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April 14th, 2012 stay.... Trip Advisor

My husband and I booked this vacation through our travel agent. When we checked the internet to see what this place looked like, we began to have reservations about going.  You never know what you'll find when you book on-line. We've had problems before while using Travelocity and others of the like. Well, we were SOOOO glad we decided to go anyway. This place was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! We were there for 8 days, 7 nights. We stayed in building 3404...a unit that is owned by Mr. & Mrs. Spurgeon...and what a lovely unit they have! It was clean and well stocked with all the kitchen needs for a couple vacationing. We prefer to have a full kitchen when we travel so we are not forced to eat out every day. This couple makes sure you have near everything you'd need to cook a variety of foods. My husband is a chef, and he had no problem whipping up several wonderful meals there. They have several locations that have grills and picnic tables for all to use...which we did. The pool was clean. There were plenty of lounge chairs. The hot tub was wonderful, too. The bathhouse is still being worked on, but our unit was near the pool, so i guess it didn't matter to us whether we had access to the bathhouse or not. The grounds were absolutely breath-taking. Flowers were blooming everywhere! The beach area was small, but neatly kept. They have lighted palm trees in both the beach area and the grilling area, which was a nice touch. There is a guard shack at the entrance where we were always greeted with a smile as he opened the gate for us. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. They perform a mid-week cleaning, which we passed on...we didn't find it necessary, since we hardly spent any time on the inside, except to sleep...and escape from the blazing Florida sunshine! There is a restaurant, a little store, and a bar, on site. There is ample parking, with plently room, still, for all the boats on trailers that belong to owners/renters. From our balcony,though it was kinda small, we had a beautiful view of the ocean. Paradise...that's what this place is, and we look forward to returning there next year. Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Spurgeon, for sharing this little piece of paradise with us.

Exceeds Expectation

Great value for the money. Close to Key Largo & Islamarada. Very relaxing. We are coming back next year for sure.


Diveheart Sponsors Diving Trip for Gold Star

Diveheart Sponsors Diving Trip for Gold Star Families and Wounded Veterans 4/24/12 Diveheart Foundation of Downers Grove, Illinois hosted a scuba diving trip to the Florida Keys for Gold Star families of fallen troops, and wounded veterans. The trip was made possible due to the generosity of Southwest Airlines which provided round-trip airline tickets as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. Sharing Our Luv with Our Communities. Participants stayed at Ocean Pointe Suites in Key Largo. Diveheart is a not-for-profit organization that provides scuba diving opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and wounded veterans. The physical, mental and spiritual benefits of scuba are beyond measure. Last year, Diveheart started working with Gold Star families who have lost a loved one in the military. These are parents, spouses, children and siblings of our service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice and their lives have been forever changed, said Jim Elliott, president/founder of Diveheart. Our wounded veterans are facing what may be their new normal which might include missing arms, missing legs, traumatic brain injuries, or loss of vision. The parents are starting what may be their new normal which also includes a painful loss. Its obviously not the same, but they're all facing difficult transitions resulting from immeasurable loss. Participants on the trip have spent the past six months learning how to scuba dive and preparing for the adventure. They spent the time learning from and depending on each other while growing and healing together, Elliott said. Attending the trip, were four Gold Star families from Illinois, a group of Diveheart volunteers including an active Navy corpsman, and three veterans with disabilities; two who are blind and one who is a paraplegic and in a wheelchair. What drew us together for the trip aside from our deep connection to the military is the fact that we have all endured a loss. All of our lives have changed dramatically and irreversibly and we are all seeking to live with what we call our new normal, said veteran Rick Olson who is blind. All of us have a burden to carry but you would not notice any challenge or disability after spending the week seeing, talking and listening to each other. Yes the scuba diving was some of the best that I have done, but was really special was the camaraderie between everyone including the children. We all laughed, cried, and most of all listened to each others stories. A second Gold Star trip will be planned for this fall. This has been such an amazing process, that we're really eager to share the opportunity with additional families, said Elliott. We are so grateful to Southwest Airlines for their generosity and Ocean Pointe Suites in Key Largo for their warm hospitality. For additional information or to view photos from the Gold Star trip, visit

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Ocean Pointe Suites- Trip Advisor

Great location. Our two bedroom suite was nicely furnished and well maintained. Even though there were a lot of families, found the resort to be quiet and peaceful. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Lots to do in the area.

