Our experience at coral Lagoon was poor. Condo was filthy. The furniture was so filthy we had to put our own sheets on couches and chairs before we sat on them. Very disappointing!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Much better than hotel room"
Reasonably priced, lots of room. Great location. Make sure you know how to get into your unit as no one is available after hours.Genuine Expedia guest review
Units are owned by different individuals and agencies, therefore there is no central office to ask questions of. A notice board with numbers to call would help! Units are 2 storey, roomy and comfortable, and the 2 verandas are great. The kitchen did not have any s&p, sugar, etc., but was stocked with cooking and eating implements, and the appliances […] were very good. the washer and dryer were appreciated! The pool is very nice - central, wind protected, and quite large. The Major concern is visibility of the entrance, it's very hard to find - we used the motel across the road as our marker! Overall, it's very restful and a convenient location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great place, very convenient"
wonderful place to stay, great location in the mid-KeysGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice condo. Very quiet area with nice water views."
Pleased with the expieriance. Very nice place to stay. Not a bad drive to Key West.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cleaner would be perfect"
The resort was absolutely amazing. Perfect location, amenities were great, and the resort is small but so beautiful. We needed to clean up the room prior to settling in as it had hair and crumbs throughout the room. After we cleaned (swept up, washed a few dishes, and did a load of bed sheets just in case), we had the perfect getaway. Although we are […] from Hawaii, our stay was indeed a great tropical getaway. Same climate, great clean beaches for swimming and good fishing. I would stay here again even though I might need to do some cleaning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice setting. Beautiful landscaping."
Couldn't be better. Good local restaurants, not too far from key westGenuine Expedia guest review
We had an issue with one room. The door to the balcony was missing the dead-bolt lock, making it possible for outside entry.Genuine Expedia guest review
"New but neglected and run down"
The three bedroom villa had four beds. The king way ok but on the way out. The queen was on the verge of collapse and couldn't be slept on. One of the two twin beds was also broken. Luckily there were only two of us so my friend took the king and I skept on the twin. Over all that room had a layer of dirt and film on everything. Literally everything […] from the front door to the back door. Bathrooms were mildly straightened up but in no way would I say clean. The sofas were filthy. Other than that the location rules. You can pull you boat right up to the back porch. All in all if you're use to camping out, you'll be thrilled but for these prices I won't be back. Definitely spending my futures right where I spent my past, couple miles north at hawks cay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for boaters"
The condo was fine, but I would recommend the location for boaters since it's on a marina. The cleanliness was fair, but home could have been cleaner. The furniture is ok, older. The supplies in the kitchen were poor. Pots and pans rusted..not enough flatware and dishes for a three bedroom accommodation. More upgrades would make this a more enjoyable […] stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The villa was very spacious , and well furnished. The marina views were breath taking. The resort is One hour from Key west and one hour from Islamadora. A very central location. Very relaxing and peaceful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Manage your expectations"
* Site is nearly unstaffed. No front desk to ask questions of. Have a problem? Make a phone call, leave a message, and wait 15-30 minutes for a return call. * You need good cell phone reception in the Keys. You must contact management via phone to learn your assigned unit number and the combination to a lock box which contains the door key. Expedia […] reservation will say these details arrive by email - they won't. * The right parking lot is the MARINA lot in back, NOT the front lot. The front lot sidewalk leads to the BACK of the units, which confusingly have lock boxes but don't contain your key. One has to drive into the site, ignore the front lot, and follow a sign which directs you to the MARINA. There you will find another parking lot and sidewalks leading to the front of the units. * Wireless internet functioned first day, went flaky after. Nobody on site to fix it. Could have left a message - too much hassle. * Unit was furnished very well and was spacious to the extreme. * Units are well offset from the highway and therefore there is no road noise. Very quiet and easy to sleep here. * Bathrooms clean, showers nice, never ran out of hot water. * Price warning: Expedia initially quotes a two person rate, which makes the 3 bedroom units seem like an astoundingly good deal. When you go through the booking process and indicate there are 3 people in your party, the price goes up and the bill says its because of TAXES, not because of a 3rd person. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We found this facility via Expedia and was very pleased. This was a "we'll send you your confirmation and lock box combination via e-mail" facility. I had requested the direct phone # from Expedia, and was able to call the next morning and get the info at that time. The facility was more than we expected. Clean, spacious, deck with rockers facing the […] water, quiet, TV's in every room, though we did not use them, Fridge, coffee maker, toaster. All four of us were very impressed. We had left a bag behind, and they called us within 5 minutes so we could go back and collect without too much inconvenience. We will definitely use again when in the area. Thank you. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"very nice resort"
