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Indigo Reef Marathon Fl

by Timothy on 02/28/2023
Love Indigo Reef. We will return again; and again. Unit 51 was exceptional with complete kitchen and finishes. Very clean and well appointed. Sunsets are unobstructed and end location is a plus. Host is very available and responsive which is exceptional when on vacation. Location in Marathon is ideal and everything is close. Thank you for the very fond memories and dreams of next year. We will look forward to our return to Indigo Reef and to our experience with new memories. Tim & Lucy


by Joseph on 02/22/2023
We were very pleased with the villa and the complex. The location was excellent. We arrived on a Saturday, in the early evening. We called about a minor issue with the refrigerator. Housekeeping arrived within minutes and corrected the issue.


by Timothy on 02/20/2023
John thank you the condo was perfect Clean and beautiful Hope to go again next year so will be in touch

Beautiful Condo, Docks, Pool - Entire Property

by Paul on 02/15/2023
Can't say enough good about this condo and the overall property. Loved the sunsets from the patios. Really nice that we could see our rented boat in its slip from the condo. The pool is huge with plenty of deck space and nice loungers. Condo was very clean, well-kept, beautifully decorated, and stocked with everything we needed including gourmet spices. Loved that the covered parking was literally right outside the front door. Gated property with an entrance drive that feels like a resort. We loved everything about our stay in Indigo Reef condo 16! Can't wait till next time!!

The perfect rental

by Caroline on 02/09/2023
This is such a great place! Very clean and spacious! Steps away from the pool. It had everything we needed! Company/owners are a dream to work with!! I highly recommend it for your stay!!

Wonderful Stay!

by Alyssa on 02/09/2023
Beautiful unit! And great location !

Love this place!

by Jamie on 02/07/2023
This condo is beautiful and feels even more spacious than the photos. The views from the back (upper and lower) decks are stunning, beautiful sunsets and view of the boats at their docks. We saw manatees right outside this condo. Loved the kayak launch ramp and the provided fishing rods/reels. Very well stocked with everything we needed. Very clean with comfortable beds and plenty of towels/beach towels. Pool was amazing-felt like a resort pool. We will definitely be back to this condo!

Fantastic Florida Vacay!

by Ernie on 02/06/2023
What a great place to get away from winter. This town-house was awesome! The views, the dock, the neighbors, the pool and the location were all top notch. Highly recommend!


by Will on 02/04/2023
The view alone was worth the price of admission,and the townhouse was so tastefully decorated and well-appointed! Just perfect!!

Loved it!!

by Kathy on 02/01/2023
We had such a great stay. The docks are brand new and we could see our boat from the back porch. There is also a new kayak launch ramp and even a kayak storage rack on the property. Loved that the hosts provided fishing poles. Beds were very comfy and the condo was well stocked. The pool was so nice - felt like we were at a resort. We will definitely rebook for our next Marathon get away.

Loved the sunset views and convenient location

by Jill on 01/31/2023
This townhome was in great condition, had all items needed while staying there, and felt like home for my 11 day stay. We spent most time on the spacious covered porch. The pool feels like a resort. I hope to return.


by Matthew on 01/30/2023
Great stay again. Thanks John.


by Donna on 01/29/2023
Just as pictured. Very clean, well maintained, great location, comfortable beds / furnishings and plenty of room! Kitchen was well stocked. Quiet, family friendly neighborhood. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this villa.

Beautiful Condo

by Della on 01/21/2023
This condo was beautiful and very comfortable. The views and pool were nice. John was great at communicating before and during the stay. We would stay in this condo again!

5 Star for Sure!!

by Pam on 01/04/2023
I would highly recommend this place for the view alone!! The manatee would come to the boat dock and the iguanas hung out in the bushes across from the docks. 5 star for sure

Fun Getaway

by Pam on 01/04/2023
Looking for a clean and comfortable vacation property? This is it!! Easy to work with and had everything we needed to get started on our vacation. Beautiful views and close to great restaurants and attractions

Very nice

by Cees on 01/01/2023
Everything was great ! The location , the house the view , the communication before and during the trip - it was awesome we will come back !

Pack n Relax we did!

by Emily on 01/01/2023
Our family of 7 spent the week over Christmas at Indigo Reef Resort. John was a gracious host and very quick to respond with any questions we had before and during our stay. The weather was less than desirable during the first half of our stay, but the accommodations we more than ample enough that everyone could get some alone time if they needed it and come together for game nights or a movie when we wanted to have family time. There is not a bad unit in the whole resort, but #13 had everything we needed to call it home for the week. The walk along the marina dock is both useful and relaxing. The fitness center (although a little warm and cramped) was just what we needed to burn off our frustration at the cold temps and rain. Once the sun came out, we enjoyed a refreshing dip in the pool and relaxing in the sun (be prepared to go early and get chairs for your family). Thank you for hosting our family and we will definitely be back someday!

Perfect for our Honeymoon

by Martha on 12/21/2022
We loved our stay here! Very nice!! Looks just like the pictures. We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was perfect! We had privacy and the neighborhood is located in a very good area of Marathon. Conveniently located near restaurants and tiki bars. Plenty to do around this area and yet tucked away as if we had our own quiet oasis! The sunsets are gorgeous in this neighborhood too!


by Regine on 11/29/2022
Great location for boating, great views,good amenities, the house clean ,spacious and homey. We will certainly come back for family vacation !

Perfect getaway

by Kimberly on 11/23/2022
Clean, beautiful villa with gorgeous views! Everything we could have wanted in a long weekend getaway. We did not have a boat with us, but enjoyed spending afternoons by the pool side.

Spacious tropical retreat

by Mary Anne on 11/18/2022
We loved this beautiful two story condo in a quiet tropical setting. Enjoyed morning coffee watching boats cross thru the Vaca Cut and afternoons in the large swimming pool chatting with the friendly neighbors. The kitchen was fully equipped and then some. The place seemed like a new and fresh remodel and it was perfectly clean. We would love to stay here again. Thank you John for answering my questions.

Wonderful Vacation Stay!

by Erin on 11/16/2022
This house was even better than the pictures! The pool is gorgeous, the views from both porches of the sunset were perfect and the house had everything we needed to cook daily meals at the house. We had 8 individuals in our party with a mix of adults and kids and everyone had a wonderful time and loved the house. We even say a family of manatees one day at the docks. We will definitely be back to stay!

Breathtaking Space and Views

by Beth Anne on 11/12/2022
If gorgeous views and a beautifully appointed condo is what you're after, this is the rental for you! The condo is very tastefully decorated, had enough seating for all of us, was spotlessly clean and had every amenity we needed for our stay. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook, down to the small details like a big rack filled with spices. The beds were very comfortable and the balconies off of all of the bedrooms was a great perk. The views from the big Adirondak chairs on the back deck were amazing and the deck was only steps away from the condo's boat slip--very convenient! The pool was just renovated and was clean and big, with many comfortable lounge chairs all around it. The location was perfect for us as we wanted to boat some, go to the nearby beach, eat out at some of the wonderful local restaurants and take a daytrip trip in to Key West. Loved everything about our stay and we will be back!


by EMILY on 11/12/2022
PERFECT VACATION! Loved number 19, the dock was right in front of the house and the villa was beautiful. The villa has all new furniture and is beautifully appointed. Cant wait to return.

Absolutely perfect!

by Michelle on 11/03/2022
From the second, we booked this vacation we were happy with our choice of accommodation. Communication beforehand and leading up to our trip was excellent. Upon arrival, the home was exactly as described and instructions were clear re: parking, codes, check out procedures, etc. The home was very clean, beautifully decorated and had everything you could need for your short-term stay. When we had a minor issue with wifi, John was quick to respond and resolve our issue. Would not hesitate to book again.

Perfection! Thanks for supplying fishing poles!!

by Alex on 10/11/2022
Beautiful condo! Stunning sunsets from both the upper and main level porches. Well equipped with spices, crock pot, dual brew coffee maker in addition to all the usual amenities. A really nice touch was the fishing poles in the condo - we had fun with those. We loved the nautical decor and the large artwork picture of the Keys. Can't wait for our next visit.


by Connie and Bob on 10/11/2022
Our stay at Indigo Reef in Villa 59 was fabulous! The home is very nicely furnished and super clean! The view from the porch was breathtaking. We enjoyed Marathon which has a lot of excellent restaurants with fantastic waterfront views as well. I would definitely recommend staying in this villa!

Luxury at its finest

by Lisa on 10/10/2022
The Villa is pristine, located on the Gulf with picturesque sunsets. Convenient docking steps away for convenience of Marathon fishing or a sunset cruise to a local dockside Happy Hour! The Villa is located in a prime setting with many happy hour, my personal favorite Overseas, or restaurant options just minutes away and if you want to visit Key West, and I encourage you to do so, it is only an hour away. Latitudes is a place to go. I will be buy this Villa again


by Caroline on 10/09/2022
We had such a great time! Unit 19 is an end unit with was perfect! Also all newly redecorated and updated ! New docks are brand new and the boat slip is about 20 feet away ,in front of the house . Will be back next year!

Relaxation to the Max

by Richard on 10/07/2022
This stay was just what my wife and I needed at mid loop of our fall northeastern road trip. The owners managed to think our needs before we even knew we would want something. Never have we encountered a stay where all of the needed as well as not thought of amenity's were there for our use. Our is off to them for their special touch. If planning on visiting this area I highly recommend a stop over. Oh yes the view of the water with the reflection of the moon was awesome.


by Anthony on 09/26/2022
Amazing place, very clean and well-stocked. Loved the fishing poles - the kids couldn't wait to go fishing. The dual brew coffee maker (single cup of entire pot) and the blender/margarita maker with plastic pitcher we could take to the pool were great little pluses. Oh, and the pool, simply amazing. Large and felt like a resort pool in a beautiful, quiet, family-friendly setting. We will be back to Villa 16!!

Amazing time, Amazing locatin

by Chris on 09/19/2022
We stayed in Vila 59. IT was clean, Well stocked, and had the most amazing views. The boat slip was brand new, And the residents were super friendly. Looking forward to our next trip. The Vila is located minutes from Vaca cut. This makes boating a breeze!

Amazing time, Amazing locatin

by Chris on 09/19/2022
We stayed in Vila 59. IT was clean, Well stocked, and had the most amazing views. The boat slip was brand new, And the residents were super friendly. Looking forward to our next trip. The Vila is located minutes from Vaca cut. This makes boating

Perfect Getaway

by Jon on 09/15/2022
Very clean and had all the amenities - even a margarita maker. The sunset views from both the 2nd story porch and the main porch were stunning. Could see the boat from the back door. Pool was amazing. Will be back for sure.


by Stephanie on 09/14/2022
This place is amazing. It is our 2nd year in a row staying here and we will be back next year.

Paradise in Marathon!

by Victoria on 09/13/2022
Stunning villa in the heart of the Florida Keys. The house was beautiful, bright, and absolutely spotless. Our favourite part was the large balcony overlooking the ocean and the pool, which was the perfect spot to sip coffee in the morning and watch the sunset in the evening. The resort itself is quiet and well-maintained. The pool was surrounded by lounge chairs and palm trees — truly a slice of paradise! The villa is an easy drive from both Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports and minutes away from attractions like the dolphin research centre, the turtle sanctuary, and Sombrero Beach. We loved that the hosts provided a list of the best restaurants and bars in Marathon and enjoyed incredible seafood at the places they suggested. The location also makes for an easy day trip to Key West. Whether you plan to spend your vacation exploring the Keys or relaxing by the pool, we highly recommend staying here! We have already booked our next visit and can't wait to go back!

Beautiful View

by Nicole on 09/13/2022
This was the second year staying at Indigo Reef. The location is great and the views are excellent. Will stay again next year.

Lovely secluded home

by Jamie on 08/31/2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming home. The views are amazing through the bank of windows across the entire family room. We loved watching the tide go in and out, observing the shorebirds, and exploring the mudflats at low tide. The house was very clean and neat. There were charming personal touches like a family cookbook, books and videos, and lovely plates. The owner was very responsive and communicated well. The peace and silence surrounding us was wonderful.

An amazing location and great hosr

by Samir on 08/23/2022
Quiet, unique location right on the lake. It was great to catch a sky full of stars and also talk around a fire each night. Acadia is close by, about an hour's drive. The host was excellent, sending a few emails listing amenities and giving details about what to do. Just an awesome place to stay-- you won't regret it.


by Fern on 08/22/2022
This is our second time in condos 42 and 43. It is a wonderful experience and we hope to be back in a couple of years.

Very nice

by Fern on 08/22/2022
It was a great week weather wise and the condo was very nice. Everything we needed was there. The view was awesome at sunset especially. We have been here before and hope to be here again in a couple of years.

First time staying at Indigo Reef and plan to return

by Lori on 08/21/2022
Upping entering gate you follow a scenic winding road thru a natural undeveloped preserve to reach the waterfront villas on the gulf side of Marathon. Very well equipped unit with comfortable furniture in living room. Master bed was too hard for my liking. Gorgeous views from both upstairs and downstairs decks. Since it faces west, the afternoons can get pretty hot and sunny. Sit and watch the boats go by, watch for fish such as porpoises and sharks to break the surface. Convenient location close to so many great seafood restaurants and charter boat fishing. Highly recommend visiting Aquarium Encounters one day which is so close to resort. The docks were under construction being rebuilt, so we did have noise from generators and saws, etc. But was interesting to watch the progress. It will all be very nice for boat owners once it's all completed. Each unit has its own assigned boat slip.

Family Friendly

by Kelly on 08/21/2022
Beautiful property, well maintained. Peaceful.

This unit is one of the nicest and cleanest we've ever stayed in

by Randal on 08/21/2022
It was exactly as described and had all the amenities needed for a vacation home base. Beds and furniture were comfy, kitchen well stocked and parking very easy if you only have 1 vehicle. Owners were super pleasant to work with and surprised us with a key lime pie mid-week. High end place compared to almost all other options we considered. One thing worth noting is the unit is very close to the Marathon Airport, so you do get some noise from low flying aircraft (mostly small GA planes but some mid-sized corporate jets too). If you like to sleep in, this may be a factor worth considering. This did not have a negative impact on our vacation and in fact enhanced it as I love watching airplanes. All in all a fantastic place and would definitely stay here again.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful place with our family!!

by Alyssa on 08/21/2022
We just got home from our first visit to the keys where we spent the majority of the time in Marathon at this gem of a property. Everything from the original booking to the check in to check out went beyond smoothly. I'm telling you the pictures of this place do not do justice. The views were just stunning!! The property is pretty quiet and everyone was so friendly. Lots of families and maybe property owners. Never was it loud past about 9pm. Pool is huge and well kept. Never had a difficult time finding a spot at any time of the day. The condo was well equipped for you to cook any meal. We didn't use the margarita machine but I thought that was a nice addition as well. If I had to make one suggestion it would be to add some extra blankets for watching TV or to add to the beds since it gets a little chilly if your husband likes the AC as much as mine does. 🙂 Also, a small cooler would have been nice to take to the beach or for snacks when we headed out for the day. Other than that, absolutely perfect. Plan to book another vacation here in the future and I'll be reaching out to John and Judi again.


by Keenan on 08/21/2022
This corner unit has premium views and decks!

Awesome sunset views

by Christopher on 08/21/2022
Will be booking again for 2 weeks or more next year!

Thank you for sharing your home with us!

by Angela on 08/21/2022
Our week long stay at Indigo Reef was absolutely perfect! The Villa was extremely clean, very comfortable and in a perfect location. We felt right at home the minute we arrived. We really enjoyed being able to dock our boat just steps away from our back porch. It was so convenient to wake up every day and head out on the water. The sunsets from the villa were breathtaking. The only problem we had during our stay was not wanting to leave! We look forward to returning in the future.

Really enjoyed the stay

by Jerry on 08/21/2022
Clean. neat, and comfortable.


by Brooke on 08/21/2022
We loved the Villa, the proximity to the pool, and the entire experience!


by Gary on 08/21/2022
Everything went as promised

Perfect spot

by Efm on 08/21/2022
Nice clean condo with plenty of room for our family of 6. Docking facilities are perfect and the location near Vaca Cut made things really easy.