Beautiful Comfortable Friendly- Trip Advisor

My family (wife and two boys aged 4 and 1.5) and I stayed here for five days. We were supremely impressed with the stunning beauty of the resort, the courteous staff, and the laid back nature of the place. This was our first time to the Florida Keys, and from the earlier reviews I was a little uncertain of what we were going to get. However, our minds were quickly put to ease when we pulled into the sunny parking spot surrounded by blossoming florescent flowers, the ocean only a hundred feet from our room. The desk staff was friendly, and welcoming. We stayed in Building 5 on the 3rd floor with a perfect view of the harbor. Just to give you a sense of the place. I walked over to pick up a couple blankets from the headquarters building one evening. On my way back I saw a group of kids looking over the edge of the docks. I walked up, and a manatee was nosing his way along the edge of the dock. One of the kids actually climbed down the ladder and petted the gentle giant.

Quiet, Secluded - Travelocity

Great spot to get away from the hubbub of every day life! I would recommend this to a friend!

Worked Well for Us- Orbitz

The view could not be beat. It was just what you'd expect in a Florida vacation place. Our suite was quiet and the location is good--halfway between Miami and Key West. Grocery store, pharmacy, and multiple dive shops were less than a mile away. We found incredible restaurants within a few miles of the resort. The pool was big and very clean. Every experience we had with staff was positive.

Great Place to Stay


Great Location for families w/ teens- Expedia

This was a great place to come with 2 teenagers. We needed space for everyone to have their own "personal space" after 8 days of "togetherness". It was decorated very cute and the furnishings were comfortable.The washer and dryer in the unit were very helpful. It was located right next to a nature trail through a mangrove forest down to the water and we had a good view of the sunrise over the water. The pool, tennis courts, beach, and playground were well maintained. Having a kitchen and BBQ grills saved us on eating out costs and allowed us to relax and spend more time on the beach without worrying about restaurant timing or driving. Marina on site for fishing or snorkeling charters.

Peaceful Paradise for Our Family! - Trip Adv.

What a wonderful surprise. The beach is small but clean and beautiful. There are walking paths (in the mangrove trees around the condos). I did my morning run there. The pool is clean and nice. We had an excellent dinner at the cafe. It was quiet on the property. The Ocean Pointe Suites are near many attractions such as the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Theatre By the Sea in Islamorada (both well worth the visit). I have a 14 year old and 5 year old and they both said that this was our best vacation yet.

Great for Families- Trip Advisor

With two teenage kids it was great to have two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a kitchen. I like this configuration better than two adjoining rooms. Some mornings we just had a quick bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee before the day's activities. Some evenings we picked up a Redbox DVD and ordered pizza. The unit had a coffer maker, pots and pans, dishes and silverware. It was good to be on the 4th floor for a better view and our unit had a washer and dryer. The dryer was good to have to dry off the beach towels. Coffee shop is nice, beach is better than most in the keys, good tennis court and pool. The units are not serviced every day but you can arrange for a mid stay cleaning if needed. We stayed 4 nights so it wasn't an issue.

Loved This Place! - Trip Advisor

I had the 1 bedroom suite and it was awesome!! Loved the big hot tub and pool and the man made beach was cute!! Every room has a view even if there is a bunch of mango tree between you and the ocean! Everything you need! There is 5 buildings and i really couldn't tell that one was better than the others!! We stayed in #3. There is bbq pits for grilling and a tennis court and a playground for the kids!! Very clean and very well maintained and it is gated with security !

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