Very good setting , spacious , clean , I would highly recommend it.Genuine Expedia guest review
how can we go home and live in our own home after staying at this fantastic resort?? We'll be back for sure!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Coral Lagoon Marathon Florida"
Very nice place to stay. Pictures did not do it justice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"private accommodation not resort as advertised"
We booked two days here expecting this to be a resort style complex with facilities. When we arrived it was apparent that there were no facilities on site at all betond the marina, which is separately operated. There were no on site staff to meet us and to deal with our issues, such as the accommodation having no pots and pans and no welcome/information […] pack. Stayed only one night and then got a refund for the second night. May be okay for larger groups with their own boats happy to do their own thing but do not book here expoecting this to be any kind of hotel/resort style property Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The view was beautiful. The rooms were great! Fit everyone very comfortably. People staying next door were very nice. Kitchen made it easy to cook and save some money. The pool was so refreshing! All in all we loved our stay and would definitely go back again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for boating"
Great location, no services available. clean and private. Confirm status if you want to keep your boat behind condo, boat slip extra with certain units.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place if visiting the Florida Keys"
The resort was lovely. The outside porch area was particularly pleasant in the morning for coffee. Stay was not long enough to enjoy the pool - it looked very inviting. Unit needs a little TLC - towels were rough and thin, we had 5 in our party and only 2 coffee mugs - had to call - delivered next day. Also iron did not work had to call - replaced next […] day. Pillows were very hard in all 3 bedrooms. Dish washer did not work. Otherwise enjoyed our stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice home. Well worth the price."
The home we stayed in was very nice. I would definitely stay here next visit to Marathon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Conveniently located, very roomy!"
The resort and the marina are nice and conveniently located. Publix and Subway are only a few minutes by car. Make sure to contact the resort before 5:30pm the day of your arrival, to get the lock box code and the street# of the house you are staying in. We arrived after 6pm, could not get in touch with anybody for 2 hours and Expedia wanted to relocate […] us for the night after being on the phone with them for 1 1/2hrs. Luckily the ground keeper took a walk and found us stranded in the parking lot by 9:30pm. He had the code and was very helpful. The vents in the bath rooms had mildew and dust all over, the lock on the entrance door broke and needed to be replaced. A lot of mishaps during a 3 day stay, Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely relaxing house in Marathon"
Spent 2 nights in Unit 3. The house is spacious with lovely outside seating areas both downstairs and upstairs from the master bedroom. The kitchen is not very well equipped, so if you plan serious cooking check that the tools are there. No oven gloves or tea towel meant that we had to use a bathroom towel to getting food from the oven. A minor gripe […] as we enjoyed eating in both nights Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful location, condos are spacious. Only complaint was the silverware was filthy. I don't think that they were washed after last renter.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable but poorly equpped"
Kitchen was very poorly equipped and the upstairs balcony door had no lock on it. When reported, the mangers suggested that the owners didn't wish to improve the situation. Having said that the location was great and the place was very comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Sehr schönes Reihenhaus am Kanal"
Wir waren im Reihenhaus Nr. 3. Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und sauber. Das Haus liegt ruhig und direkt am Kanal. Wir würden es sofort wieder buchen.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Attention hotel entièrement non fumeur"
Cet hotel est bien mais l'intérieur et l'extérieur sont entièrement non fumeur!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok hotell med fint uteområdet"
Innholdet i kjøkkenet var dårlig, lite dekketøy og bestikk. Ventilator fungerte ikke - kjøkkenet generelt var dårlig rengjort. Toalett i 2.etasje var tett når vi kom, ellers godt med håndklær.Grei plass å være for 3-4 døgn. Basseng og uteområdet var fint.Genuine Expedia guest review
"prachtig concept doch teleurstellende uitbating"
De ligging van het hotel zeer mooi en rustgevend. er is echter geen actieve uitbating, het inchecken gaf veel problemen, na vele telefoons uiteindelijk code gekregen waarmee deurkaarten uit kluisje kon gehaald worden. Mooi concept doch vooral voor mensen die actief motor-watersporten beoefenen. men merkt wel dat door gebrek aan onderhoud delen beginnen […] na te laten. Keukengerei onvoldoende, vb maar twee koffietassen voor appartement van zes personen. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Please update and CLEAN!!!!"
