Marie – 11/16/23
We hadn’t been to the Keys in years and decided to try something different by staying on a houseboat for our 5 night vacay instead of a big building hotel. We’re so glad we did! We chose the Grey Lady because we needed the room for 5 adults (2 couples, one single). We had the BEST time! It was really nice to have all the space to spread out our stuff and relax and having 2 bathrooms for the 5 of us was wonderful. We were able to save considerable money on dining out by meal planning and fixing our own meals in the kitchenette on the boat. Absolutely loved the view we were able to enjoy within the marina, even got to see a couple of horseshoe crabs! Mike Clarke, the Resort Manager for the houseboats, ensured we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable, before and during our stay. He returned pre-travel phone calls within 24 hours and provided friendly and detailed instructions for checking in after hours (it was 11p when we arrived). He checked with us our first day to make sure we were happy with our houseboat and answer any questions or requests. Got to chat with him a couple times during our stay (he lives on site). It’s easy to see he truly wants people to enjoy their stay and he works to make it happen. The front office personnel always greeted us with a smile, everyone was friendly and happy to answer our questions. We’re definitely going to take another family vacay at Mangrove Marina and stay in a houseboat! Gonna try to make it happen before Jun 2024.