Just returned home after spending 2 weeks at The Bayside Cottages staying in the Bay View House. This is our 4th year staying here after many failed attempts to find the perfect Islamorada vacation destination. Luck would have it is we can say we found it and will never go anywhere else. Words and pictures can not begin to describe how awesome the property and owners are! Let me start by saying we already booked year 5 and can not wait to return! The Bay View Cottage is beyond clean, beautifully decorated, and very well equipped with everything you need for your vacation. The screened porch provides a beautiful way to begin and end each day as the view is incredible both morning and night. The large landscaped and fully fenced yard provides a great place for your dogs to run and play and the lighting at night adds even more beauty. There is a sandy beach with lounge chairs and a hammock for soaking up the sun and view of the bay as well as a fire pit for an evening fire with new found friends vacationing or alone to ponder the days activities. The grounds are large and there is plenty of space to be alone or to join other vacationers on the property! There is a boathouse filled with everything you need from snorkeling to floating as well as use of kayaks. The summer kitchen down by the dock is perfect for grilling with a refrigerator to store your favorite evening beverage and is stocked with condiments for everyone's use! There is a huge table for gathering and eating beside a tiki with a great place to sit as well. The covered dock also has a table for relaxing after swimming and snorkeling. There are thousands of fish right under the dock and during our stay manatees swam right up to say hello! The catch and release of Tarpon right from the dock was so much fun too! The owners, Lori and Bobby are super friendly and so helpful. Year after year they add more beauty and luxury to the cottages and property. I highly recommend the Bayside Cottages for your next vacation, it will be the best decision you ever make! We love the Bay View Cottage and the entire property!