We read reviews and unfortunately have to agree with some. We stayed in unit 3, and although the overall appearance and views are very pleasant the cleanliness and updating are lacking. The couches were indeed disgusting but their quick fix was to throw blankets over them. Please have them cleaned or replaced! The floor was filthy along with the carpeting on the stairs. Our feet were black after only an hour or so of walking barefoot. There were quite a few things broken. The refrigerator shelves were cracked, the left side of the stove didn't work, cabinets were missing knobs, garbage can was broken, and sinks were missing handles. As far as cleanliness.....the sheets and comforter in master bedroom were stained, not to mention the bedding was the size of a full not a king so it didn't fit the bed. The bed also felt as though it was going to fall apart when you laid on it. The walls need a good cleaning along with the floors. I mean there wasn't even a mop to clean it up! The kitchen is severely lacking in supplies, so if you plan to stay and cook you need to purchase most of the essentials. Please replace the towels! They are old with holes in them! I mean we pay quite a bit of money for places like these and when we arrive, we expect a so called 5 star accommodation to be just that! Would we come back? Yes but would definitely not stay in that unit again unless they do some cleaning and repairs! Like I said, the views and atmosphere, if you could look past the filth, was just gorgeous! Sitting on the balcony watching the sun set was amazing! And the pool was our favorite place to be!
12/20/14 FlyawayM FL
Got away with the boys for a fishing escape. Stayed in unit 4. Great location. The unit was spotless - definitely will be back. Great place for family or just a romantic getaway. One of the best values in the keys!!
11/17/14 lifeofreilly97 Wantagh, New York
We were two couples, vacationing in the area. The units make a lovely appearance from the outside-- reminiscent of the cottages in Key West, with white picket fences and shutters with porches. We stayed in Unit 3 which overlooked the canal. The setting was idyllic and relaxing. Unfortunately, we were not at all pleased with our accommodations. The layout was fine with a large living room, a designated eating area and a modern kitchen (granite/stainless). The decor was attractive with beach house colors/furnishings. It was a 3 bedroom unit, with bedrooms/baths upstairs-- all very small. Originally, this unit must have been beautiful, but it needs MAJOR attention and CLEANING! Couches and stairs were stained, walls were marked up and the place was NOT clean. The kitchen was poorly stocked, minimal amount of dishes and dirty flatware. The garbage can was filthy! The white shower curtain was FULL OF MOLD on both sides and the mirror was streaked with grime. The water pressure in the showers was minimal and there was hair on the bathroom floors. Our friends found trash from previous renters next to the dresser. The bed in one room was extremely uncomfortable and squeaky. We each had one thin towel and the bedding had stains. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather, so when we sat out on the back porch in the rocking chairs or lounged at the nice pool, we were fine, but ultimately it was disappointing.
11/04/14 MoparCFCSteve Winchester, United Kingdom
We booked online for this place, never quite sure what you're getting. When we arrived it was everything and more than we expected. The place was just stunning, set right on the water, with a nice deck with rocking chairs, UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS! We sat here to start and end our days, just looking at the water. The house itself was great, with flatscreen tv's, free wi-fi, nice kitchen, and good bathrooms. We hated to leave!!!
"Great family boat time and location to Sombrero Reef snorkeling"
08/04/14 Tonya1220 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
We were at the resort July 14-19th 2014. We had our 22 ft boat and kids 8years to 21. We loaded our boat from the dock and had a blast snorkeling at Sombrero Reef, 20-30mins from dock to moorings. It is great to have a full marina next door for gas and ramp launching.We had plenty of room,everything is as shown. Beds comfy, all TVs worked.It is heaven on Earth. we have been 2 times before. (The villa could use a few more settings of dinnerware (6) pieces only,few pans so we bought plastic & plates to make it easy on us for cleanup since we cooked all meals onsite. It is great to have the mini washers and dryer, but be sure to bring extra big beach towels and extra dish/washing soaps from home if you are there for several days. Love the wonderful memories! Many thanks to the resort management and marina guys next door!
