All You Need to Know about Staying at Tranquility Bay Beachfront Resort, Marathon

We rounded out our anniversary trip to the Florida Keys at Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon. It was the perfect place to end our trip for lots of reasons, but mostly because our beach house came with a washer and dryer! Practicality aside, it really was a great location, and we would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Marathon. Here’s what it’s like staying at Tranquility Bay.

*This post is not sponsored in any way. The opinions expressed here are my own and reflect our unique experience here.

The Property

The Tranquility Bay Beachfront Resort property is located on the Florida Bay side of Marathon, so the water is calm and the beaches are semi-private. There are multiple pools, two beaches, a putting green, and plenty of open space to roam around. Fortunately for everyone, there is plenty of signage to help you find your way.

Tranquility Bay Resort
One of the beaches on the property
The view from our balcony of the largest pool on the property.

The only element of the property I think could improve is the restaurant situation. There is no option for breakfast on the property at all. I think a coffee shop or bakery would do well here for people who prefer to stay on the resort or don’t want to go out to breakfast or make breakfast themselves. (It’s vacation, after all.)

The main restaurant is only open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm each day, therefore it only serves dinner. And while there is a hut called TJ’s Tiki Bar that serves a limited menu starting at 11:00am, I think the restaurant situation is a missed opportunity here.

So where did we get breakfast? Check out The Best Restaurants in Marathon!

Our Beach House

Restaurant situation aside, we did love having a beach house all to ourselves! It was everything people love about a vacation rental, except we didn’t have to clean the whole place ourselves before we left. I am definitely a fan, and I would certainly stay here again the next time we find ourselves in Marathon.

#10 was our home away from home!
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The Master Bedroom

Both bedrooms were located upstairs, and the master had its own balcony. I loved that there was a closet and a large dresser with plenty of drawers.

King-size bed and access to the porch balcony

Master Bathroom

The master bathroom was large, with plenty of room for two people. However, Steve and I like to have our own bathrooms, even at home! So he let me have the master, and he took the second full bathroom.

Master bathroom sink and counterspace (Not pictured: shower/tub combination)
Toiletries and towel art.
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The Second Bedroom

Having a second bedroom was nice. We used it as a staging area for our luggage and a laundry room! Having a washer and dryer, with detergent to boot, was such a pleasant surprise at the end of our trip. I always go through more clothes more quickly on an island getaway, so being able to refresh things was delightful!

Twin beds in the second bedroom
Closet space to the right, and laundry to the left

Second Bathroom

As I mentioned before, Steve and I like to have our own bathrooms, so having two full baths to ourselves was very nice! The second one was located in the hallway and was smaller than the master, but was just as functional.

Second bathroom
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The Kitchen

Having a kitchen with a full-size fridge, oven, stove, microwave, and dishwasher is pretty great, even if you’re not one for cooking on vacation! This one was particularly well-equipped, and we used the refrigerator and the coffee pot most during our trip.

Sink, microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven, tea kettle, knives, paper towels
Coffee and Coffee pot, Toaster, Silverware
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The Living Area

It’s nice to have a dedicated space to lounge and enjoy the air conditioning after a sweaty, sandy day. There was plenty of seating, a nice TV, and so much natural light!

Table and chairs in a dining area
Comfy seating and a coffee table
Large TV, extra seating, extra storage, and towels
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The Outdoor Space

This was the crown jewel for me! I love having a porch, but having two was even better! The Adirondack chairs were so pretty all painted blue, and it was nice to have a little table out there, too. We ate dinner out there one night, and it was truly peaceful.

First floor porch
The view from the second floor balcony
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The Fitness Center

We didn’t actually use the fitness center on this trip, but if we had found ourselves with a rainy day, this would have been the perfect place to get some movement!

Yoga balls of various sizes
Free weights
Stationary Bike, Workout Bench, Elliptical, 2 Treadmills
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Would you stay here at Tranquility Bay Beachfront Resort? Comment below with what you think!

Want more? Check out everything we did in the Keys and find all my posts to help you plan your trip on my United States Page!

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