017 and celebrated the holidays with 3 generations of family. There was something for everyone! My husband and grandsons enjoyed fabulous fishing on our boat while the girls relaxed and read by the pool. I especially enjoyed the sunrise each morning with my coffee! The views were just spectacular!Donna A.
Visited on "December - 2016
FABULOUS HOME! GREAT RENTAL AGENCY---All we could Ever hope for on vacation...
We have stayed in this home 4 times and it Never disappoints. The rental agency is one of the Best I have Ever worked with when renting. Andi and Ashley are always Top Notch....There are not enough words to say about the home and the experience. I am looking forward to next year...Cindy B.
Visited on "June - 2015
We had excellent weather and caught tons of fish. Direct ocean access is one of the best features of this home. The kitchen is well stocked and great if you like to cook. All of the extras in the storage room were great, from the kayak to the pool floats. Our only complaint would be that the beds could be upgraded.Keith W.
Visited on "December - 2014
We had a great time staying at the Bluewater Retreat. Having a pool was a fantastic place to retreat to from the heat! The canal access was also key to our stay which kept our kayak fishermen out in the bluewater! Overall, the home was a awesome place which could accomodate our party of four adults and three children.Michelle S.
Visited on "June - 2014
This Place Delivers!
You never really know what you are going to get from looking at a website and photos. I just stayed there July/2013 and this place is great, everything is new and clean. Most of all the house is on a peninsula that looks at the ocean from all sides and is just a few miles south of most of that main attractions in Islamorada giving the home a calm but close feel. Also working with Keys Holiday Rentals was a very good experience. Would definitely recommend and will visit again.Harold VanArnem
Visited on "July - 2013