Great stay

by Rachel on 08/21/2022
Great location for all activities on and off the water. Plenty of restaurants nearby. Plenty of shopping for necessities.

Great location and facilities

by Laurence on 08/21/2022
Only downside was ongoing construction on docks that went from 8 AM to 5 PM every day. Parking is limited with one covered parking space per unit tho additional spaces are available at the Club house.. And, some noise from planes landing and taking off nearby. Overall a good experience.

Had a wonderful time staying here

by Shannon on 08/21/2022
Beautiful views great amenities and had everything we needed to be very relaxed and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again!

Beautiful Setting By The Lake

by Jessica on 08/21/2022
It was peaceful and quiet, but still a short drive to Bar Harbor and other small towns. We absolutely loved stay there and would definitely return!


by Lawrence on 08/21/2022
We all highly recommend Indigo and will be back as soon as possible.

Wish we had stayed longer!

by Diana on 08/21/2022
Beautiful family cottage from which to enjoy cool evening breezes even on the hottest of summer days, down time after the crowds at the National Park. Updated and cozy. Kitchen fully outfitted. Perfect for star gazing, and campfires. All conveniences anticipated.

We Loved This Condo

by Henry on 08/21/2022
Everything about it was first class. This place has everything you could want and more, and is in a great location. Great restaurants and good shopping are nearby. It's about an hour ride to Key West. We went there twice. There is charter boat and party boat fishing about a 1 /4 mile away. Parking is under the unit, so never a hot car. Water views from both sides. The pool was great also.. Everything was wonderful and we are looking forward to coming back and staying here. I highly reccommend this rental.

We hope to be back again!

by Brandy on 08/21/2022
We had an easy process from start to finish of booking our trip all the way to checkout. We very much enjoyed our stay and all the amenities that were included with our villa.

Perfect location

by Robin on 08/21/2022
Perfect location for us to be close to other family renting at KCB, and close to shops, restaurants, and fun activities. House was exactly as shown online and was clean an comfortable. We had everything that we needed for our stay. Management responded quickly when we found our blender was not working and that one of our wine glasses was broken. Loved our view of the open water and sitting on the back deck to watch the sunsets. Parking space was a little hard to get in and out of with our minivan, but we got used to it. Great to have a washer/dryer in the unit and the beds were very comfortable. We would definitely stay there again. Thanks.

Very nice

by Carl on 08/21/2022
Spectacular view! Convenient location for boating, fishing and especially excellent restaurants. The Condo was lovely. Tastefully decorated and supplied everything necessary to make our stay so enjoyable. Am recommending to friends and planning on renting again.


by MARILLYN on 08/21/2022
We had such a great time staying at unit 19 in Indigo Reef, the boat slip was 20 feet away from the house and immediately in front of it. docks are newly installed and beautiful! enjoyed the house- great amenities including super fast internet. Will be back! highly recommend Indigo Reef and especially Unit 19 ( and its an end unit- even better!!)

Indigo Reef Treasure at #34

by Scott on 08/18/2022
Wow. What a great property and unit(34). The family and I had a great time. The marina and amenities were excellent. Our kitchen was even stocked with a great selection of gourmet spices for cooking, plenty of towels and paper goods. John and team were very professional and organized with our booking and very helpful during our stay. The check-in package helped us find some great restaurants and activities during our stay. We had so much fun that we extended our vacation an extra three days. This was our first time staying here and we will definitely make future plans to stay again.

We Really Enjoyed Our Vacation

by Trina on 08/16/2022
The house was perfect, great location to docks and pool. Super clean and stocked.

We Had The Best Time

by Amy on 08/16/2022
Everything was as expected. Beds were comfy, kitchen was stocked and the views from our porch were stunning!

Such a nice place to stay!

by Kimberly on 08/16/2022
The house was very clean and comfortable and the property was gorgeous. We all loved the views and the pool. Would definitely stay here again.

We will be back as the unit was great

by Sheri on 08/16/2022
This was our 2nd time staying on the key and our 1st time at this location. Its on the north side of the island on the gulf side. We rented a boat for the week and it was about a 10 boat ride to everything (sand bar, 7 mile bridge and ect). The unit had everything you needed. The only down side is for the property and not to the unit, is the grills are not close (they needed to be well cleaned and we was the ones doing the cleaning every day), the pool water was very warm (like bath water), location of the unit to the fish cleaning station (when they clean out the trash can the smell is very overpowering for a hour or two) and parking (the over flow lot was full and we had to park at a store one night as our 2nd car did not have a place to park).

The view into the bay and the gulf was awesome.

by Ashley on 08/16/2022
We love Indigo Reef and this particularly unit was very clean and well maintained. We also preferred this location toward the back end of the property.

Beautiful and peaceful location!

by Cindy on 08/16/2022
The cabin was perfect for two couples. It was well stocked with towels, paper products, etc. We loved sitting out in the evening listening to the loons and watching the sun set. While we went to Acadia (not our first time), it was so crowded. We actually spent more time exploring the Schoonic Peninsula.

Felt like coming home to the family vacation cottage

by Julia on 08/16/2022
Well stocked kitchen with all cooking accessories imaginable. Comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms. Very clean and ample room for a family or couples to relax. Bring your own coffee to enjoy on the porches while watching wildlife in this bird sanctuary. This location is about an hour from Bar Harbor with Winter and Birch Harbor a short drive away. Plenty to see and do or just sit waterside and watch the tide come in and out. We enjoyed the outdoor seating around the fire pit at night. Ample screened windows for the cool breeze, no A/C needed. Plenty of fans provided. We really enjoyed this place and hope to return. Perfect for two empty nest couples escaping for a long weekend.

We Had A Great Time

by Scott on 08/16/2022
Beautiful location and great marina setup. The unit was clean and very well stock. We even had gourmet spices for cooking. Very nice surprise. John and team did a great job managing our booking and stay!!! We will rent again.

Spectacular Views!

by Liz & Dewayne on 08/16/2022
We loved staying at the Waterfront Luxury Villa #21! It was very spacious and comfortable for our family of five. Everyone had a bed of their own. The place was very clean and welcoming. Location was great. The views were spectacular. It's definitely a place we'd want to stay at again.

Very nice

by Susan on 08/14/2022
The cottage was perfect for our family. We enjoyed the views of the lake, the private fire pit and the covered tree lined drive.

Wonderful Stay

by Elizabeth on 08/03/2022
The house was well appointed, clean, and the location was phenomenal. Would definitely stay again.


by Tonya on 08/01/2022
Our family experienced a great week. The house was comfortable and very roomy. John was very informational and helpful. The house was beyond what we could imagine. We will definitely return to stay here again!!


by Derek on 07/26/2022
Thanks for the amazing stay! House was nice and the dock was great. We will return. Thanks!

Indigo Reef great Vaca

by Lawrence on 07/21/2022
My family and I stayed for a week, and we were very happy on how the unit was so clean and fully equipped. Boat Dock out the back door was a big plus. John and Judi were spot on with making sure we had all the info needed for the area and what to do. I will be back.

Stunning Property

by Jessie on 07/19/2022
This is one of the cleanest properties we've ever stayed at. It was spacious and had all the amenities, even fishing poles and a well-stocked selection of spices. On top of the super clean unit, the views were stunning. The waterfront views from the balconies were a nice way to start and end the day. The pool was amazing. The assigned parking was literally right outside the front door. Check in was very easy. We were sent emails with "things to do in the Keys" and updates about the property. This was a little slice of heaven. Loved being able to see all the boats from the spacious and well-appointed living room.


by Sue on 07/19/2022
Beautiful and super clean unit with all the amenities. View from both the upper and lower balconies was stunning - including seeing manatees. We could see our boat from the balcony. Check in and out was a breeze. We loved the resort-style pool. Wonderful unit, wonderful property, wonderful people. We will be back!


by Amy on 07/18/2022
We had a wonderful stay! Beds were comfy, kitchen was stocked and the views were perfect!


by Henry on 07/17/2022
We loved everything about this condo.The furnishings and appliances were first class. The location is excellent. This condo is clean and fresh both inside and out. We really enjoyed the pool, and the grounds were excellently maintained. I can't think of anything that could be improved upon. Everything you want and more is provided. I have already reccommended this place to some of my friends, and I look forward to staying here again.

Perfect getaway for two!

by Deborah on 07/13/2022
What a wonderful place chock full of coziness and peace with everything we needed for comfort and cooking. Perfect location to explore the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia, but not if you are looking for a large selection of restaurants, shops etc., nearby. This is the place to get away in the heart of nature with an amazing view of the water and stars at night! We loved all the family heirlooms and the obvious love that was put into this home for so many generations. John sent a lot of great information ahead of our arrival which was well appreciated and utilized. A perfect stay and we would love to return someday!

Beautiful and clean

by Joy on 07/11/2022
The townhome was impeccibly clean and beautiful! Location is perfect and the boat slip was a big plus for our family! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. The hosts, John and Judi were extremely accommodating and was available whenever we had questions. Will definitely rent here again!

Already booking again!!

by Julie on 07/11/2022
What a great place. Very family friendly, great restaurants nearby I would recommend Sparkys Landing and the Butterfly Cafe. The unit was stocked with everything we needed and all people in complex so friendly. Will definitely be back!


by Orlando on 07/06/2022
Great kayaks and hospitality.


by Amber on 07/02/2022
This is our 3rd year staying at Indigo Reef. We always have a fantastic time! The villa was very clean and comfortable for the whole family. The margarita blender was a nice touch! The entire dock area is being replaced and it is awesome. We did have a bit of confusion as to which boat slip to use due to the construction, but John was quick to help us find a spot. The kids loved the pool and it never felt too crowded. Great location. Overall we had an amazing trip! We will be back next year!

Picturesque Cottage

by Mary on 06/22/2022
Greatly enjoyed the peaceful location and watching the tide change twice a day. The cottage has a pot, plate, pan, dish, glass for every occasion and the kitchen is wonderfully equipped. It's great to be able to do laundry, too. You truly feel like you are at home; comfy beds, nice towels, and the cottage reflects the fun personality of the family who owns it. Loved the selection of books, puzzles and brochures and maps of things to do in the area.


by Carol on 06/07/2022
LUSH resort and Unit 19 ( end unit) was beautifully decorated and well appointed! Wish we could've stayed longer ! Boat dock directly in front of home. Booking again next year!

Very clean, beautiful, comfortable and great location

by Laurie on 06/02/2022
We loved the condo! It was very clean and well maintained! We felt very comfortable there with all the amenities we needed! Also great location to create a wonderful vacation! Gorgeous views, We will be back!!


by Jerry on 05/24/2022
Everything was clean, neat, and comfortable. Second year in #34 and was great.

Villa 38 Indigo Reef

by Paul on 05/05/2022
My brothers and I just completed a great fishing trip to Marathon and enjoyed staying in Villa 38. The unit was very nice and had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the grills by the bay and the table and carts provided to transport things around. The location by the pool is ideal and the large deck was perfect for evenings watching the sunset. Thank you John and see you next year!

Waterfront Luxury Villa

by jJoyce on 04/27/2022
Everything about this condo was excellent! It was clean, beautifully furnished, and included all the supplies and amenities necessary for a fun and relaxing vacation. Loved the breathtaking views of the Gulf from the first an second floor deck/porches, and also, the amazing sunrises and sunsets. The pool is incredible along with having our own personal boat dock right in front of the Condo seemed incredible. We have been vacationing on the Gulf for over ten years and this has become our favorite place by far. We definitely will be back!


by Betsy on 04/27/2022
We stayed at Indigo Reef 19 and what an amazing vacation experience! From the time I reserved this home until the time my friends and I checked out this was nothing but a 5 star experience. You literally do not have to leave the house if you don’t want to because everything is provided for you. Manatees and sea turtles swim up to your dock and the fishing is great as well. Boat docked 20 feet from the back door! Our friends and I will definitely be back!!! Thank you!

Indigo 19-Wonderful!

by Carl on 04/26/2022
We loved our stay at Indigo Reef Resort Villa 19! The property was as stated in the listing. We loved the location, cleanliness, amenities of the resort. The villa's kitchen had everything you could ask for. This beautiful end unit unit has been newly decorated . The heated pool was wonderful and the unit came with its own boat slip conveniently located directly in front of the back door! We will definitely return to this wonderful villa.


by Joseph on 04/19/2022
Our Stay at Indigo Reef was Great! Exactly what we were looking for. Great location in Marathon, boat slip right out our back door and a great pool for the kids. Highly recommend!

Indigo Reef 19

by Anne on 04/19/2022
We had a wonderful stay at Indigo Reef. The property is lush , tropical and felt very much like our own tropical island. It's a wonderful community with an incredible resort pool surrounded by tall palms swaying in the gentle breeze .We were lucky to find a end unit with a boat slip directly in front of the home . If you fish - this is an important consideration .The slip is literally 25 feet from the back door! The home has a freestanding fish freezer for storing ice or the big catch. All of the docks are newly resurfaced. The home is redecorated with beautiful coastal artwork and furnishings and the layout was perfect for a couple or a family. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa for our party of 8. Very clean ! Would highly recommend!

Fabulous Property, lovely community

by Mike on 04/16/2022
Enjoyed a wonderful stay in an excellent property. The views from the porch are wonderful. The communal pool is fantastic. The location is excellent for visiting the keys.


by Jenn on 04/16/2022
I had an excellent time staying here. It was very clean and spacious. It had an excellent view. I definitely will be coming back here.

Excellent stay!

by Marie on 04/11/2022
Beautiful condo, great location. Clean and well-stocked.

Wonderful views and relaxing week enjoyed

by Lisa on 04/11/2022
Relaxing and fabulous as we enjoyed comfy beds and a wonderful view!

Great location with beautiful sunsets

by Lori on 04/02/2022
First time staying at Indigo Reef and plan to return. Upon entering gate you follow a scenic winding road thru a natural undeveloped preserve to reach the waterfront villa on the gulf side of Marathon. Very well equipped unit with comfortable furniture in living room. Master bed was too hard for my liking. Gorgeous views from upstairs and downstairs decks. Since it faces west, the afternoons can get pretty hot and sunny. Sit and watch the boats go by, watch for fish such as porpoises and sharks to break the surface. Convenient location close to so many great seafood restaurants and charter boat fishing. The docks were under construction getting rebuilt, so we did have noise from generators and saws, etc. But was interesting to watch the progress. It will all be very nice for boat owners once it's completed.

Amazing house with exceptional boat access

by Sam on 03/30/2022
Love the house and the decor. It is just 20 easy steps out the back door to the boat. It doesn't get any better than that. The property and grounds are beautiful and excellent location in the keys.


by Laurie on 03/27/2022
Amazing trip with classy style and all accommodations

Best Condo in Indigo Reef

by Jill on 03/16/2022
Indigo Reef - unit 62 - is the BEST condo in this community. It is the largest condo with the extra square footage downstairs for a spacious dining room and the extra square footage upstairs with a renovation that added an additional large bathroom. The location is premium on the point with water views from every window. The boat slip is just a few steps from the front door. We really enjoyed the 3 decks/balconies.

Villa 62

by Sharon on 03/16/2022
This is beautiful 3 bed/3.5 bath villa with fantastic water views, 2 covered outdoor balconies for eating & lounging, and a gorgeous community pool with padded sun beds and umbrellas. The location is tucked away in a convenient location close to shopping and several restaurants. Centrally located in keys making it easy to check out the other keys north and south of Marathon. Great place for a fun, tropical vacation.

Gorgeous views

by Karen on 03/08/2022
We had a wonderful time! The views are beautiful with a spectacular sunset in the evening. The unit itself is very well maintained, clean and they supply everything you need. The beds were comfortable, plenty of towels and all the kitchen essentials. The host John was great to work with. We are already looking forward to returning!

Great location to discover the Keys

by Michael on 03/08/2022
Great spot. Well appointed place. Great deck and sunsets. Lovely pool a nice respite. And a slip for your boat. Great location to explore the keys. Snorkeling fishing beaches bridge walks all nearby. Great food and cocktails abound. Easy to get to Key West and Islamorada and all places in between. Great hosts easy to work with. If your looking for a place in a great location to explore and enjoy the keys, look no further.