05/14/14 red4476 Detroit, Michigan
Just got back from a 5 night stay in Unit #23 which was reserved through Coco Plum vacation rentals. Everything needed was in the unit and the unit was well maintained. I'd say the worst part of the room was the water pressure from the showers. The master bedroom is enormous and has its on balcony and the main area balcony is perfect for evenings and breakfast. I nor anyone in the rental would hesitate to return here in the future. Check it out!
"A rear Florida Keys experience"
05/12/14 PatnLarry England
For out 4th trip to the Florida keys we wanted to try staying on one of the canals rather than a sea front resort. From the Trip Advisor reviews I thought that the Coral Lagoon Resort might be a bit run down and dilapidated, and when I found having booked a two bedroom house there that there was no on site reception and that I had to phone to get a unit number and lock box code for the keys I was most apprehensive. I need not have worried. The phone was answered immediately and the lock box system worked perfectly. We were allocated Unit 2, a two story three bedroom unit overlooking the bay and Key Colony Beach rather than the canal and the houses on the opposite side. We could not have been more pleased. As for being run down and dilapidated, we saw no evidence of this. The house with its large balcony off the bedroom on the upper floor and canal side patio on the ground floor was immaculate; beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, with two full bathrooms upstairs, a downstairs toilet and a fully equipped kitchen. The only think lacking was a safe. The master bed was large and very comfortable and the central A/C as efficient as we could have wanted. Though not on a beach both the beautiful Sombrero Beach and the more primitive (and almost deserted) Cocoplum beach are only 20 minutes drive away, and the resort's large pool, surrounded by tropical foliage was immaculately clean and whilst we were there almost always deserted. Sitting on the balcony watching the boats on the bay or wandering around the attached marina was a wonderful experience. Although on the very busy highway it is only 10 minutes walk to the causeway leading down to the beautiful and tranquil Key Colony Beach with its 25 MPH speed limit, and another 20 minutes walking to Key Colony Beach itself. Sunset Park is a beautiful place to watch the sunset from, and Sparky's Landing, on the causeway itself is a great place to eat. Along the main road, just past the causeway, no more than 20 minutes walk from The Coral Lagoon Resort, are two more excellent restaurants: The Tarpon Creek Bar & Grill behind the Holiday Inn Express and across the road The Island Fish Co, one of the best places for breakfast we have found in The Keys. Perhaps we just got lucky being allocated Unit 2, but we loved every minute we were there and wished we could have stayed longer.
"Wonderful base for the Keys"
04/27/14 ERH_59 Brighton, United Kingdom
We were a group of 6 who stayed for the Easter weekend. We were given villa 9 which was situated near the end of the jetty with parking almost outside the door. The children loved the pool which was wonderfully warm and refreshing and mostly empty allowing them space to play. As with other posts the villa needed a full deep clean and there were stains on the furniture but otherwise very clean. The kitchen was basic but with a wonderful restaurant less than 5 minutes away it was not really an issue. There is a large Walmart a short drive away for all shopping needs if required. The family loved the Coral Lagoon, especially when the villas either side brought their boats up the canal. Sitting outside on the terrace in the late evening looking at the stars was also a wonderful experience. The beds are squeaky and very high off the floor but otherwise comfortable and clean linen. A hair dryer would have also been helpful as most other villas generally include this which is why we did not take one with us, but this is a minor thing. A great trip to the dolphin centre 10 minutes away and a short drive to the seven mile bridge. We would recommend Bahia Beach for kayaks and a walk on the old bridge. Well situated, nice surroundings, villas do need some attention but otherwise we would stay again. Hertfordshire, UK
"Beautiful Place but needs attention to interior!!"
