The Last Resort, 109 Columbus Drive, Islamorada, FL, 33036 :: TEL: 919.465.7432 or 919.8092964 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Repeat Renter. One of our favorite places to be!
Claire V. Austin, Texas
My family and I have stayed at The Last Resort 3 years in a row and it gets better every time. We have 3 kids under the age of 7 so it's obviously important to us that any house we rent is safe and comfortable. I must say it's easily knowing that the owners have young kids themselves since it's one of the best equipped houses with regard to kiddie essentials we've ever seen. Every other house we have rented we have to rent cribs etc. but here Michele has thought of all the bulky stuff that's a pain to travel with when you have babies & toddlers.
There are 2-3 cribs, high chairs, a stroller and even baby monitors. We always have an absolutely great time here and Islamorada is one of our favorite destinations in the world as it's safe, has plenty to do for everyone, the best fresh food and plenty of family time entertainment for all ages... oh! and that ocean! Just beautiful! We love this house, the atmosphere there is great - we'd love to own it but not in this lifetime unfortunately. It is definitely an original and though it is historic and an older home, it always has everything we need, all the modern conveniences are there, is very well stocked and is totally charming. You can't beat the beach, the views and the pool. We can't wait to get back here again and will be arriving in a few weeks. The kids have great fun, we have great fun and so do the grandparents.
Greg & Michele have been renting their home for over 17 years. Most of our guests are repeat renters and therefore either send a card or email with reviews, comments and/or suggestions.
In the interest of full disclosure we have had two guests in 15 years that were not satisfied with the property and one who wrote a bad review. Pretty much all of our feedback has been totally positive and we are happy to continue to serve our great guests and their wonderful families for years to come. Below is a small synopsis of some of the comments through the years. Some can be verified on VRBO and others are transfers from private emails or cards.
Guest Amy :
My family recently spent a week at "The Last Resort" and had a great time! The house is charming and the beach access couldn't be more perfect for kids. We loved our outings on the canoe! We look forward to coming back in the near future!
Guest Noah (houston)
Date of stay
Several old friends and their wives got together over the week of july 4th. The house has an interesting long history in the keys since 1922 and has character. We arrived to find it clean, with plenty of towels and linens, wireless cable, great ac, our own private beach and pool. every room had its own TV. and a full washer/dryer. very nice. guests enjoyed feeding the friendly outside cat named bravery daily as well the iguana who lives in the trees above the pool. classic for the keys! During the day, those who wanted fished, catching black tuna and mahi mahi one day on the gulf side and our limit of mango snapper the next on the edge of the everglades. recommend capt ron howell 3058961507. all met up after and relaxed by our pool grilling our catch for dinner every night. afterwards we played dominos and poker on the beautiful kitchen table. the owners also called to check on us to ensure a pleasant stay. thanks!!
Axelle V. (Submitted on Facebook)
Back to Paris...thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful stay in Islamorada in this house of paradise. Everything was perfect, we all loved the house, the private beach and its wild birds, the heated pool, the unforgettable sunsets, Bravery.... We would love to come back very soon!
November 10, 2012 at 9:07am
Jill S. (Private email)
Greg, Just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had at The Last Resort. Everything about your place is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with my family. We had a great time.
Jacquie Mc. FL (Private letter)
We all had a fantastic time at your house. Everything was first class yet casual enough that we were not worried about sand all the time! We had everything we needed and the bedding, towels, kitchen and furniture were great. We have rented a lot of houses and this house was the best so far. You will definitely have us back as repeat customers again. Have a great holiday.
December 9, 2013
Below are some testimonials in random order - Private emails have been amended to take out personal family or routine information
Trisha T. (Private email)
As Thanksgiving is approaching, we have all been fondly remembering our stay at your beautiful home last Thanksgiving. I don't think I ever circled back with you to tell you just how great it was.... a little bit of Heaven that we all reflect upon often. We hope to get back there again sometime, of course all the children wish it would be every year but, as I am sure you know, it isn't always possible. We actually had hired a photographer to come to the house to take some family photos and they are cherished memories of our stay there. I was just looking through some photos with my son and we saw the house cat, Bravery, and he asked me to email you to see how she is? We loved seeing her every morning and are hoping she is still around.
Hope all is well in your world and that you have been able to enjoy some time with the white sands and blue water and much, much slower life on Islamorada.