Best Family Vacation Spot!

by Eric on 03/07/2022
We traveled with our kids- 5, 3, and 6 months. We stayed in Villa 51. It was close to the pool, but not so close where we worried about the kids trying to go out there. The saltwater pool is very warm and was enjoyable for even the baby. It was easy to get seats by the pool every day no matter what time of day we went. Everyone was very friendly and the villa and resort grounds were well maintained. The beach is a 10 min drive and is beautiful too. We had an awesome family vacation here and will be back!

Very nice

by Jean on 03/06/2022
The view and the grounds are wonderful.

Very nice

by Amy on 03/02/2022
This villa has amazing views and sunsets! The community offers great amenities for swimming, fishing, and a daily work out. Great location to so many activities in the Keys. We will be back!

Wonderful vacation

by Dominic on 02/28/2022
Everything was as advertised, unit very nice, communication very good during booking process. Great family vacation and looking forward to coming back.

43 Indigo Reef

by Barbara on 02/25/2022
Beautiful villa, very well stocked with everything you would need, beautiful grounds and community pool, very clean. This is our 2nd time staying in Indigo Reef and we would definitely like to come back.

Great space, great place!!

by Laura on 02/20/2022
Clean and spacious space, easy access to various shopping and restraunts. Easy booking, beautiful pool, lots of extras in this rental from pool toys to beach chairs. You can even get kayaks and cruiser bikes delivered to your door to use for the week. We will be coming back in a few months!

What a gorgeous place!

by Christina on 02/16/2022
The view and sunsets from the back deck were stunning - my husband spent the better part of our time out there! Check in was a breeze, beds were comfy, pool was great, and lots of fun things to do in Marathon!

What a spectacular view and beautiful place!

by Denise on 02/16/2022
The unit was clean and very well equipped. We cooked a lot and had everything we needed. Beds were very comfortable with awesome linens. The community was really special and the pool was fantastic. Fishing fanatics will really enjoy it. We watched the boats come in each afternoon and listened to the fish stories as everyone wanted to know how the other boats made out. It was a fantastic vacation with lots of relaxing and making friends.

We had an amazing vacation!

by Kim on 02/16/2022
The property is absolutely wonderful. Well maintained and up to date. The Villa was clean and very nice. We would come back again. 

All in All We Loved Our Stay

by Karen on 02/16/2022
We stayed with friends at this comfy and beautiful 3 bedroom town house. The view from the porch was lovely particularly at sunset. We made friends with the neighbors on both sides of us and shared appetizers every evening. We watched as the neighbors with boats came in and cleaned their daily catch. Manatees entered the canals most days. The pool is large, very warm and had plenty of chase lounges. The kitchen was well stocked and was easy for us to prepare delicious meals. The tv was very large which made watching movies at night fun. The house came with all the basic supplies. Great location. Lots of things to do nearby. We played tennis on the free town court and found nice restaurants to eat outdoors right on the water. 

Thank you!

by Connie on 02/16/2022
The property was well maintained and convenient to restaurants, activities and shopping. We enjoyed our 7 day stay very much. Unfortunately the weather was a bit windy and cold. However we were able to use the well appointed property to the fullest. Highly recommend PacknRelax and this property. 


by Cheryl on 02/16/2022
Location, view, amenities. Everything was awesome. John was extremely helpful and responsive! We were there 10 days and lived every minute of it!

Perfect location with a well equipped kitchen.

by Pooja on 02/16/2022
Comfortable for a small family. The decor was on point and felt homey. 


by Cheryl on 02/14/2022
Beautiful accommodations! Clean, great location, amazing views! John was a great person to work with…went above and beyond to help us when the refrigerator was having issues. Couldn't have been happier!

Beautiful villa

by Genevieve on 02/14/2022
Our party of five all enjoyed immensely our week at the Villa. The Villa has every convenience imaginable. The location is fabulous! You will certainly find the Villa beautiful. The five of us totally would recommend staying at Villa 54!

Perfect getaway

by Philip on 02/13/2022
Location is perfect for family get away. It is near the water. Security gates and a safe environment with very friendly neighbors. House is clean, accommodating with appliances and cookware. Clean and comfortable!!!!! I love this place. Epic view!!! I have been to many rentals but this one supersedes all the others with its cleanliness.

Wonderful place to stay

by Karen on 02/12/2022
We stayed with friends at this comfy and beautiful 3 bedroom town house. We would come back in a heartbeat. The view from the porch was lovely particularly at sunset. We made friends with the neighbors on both sides of us and shared appetizers every evening. We watched as the neighbors with boats came in and cleaned their daily catch. Manatees entered the canals most days. The pool is large, very warm and had plenty of chase lounges. The kitchen was well stocked and was easy for us to prepare delicious meals. The tv was very large which made watching movies at night fun. The house came with all the basic supplies. Great location. Lots of things to do nearby. We played tennis on the free town court and found nice restaurants to eat outdoors right on the water. All in all we loved our stay.

Highly recommend!

by Silvia on 02/07/2022
We had a wonderful stay at Seas the Day Villa 21. The house was extremely spacious, clean and very nicely decorated. The Canal was steps from our porch, and having a boat slip included in rental-we rented a boat for the week, which was glorious. Every afternoon around 3:30 manatees would come into the canal for a visit. Sombrero beach is just a few minutes drive, as well as many delicious restaurants and activities. Very friendly community and the owner was very quick to respond to text messages and very easy to work with. Would highly recommend this beautiful home to any family.

Very nice

by Ruby on 02/05/2022
Stay was very nice - comfortable villa with lots of space, and amenities. Deck, pool were very pleasant. Quiet and well-maintained development. Restaurants, grocery all nearby. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

We Really Enjoyed the Property at Indigo Reef!

by Joan on 02/03/2022
The home was clean and spacious with amazing water views. We were able to rent a boat and use the dock which was right outside our door. This really added to our trip. 

Luxury beachfront home with pool in Islamorada

by Darchelle on 02/01/2022
Our group of three couples had a great time of laughter, sun and relaxation. The home had everything we needed. The third bedroom on the upper level has a separate entrance from the ocean side balcony. The home was equipped with just about everything we needed. The pool is not heated however.

Will definitely stay here again!

by Jane on 02/01/2022
We stayed at Indigo Reef Villa 21, Seas the Day on the Bay. What a pleasant experience it was! It is very private and yet close to attractions, grocery and shopping. More importantly the owners were wonderful to work with and accommodating. We appreciated the cleanliness throughout and the user friendly kitchen. It has lovely decor throughout (newly updated). My husband (hard to please) commented how well the bed slept. We enjoyed the heated salt water pool daily. I have highly recommended this Villa to my friends and co-workers.


by Peggy on 01/31/2022
What an amazing trip! The views, the place, the manatees, oh my!! We had such a great vacation here. Chill and laid back. We will DEFINITELY be back next year! House was just as the pictures represented it. Kitchen was fully stocked with plenty of dishes and equipment. John, the host immeditley responded to any question I had.

Enjoyable Stay

by Michael on 01/31/2022
The unit was very clean and had everything we needed for a great stay. View was beautiful, boat slip was great, and neighbors were very enjoyable.

Paradise Found

by Barbara on 01/31/2022
This spacious condo has plenty of room for 4 adults, plus a third bedroom with twins for the kids. Kitchen and living space are large, well equipped and beautifully decorated and maintained. Two decks look out to view of sunset

Beautiful Property

by Pooja on 01/29/2022
Excellent location for an extended school field trip. Nice, well decorated spacious lay out. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need. It would have been nice to have table mats as I was worried about damaging the beautiful wood dining table. Would definitely book again.


by Joan on 01/27/2022
The condo was very up-to-date and wonderfully decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The grounds were well cared for, and the swimming pool was really nice, with only a short walk away. Marathon was a great half-way spot to be, as we visited family in Homestead, and then other keys south. Thank you to the owners!

Wonderful trip

by Kim on 01/26/2022
We stayed for 10 days in this wonderful Villa. It is very spacious and clean. The pool was amazing. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

Great Location!

by Christopher on 01/26/2022
Great location and home. Allowed our family to relax before we started the new year and school. 

We Had A Beautiful Stay At Indigo Reef!

by Karen on 01/22/2022
It was our first visit to the Keys and we loved it. So many fun things to do. The Villa was amazing. It was spotless, the furniture was comfortable and the view is outstanding. Loved sitting on the porch to play cards and just enjoy the beauty of the location. Our host, John, was very responsive to questions. We definitely plan to return to this location.

Peace during Pandemic

by Stephanie on 01/20/2022
We have come here multiple times since the pandemic began... Staying at Villa # 21 at Indigo Reef has been a place of peace and restoration away from the stress of our jobs and reality. The owners and property managers are attentive to every important detail, you don't have to worry about a thing! This villa has everything to feel like your home away from home and lots of noticeable modern updates. We appreciated conveniences like the provided Tommy Bahama soap, beach towels, sand toys, chairs, and umbrella. We made fresh waffles almost every morning and never ran out of coffee with the 2 kinds of coffee makers there. The queen sofa sleeper in the living room is a high quality memory foam mattress feels perfect- like a real bed. Can't say enough good things about our times spent here at one of the best kept secrets of the Keys. Loved Parasailing and snorkeling (was easy to arrange with Captain Pips nearby), and seeing the gentle and friendly manatees in the canal. The saltwater pool is also heated which still felt good on windy, cooler days. We will be back to stay again at Indigo #21 as soon as we possibly can!!

Wonderful Setting with Beautiful Gulf Views/Access

by Ron on 01/19/2022
Very nice, spacious townhome with high ceilings and room for family. The grounds were well kept, with dock space and beautiful water views. We even saw a family of manatees in the waterway! Everything was as-pictured, clean, and all essentials were provided. We very much enjoyed our stay! * Was kind of tricky to park a minivan in the assigned carport space, which is narrow and bordered by columns.


by Erika on 01/19/2022
This home was fantastic! We had everything we needed. Beautiful views,quiet, nice pool, great location.

Epic therapy!

by Art and Sharon on 01/14/2022
This villa was absolutely more fantastic than the pictures, felt like a brand new condo- spotlessly clean, light and airy, brilliantly and beautifully decorated, extremely spacious, very comfortable beds/couches. TVs in every room, massive TV in front room. The views were breathtaking, our parking spot was steps from the front door. We had easy access to owners/property managers as needed. Directions to the villa and check-in instructions were very descriptive and amazingly easy. They have a fast Wifi connection for husband to work remotely- the network and password is posted for easy accessibility. The kitchen has more accessories than I knew what to do with, very well appointed. The pool water temp was so comfortable. They gave us recommendations for restaurants/activities/certain local companies that were very helpful and valuable. Great AC was very appreciated. The only bad thing is that we had to leave this peaceful piece of heaven on earth... One of our best vacations ever!

Perfect place for a family vacation! 

by Thomie on 01/13/2022
Beautiful property, immaculate unit, stocked with everything we needed!

Friends Vacation

by Dianne on 01/11/2022
Very nice property with everything necessary for a great vacation. The dock was especially nice and easily accessible to keep our boat. Overall, I would recommend this property and would stay again.

Wonderful, Wonderful Villa!

by Denise on 01/11/2022
We loved our stay at Indigo Reef Resort Villa 15! The property was as stated in the listing. We loved the location, cleanliness, amenities of the resort. The villa's kitchen had everything you could ask for. The heated pool was wonderful and the unit came with its own boat slip! We will definitely return to this wonderful villa. Stayed in Feb. 2021

Perfect place to relax and recharge

by Eddie on 01/09/2022
Pack and Relax did a great job with my request and got me reserved at unit 59 on short notice. The owner John is easy to work with and truly cares about his clients. The unit was clean, bed was super comfortable, and I slept the best I have slept in months. The communication via email for check in and departure made things easy as well. The views and sunsets are absolutely insane and I got the chance to see a Manatee and big Tarpon rolling right off the dock. I would highly recommend this property along with any other from Pack and Relax at Indigo Reef.

Great Villa!

by Michael on 01/05/2022
Wonderful villa that was very clean and everything in great condition. Easy access to pool and workout facility. Boat slip couldn't be any closer. Well maintained and good location. Would definitely come back to this location.

Amazing, Clean, Comfortable

by Lubos on 01/05/2022
Very nice location, easy to find, great house with a nice boat slip. Nice area with friendly people. 

Keys Vacation

by David on 01/05/2022
Everything was great look forward to coming again. 

Great Place to Stay!!!

by Karen on 01/05/2022
The unit was located in a good area, house and grounds were clean! Great about of kitchen supplies to cook and condiments. Would definitely stay there again! 

Awesome Week in Marathon

by Craig on 01/04/2022
We had such a great week! The property was exactly as described and the pictures really do not do the view justice! The whole place was spotless and the kitchen was well stocked. The pool was wonderful, but can get crowded in the afternoon. We did rent a boat and enjoyed having the boat slip right there. Overall, it was just perfect and we hope to come back again.

Beautiful Location!

by Allison on 01/04/2022
We loved everything about the unit and the community was perfect! We would definitely go back!

Terrific Family Vacation

by Troy on 01/04/2022
Best location in the Keys. We meet three other families there all staying at Indigo Reef. Kids and adults had a blast. Terrific boating community with easy access to Vaca cut or 7 mile bridge. Highly recommend!!!

Great Location

by Michael on 01/04/2022
Great family vacation in this villa. Close to pool and the dock is right off the back deck. Everything was in excellent condition and clean.

100% recommended

by Laura on 12/29/2021
Our stay was amazing! The house was perfect and in a great location. We had beautiful views of the water. The pool was clean and in walking distance. The house was clean and we had everything we needed, plenty of towels including beach towels, all the cooking utensils needed, etc. The beds were super comfortable and the air conditioning worked great! We're close to lots of restaurants and a grocery store. The host was very responsive and communicated well. 100% recommended.

Doesn't get any better

by Heather on 12/28/2021
Nice clean place. Freshly updated including new big TV's. Indigo Reef doesn't get any better. Great location, covered parking, nice docks, nice pool. I'm rambling. I liked it. I liked it alot.

Will definitely stay here again!

by Carole on 12/28/2021
We very much enjoyed our stay in this townhouse. It was spacious and the kitchen well stocked with everything needed to cook meals. The decor was beautiful. The beds were comfortable and the views of the water from upstairs and downstairs decks perfect. The assigned parking space was very close to the unit making it very easy to load/unload the car. We fully enjoyed our week! Lots of things to do in Marathon and Key West just an hour away. Will definitely stay here again! -Carole & John

Absolute bliss!

by BJ on 12/22/2021
Our stay at the rental in Marathon was absolutely bliss. So serene and quiet. So many things to do and so close by. We went parasailing, snorkeling on the reef, rented a private boat with a captain for a day of fishing. There are numerous restaurants nearby that have excellent food. The kitchen at the rental is well supplied with everything you need for cooking simple or gourmet meals. We had a rain day and enjoyed being able to play games that are available there and watched a couple movies. Their beds are very comfy! The master bedroom is spacious and the balcony that comes off it is wonderful. Its fabulous to sit out there early in the morning and evening with a cup of coffee or a nice scotch and enjoy the ocean views. After having a wonderful day at the pool, it was handy to have our own washer and dryer and be able to dry towels and wash clothing. They even allowed us special accommodation for our dog, who is part of the family. Our overall stay was a 10+ rating and we will be going back a couple times a year and only stay in Unit # 21!

