Guest Reviews

We love watching the waves from our room and gathering with other guests on the beach or the balcony at sunset and toasting to another perfect day spent at our beach paradise - the Island House!

Coral Springs, Fl

I went to the Island house with my daughter in Feb. It was so great! I had a great time and so did my daughter. Out in the water with the other lady guest was a fun time, getting to know everyone and just enjoying our day. This is the kind of place I want to go back to and I will soon. Thank you to the staff also for making us feel so welcome.

Tammy Sue Ahmouda

This a wonderful place! It is an older, nostalgic building that has been wonderfully updated! Right on a beautiful beach and close to some great restaurants. I was a little worried about sleeping on a murphy bed, but it was great. The mattress was super comfortable and it was very easy to pull it down at night. If I vacation in that area again, I will definitely be staying here!

brownsburg, Indiana

This is the perfect place to do nothing. My life is hectic and i rarely have the time to just relax. Kicking back with a good book on the balcony overlooking the gulf is just what the doctor ordered to help unwind. The rooms are nice and very reasonably priced for being right on the beach. The staff is exceptional without being intrusive. This was our second trip here and you can be sure we'll be back again.

Gerry & Karen Grafstrom

This year will be the 6th year my wife and I spend time at the Island House...Do we need to say more? Well, yes...Staci, and Earl are our friends.

Luis E Dominguez, & Linda C. Dominguez
St Petersburg, Florida

I found my beach house. I was looking for an economic, yet pretty place to stay. I found it! Is like a home away at the beach. The place is clean, smells good. Stacy is wonderful. Rented the small hotel room with my daughter, and two grandsons. Everything in the room is perfectly accommodated. I will definitely go back again. I would recommend to wear beach shoes there are billions of shells. I can tell people now that I have a Beach House :)

Tampa, Florida

After having to cancel our reservations in May, and throwing several curveballs to Staci and Earl They were able to find us a weeks stay in July. We love staying at the island house and look forward to it each year. no better place for a relaxing vacation and a great staff. Many thanks to Staci, Earl, and Jenn

sam and wanda

Just a wonderful place to stay! We love Staci, Earl and Jenny! They always have a smile for you and "Glad to see you!" Been coming to ISLANDHOUSE for 12 years and it's Florida beaching at it's finesest! It's our gem on the Gulf coast! Quiet and laid back with the best view of the Gulf!

Mike and Debra Hancock
Orlando , FL

We loved this place, very quaint and clean. We have recommended this place to our friends and highly recommend it for you. Right on the beach too :)

carol and dave

We had a great time here in June and are coming back in July for my lady's birthday for a week come here and have a good time .

Gerald Schmidt
Rotonda West, Florida

We just stayed here a few nights but it was perfect!! Jeni went above & beyond & gave us the perfect room. Earl showed me around since we were first timers. We will definitely be back!

Ron & Mary
Lakeport, FL

The water and resort are both beautiful! We loved getting to know the staff and the other guests as well. It is wonderfully maintained and very clean. We even got to see a baby sea turtle! Quite a memorable vacation!

Hannah and JP
Marietta, GA

This place is where it's at. Staff is friendly, rooms are very clean and have a great ambiance to them. Located right on the beach. Price is right. I always look forward to coming back each year

Robert Fair
Ocala, FL

Love this place! We have been here many times over the years and it never disappoints! Awesome family owned treasure. Thanks to the fantastic owners for their fabulous hospitality and for sharing this beautiful vacation spot that makes you seem like you’re home and on vacation.

Brent McAlister & Lisa Lesser
Roswell, Georgia

This place is a hidden gem ! Very clean . Very nice. Everything you need. Super sweet hosts . Loved everything about our stay we will definitely be back soon . Mimi and Salvatore

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

After having stayed at many other resorts on the Key throughout the past few decades, THIS IS OUR NEW FAVORITE! It is very well maintained and very clean, management is AWESOME and always available, and the detailed, well-appointed, and expansive Gulf access is much nicer than neighboring resorts. Owners/Managers have obviously reinvested throughout this property to keep it updated. We stayed in Unit 15 ("motel room") on the second floor, and it was BEAUTIFUL. Bright, recently renovated, WONDERFUL bathroom/shower, refrigerator, microwave, all the necessities. Beds were very comfortable, and the bedding was awesome as well. I'm a clean freak, and this place was PERFECT! We'll be back, for a longer stay next time!!