Lila F. (Private email)
The friends we invited to join us and share our vacation loved your house as much as we did and I wanted to write a letter of appreciation for your superb property. They mentioned a desire to repeat the experience! It was perfect for us. All four of us could work together in the kitchen without knocking into each other. We cooked most dinners and went out for lunch. The living room furniture is so comfortable, but we probably spent most of our time on the porch watching the birds, coversing, reading, petting the cat. The pool area with both sun and shade was great. I was so delighted to discover that the pool is heated so we could have nice swims at dusk when the area is in shade and the air is cooling. The site is really special, with incredible privacy, quiet and beauty. Loved the abundance of space in the house, plenty of linens, large washing machine, all the ceiling fans. The heat and AC work very well. We are thinking of the possiblility of spending a week there winter 2012 and then maybe a week somewhere in the Caribbean. Thanks for everything.
Roy and Maggie (Private letter)
Dear Greg and Michele,
A short note to express our thanks for providing and sharing your "Keys Home" with our family. We found the perfect gathering place for multi generations. A place all to be together and for each one to have space for peace and quiet. We look forward to a return visit. We will give the highest recommendations to any inquiries regarding "The Last Resort".
Sincerely The J Family
This was our second time staying at The Last Resort. I is such a uniquely wonderful vacation home. It is right on the water with great privacy. Beautiful sunrises each AM on a very large covered porch. The home is well stocked with everything needed for cooking and plenty of beach towels. The pool on the side of the house is large enough to enjoy. You can float in the pool at night and watch lots of stars. The location in the Keys is also great. Far enough away from the mainland but not too far from the nearest supermarket. We have already made our reservations for next year!
We'll be back again next year!
First, have to say when we arrived the tide was out and we were a bit concerned about that for we intended to enjoy the beach front - but we went grocery shopping and by the time we came back tide was up and it was breathtaking. We had 4 adults and 3 children, ages spanned from 8 to 54, and this house did NOT disappoint whatsoever. The house pictures DO NOT DO JUSTICE... The living room area is much bigger than the pictures, the bedrooms are all beautiful. We will be back because I don't think we can beat it anywhere else. Truly amazing and the owners of the house are just so pleasant. We tried to make an offer on the house (was a joke) because on our first full day we knew we wouldn't want to leave. Greg and Michele - you are both amazing people, with an amazing property. They helped us with surprise gifts for my niece who turned 14 the day we arrived, and her parents this was their first family vacation so they had a beautiful welcome basket addressed to all of them. This was truly a memory making week and I cannot wait to come back.... Missed it before we hit the driveway leaving. Thank you for an amazing week.
Best Family vacation Ever
Dena, Richmond, IL
We had a family vacation at this beautiful house over the week of Christmas. From the minute you turn into the driveway you are amazed by the beautiful landscape. The house is absolutely charming and it feels like you are right at home. There is everything that you could possibly need and the owners were exceptionally helpful. I had a one year old with me and not once did I have to worry about meeting his needs. They have a crib and baby monitor.
The photos listed on the website are spot on! The house is very well maintained and extremely clean! You are close to just about any attraction you want to visit. We drove to Key West for one day to view the sunset, and we ate at Lazy Days restaurant and highly recommend it! I would highly recommend this house to anyone!
We hope to come back in a few years for another visit:)
Best Christmas Ever
I have spent a wonderful vacation with friends at the last resort in Islamorada in early December. The house is truly beautiful, much more than the pictures on the web site can show. As soon as you step into the back deck, a true paradise is displayed in front of your eyes. Everything in an extremely quiet setting, which gives you the feeling of being surrounded by your own private ocean, palm trees and white sand. I was pleasantly surprised in finding and extremely docile and warm Atlantic Ocean! I also loved the heated pool! The house was really well stocked and we had so much fun watching the sunset with cocktails from the kayaks.
We went to the Full Moon Party at Morada Bay which is held once a month and should never be missed, it was such a great experience and the band was awesome. I would recommend it to everyone. Robbies Marina was also excellent. We fed the fish there which was a first for me. We mainly cooked ourselves but also the owners recommend a great restaurant, Ziggie Mad Dogs.... great steak! Many thanks to the owners who provided great hospitality! I will never forget the vacation at The Last Resort.
A vacation that will last forever in your memory!
Monica M. NC
Hi Michele and Greg , we had a fabulous time at The last Resort, from the time we arrived , waiting for us was some chilled bubble for our 5ladies celebrating our50 th birthday! The view from the front door to back ocean view was breathtaking ,the room were very spacious , from bedrooms to kitchen there was nothing you needed ,they had it all! This home exceed my expectations , From the heated pool, to our napping hammock ,afternoon kayak trips and cocktail hour on the patio! And enjoyed meeting and hanging with bravery the cat, thanks for the memories, differently will be back ! Thanks ,Kathy, Jen, Liz ,Marylynn and daphne
A vacation that will last forever in your memory!
Monica M. NC