Loved the home!!

by Taylor on 12/10/2021
We spent our Thanksgiving Holiday in Marathon, getting scuba certified. After a long day in training, it was rewarding to have a very nice home to come back to. The property development reminded me of a smaller Truman Annex in Key West. It's right on water with boat slip and protected canal right out front! Home is in like-new condition. -New paint, new furniture, granite countertops and nice appliances. Rooms are spacious with nice TVs and decent bathrooms. -VERY nice master bath! I especially loved watching the sunset in the master bed! Owners are VERY tentative and caring. -When management couldn't respond, they took up the slack and I couldn't have been more satisfied! -Caring owners are the key to happy renters! Location was REALLY good considering our scuba school was walking distance (Captain Hook) and I really liked how this development was tucked back away through a jungle of mangroves. -VERY nice! We all loved the home and ownership experience was fantastic. -We will be back if it's available!


by Alice on 11/26/2021
Loved staying here. Townhouse has amazing views and very clean. Stocked with all the essentials I definitely would stay here again!

Amazing views and great accomodations

by Alice on 11/26/2021
Views from the lower and upper porches amazing! Condo very clean has everything you need including soap, shampoo and conditioner. Super awesome host very responsive! We definitely will visit again!

Unit 38

by Becky on 11/12/2021
We had an amazing time in our condo..we t try here celebrating our anniversary and spending some time with family and it was like being home in paradise! The unit had everything we needed to make meals and relax!

Beautiful View of the Canal!

by Peter on 10/21/2021
Very clean 3 bedroom condo, even nicer than the pictures. The property is immaculate. Beautiful pool, boat slip is right at the townhouse. Everything you need is in the condo. Only the two of us this time, but next time will bring the family. Plenty of room. The boating is excellent just across at Captain Hooks, great price and easy to drive boat to dock slip.

Great place

by Mark on 10/20/2021
Beautiful views


by Rose on 10/20/2021
Beautiful place, owner very responsive, highly recommend.

Wonderful stay

by Sera on 10/19/2021
We had a wonderful stay for 3 nights at the cabin. Everything was extremely comfortable and clean. The view on the water was beautiful and the property was quiet and private. The fireplace was so cozy! We loved the whole vibe of the cabin--it was a perfect place to relax, read, watch movies, & unwind while also being a super short drive to the beautiful Schoodic Penninsula. Also an easy day trip to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park without having to deal with the crowds of staying in Bar Harbor. We had all of the amenities we needed and we loved how remote and peaceful the location was and would absolutely stay here again.


by Kirk on 10/13/2021
Amazing! Condo very nice… very clean and kitchen well stocked with appliances. One suggestion for the acoustics in the condo though, are Berber rugs.

AMAZING All Around! Will 100% be back

by Ellie and Eric on 10/13/2021
My fiance and I had the most amazing vacation at the Islamorada & Turtle Club. The house was spectacular and everything we needed was there. Plenty of desks for us to work from home, great wifi, cooking supplies + spices, amazing seating areas on all the outside balconies and decks, pool toys and floaties, kayaks, bikes- seriously you name it they have it! Not to mention the incredible ocean-front views from almost every window. Additionally, it was super easy (and quick) to get anywhere. We took some of the provided recommendations for things to do and places to eat and weren't disappointed. We can't wait to come back and spend another amazing vacation in Islamorada at the Turtle Club!!!

Peaceful Cottage on the Maine Coast

by Roger on 10/07/2021
A very nice down-home cottage to plant your roots for a stay! The owners have opened up their family cottage for travelers to stay, and it feels “just like home”! Very clean, and it has most all amenities you'll need. They recently added a Sprint WiFi hotspot and it worked very well for us — a plus in our books! The surrounding area has lots to offer. Our favorites: Chipman's Wharf (good selection of seafood and fresh and frozen lobster— all to take home to enjoy), Schoodic Point and Winter Harbor/Prospect Harbor. Milbridge (town to the north) with a nice gift shop, adequate grocery store, and lots of local color, and for a nice dining experience, the Crocker House Country Inn. If you want a coastal Maine experience in a quiet bay, THIS is the place to land!

Maine State of Mind

by Connie on 10/04/2021
Our Week at this little slice of heaven was everything we hoped for. Privacy, quiet, and What a View! Like a postcard. The cabin is immaculate and cozy. Kitchen is well stocked with beautiful collections and practical cooking needs. Lots of luxurious towels and homemade quilts to enjoy while reading, etc. Boiled lobster twice. Hiked Pigeon Hill trails as well as Acadia. Cannot wait to return.

Perfect Vacation

by Fred on 08/30/2021
We rented units 29 and 41 to accommodate our family from New Jersey. It was perfect. Unit 29 had the best view in the entire complex. The house had everything we needed. It was clean and the perfect spot to relax and watch sunset. We would highly recommend. Looking forward to returning in the future. Thank you.

Lovely home!

by Stephanie on 08/28/2021
We had a wonderful vacation at this lovely home! The host was very helpful and accommodating to our needs. The amenities are great! The view from the upstairs suite is incredible! They share bikes and kayaks, which we used daily. Just an FYI.. the upstairs suite has a separate entrance from the downstairs.


by Maria on 08/24/2021
When we got to the place and open the door it was paradise. Everything was clean, it was just like we expected. Loved everything about our vacation. The host was great! We will be coming back next year.

Villa 29 Review

by Leland on 08/23/2021
We enjoyed the property immensely. It was everything the pictures showed. John and his team were great in communication before, during and after. I would definately recommend this property and John's team in the Marathon Florida area.


by Jhoanne on 08/19/2021
This place was everything I expected and much more. The location in marathon was great and the views from the porch was amazing. The pool was great. John is quick to respond to any concerns and questions. All the amenities we needed for our stay was provided. And the unit was super clean and decorated very well.

Waterfront luxury Villa (54) with sunset views and boat slip

by Ralph on 08/19/2021
Clean, well equipped, and a great location.


by Karen on 08/19/2021
Beautifully decorated home with a great view. Short walk to a very nice pool or enjoy the sunsets on the back deck. Peaceful area in a great location.

Waterfront luxury Villa (34) with sunset views and boat slip

by Tamara on 08/19/2021
We had a great time !!! The villa was so beautiful!! The people were great thank you so much!!!

Waterfront luxury Villa (34) with sunset views and boat slip

by Kris on 08/19/2021
Love Indigo Reef

Waterfront Luxury Villa With Spectacular Sunset Views and Boat Slip

by Douglas on 08/19/2021
We had an amazing stay at indigo reef! Beautiful property, with all the amenities. Pool is steps away from the door…. Boat slip available. We had everything we needed and more! Planning a return trip very soon!

Living the Lake Dream

by Tina on 08/19/2021
This house on the lake was peaceful and beautiful. We experienced gorgeous sunsets, loons coo-ing at night, Canadian geese flying onto the pond, and nice fires by the water. This is the complete opposite of the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. The Zito's have a beautiful home! One thing I will say - everything closes by 5pm (or earlier). This may be due to COVID and lack of staff. The local grocery store in Winter Harbor had some empty shelves and not much variety of things. I'd make a stop in Ellsworth nearby and pick up all you need before heading to the house. There are a few restaurants in the area, yet you need to call for hours because what was online was not correct and you'd see different operating hours in different places.

Waterfront Condo With Sunset Views

by Sarah on 08/19/2021
This condo gets a five star rating! Pictures accurately show cleanliness and beauty of the property. Beds are very comfortable and we had a wonderful stay. Condo was well equipped with everything we needed to stay for the week and the location was perfect with access to restaurants, shopping, and family friendly activities. Will definitely rent here again!

Waterfront Luxury Villa With Sunset Views and Boat Slip

by Rachel on 08/19/2021
Highly recommend this property! We enjoyed this beautiful home with a beautiful view of the Florida keys sunset! Can't wait to book again!

Beautiful View, Nice Condo and Community, Convenient Boating to Gulf or Ocean

by Melissa on 08/17/2021
This unit was very clean and had a cute beachy vibe. Beds were comfortable and everything seemed well stocked. They even start you out with soaps, etc, so you don't have to go out and buy that the 1st night. View was beautiful and the condo's location was very convenient to our boat and the pool. Docking the boat was a bit stressful the 1st time but you get use to turning in the canal surprisingly quickly. Indigo Reef would be great for a multi-family vacation, too!

Lovely setting!

by Alicia on 08/17/2021
Very nice cabin, comfortable, well appointed in an absolutely gorgeous setting! Perfect for our family weekend away.


by Douglas on 08/15/2021
We had an amazing stay in Marathon and are planning our trip back. We will definitely stay at Indigo Reef again! Everything we needed, clean house, clean property, friendly people! We really could not have asked for anything more!

Great week in Maine!

by Michael on 08/14/2021
We has never been to Maine, but always like to go somewhere cool around mid-summer to escape the Southern heat. This cottage was a perfect getaway! Beautifully maintained -the cottage and the setting both are even nicer in person than in pictures. Very comfortable, with a very well provisioned kitchen. The area is very rural, and there are few restaurants close by, so you will need to prepare for that. Large grocery store in Milbridge, and (importantly to me!) many places to buy fresh Lobsters! The scenery in Maine is gorgeous - we spent a few days hiking the area and at Acadia National Park, plus taking boat tours. All in all, the cottage was great, the area was beautiful, and we had a very good time. The owners are easy to deal with, as well.

Very nice

by Michael on 08/10/2021
Mr Zito is a most accomodating host!

Great stay at a great condo!

by Asa on 08/09/2021
We really enjoyed Gulfpointe!


by Nicole on 08/03/2021
The views from the Villa were spectacular. We enjoyed the views and sunsets in the evening. The Villa is decorated beautifully. The condo was in excellent condition, it was clean and had everything you might need. The grounds were well kept and the pool was an added bonus to go to in the afternoons after a long day of being on the water. Will definitely be back next year.

Excellent stay at Indigo Reef unit #51

by Laura on 08/01/2021
Our family recently traveled to Indigo Reef for the first time and were extremely impressed! The townhouse was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for the perfect stay! The slip was perfect for our 27' boat and came with water for cleaning, fish cleaning station, shore power, and an ice machine (although you had to time it just right due to the resort being full and only 1 ice machine for everyone to share). The proximity to Vaca cut made fishing easy and the sunsets couldn't have been more spectacular from our back patio! Making the reservation was seamless through Pack & Relax; and John Vito was always available by phone if we needed anything. 5 stars for Indigo Reef and John! Can't wait to come back!

Beautiful view and comfortable and clean

by Tina on 07/29/2021
The condo was very clean, comfortable and close to everything. We enjoyed the amazing views and the balcony access. The grill was a plus after fishing and bringing our fresh catch home to cook. We also enjoyed having access to an ice machine (by the boat slips) and the use of a washer and dryer which cut down on our packing. We will stay again. Thank you!


by Todd on 07/26/2021
Great view and accommodations. Would highly recommend and will return for another visit.

Perfect Villa

by David on 07/26/2021
We had a great vacation staying in this perfect villa for our annual week in the Keys. This villa had everything we needed to make us feel like it was our second home. We brought down our boat and made use of the boat slip that sat directly outside the unit. This made it very easy for us to load the boat and fish every day. They do have an ice machine on the property, but don't plan on getting any ice from it. It was empty every time I tried to get ice. We had to buy ice every day. That was the only disappointment. Most of our fishing is in the Atlantic side and this villa is on the Gulf side, however Vaca Cut is literally a 5 minute boat ride and you are on your way. The villa was clean and spacious and with all of the family you never felt like we needed more space. The master bedroom is huge with a view of the water and beautiful sunsets. This is definitely a place I would return for another stay. I also want to add that I booked this trip through Pack and Relax. John was excellent in communicating with me and answering any questions I had. They are a top notch company to work with.

Living the Lake Dream

by Robert on 07/25/2021
My family stayed at this lake house for six nights, it was amazing. We would take occasional day trips to Acadia then head back to the house to enjoy the view of the lake. We brought our own kayaks and canoe, tied everything up to the dock behind the house. Highly recommend this location.


by Thomas on 07/19/2021
Indigo Reef is a wonderful complex and Villa 43 is exceptional. From the spectacular view to the close proximity to the Pool and Boat Slip, Villa 43 is perfectly situated in the complex. The unit was very nicely decorated and was very comfortable for our family of six. The kitchen was well equipped, right down to the Margarita Machine. Our host, John Zito, was very attentive and ensured our stay was as wonderful as possible. Pack and Relax is first class; I would definitely recommend them to others.

Marathon Stay

by Kelly on 07/18/2021
The villa was perfect for our family of 4. It has amazing views, the amenities are great especially the boat dock! Convenient to the store and restaurants. Quite and peaceful stay. I am looking forward to going back!

Great Stay

by Anne on 07/14/2021
From planning the trip with John at Pack and Relax until the time we reluctantly had to leave, our stay at villa 60 was fantastic. I appreciated that we did not have to interact with anyone to get into our villa. We were sent a code to get in the door and everything we needed for our stay was inside the Villa. It also meant that we did not have to keep up with a key for the length of our stay. The Villa is very spacious and bright. The master bedroom has a great view of the water. The other two bedrooms are a good size.Our boat was docked near the front of the villa. We could easily check on it from the downstairs porch or the upstairs balcony. The kitchen was a nice size and had all the dishes and silverware that we would need, along with pots and pans and serving dishes. They were even spices so we didn't have to bring our own. The washer and dryer were an added bonus. They were really great to have when you're on the water all day. Our grandchildren had a great time playing on the expansive lawn, swimming in the pool, or exploring the nearby areas. The location of indigo resort was good. It is off of the main road but close to the aquarium encounter, grocery stores and restaurants. !Indigo Resort is the nicest place we have stayed in all the Keys and I would highly recommend it.

Waterfront luxury Villa (6)

by Bob on 07/13/2021
Wonderful place with great views!


by James on 07/12/2021
Wonderful time at the Indigo Reef for our summer trip of 2021!!


by Sheel on 07/09/2021
Idyllic. Very cozy and “homely”. Hosts easily accessible and helpful. Definitely visit Schoodic if you want to avoid crowds.

Beautiful villa on the water

by Steve on 07/09/2021
We enjoyed our stay. The villa was clean and beautiful. The views can not be beat! Can't wait to come back!

Wonderful stay on Marathon Key

by Kevin on 07/06/2021
We really enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to book again if visiting the keys. The accommodation was very clean and modern with a large living space to spread out. We especially enjoyed sitting on the back deck facing the waterfront in the morning with our coffee, and then again in the evening for the sunset. The villa is centrally located on Marathon making it easy to explore the keys, and a short drive to a number of restaurants.

Relaxing stay

by Laura on 07/05/2021
Our vacation was wonderful despite the record breaking heat! The cottage was well-equipped and had a wonderful view of the lake. In fact, we spent most days, when we were not touring the neighboring harbors and Acadia, sitting on the deck and watching an eagle's nest on the island across the way. Remote yet close to the Schoodic Acadia -- a real hidden gem! Due to a lack of summer help, local restaurants either were not open or had limited hours. Plan accordingly and bring some food.

Very nice

by Tim on 06/30/2021
Villa 38 is a excellent place to stay. The condo was in great shape and very clean. The sunset views are amazing from the large porch and balcony. Very close to the pool and boat slip.

Very nice

by Steve on 06/29/2021
This was my favorite unit yet. I was very pleased that my boat was so close to the unit. I hope to do it again soon. Thanks John.

Exceeded Our Expectations

by Christine on 06/28/2021
We knew from the photos that the location of this cottage was beautiful, but we didn't expect just how well-appointed and comfortable the home itself would be. Quiet, beautiful, relaxing, fun - these are just some of the words we would use to describe the home and location. Thank you Zitos for making this cottage an outstanding place to visit. We didn't want to leave!

Beautiful house with very good amenities.

by Ambrish on 06/26/2021
Truly luxurious upper level with a clean pool and gorgeous view from every part of the property. We kayaking each morning, and ate dinners with beautiful ocean views each evening.

Beautiful Sunsets

by Billy on 06/21/2021
Indigo Reef never fails to amaze Our family just completed our third trip to the resort. Condos are always clean and ready for our visit. Amazing sunsets from the porch is an afternoon ritual. Highly recommend.


by Jan on 06/21/2021
This townhome is Stunning! It is waterfront on the Gulf! The unit was clean, well stocked kitchen and beautifully decorated! The resort has boat docks and we had access to a personal boat slip. The swimming pool was beautiful! We were able to swim and snorkel right off the gorgeous back porch! I can't wait to go back!


by Jennifer on 06/21/2021
We truly enjoyed our stay in your condo. It was perfect! It is very clean and had comfortable beds. The grill and balconies were great. We also enjoyed sitting on the dock watching the nurse sharks and rays. Thank you!