Randy and Jana Porterfield
Tipton, MI

Venita and I loved Island House. A simple, comfortable, friendly place right on a beautiful beach. During our December 2021 stay, we took long beach walks in the mornings and evenings, had restful lunches in our room mid-day, swam in the light surf a few times, enjoyed gorgeous sunsets with a cocktail every evening, and took short walks to a couple good restaurants for dinners. Two evenings we enjoyed the drum circle that took place on the neighboring public beach just before sunset. We were able to drive to the supermarket in maybe five minutes without getting on a major highway. Staff was great, other guests were friendly; we had everything we needed.

Michael A Clark
Frankfort, KY

Robert and I had a wonderful time staying right on the beach at the Island House Motel! Our motel room #16 was a perfect fit for us on our short visit. We can’t wait to visit and spend more time! The property is very well kept! Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay and play/hang out at the beach was very well thought out and available! Thank you Bill, Earl and Jeni!

Tara Schlegel
Janesville, Wisconsin

The Island House will be our get away Paradise from now on. Everything was very clean with all conveniences The rooms has everything you need. We would like to keep it a secret so that rooms will be available for us, but it is hard to not tell our friends and family about it! I wish I can give it more than 5 stars. Earl was very nice and helpful. We are planning to go back in August.

Patrick Dabreau
Wesley Chapel, Florida

I am so happy to hear you are all ok❣️ My family has been coming here for more than 30 years and it’s a home away from home. The owners and staff are amazing. We absolutely love this place

Kimberly Kraengel
Hudson, FL

We have been coming to Island House for two weeks in March (and occasionally other times) since 1992. Have made reservations for 2024. That really is all you need to know.

Max & Muff McFarlin

Wonderful place to stay Owners are great I recommend staying here it’s the most relaxing spot

Vicki king
Naples, Fl

I always look forward to my return to the Island House, waking in the morning, and walking out my door to enjoy a mug full of coffee with my toes in the sand! Thanks to the management for keeping this spot simple and serene.

Detroit, Michigan

We enjoyed the sunsets together with all the folks at the Island House, sharing restaurant, places of interest, and activities to check out. My husband joined another guest for a round of golf while we "girls" enjoyed the gulf - what a win win!!! The surf, the sand, the sunsets, and the clean comfortable rooms, what a find the Island House is!!!

Springfield , Mo

The island House is “our special place”. It is very quaint and inviting. Listening the the ocean at night with the screened patio door open is so relaxing. We love the small details such as: really nice lounge chairs they let you carry down to the beach, the fact that from the moment you step out of your room you are on the sandy beach. The staff are so friendly and treat you like family. We met a few people and enjoyed drinks and corn hole. The restaurants such as The Breakfast Cottage in Nokomis and Luna’s in Venice are favorites of ours. We have never found a place to go more special to us than the Island House. It was the vacation we got to rest and unwind in peace and serenity and it holds a special place in our heart. Can’t wait to visit again in October! Thanks Island House! 6/1/2020

Nicki & Jeani

We recently made our second trip to the IH, only this time we took the entire family. From the kids to their 88yo great-grandmother, everyone loved it. With all the places to choose from in Florida, why do we choose the IH? Well... not just because of the beautiful, relaxing, quaint, tranquil setting. Not just because of the gorgeous beach and crystal blue water. Not just because the rooms are cozy, homey and immaculate. But because it is our "little piece of heaven" and the management could not be more welcoming and accommodating. The ONLY problem with the IH is having to leave! 

Taffy and Mike Trujillo
Silver City, NM

Close friends of ours have gone to the Island House twice a year, every year, for many years. When nearing retirement in 2006, we decided to try it for a couple of weeks in the winter. Now we are beginning our 11th year. We go every year for two months and we consider it a home away from home. Some of the other residents, the Managers and the Owners, are among our best friends. We LOVE it!

Bob and Shirley Polworth
Burlington, VT

Pat and I have visited the Island House for over 30 Years, and have made many friends while staying at our vacation hideaway. The photos show you the magnificent views from this wonderful and unique part of the Gulf Coast. The Island House is our idea of peace and tranquility and the perfect holiday.

Terry and Pat Mallett
Chester, England

The Island House is our Get Away Paradise. It has it all: Friends, Fabulous water with Sunsets, Convenience to stores and just plain Peace and Quiet. We love BBQ-ing out back or just walking to the local restaurants. The rooms have everything you need and the most wonderful views . We never leave without reserving our room for the next trip!! We try to keep it a secret so that rooms will be available for us, but it is hard to not tell our friends and family about it!!

John and Arlene Thompson
Largo, Fl

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