The views and access to the water at this facility are lovely but don't make up for the condition of the property and the room we stayed in. We were very disappointed and don't believe there was value for our dollar here. Here are some of the reasons why: The entry to the club looks like a dump - a jumble of vehicles that appear to be abandoned, broken signs, neglected boats, roadside trash, a narrow, dark dirt road that's hard to find among all the debris... hardly welcoming. All of the "cottages" are in some state of disrepair, with clutter, dirt and disarray throughout the property. When you include several RVs parked against the fence, and the out-of-service boat hulls stacked behind the parking area, and the appearance is unprofessional and unwelcoming. The deck in front of the Owner's Cottage contains mismatched boards and an ugly stained 'sun shade' stretched over the patio table. The fascia board on the front of the house is CLEARLY ROTTING and in need of paint. Many of the fence boards adjacent to the front deck are also in need of replacement. The entry lock on the Owner's Cottage (our first impression) provides no security. Anyone with a screwdriver could easily defeat it. And there's mildew on the frame of the sliding glass door that forms the entry. We could hear the guests next door through the double doors that separate the 'living room' (where the TV is located) from the adjacent unit. There's a jumble of unexplained wiring surrounding the TV, and the selection of channels available is very limited. The couches in the living room look like they came out of someone's basement playroom in the 1970s. They are uncomfortable, unsanitary and unpleasant to look at. The roof in the Owner's Cottage leaked. We had to put pots from the kitchen on the floor to catch the brown water filtering through the ceiling. The Owner's Cottage is advertised as having a "cool kitchen" that "is well equipped." "If you want to cook, this is your choice," according to the website. I disagree. The pots and pans that are in the kitchen are filthy, the nonstick coating in several pots flakes off into your food while cooking, and there aren't enough matching dishes, glasses or cutlery to set a table. What we did find was a continuous stream of some sort of powdery debris falling onto the counter, which I assumed was created by bugs eating their way through some of the woodwork in the kitchen and dropping it. I never did find where they were eating, though, after cleaning it up morning and night on each day of our stay. In the second bedroom, there's some sort of string net hanging over the ladder up to the queen loft. It's not apparent what function it is intended to serve, but it does get in the way when an adult tries to climb up or down. The bathroom is awful. The sink (which is not adequately attached to the wall) drains too slowly to keep up with the flow of the water from the faucet. The caulking around the sink, and the grout around the ceramic toothbrush/cup holder, needs to be refreshed. And the exposed brick walls surrounding the shower are filthy with mildew from constant exposure to water and soap and never drying or being adequately cleaned. The tub has chipped porcelain and rust stains, cracked tiles and mildew. The wall separating the bathroom from the kitchen does not extend to the ceiling, meaning every sound made in either room is clearly audible in the other. The water toys (kayaks, etc.) all look like they've been kicking around for years. Yes, they float, but newer equipment would make a better impression. In summary, for the money we paid we expected cleaner, newer, more attractive and more comfortable accommodations. The facility may once have been charming and appealing, now it is third-rate at best in my opinion.…
Stay away. The owner is a hoarder and this is in the middle of junk yards that are his. Awful especially for the price. The property is not maintained at all and even if you only need a place to sleep do not choose this place. Key largo cottages is a dump. Beware
Over all we had a great time!! I love that we could be social or stay hidden. I am sure we will be back. So many activities, no little time. Paddle board, kayak, swim, snorkel, sail. We also took a day trip down to Key West and didn't have to pay the Key West prices.
Everything was fine - especially all staff - sailing and housekeeping. We were very happy with the boats and kayaks etc. We enjoyed and valued the advice given during checkout - where to go etc. The scope of the sailing area was such that I think two one week stays would allow most of the territory to be explored. It feels big enough to enjoy but not so big as to be intimidating. It is line of sight sailing. Key Largo is nice place to visit. Key Lime convenient to nice restaurants and a Publix grocery that has an excellent range. We also took a trip to Everglades and enjoyed that - saw a manatee and a very big croc. (Perhaps you go soon if you want to see a manatee - they are in trouble.)
Beautiful and cool to relax.... It's very comfortable and peaceful to relax.. Good facilities... Good experience you can ever have.. Invite friends and we'll wish to come experience too. Also very affordable, Standby response of workers
"Paul, YOU as well as all of your staff were so welcoming from the minute we arrived, until we left, felt like family. I was so unsure if we would actually get to sail on our own, but Barnard patiently gave us the guidance and assurance we needed to make it possible. Kudos to Barnard!!! Visiting with other guests in the tiki hut while watching the sunset was also a highlight. Thank you so much for your hospitality!"
I enjoyed my stay at Key Largo Cottages. The cottage was clean and roomy. We had plenty of space to spread out. All the staff at the resort was friendly and helpful. A special shoot out to Bob and Rosie who went above and beyond. Paul was a gracious host. The water toys where great. I enjoyed the funky vibe which I had read about in other reviews. Kick back and relax at the cabana.
Very laid back, but everything one needs. We had been looking for a sailing flotilla in FL. and came upon Key Lime. Best of both worlds ! sailing as much as one wants, but so many other water sports included. Loved the cabin and tiki hut. Some may want something more luxurious, but for us it was perfect. Paul and the staff were great
Great place to forget your troubles. Cottages were ideal. They even let us bring our little dog. It was quiet and relaxing. We have to go back! We were right on the Gulf of Mexico so we had access to fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding which was all furnished by the sailing club.
Great time, my husband was so happy sailing in winter time. Love the place, the sailboats and the other guests. I have already recommended Key Lime Cottages to other friends. Loved the sunsets from the Tiki bar!