Never disappoints!!

by Donna` on 06/19/2021
Beautiful, clean and John is great to work with!

Nice vacation home

by Katherine on 06/19/2021
This rental is perfect for families. It is super close to the heated pool which is a benefit with kids. The house itself was clean. The beds were comfortable. Perfect location, centrally located in the Keys. Houses in the area are close but we didn't hear them at all. Highly recommend.

Great family home

by Stephanie on 06/19/2021
Wonderful home for a vacation with my young family and grandparents. We got lots of wonderful packing and activity ideas from owners. Overall great place

Grant's, IL

by Pat on 06/18/2021
We enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. We loved being close to the water and watching the Loons.

Waterfront luxury Villa (38) with sunset views and boat slip.

by Saul on 06/17/2021
We have stayed here before and Indigo Reef Resort is amazing and Pack & Relax is top notch. The unit is spacious, views a re amazing, close to pool. We have booked through Pack & relax before and will keep doing it again and again.


by Mary on 06/14/2021
We were pleasantly surprised at our comfortable and beautiful accommodations! It was off the beaten path and not like the hectic but fun Portland. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to booking it again.

Indigo Reef #42

by Bob on 06/14/2021
Great property w views. Pool was great. Boat dock real close to front door. Everything was as promoted and promised. Check in was easy. Just a note for those with disabilities, the units here are not handicapped accessible if you have mobility issues.

Relaxing Vacation

by Kevin on 06/07/2021
Beautiful cottage right on the water. Pictures provided by owner do not do this cottage justice. Everything was provided for a very comfortable stay. Cottage is in a Very relaxing peaceful location. It is a MUST to stop in at Dorr Lobster next door and tell them you are staying a Judy's place. Great people with the BEST lobster.


by Gloria on 06/07/2021
We came down for a week to celebrate our anniversary. The views were breathtaking. The grounds at the property were immaculate. The interior and exterior of the condo were beautifully decorated. All of the furnishings were comfortable. We will be back.


by James on 06/04/2021
Loved the place! Incredible. Easy from start to finish in the process

Great trip

by Kara on 06/02/2021
Excellent time in the Keys. This condo is perfect for the boater .... the marina is so close & convenient to the villa's. We will be back next year!


by Timalynn on 05/31/2021
I greatly appreciated the little details, rod holder inside, extra towels and sheets, little decor details that make it feel like home. And... you can really only appreciate e little details when the big stuff is met. The big stuff was on point, clean, personal attention from John, and perfectly, honestly advertised. What a wonderful experience! I highly recommend.


by Jerry on 05/29/2021
We celebrated 50th wedding anniversary and birthdays, as well as our daughter and son in law's 4th wedding anniversary. Could not have been a better or prettier place to celebrate these things. #34 was great, and views and pool were awesome! We loved the views from the patio and upper deck. First time to Keys and Marathon. We truly loved the area. We look forward to coming back soon. Jerry and Barbara Steed

Always a wonderful experience!

by Edward on 05/23/2021
John and Judi are the best professionals in the business! Always accommidating and his/her units are great for fishing or just hanging out. I have stayed at his properties at Indigo Reef for 8 years. Perfect cleaned unit every time especially during these times! I wish they could be my parents!!!!


by Sue on 05/22/2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to marathon Key. The villa was impeccably clean and comfortable. We loved the pool and the grounds. The area was lovely. Lots of great restaurants and activities abound. Things went smoothly and everything was easy and convenient. We will return for more rest and relaxation soon

indigo reef

by Tom on 05/20/2021
the villa and the entire complex was very clean and well taken care of. kitchen was well stocked for cooking, furniture was in good condition and comfortable and nice deep water canal. we were able to come and go on either tides. Plenty of ice in ice machine even with numerous fishermen and boaters using it. marina, boat ramp are very close by. we truly enjoyed our stay and are already making plans for next time.

Book it!

by Nancy on 05/18/2021
If this property is available, book it! John was a pleasure to work with and check-in couldn't be easier. Indigo Reef is a hidden gem in Marathon with something for everyone. The property was immaculate, comfortable and well-stocked. We appreciated the beach chairs, beach towels, and kitchen supplies. The view is amazing and the sunsets were incredible. Nice pool, beautiful grounds, close to many restaurants and Publix. Bring your boat and fishing poles (or not!). Can't wait to go back.

Very pleased with Condo #59

by Barbara on 05/17/2021
Condo exceeded our expectations. From location to a very accurate description of the condo, we were pleasantly surprised. Can't say enough about the professional communication we received from John. Our experience was flawless and I would highly recommend using the Pac and Relax website.

Mother's day retreat

by Karissa on 05/17/2021
Love Indigo reef, this is our second stay and planning again for next year. Was happy about this unit as it was next to the pool and has a great view. Very clean and beds were very comfortable, AC worked great too which is much needed. Had no ants in the kitchen which was a relief as our last unit had ants in the kitchen. This unit has a lot of spots & storage for your things to be organize and out of the way for the stay which was great.

It was Perfect!

by Ralph on 05/12/2021
We had an amazing week at Indigo Reef, and can't wait to do it again. Unit 54 was totally equipped for everything we needed, and a few things were over and above. Staples like sugar, salt, spices, even coffee filters made it easy for us to provision without having to buy a bunch of extras. Great location close to the boat slip was nice, too. There was charcoal and starters on site which we never got around to using, but was still glad they were there. We'll be back.

Beautiful destination!

by Judi on 05/11/2021
Can't wait to return

Beautiful Accommodations

by Samie on 05/11/2021
Beautiful home and location. We loved our stay and being able to watch the sunsets off of the great back porch was one of the highlights. We couldn't have asked for better accommodations and we look forward to coming back in the future.


by Mary on 05/08/2021
Great place to stay, clean and very convenient location. Best place to stay!!

Villa review.

by Mary Lou on 05/08/2021
Very nice experience. Beautiful, clean, every thing that we needed was available. Loved the in house laundry, the friendliness of the neighbors and the quiet pool area.


by Mary on 05/05/2021
Beautiful unit, great location and very clean. We had a great time and look forward to returning as soon as possible

Fabulous week!

by Laura on 04/27/2021
The condo was bright, clean, spacious and well appointed. We had everything that we needed and were very comfortable. The views from unit 51 were gorgeous, especially the sunsets! We would absolutely stay here again!


by Donna on 04/04/2021
This townhouse is wonderful! Amazing views, super comfortable inside with everything you need.

Loved Everything About Our Keys Trip!

by Tricia on 03/31/2021
Another fabulous trip to the Florida Keys, and we can't wait to go back! Villa 59 at Indigo Reef was perfect for our family of five... plenty of space and all of the amenities of home (including a gorgeous view with manatees right off the dock and dolphins in the gulf!) We loved spending lazy days at the pool and enjoying all of the fun activities the Keys has to offer. I'm already dreamy about our next trip and the gorgeous views from Villa 59!

Absolute Perfection

by Heather on 03/29/2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Indigo Reef Villa #15. It was better than any picture could have shown. The villa included all amenities needed for our vacation. The views were spectacular. It was quiet, yet provided wonderful entertainment with the fishing and boating. Exactly what we had wanted. We had manatees in the canal and caught fish right off the docks for dinner. The location was central to all the Keys. There are many restaurants close by for meals as well. We will definitely be back! Thank you for the great hospitality for our first stay in Marathon.

Beautiful Condo

by Christina on 03/24/2021
Beautiful Condo conveniently located in central Marathon. This is a very quiet community with permanent home owners surrounding the unit. Beautiful views from the dock (there are specific docks for specific units, pay attention to this). Can fish right off the dock. Extremely clean unit. Publix is right up the road and the beach is a short drive away.


by Scott on 03/23/2021
That property is perfect for families.

Very nice

by Lyubomyr on 02/24/2021
The house is very nice, everything was clean. We had access to all the necessities and even more. Great location and a great view. Lots of fun activities around, close to the house. We had a great vacation!

Beautiful Place and Location

by Thomas on 02/23/2021
We loved our stay in Marathon. The waterfront villa was very spacious and had beautiful views. The kitchen was stocked with spices and some basic needs until we got to the grocery store. We would love to visit again!

Indigo Reef Villa 29

by Ray on 02/22/2021
Very clean, very well stocked with essentials, beautiful pool, beautiful villa, beautiful view. Can't say enough about this villa.

Mid winter break

by Terri on 02/17/2021
Great place. Perfect location It was very clean and easy to get to. We will be looking forward to a revisit!!!


by Michael on 02/03/2021
The condo was immaculate and well stocked. The views are fantastic and the community is both quiet and friendly. John was very responsive . When we had an issue with the speed of the internet he immediately upgraded his service. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone

Amazing Property

by Chris on 01/29/2021
Villa 16 was an absolutely spectacular property. Location was great, the pool was 1st class, the villa had everything you would need for your stay, kitchen was well appointed, very clean and I would highly recommend this property.

wonderful condo in Marathon

by Deborah on 01/25/2021
This is probably my favorite VRBO Florida rental! So much space! And the location on the North side of Marathon allowed us to walk to the best seafood market/restaurant and a few restaurants, one of which served breakfast with a view of the Gulf. The furnishings were comfortable, quality rated, modern and everything was clean! The kitchen had everything needed to use for those meals where we decided to cook and all the gourmet utensils were available. This condo had the feeling of 'home' and not a rental where someone provided kitchenware or linens that they were tired of using! Very organized as well with an easy use of the internet and the smart tv! The pool and lounging area were just great and close-by too. The only thing not on this property was a beach, but Coco Plum and Sombrero are just minutes away. I definitely will look at returning to this beautiful place.

Total relaxation and everything you could want

by Beverly on 01/18/2021
This beautiful home with beautiful views was very comfortable and so many things to do. Our family and friends enjoyed all the amenities. Loved the timer on the fireplaces. We used the grill and many great meals. Played pool and enjoyed the hot tub and the spa bathtub. We had different weather on our stay and this home was perfect. Highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Amazing stay at villa 54

by Annette on 01/05/2021
We had an amazing experience staying in villa 54! The unit was so clean and we had everything we needed. The views are unbeatable and all of the amenities are top-notch. Would 100% recommend.

Amazing stay!

by Dominique on 01/04/2021
Absolutely amazing rental for the week. Great views, great home. Rental process was very simple and home was ready upon arrival.

great family vacation

by Francisco on 01/04/2021
Very nice place. It is a town house, so you are pretty close to the other people in the other houses. balconies and terraces are next to the other ones. it didn't bother us, but just so people know when booking. everyone very nice and from all over the country. Pool is nice and heated. Dock for the boat was a major plus. no trailer or able to bring in boat to pack, so have to do arrangements to keep boat and trailer outside, little inconvenient but nothing major. clean. self check in and check out very convenient. We will certainly stay here again.

Very nice

by Jose on 01/04/2021
Great place! John was awesome. Very communicative.

Great trip!

by Lisa on 01/02/2021
Great set up for our time in the keys. Convenient to everything!


by Sandra on 12/18/2020
Very nice unit . Just as described. Enjoyed our vacation

Excellent stay in Villa 42 at Indigo Reef

by Buford on 12/16/2020
Villa 42 is nice, and well positioned on the Resort Property. The assigned Boat dockage is very close to the Villa. Fish were biting each day!


by Edward on 12/10/2020
We loved everything about the place m. We will be back next year. Thanks, Eddie Romero

Relaxing trip

by Charmaine on 12/06/2020
Stayed at Pack and relax condo several times always enjoyed it we are already to book for the week after Christmas Beautiful place very relaxing

Wonderful trip

by Nora on 12/04/2020
It was nice trip,the house was nice ,clean and spacious. The owner was really helpful, professional.thank you .

Awesome Stay!

by Bizz on 11/23/2020
We love Indigo Reef and we love PacknRelax just as much! They take excellent care of their units, stock them with so many extras and you just can't beat the views here! Peaceful, tranquil, relaxing and stress free! That's my kind of vacation!! Have been several years and look forward to several more!

another great stay

by Bizz on 11/23/2020
I'm back at work today and wish I was back in the keys at my place (#29). My only complaint is that the wind didn't cooperate with us so we could be on the water more! Still a great time and will be coming back again in the future.

Great Stay with the family at Indigo Reefs

by Ryan on 11/21/2020
Our family had a great time in Marathon at Indigo Reefs. The Villa had all of the amenities we could ask for, huge pool and caught endless fish right from the docs. We will definitely be back again


by Carlos on 11/18/2020
Better than expected, the cabin has everything you need and more. There is no way to have a bad time, spectacular views of the mountains, beautiful sunsets, fully equipped, and more We would definitely go back to TN, but only if we stay in the same place. 100% recommended.

3 Weeks in Paradise

by Rebecca on 11/02/2020
We decided to work and school remotely from the Keys. What a great decision it was to spend an extended time in Indigo Reef! The villa was perfect for our family of four and we will definitely be back.

Fantastic Getaway

by Valerie on 10/20/2020
Wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the views from the property but also very close to great walks, hikes and Acadia National Park! Would love to go again! If you enjoy a cozy getaway, surrounded by water and the beauty of Maine, this is the place!

Beautiful place

by Sarah on 10/14/2020
Absolutely beautiful spot, and home. Perfect access to Schoodic peninsula and trails of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Buckhorn Retreat - Great House

by Robin on 10/12/2020
We enjoyed our stay very much. the view was amazing. (you may have to cut down a few trees soon to keep the view though!)

Great accommmodations

by Kathryne on 10/10/2020
We all enjoyed our stay very much! Very quiet, very beautiful and we had great neighbors and number 35 to visit with.


by Danni on 10/09/2020
The place at Indigo Reef was awesome. Plenty of room for 6 adults, everything we needed to cook when we did. We explored the different islands during the day and returned back to the condo in the evenings for the beautiful sunsets from the porch or the pool! We left chairs and umbrella, and cooler that we had to purchase, so that may be something to leave for the next group! We really enjoyed our time there!

Great trip!

by Brad on 10/07/2020
The townhouse and entire complex were great and immaculately kept. We will for sure be back again.

Another year behind us and we'll be back

by Rod on 09/28/2020
We've had the good fortune of staying at Indigo Reef for years, 9 or 10 I think. Unit 38 is our fav, extremely well supplied, the attention to detail and the quick responses to any issue (which seldom happens) are better then the other units we've stayed in. We've recommended IR in general and Pack and Relax specifically to many friends and will continue to do so.

Indigo Reef - #59 - Great place and good times!

by Tony on 09/21/2020
Beautiful place and a great setting. Plus a well maintained and managed boat slip and dockage out your back door. We are planning our return trip now. ThAnks John Zito for a great experience.

Great experience

by Philipp on 09/17/2020
The Airbnb was equipped with everything we needed. Also, John was very helpful in directing us to the right place as we only arrived after dark and got lost for a little bit. Thank you! Maybe wifi would even improve the already great experience for people that would like to get some work done. Again, overall high rating and I would be happy to recommend this to anyone.

30th Anniversary retreat

by Steve on 09/01/2020
The wife and I wanted to get away and enjoy our 30th Anniversary without all the crowds and excessive tourism. This spot was not only picture perfect but also the peaceful and comfortable retreat that we had hoped for. The cottage was lovely, comfortable, and more than expected. The daily visit from the local harbor seal poking it's head up for us to see and the cute little rabbits running around provided entertainment during the rain we happened to get one day. Weather aside, this was an amazing spot for us to relax, enjoy the solitude and simply unwind. We look forward to next time!