03/09/14 Hadfunatbayside Union, NJ
We just returned from 7 days at Coral Lagoon in #10. This place is so nice and picturesque but lacks the attention it deserves!! This unit needs alot of cleaning. Couches need to be steam cleaned. Walls need painting, Beds need to be replaced( very creeky as another person stated) Kitchen was very sparsely stocked! Not even a dish drain! We went right to the store upon getting there to get dish detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent and bleach to wash all the towels that were damp and some were ripped and actually looked like rags to wash the floor with! Kitchen was not even wiped down. Bought lysol wipes and washed everything down. toaster, coffee maker everything not cleaned. Washed all dishes we were gonna use ,. Refrigerator was all sticky and dirty inside and out! Bathroom on second floor shower curtain was full of mold from the bottom up about 15 inches. toilet paper holder coming out of wall. TV in twin bedroom was broken off the stand at the neck. Second bedroom had sheets on the bed that were made for I guess a twin size bed cause the bottom half had no sheet on it only a ripped mattress cover under it. Floors werent even swept papers and candy wrappers in corners. We called management company and told them they need to get someone here to clean up! They sent a women who didn.t even know what to do. My daughter told her to change the sheets cause they were full of stains, sweep the floor,and wash it cause when we walked in the kitchen our feet actually stuck to the tile floor. I really dont think they cleaned this room before we got there and honestly there is no one there to check to see if it was or not and if no one calls to complain they dont know or care.! That goes for the whole place inside and out. It looks like they may have had a front desk at one time because as you pull in in front there is a building which is closed up and there is a front desk inside where the office once was. Its such a shame because it it such a beautiful Marina but the place runs itself. Each unit has a different owner! We spoke to some people at the pool who said there unit was beautiful, clean well stocked with paper products, extra linens, pool towels, everything! We had nothing in ours not even and extra roll of toilet paper! So we spend time and money at the grocery store to get stuff that they said should be there. The owner is collecting the money but doesnt care about the people renting and paying good money a nite! They each also have there own cleaning people so you may get someone who cares and you may not. I rented through the management company but others rented through local real estate there or homeaway.com The pool area is nice but there is no one cleaning the pool or doing anything there except there is a guy who comes around and empty's the garbage's once a day. The only way we could sit on the couches were to take the sheets off of the twin beds in one bedroom and covered the couches with them.. Glad we didnt need those beds. There are no extra linens at all. If someone doesn't take over the day to day operations of Coral Lagoon very soon, people will stop renting because of the lack of care to this wonderful vacation spot and that would be such a shame!! But we did make the best of it and had a wonderful time! It is centrally located and only about an hour from key west. There are things in walking distance like curleys coffee shop and sweet savanahs were we had ice cream every nite!!Lots of great restaurants and beautiful sunsets! Just if you decide to stay here I would recommend booking through the owner and not the management company. It seems like people had cleaner and well stocked rooms when going through the owners.
"could be fantastic"
03/04/14 famvalmag Oregon City
we first stayed at Coral Lagoon right after they opened in 2007. I have been obsessed with going back ever since. This past December we spent a week and really had a good time. If they took care of our concerns, the place would now be perfect for unit 15. 1) the box spring needed to be replaced, so noisy it woke you up at night when you so much as moved. 2) pots and pans and utensils were needing to be replaced 3) updating linens and towels were scarce the lack of an onsite manager was apparent. Supervision to make everything perfect was lacking because the units are managed by a variety of companies. Some do really bad and some do good, yet not great. The lack of day to day supervision is what is keeping this property from being the real Jewel it deserves to be. The setting is so amazingly serene and having boat slips a few steps behind your condo is a commodity that's near impossible to surpass…anywhere. PERIOD The pool is great but the cushions on the furniture was pretty moldy. That's because nobody is hands on there to stay on the details. These condos are all privately owned and that's part of the problem. Too many chiefs trying to control the tribe. If the owners of Coral Lagoon had a unified voice to have someone living there full time with hotel management experience (or aptitude) keeping maintenance items, housekeeping and amenities on a daily checklist so nothing goes unnoticed for the perfect experience for guests, this place should be getting 5 stars all day long, every day. Coral Lagoon is a truly beautiful and unique property. Missing details keeps it from being the most sought after property designation on the entire coast of Florida. PS - the manatee next to the boat is a pretty memorable experience.
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