Vacation in paradise

by Melisa on 08/30/2020
This was our 2nd stay in Villa 15. The home is exceptionally clean and beautifully furnished. The kitchen is stocked nicely with all the service ware, dish ware and utensils you will need in the event you want to cook at home. Televisions and service provided are a nice touch. The boat slip right out your back door is a nice luxury as well. The porches overlooking the view were a favorite spot to spend free time and the best to watch the never disappointing display of sunset. The pool and the restrooms there, and the grounds are very well kept. John is very responsive to any need which may come up. We love this place and are already planning our next trip. Thanks for sharing your home in paradise with us. It has become our “vacation home away from home”. You are immensely blessed to have a place like this and we are so thankful for the opportunity to visit.


by Sherry on 08/27/2020
We had a girls trip planned to the Keys and found the perfect condo in Marathon, FL. There were 4 of us and the condo had 3 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, large open kitchen, dining, living area. It was spacious, clean, well laid out and beautifully decorated. There were decks off two of the bedrooms in addition to the one off the back of the house, all with water views and beautiful, comfortable deck furniture on all decks. The location was great and easy to find. We were close to groceries, restaurants and water activities. The condo has all the amenities you could want with cabinets stocked with nice dishes, washer/dryer, large fluffy towels in the bathrooms, community pool at the complex. It was one of the most enjoyable vacations ever and I would definitely return to this condo again.

Awesome place!!!

by Lynda on 08/24/2020
We came to lobster and fish, and could not have picked a better place. Indigo Reef - Unit 54 was everything we had been promised and more. The unit was clean, well stocked and perfectly laid out. Being right on the Gulf with our boat right behind us was amazing. It was a short trip whether we were diving for lobster or fishing in the Atlantic. You cannot beat the location!!! We will definitely be back, and hopefully the same unit.

Great stay

by Clint on 08/23/2020
Beautiful and comfortable home. Was a great family vacation. Highly recommend. We will be back!

Our new favorite place in the Keys!

by Bob on 08/18/2020
We just returned from our 10 day family trip and could not have picked a better location! This unit was spacious, impeccably clean and had everything we needed and more. We enjoyed the easy access by boat, the beautiful landscaping & amazing sunsets by the pool. We'll absolutely be back!

Amazing vacation through pack and relax

by Stephanie on 08/16/2020
Our family enjoyed our 3 weeks in unit 43 and had a wonderful Time., the unit is clean and equipped With everything we needed.. it had a margarita machine and a crock pot. The boat slip is right out from the porch with great views. John and Judy were very attentive and handled any issue /question that came up. We ll be going back next year!

Villa 60

by Steven on 08/14/2020
Jon...great Villa very nice. I think we left our Cast Iron pan. We will get it next year. Thanks again. Friends booked 54 from ya next week.

Absolutely beautiful!

by Danielle on 08/13/2020
This unit is absolutely beautiful! The view is the best of the best! The home is updated, clean, and relaxing. It had everything we needed including plenty of space. The property was well kept. It was the perfect vacation location!

Our Stay

by Whitt on 08/12/2020
We really enjoyed our stay. this was our sixth time staying at Indigo Reef and unit 15 was by far the nicest unit. we would consider continuing to rent this unit as well as units 14 and 16 in the future

Perfect place to relax, recharge and enjoy!

by Julie on 08/12/2020
Indigo Reef #62 is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and enjoy! We loved our stay in this lovely peaceful condo! We loved the comfy beds, the back porch and balconies, the pool, kayaking and breath taking views. We want to come back! This is such an amazing location with the best view in the community. Thank you so much for offering your condo as a vacation rental! It provided instant vacation for us. We cant wait to come back!


by Ewa on 08/11/2020
We loved the cottage on the lake - what an amazing location, right on the lake's edge, in a remote area of Maine. We would highly recommend it - our family of 4, including 2 kids, really enjoyed the house and all its amenities. Waking up every morning to a lake view was unforgettable. We will be back!


by Stacey on 08/07/2020
Perfect location, kitchen fully stocked, lots of sunlight, a spectacular trip. Thank you!

Ocean Getaway

by Matthew on 08/06/2020
What a beautiful spot -- picturesque, romantic, quiet and beautiful. Fabulous! Communication from the owners was excellent, and we had everything we needed. Thank you.

Magical week in a magical spot!

by Rachel on 08/04/2020
A wonderful week in a magical location. From soup to nuts, everything was perfect. The view, the weather, the house.... it was exactly what we were looking for and it exceeded our expectations. Can’t wait to return for another great getaway! Thank you John for sharing your home with us. We will be back!

Annual Family Gathering

by Aaron on 08/03/2020
We enjoyed staying at Indigo Reef, my family makes the trip down each year. This was our 12th year at Indigo Reef and it was a great time as always. Already looking forward to next year.

Everything we could have hoped for and more!

by Rachel on 08/02/2020
Everything we could have hoped for and more to escape our hectic lives and busy work schedules. A gem of nature, deep in our own private oasis, we emerged ourselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings while having ample house amenities making our stay feel like a real home away from home. Truly a remarkable week with memories which will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to return!

Another great week at Indigo Reef!

by Jeff on 07/27/2020
This was our third time staying at Indigo Reef and we have nothing but great things to say about the place. John's unit was wonderful and we will certainly use him again. We highly recommend Pack And Relax, and Indigo Reef. If only he could have kept the rain away...


by Sarah on 07/27/2020
This is a charming cottage with a lot of family character. The views and location were amazing -- couldn't be beat, really. The cottage was well laid out and comfortable. We loved sitting at the dining table and watching the bald eagle, hummingbirds and waves. The kitchen had every tool possible. There were lots of windows that opened for a beautiful breeze. We appreciated the local tips that John shared. We would look forward to going back and relaxing in the serene environment. We always look for places that are quiet, private and have a view and this one really delivered. Thank you!

This is Maine

by John on 07/26/2020
We looked for a place to stay that felt like Maine.....this cottage lived up to our standards, we were definitely in Maine !!! It kinda felt like I was borrowing my uncle Johns nic nacs and family heirlooms throughout the cottage. Everything we needed was in the cottage. The back of the cottage is all windows looking out to a beautiful bay. Non stop hummingbirds every day. Our son is obsessed with crabs so he was busy exploring the beach. We enjoyed walks through the neighborhood...all the neighbors were very friendly. One thing I will never forget...we just got to town....made a grocery store soon as we got to town flat tire. I’m no mechanic so while I was YouTubing how to change a flat in the rain with crying kids ...a nice “Maniac” pulled up helped me change the tire and refused any money. People don’t do that from where are from...”Maniacs” are awesome...who even does that these days??!!! This place is peace and the country....very dark at night but you can see a million stars. We found plenty of things to do close by....but we actually went to Bar Harbor three times....only takes an hour but it is a nice trip. We highly recommend this cottage if you are looking to relax unwind and get away from it all.

This is Maine

by John on 07/26/2020
We looked for a place to stay that felt like Maine.....this cottage lived up to our standards, we were definitely in Maine !!! It kinda felt like I was borrowing my uncle John's nic nacs and family heirlooms throughout the cottage. Everything we needed was in the cottage. The back of the cottage is all windows looking out to a beautiful bay. Non stop hummingbirds every day. Our son is obsessed with crabs so he was busy exploring the beach. We enjoyed walks through the neighborhood...all the neighbors were very friendly. One thing I will never forget...we just got to town....made a grocery store soon as we got to town flat tire. I’m no mechanic so while I was YouTubing how to change a flat in the rain with crying kids ...a nice “Maniac” pulled up helped me change the tire and refused any money. People don’t do that from where are from...”Maniacs” are awesome...who even does that these days??!!! This place is peace and the country....very dark at night but you can see a million stars. We found plenty of things to do close by....but we actually went to Bar Harbor three times....only takes an hour but it is a nice trip. We highly recommend this cottage if you are looking to relax unwind and get away from it all

Wonderful Stay in Indigo Reef Unit 59

by Bryan on 07/22/2020
My family and I spent a week at Indigo Reef in Unit 59. From the moment we walked in the door, I knew we had made a great choice. Indigo Reef is a beautiful complex. It's big enough to have really nice amenities, but small enough to never seem crowded. Our unit was nicely decorated and extremely clean and comfortable. We had 6 in our party and there was plenty of room for everyone. The master bedroom and living spaces were much larger than I expected, and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook and eat great meals. The view out of our unit was one of the best views on property. The mornings, evenings and sunsets were breathtaking. We saw lots of fish, a few nurse sharks, and even a manatee swimming by the rocks just outside the unit's back door. We also spent some time in the large and nicely furnished pool just a short walk from the back door. I can't imagine a better place to stay if you have a boat. The docks are right behind the units, and they even have fish cleaning stations set up around the docks. My family and I would return to this unit in a second. We a wonderful time.

Perfect getaway

by Nicole on 07/20/2020
Perfect accommodations for a family. Indigo Reef is beautiful. A fantastic experience all around.


by Alyson on 07/17/2020
Had a terrific time! Everything was found to be exceptionally clean and accommodating and we will definitely be booking again in the future! Thanks for all your assistance! - Long family

Beautiful views!

by Karen on 07/15/2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in villa 29! Having our boat steps away from the unit was very convenient. The house was very clean, making us feel safe during our stay. We would highly recommend and hope to be back soon!

Very nice

by Chris on 07/14/2020
Great place...beautiful view, nicely decorated, had everything we needed....from beach towels, to coffee filters & salt (hate buying that stuff as you end up throwing it out only for the next renter to have to buy it again). John & his wife were very helpful as the AC and Fridge broke down but they got it fixed very quickly. Really great place.

Another Great Stay at Living the Lake Dream

by Marco on 07/11/2020
Our second stay at Living the Lake Dream was amazing!! The cabin was clean and well appointed. We cooked all meals at the cabin and enjoyed everything Jones Pond had to offer during our stay. There was really no reason to leave the cabin, except to take a ride around Schoodic Peninsula to see the beautiful scenery and grab a lobster roll and fresh blueberry pie in Winter Harbor. We will be back!

Indigo Reef #16

by Daniel on 07/11/2020
Great week in the Keys. Indigo Reef is well located and maintained with access to many amenities and activities. John was a great host and I would stay there again!

Great place!

by Erica on 07/09/2020
Our family really enjoyed staying at the gulfpoint condo! Everything was very clean and it is a great location on marathon to fishing charters and restaurants. We would stay here again!

Wonderful Weekend in Maine

by Lea on 07/08/2020
Such a lovely home, right on the water. 25 miles from Schoodic Point. We can't wait to return!


by Robin on 07/01/2020
We very much enjoyed our stay in Marathon. The villa was beautiful and clean. It had everything we needed during our stay. John was very helpful and responded to any questions and requests immediately.

Indigo Reef

by Thomas on 07/01/2020
This was our fourth visit to Indigo Reef. The complex is beautiful and the boat slips are easy to navigate. The units are spacious, clean, and each unit is situated to have wonderful views of the bay. John Zito does a great job taking care of his clients, making the process clear and easy. He is responsive and professional. We look forward to our next visit!

Never Disappoints!

by Donna on 06/26/2020
We have taken advantage of this villa year after year. Very clean, beautiful grounds/location, gorgeous sunsets and John Zito is attentive, responsive and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

Great Keys Experience

by Robert on 06/25/2020
This property has everything one needs to enjoy what the Keys has to offer. The views of the water are there from every balcony or window. Just walk 10 yards out the back and jump in the clear Gulf water. Inside, the townhouse is very clean and well stocked. Kudos to owner and property manager.


by Jennifer on 06/24/2020
The house is absolutely wonderful! Very comfortable and spacious. The huge bath tubs and the hot tub were a really nice luxury to have after long days of hiking. My only improvement would be to update the view pictures-the view from the decks is much better than pictured! We spent countless hours sitting and looking out at the mountains!


by Vashti on 06/23/2020
Our family absolutely LOVED the villa! We were kind of disappointed that there was no place to park our trailer and put our skis in the water from the property. That was a bit inconvenient, but as for the villa, it was beautiful and had all the amenities we would need! Thank you so much!!

Indigo Reef Resort

by Frances on 06/22/2020
Your condo was extremely nice, very clean and very accommodating, all tastefully decorated and very functional. The kitchen was wonderfully supplied with a variety of utensils and appliances and the dining area and living room were very spacious. We loved the captain's chairs on the balconies and enjoyed sitting out early mornings with our coffee and each evening watching the boaters come go and come. We had two young grandchildren with us and they appreciated being able head straight out the back door with only a few steps to the pool. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and we were greatly impressed at being able to keep our boat docked in the canal on the resort. All very enjoyable! Thank you

Great property and great property manager

by Sheryl on 06/19/2020
We love Indigo Reef and Unit 62 is the best unit in the complex. The unit is renovated and well maintained. Communication from the leasing agent was great! Highly recommend!


by Joseph on 06/18/2020
Very pleased with all aspects of the accommodation. Very pleased would recommend to Friends

Best Location in Marathon

by Maria on 06/15/2020
Awesome view. Boat slip is right outside condo.

Indigo Reef

by Diane on 06/15/2020
The townhouse was beautiful. The sunsets were amazing. It was a very central place for me to stay since I was following my daughter's kayaking team from Miami to Key West.

Always love it here

by Lesllie on 06/09/2020
This is our third time staying at this villa in Marathon and to say it's “Amazing” is an understatement. From dealing with John (who is incredibly attentive and committed to making sure everything is right), to the cleanliness of the rental, and the amazing amenities, it's an amazing value for the price. We are going to try to make it a yearly trip. Thank you!


by Dametria on 06/09/2020
Will most definitely be booking with packandrelax again pretty soon and also would recommend to anyone I know..... The cabin was beautiful and booking through pack and relax was so quick and easy Thanks so much for everything

Amazing..and oh what a view!

by Diana on 05/27/2020
What an amazing place to get away! The cabin was in mint condition, the communication to the manager was outstanding, everything you needed and then some in a stay and the view, was just perfect. Don't let the location right by the road discourage you. The only vehicles we heard were motorcycles once a day. The pool table, hot tub, Jacuzzi tubs (2), games, beds, furniture were all perfect for us. You like reading: a great reading room. You like drinking coffee on a deck while viewing great scenery: best view from any other cabin in the area. You are right between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. For us - 10/10! We are definitely coming back!

Great "Stay at Home" Getaway

by Mark on 04/07/2020
Our family stayed at the Buckhorn Retreat and it was fabulous. The three levels of the home offered all we needed for rest, relaxation and fun. The views are amazing of Mt. LeConte. Very private property well equipped with games, pool table, hot tubs, sticked kitchen, Wii, puzzles and a lovely book nook. We needed a quiet vacation and this was the spot to let that happen and align to current stay at home restrictions. Thanks for the great property!

Amazing views - beautiful townhome

by Bonnie on 03/26/2020
Such a wonderful place to spend a week in the keys. Restaurants and grocery store near by- everything you need in terms of appliances, supplies, towels. Loved the heated pool and beautiful views from the porch! Would love to return again in the future

Great relaxing place

by Santiago on 03/24/2020
This place had it all. Super clean, well stocked with all necessary stuff in all rooms. The whole community is really well maintained. The pool is super clean and very convenient. Super.


by Autumn on 03/22/2020
I have been to many places with my family but my experience and Indigo Bay has been the best by far superior.

Beautiful location!

by Karin on 03/21/2020
Loved our stay! Beautiful views!

Outstanding cabin with a view

by Rachel on 03/20/2020
We loved everything about our stay at Buckhorn Retreat! This was exactly as described- clean, well-stocked, spacious, and lovely. Families may want to know that the two bedrooms are on different floors, each with a full bathroom. There are also two sleeper sofas with clean sheets, so it's possible to have kids sleep on the same floor as parents if needed. Staff was immediately responsive to questions.

Amazing Place!

by Beth on 03/12/2020
We LOVED our villa at Indigo Reef. The condo was beautiful and sparkling clean. The property with the views, the pool and the boat dock were perfect. John was quick to respond to questions and gave us plenty of information ahead of time to help plan our trip. Can't wait to come back and visit again soon.


by Donna on 03/05/2020
The unit was clean and fully furnished. Great location and fantastic pool. Better than expected. No disappointments by anyone.

The view from your porch will never get old

by John on 03/02/2020
We struggled to go out for sunsets because it was hard to beat the view from our own front porch! John left good and thorough directions, making our stay easy. The villa was clean, modern, and very well furnished. Our resort neighbors were also very friendly. If you are thinking about booking this unit, do it!

The view from your porch will never get old

by John on 03/02/2020
We struggled to go out for sunsets because it was hard to beat the view from our own front porch! John left good and thorough directions, making our stay easy. The villa was clean, modern, and very well furnished. Our resort neighbors were also very friendly. If you are thinking about booking this unit, do it!

Wonderful property

by Traci on 03/02/2020
We loved our stay at Indigo Reef! The property is beautiful and the scenery is stunning. We felt like we were part of a very small resort community and would highly recommend this property to those wishing to visit the Keys!

Very nice

by Claudia on 02/28/2020
Beautiful view from first or second floor lanai and immaculate villa. Totally equipped, we felt at home immediately. Great location to stores, restaurants, turtle hospital, etc. Key West only an hour away. Very quiet and the heated salt water pool was never crowded. A truly perfect place to get away from winter and enjoy the warm sunshine. We will certainly plan to return to Villa 34. John was a wonderful host.

Very nice

by Leonard on 02/28/2020
The unit was supplied with everything as promised. Wonderful pool...always a chair available. John Vito was very helpful. Hard to leave.

Condo #38

by Thomas and Monica on 02/24/2020
The condo was very well taken care of. Very Clean and orderly. Loved outdoor furniture.

Wonderful time in unit 38!!

by Patricia on 02/20/2020
Thank you for the beautiful place to enjoy the sun. John is the best!!

Great place

by David on 02/16/2020
We stayed at this wonderful property. The folks at PackandRelax were very good to work with. Great communication, fast service. The property exceeded our expectations. Would work with PackandRelax again. Best mornings and sunsets.

Indigo Reef Villa 60

by John on 02/14/2020
Again we found everything great. Will return next year.

Indigo Reef

by James on 02/10/2020
Villa 43 was amazing! Perfect view of the boats and the Gulf of Mexico. The condo was well stocked with everything we needed. Very quiet area. Very friendly people nearby as well. John is an outstanding agent. He was very helpful. We will rent again.

Very nice

by Bruce on 02/05/2020
Enjoyed my stay.

Amazing Property in the Perfect Location

by Tom on 02/02/2020
Lucking upon the Indigo Reef property was great luck when my buddy and I were looking for a place in the sun to enjoy our annual birthday trip. First the price was very reasonable & when we arrived we realized what a good deal we had scored. The layout of the property was excellent. Proximity to the pool was close enough and then again far enough not to be bothered by any noise. The condo itself was very well equipped and well stocked with all we needed for a week. There was coffee, spices, cooking utensils, ample towels, and all else we needed. All we needed to do was stock the pantry and the liquor cabinet. While we did not have a boat, the dock was just outside the back door and was ultra convenient if we had a vessel. I cannot begin to list all the pros for the 43 Indigo Reef property and the cons....well I can't think of any. If you have questions feel free to ask.

Private and secluded.

by Greg on 01/24/2020
Pleasantly surprised. House was well equipped, comfortable and the boat slip was a nice adder. We have already booked two more units and bringing friends back in a few weeks.


by Thomas on 01/20/2020
Condo was very well equipped, clean and beautifully located on overall property. Property was gorgeously landscaped and situated. Everything we could have possibly needed to make our stay special was attended to and well thought out.

Great week!!

by Spencer on 01/20/2020
The property is clean and very well kept. We enjoyed our days by the pool and sunsets on the porch. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need to make meals and feel right at home. The linens, towels and beds were all very nice and comfortable. We appreciated the quick check in and check out process as well as easy and responsive communication with the manager. Thank you for such a great week! We will be back soon.

Amazing Villa

by Bryan on 01/20/2020
The villa was amazing. The location was quiet, peaceful and very relaxing. John and Judi were helpful and provided all the information needed to make the stay go smoothly. I would definitely consider renting it again.

Perfect Getaway

by Joy on 01/06/2020
Our family had a wonderful time in the beautiful waterfront villa. We had plenty of space in the villa, and the views from every window are amazing! We cannot wait for our next visit.

Exceeded our expectations!

by Jackie on 01/05/2020
It's really hard to decide where to start, everything about the property and this unit exceeded our expectations! First of all, the location of the property is fabulous. We had our boat with us and loved how many restaurants we could go to by boat close by. Also the trailer parking right across from property was very convenient. Being able to dock the boat right out front of our unit was so convenient also. This was hands down the cleanest rental property we have ever stayed in! Spotless! The bedrooms were very comfortable, the bathrooms perfectly clean and the extra amenities such as shampoo and toilet paper were a nice touch. This unit has everything you need. Not to mention a stunning view, peaceful setting and perfect location in Marathon. The information John provided prior to check in was very helpful and made our arrival and stay seamless and enjoyable. We hope to visit again!!

A perfect week!

by Jackie on 01/05/2020
I cannot say enough good things about this property! Having our boat right in front of our unit is always something we look for in the Keys. The trailer parking across the street from the property was very convenient also. There were so many excellent restaurants in close proximity, we were even able to go to several by boat which was a special treat. This unit was impeccable. Perfectly clean and very comfortable for our group of six. We enjoyed watching college football on the big screen in the living room and relaxing on the leather sectional. All with a beautiful view of the sunset and water right out front. We spent New Year's Eve here and although Marathon was very busy, this property never felt overcrowded.

A wonderful time!

by Joy on 01/03/2020
The villa in Marathon, Florida was our first experience with an Airbnb. We had a wonderful time. We loved staying at the villa. It was very clean and spacious. There is plenty of room for up to 6 people. Our teenagers enjoyed the pool, and they also enjoyed seeing the manatees come up to the boat slip for a drink of fresh water!!! Everyone was extremely friendly. The villa was clean and it seemed very new. I would not change a thing! My family would be thrilled to stay in the villa again. It has to be the only place with a spectacular view from every window (even the shower in the master bath)!!! Perfect place for a getaway with family!!!!

Great stay!

by Mark on 01/03/2020
This property is as described. It is in a convenient location, nearby a terrific little fish market/eatery, aquarium, and sea excursions (scuba, fishing). Beds were comfortable, rooms clean, and everything worked!


by Georgia on 01/02/2020
We had a wonderful time at Indigo Reef! The house was Perfect! It was clean, comfortable and relaxing! We loved sitting on the porches and balcony enjoying the beautiful views! The grounds are so beautiful, we loved walking around everyday ( we saw a manatee, lots of fish, jellies, and iguanas). We definitely will stay here again the next time we are in the Florida Keys! Thank you!!

Great Keys Vacation Villa

by Karen on 12/31/2019
Indigo Reef is the perfect place to come and relax on the water, literally steps from the back porch. The villa is spotless and stocked with everything you need. The Zitos make the whole rental process easy from start to finish. Thanks for another great family vacation!

Great Keys Vacation Villa

by Karen on 12/31/2019
Indigo Reef is the perfect place to come and relax on the water, literally steps from the back porch. The villa is spotless and stocked with everything you need. The Zitos make the whole rental process easy from start to finish. Thanks for another great family vacation!

Wonderful stay at Indigo Reef Villa 6!

by Norman on 12/30/2019
Our family loved our stay at Villa 6. The Villa was equipped with virtually everything you could need. Our host John communicated with us in an outstanding manner both before and during our stay. The grounds of the resort and the resort pool are wonderful. The views from the balconies and windows are absolutely incredible. We definitely recommend this Villa for a wonderful relaxing vacation.

Wonderful week!

by Joan on 12/29/2019
Great condo. The furnishings were extremely comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. It was a very spacious unit and fit our whole family. I would highly recommend staying here.

Just as Great the Second Time Around

by Wes on 12/15/2019
This was our second trip to Indigo Reef villa 34. As with the previous visit, the property was perfect upon our arrival. The pool was absolutely perfect and the views of the Gulf were great. We like the fact that this property is somewhat hidden and more private than some of the other resorts in the area. Key West was a perfect day trip for us taking about an hour to drive there. The villa was exactly what we wanted for us and the other couple that joined us for the stay. One of the main reasons we returned to Indigo Reef this year was the excellent service and communications we received from the property manager, John Zito. He was in communication weeks prior to our arrival and contacted us on the day of our arrival to make sure everything was in perfect condition. The stay could not have been better. We are already looking forward to our trip next year.

Waterfront Villa

by Elizabeth on 12/03/2019
Indigo Reef Villa and prime location did not disappoint. We had 6 adults in our party and the villa was comfortable, well equipped and beautiful. The boat slip was right outside our back door and provided ease for our numerous water activities. The resort is quiet, peaceful and the grounds are immaculately kept. We will definitely be returning!

Felt like home!

by William on 11/24/2019
This home is an excellent choice for one or two couples. We enjoyed every aspect of the property. The view was great, as well as the reading nook. The furnishings were well thought out, and very comfortable. We plan to return often. The kitchen was very well equipped and user friendly. One of the cleanest rentals we have had. 11/19/2019

Florida Keys Vacation

by Rick on 11/18/2019
For our first trip to the Florida Keys, we decided to stay at John Zitto's water front villa (unit 43) at the Indigo Reef complex. Turns out this was a fantastic choice! John was very communicative from the time we made the reservation to the time it was all over and we had to leave. He made sure we had all the information associated with the complex, which was expected. Where he went above and beyond was with all the information he provided about places to see, things to do and recommendations on where to eat - a real plus to us first time visitors to the Keys. He even provided a nice bottle of wine to welcome us to the unit. And about the unit, number 43 is definitely an upscale accommodation, nicely appointed, very clean, and full of everything we needed for our stay, including a frozen margarita maker! The beds were very comfortable, there were plenty of towels, and the in-unit washer and dryer came in very handy. While we didn't use the boat slip, it was conveniently located just steps from the back deck. Oh, and the sunsets - amazing! We would take our drinks to the deck and truly enjoy the sunsets that are a hallmark of the Keys. Next time we plan a vacation like this we will definitely got to John first. We highly recommend everyone do the same.

Beautiful home in Marathon

by Nancy on 11/11/2019
We enjoyed our visit. No disappointment here. Location is handy to everything and the sunsets were magnificent every evening. Highly recommended.

On the water!

by Caleb W on 11/05/2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views were lovely, watching the birds feed along the shore and in the water made our breakfasts and dinners better. We appreciated the book of information about the area which lead us to the Schoodic Peninsula (much preferred over the touristy Acadia Nat Park) and to US Bells where we bought two lovely bells and were invited to watch a casting which was great fun. We enjoyed the Maine Lobster Book so much that we have purchased one for ourselves. The hosts were extremely accommodating both when we had difficulty finding the location in a very dark night and when the NorEaster came through and knocked out the power for the cottage and for much of Maine.

Very nice

by Tracy on 10/30/2019
This cabin is truly beautiful and had a wonderful view. We did have an issue with the hot tub not being clean and the owner was very nice and very quick to respond to resolve the issue. My only complaint would be the service/cleaning fees seem excessive compared to others and there was some cobwebs throughout and very thick dust on the ceiling fan. I don't say any of this to deter anyone from staying here because we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! However , the cleaning company or fees may need to be changed in my opinion.

Beautiful and peaceful

by Michelle on 10/29/2019
We were impressed by the beautiful and clean condo. It was spacious with a fantastic view and the community pool was awesome. We can recommend it to everyone. I was impressed by the communication I got before and during our stay to be sure everything was good.

Always a treat

by Glen on 10/23/2019
We always enjoy our stay at Buckhorn Retreat. The views are amazing and the cabin is extremely comfortable. We only stay at Buckhorn when we are in the area. We have been staying there for nearly a decade and will keep coming back.

Great cabin

by Cheryl on 10/18/2019
this cabin had amazing views-it was on a paved road that was not too high in the mountains but did offer a great view of the mountains-I did not want to stay up high and drive mountain roads at night-this cabin is a perfect location-maybe a 10 minute drive from the main road-close to both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg but far enough away to escape the crowds-it sits by itself with just a couple of other cabins around it that are not visible through the trees-it is not a cabin that is part of a development where you have people right on top of you in the next cabin-very quiet and peaceful-clean, offered everything we could possibly want, came with a well stocked kitchen as far as utensils, pots, dishes, etc-even had a Keuring in addition to a coffee pot, gas grill with propane so we were able to grill a couple of nights, crockpot-better supplied than my own kitchen! Price for this cabin was reasonable and cheaper than other places I priced. Would stay here again if I ever get back to the Smokies

Awesome Vacation

by Gary on 10/11/2019
My wife and I stayed in Indigo Reef #6 week of 9/29. The condo was spacious, clean and had everything we needed for our vacation. The resort property is fabulous from the pool to the boat docks to the grounds. Our boat slip was literally right out the back door. We had a blast boating in the Keys. You can watch sunsets right from your deck or from inside the condo as the side windows face west. You will not be disappointed with #6 in Indigo Reef.

Very nice

by Randy on 10/07/2019
We had a wonderful stay at your condo. We have rented this unit multiple times and love it. Very roomy and accommodations are perfect for our family. Thank you for another great stay.

Very nice

by Linda on 09/30/2019
We loved the location of Willow Cottage! It was away from the frantic hubbub of the Bar Harbor area and yet near enough to get there when we wanted to explore that area. The house was nicely furnished and met our needs nicely. We were a group of 4 adults (siblings) and the one bed option (the trundle) is better suited for a child. The hide a bed has seen better days also. We did have one issue with the house that the host quickly addressed and made right. I would very much recommend Willow Cottage!


by David on 09/19/2019
amazing house was fully stocked with beach towels and plenty of informational books and magazines about Acadia and schoodic parks .great water views and our hosts gave us all the info we needed for a fantastic week

Paradise in the Florida Keys

by Louanne on 09/14/2019
This was our third trip to Indigo Reef, booking through Pack N Relax. The property is fabulous for couples or families. We kept our boat right out in front of our villa, the pool is perfect but it's the sunsets that are the best!! We will return again and again to our favorite spot in the Keys.

Paradise in the Florida Keys

by Louanne on 09/14/2019
This was our third trip to Indigo Reef, booking through Pack N Relax. The property is fabulous for couples or families. We kept our boat right out in front of our villa, the pool is perfect but it's the sunsets that are the best!! We will return again and again to our favorite spot in the Keys.

Beautiful home and memorable stay!

by Carla on 09/10/2019
We loved our stay. The oceanfront location was beautiful and the cool breezes were so refreshing. The kitchen was very nice and well stocked for cooking. Plenty of games and puzzles for family time. Not too far from the Bar Harbor area which we enjoyed as well as the nearby Acadia National Park area. Very cute small town with cute markets, restaurants and charm. We would love to return.

A Great House in a Beautiful Part of the Maine Coast

by James on 09/10/2019
This house had every possible amenity and is located on dramatic and beautiful ocean front. The Schoodic peninsula is the best part of Acadia--uncrowded with great walks. We visited with friends from New Zealand and enjoyed this home immensely.

Great time in Maine

by Ross on 09/06/2019
Had a great time at the lake. The house is great with everything you need for a relaxing time the beds are very comfortable Schoodic peninsula is breathtaking and the hike to Yards Point in Correa is fantastic. Lake is warm (take water shoes as bottom is rocky by the dock We rented kayaks and had a blast messing about on the lake lobster at fishermans wharf is a must as are lobster rolls at wharf in Correa Took te ferry to Bar Harbor which was a lot of fun

A Magnificent Lake House

by Jose on 09/06/2019
This lake house is unforgettable. It is the most peaceful and scenic location I've ever been in. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. I recommend it without reservations.

Amazing location!

by Jason on 09/02/2019
Amazing location, great cozy house, exactly as described and shown. Would definitely stay again.

Indigo Reef VRBO

by Michael on 08/29/2019
Clean and well equipped condo/townhouse. All amenities were there. Sunset view was as advertised and even better in person. Did not get to enjoy clubhouse pool as we were too busy diving. Will definitely be back for our next Florida Keys vacation.

Amazing accommodations

by Steven on 08/22/2019
Hated to leave, everything we needed was supplied and absolutely perfect. Great location, guilt but close to everything. Can't wait to go back,absolutely amazing.

Amazing Experience

by Robert on 08/20/2019
Forth trip to Indigo Reef with Pack N Relax. Excellent in every way!

Excellent Property

by Meredith on 08/18/2019
Great location. Clean. Kitchen was well equipped. Felt a little close to our neighbors on the back porch, but we were out and about most of the time so no big deal. Owners were very responsive upon initial booking. Had a great time - thank you!

Absolutely beautiful

by Teresa on 08/11/2019
The property was more beautiful than the photos show. Everything is great quality and new. Location was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your home with us. 

Amazing Home!

by Josh on 08/10/2019
Gorgeous home in a perfect location in the Florida Keys. The home was very clean and well maintained. We ran into no issues during our stay. The views of the sunset from the balcony are astounding, there is nothing else like it in this world. If you are looking for a nice relaxing getaway for you and your family look no further than this 3 bed 2.5 bath townhome.

Excellent Property

by Tiffany on 08/09/2019
Great communication throughout the process. I personally appreciate the simple rules/procedures for the property vs. the 25 page binder of rules some properties want you to read. Property is exactly as pictured. The community itself is adorable and feels very safe and private. The location of the unit in the property is ideal for water views and for boating. The slip is right outside the back door and easy to access. The air conditioner works very well, which is much appreciated in the FL heat. Nice bathrooms and decent water pressure. The kitchen has all the utensils, pots/pans and dishes you could want. This is a really amazing property and I can’t imagine being unhappy with the unit or the setting. 

Beautiful Spot in the Keys

by Ashford on 08/07/2019
My first trip to the keys will be a memorable one. Indigo Reef is tucked away overlooking the Gulf with a wonderful pool and view. Our villa was bright, clean and exactly what we hoped for. Would definitely recommend for a family or several couples looking for a good jumping off point to explore the area. 

Relaxing Location for the Family

by Chris on 08/06/2019
We took our children (14 & 11) to Maine and stayed here this summer. This was the perfect place to get away from everything and enjoy what nature has to offer. An hour + drive to Bar Harbor to experience Whale Watching, Acadia Natl. Park, restaurants, etc. took place, but the highlight was the downtime hanging around Bar Island. Fresh caught lobster from Dorr Lobster Co. from across the street, local produce stands, the Schoodic pennisula - too much to recall but a memorable and relaxing vacation. Best of all, the kids had a blast climbing on rocks and getting away from technology for a week. Thanks for hosting us! Will definitely stay with you again.

Amazing Trip!

by Jennifer on 08/06/2019
We had such a great time at #14 at Indigo Reef! The property itself is very much taken care of, we loved everything about it! The views from the back porches are beautiful. We had our boat and it was perfect to be able to see it across the canal. The pool is beautiful. There was 5 of us and it fit us all just fine. We will be coming back. The place had everything you could ask for in the kitchen also. The only complaint is the beds could be better, maybe put the foam mattress on them? They are all pretty stiff. Besides that, perfect trip. Thank you

Fantastic Stay in the Keys!

by Alana on 08/05/2019
We absolutely loved our stay! It was a perfect location, plenty of room for our group of 5, and all the amenities we needed. The boat slip was a plus. We will stay here again!!


by Marina on 08/04/2019
We had a fabulous time at the villa. The house was extremely clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed. We loved the margarita machine and the sunsets! The kids loved the pool as well. Thank you for your hospitality. Marina

Tranquil Resort

by K. on 08/03/2019
I've stayed at the resort before and each time I am impressed with how well kept it is. The unit was very clean and stocked with little extras, e.g. pool towels, and a few games, puzzles and DVDs. The full size washer and dryer with detergent was handy and the welcome bottle of Relax wine was a nice touch. The resort was quiet and peaceful. We went to the pool late one morning and had it all to ourselves. It was large for a resort and kept clean. The view of the sunset from the back porch is amazing. I would definitely go back again. There are many great places to visit in/near Marathon such as The Turtle Hospital, Crane Point, and Bahai Honda State Park, to name a few. Lots of great restaurants like The Island Fish Company (fast, friendly staff, nice view), Keys Fisheries Market & Marina (amazing food, watch the sunset and see the tarpons), King Seafood Market & Restaurant (nice wait staff, good casual dining), The Stuffed Pig (fun outdoor seating, nice people) and Sweet Savannah's (great ice cream.). We always visit Marooned in Marathon and Bayshore Clothing for our souvenir shopping fix.

Florida Keys at Indigo Reef Resort

by Heather on 07/30/2019
Indigo Reef resort Villa 30 was very clean and spacious. The resort was very nice and the amenities were very close for our boat slip and a swim in the pool. Sitting out on the porch watching the sunrise and sunsets were amazing. The owner was very informative about what to expect with the Villa and where to park your trailer for the boat. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend staying at Indigo Reef Resort (Villa 30).

We Love Indigo Reef!

by Shannon on 07/29/2019
Condo has everything you'd ever need! This condo is very convenient to your boat slip. John is very easy to work with through the booking process and was available if we needed him during our stay. Would definitely recommend Unit 43!!

Indigo Reef 42

by Aaron on 07/29/2019
This was our 12th year staying at Indigo Reef for Mini Lobster Season. Once again the amenities were amazing. The pool, the sunsets, the weather, and the other friendly families staying at Indigo made our stay a memorable one. We'll see you again next year.

great place to relax

by Michael on 07/19/2019
the condo located on the gulf coast of Marathon is an ideal location for exploring the Keys. A variety of casual dining establishments, all with fresh seafood, are close by. The condo was in very good condition and the beds were excellent! Spent a lot of our time enjoying the sun at the pool!! An all around great place to spend time with the family and watch the sunsets from the porch!

My favorite family vacation

by Tiffany on 07/18/2019
This was the best vacation we have ever had as a family. Marathon was beautiful and the house was amazing. We loved everything about it. We will definitely be back and hope for unit 60

Beautiful property in Marathon

by Jennifer on 07/17/2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Definitely recommend and would stay here again!!!!! 

Awesome Property!

by Shawn on 07/16/2019
This is an absolutely Beautiful waterfront property! The Villa was perfect for our stay in the Keys, the boat slip is an added bonus. Lots of green space with a beautiful pool. The Villa is stocked with all that was needed to enjoy a wonderful stay. John provided all of the information and was available if we needed anything. Fortunately,the entire process was seamless and we had a great time. Highly Recommend this property!!

One of the nicest AirBNB's I've stayed in!

by Jeff on 07/15/2019
One of the nicest airbnb houses i've stayed in and i travel with airbnb about 6 months a year.


by Jerry on 07/15/2019
everything was perfect.


by Jerry on 07/15/2019
everything was perfect

This was amazing!

by Hanley Family on 07/12/2019
Amazing sight! We saw a seal in our backyard and a deer! So relaxing and excellent hosting! So much was provided. I can't express enough how much fun my family had here! Views were excellent. It was better then I thought it would be and we had high expectations to begin with!

Great cabin with fantastic view!

by Teresa on 07/10/2019
This cabin was very clean and had a lot of extra amenities. The grill and hot tub were great! We really enjoyed the rocking chairs and swing on the porch. There was great water pressure and plenty of hot water for our whole family. The location is central for all attractions and easy to get to. It's a very quiet neighborhood, which was great for us! We will definitely return to Buckhorn!

Can't wait till our next visit!

by Ron on 07/09/2019
Awesome seeing Manatees outside the back door. The place was much more spacious than the pictures. So clean & well appointed. Can't wait till our next visit!

Sunset view is spectacular!

by Jenny on 07/09/2019
Although this was our first time staying at Indigo Reef, we are well acquainted with Marathon and the nearby islands. The location of Indigo Reef is convenient to everything. The villa is well stocked (the kitchen had everything from muffin pans to a spice rack) and is well decorated. The sunset view is spectacular! The grounds are well groomed and the pool area and dock are quite nice. We highly recommend this villa. John provided ample information in advance of our arrival and was quick to respond to any communication.

Views great, neighborhood quiet!

by Teresa on 07/09/2019
Cabin was very clean and had extra amenities. Plenty of room for a family of five! The views were great and the neighborhood was quiet. Loved having the grill and the hot tub. We enjoyed sitting out on both decks. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home! We plan to return soon.

Amazing vacation home

by Tiffany on 07/09/2019
The house was beautiful and the location was perfect. Plenty of space for the whole family. We even got a visit from the manatee. 

Beyond Beautiful and Relaxing!

by Matt on 07/09/2019
I would suggest this for anyone. So beautiful and quiet, just a drive from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Everything we needed was provided. The views are amazing and wildlife will blow you away. We saw a seal in the bay in the back yard! Great stay and awesome host!

Keep Coming Back!

by Allen on 07/05/2019
This was our second stay at this resort and the PackAndRelax villas continue to amaze us. Clean, well appointed and furnished, comfortable, great views, easy access to Gulf and Atlantic waters, exceptional owner support, the list goes on and on. We'll be back for year 3!

Perfect Vacation!

by Jennifer on 07/05/2019
Indigo Reef was amazing as always. We have stayed there the last 5 years and plan on coming back for many more gorgeous sunsets. The docks and boating accommodations work just perfect for us. We like that the property is beautiful and welcoming but not "resorty". Unit 15 is great. It has all the comforts of home. The kitchen is well stocked with all of the pots, pans, dishes and utensils we needed. It is clean and nicely decorated. John and Judy are always helpful and respond quickly if any issues or concerns arise. We can't wait to go back again next year!

Absolutely lovely.

by Cindy on 07/05/2019
Everything, including the details, was as great as we hoped. The view was spectacular and the sunrise and sunsets did not disappoint. Must go eat lunch at Corea"s on the Wharf down the road. We ate lobster several times and this was by far the best. Definitely would stay here again! 

Perfect vacation spot!!

by Jennifer on 07/03/2019
Great place for a family but still peaceful and tranquil too! Great location and amenities!

Amazing Views

by Alice on 07/02/2019
Loved everything about Villa 54. Clean and neat. Would visit again for sure. Loved seeing the Manatees swim up to dock each morning. Such a treat.


by Judith on 06/28/2019
We enjoyed our time in 42. The unit provided everything we needed and more. You have a great Television and seating in the living room. The views were wonderful. We will be back.

Excellent Location near Acadia

by Chris on 06/28/2019
We spent two nights at John’s property and really enjoyed everything about our stay. The location is quiet and very private, yet close to restaurants and Acadia National Forrest. John was very responsive when we had questions and the check in and check out process were very smooth compared to other properties that sometimes require a more extensive process. We enjoyed the fact that this property was very close to the water, yet designed in such a way that it is safe for young kids. A great location for campfires and star gazing. 06/28/2019

Home away from home...

by Kelly on 06/28/2019
Everything was great! It felt like a home away from home.

Great views!

by Herbert on 06/28/2019
Had a wonderful time and the cabin had everything we needed.


by Heather on 06/27/2019
Incredible house. The views and overall stylish warmth of this house was beyond expected. Love the house.

Perfect Destination!

by Dan on 06/27/2019
Beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains from this ideal cabin ! Great location ! Far enough away but close enough to enjoy the 8 mile loop of the Arts and Crafts Community . Perfect for a family getaway with 2 master suites, 2 sofa beds and a wonderful game room in the loft! Buckhorn Retreat is the perfect destination!

We want to make it our annual vacation destination!

by Katrina on 06/27/2019
We stayed for one week at the Indigo Reef. We rented three of the condos and we absolutely positively could not have been happier!! The condos are beautiful, the grounds meticulous, the pool fantastic, the manatees are friendly. Everything was better in person than the pictures! We had a beautiful bottle of wine waiting for us in each condo. The sheets were clean and soft, plenty of towels and beach towels! The condos were all so clean and spacious. The kitchens were well stocked. Thank you John! We will be back!!!

Sparkling clean, great time!

by Manju on 06/27/2019
The house was sparkling clean and well kept. It is very close to beautiful Schoodic point and less than an hour to Bar Harbor. It is only a few minutes to nice shopping places at Winter Harbor. We had a great time there!

Great views and peaceful!

by Michele on 06/25/2019
The house is spotless and is equipped with everything you need. Great views and peaceful! All the information that was provided about hikes, where to eat, etc. were spot on. Thank you for the great memories!!!

Great Location

by Lance on 06/25/2019
We recently stayed in Villa #43 at Indigo Reef. The condo was exactly as advertised and the boat slip was in a perfect lication as it is just steps from the unit. The pool was clean quiet and a perfect way to end a day on the water. The kitchen is well stocked and had everything we needed as we cooked Every morning and most evenings. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to stay in Marathon. For boaters, Vaca Cut bridge is approx 13' at high water. The community ice machine was a convenience but could use a second machine to keep up with demand.

Outstanding property

by Bron on 06/25/2019
This is a first rate property. The setting on the Maine Atlantic coast and its seclusion make for as relaxing stay as possible. The home is well equipped including the kitchen. Premium bath towels and complimentary shampoo, conditioner and soap are much appreciated. This home is maintained at a very high level... extremely clean and neat. Decor is tasteful and filled with interesting pieces of the area, Maine, lobsters and the like. WiFi works! Thank you for letting us use your home. Much appreciated.

Beautiful cabin with a gorgeous view

by Curtis on 06/25/2019
We loved every minute of our stay at this fully furnished cabin with a beautiful view of the Smokey Mountains. It was very spacious for our group of 4 adults and 2 children. Great location to all the attractions in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains. The hot tub and pool table were a bonus. We look forward to returning to this cabin in the future.


by Mary on 06/23/2019
Absolutely loved our time at indigo Reef. Villa 15 was just pristine, loved the location and having the boat slip was an added bonus! John was wonderful to work with, appreciated that so much. We will go back for sure!

Buckhorn Retreat

by Leslie on 06/21/2019
Buckhorn Retreat is a beautiful and clean cabin located close enough to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to enjoy all those cities have to offer but far enough outside the hustle and bustle to feel like a true mountain retreat. The first floor bedroom was ideal for my elderly mother in law who can no longer handle stairs. The owners were perfect guests and were readily available when the power went out due to a storm. Our family is looking forward to the next visit.

Great location and nicely appointed

by Paul on 06/17/2019
Great views and easy access to snorkeling around the point. The kitchen supplies were good. An extra cookie sheet would be nice but overall the pots/pans were very nice and the items like beach towels, soap/shampoo, garbage bags, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent were great (didn't feel like we had to ration). The ice machine on property gets raided pretty quickly in the early morning so you may want to bring some if coolers used/needed, although the freezer does make it fairly quickly. Overall very happy with the property.

Exactly what I pictured!

by Michele on 06/14/2019
We really enjoyed our stay in June. We had three nights at the property. We had everything we needed at the cabin. The lake was just steps out the patio door. I enjoyed watching the loons on the lake and listening to the birds singing. We had a bunny and a chipmunk that visited us. I made a small campfire each evening. You can buy firewood nearby. This is exactly the place I pictured staying at when we visited the beautiful state of Maine. If you are visiting, make sure you check out Bar Harbor for shopping. Arcadia National Park was spectacular and not to far of a drive. Sand Beach at the park was fun to relax at. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Thank you for sharing your house with us!! We will always remember our time there. 

Very happy!

by Becky J on 06/13/2019
Nice kitchen and living room area. We had plenty of room. Outside area is well taken care of. Overall we were very happy. Pool was clean as well and never felt over crowded.

Above and beyond gorgeous!

by Katy on 06/13/2019
The quality of this home exceeded my expectations. It's newly renovated, everything is brand new and extremely stylish and comfortable. Above and beyond gorgeous. I was completely impressed with everything, especially all the little touches like completely, thoughtfully stocked kitchen, bottle of wine as a welcome gift, pillow top mattresses with quality bedding. I came with 5 young adult/teenage boys, and it was a perfect space for our family. Plenty of room to spread out and be comfortable. We loved the convenience of the pool so close by, the dock was great (good snorkeling just right there), and we enjoyed the beautiful sunset over the gulf directly from the porch of the villa. I even watched it one night while laying in bed in the master bedroom. So beautiful and comfortable! The location is perfect too, so close to the cut. Will stay again!

Great location!

by Joyce on 06/09/2019
Great location and family friendly. Great if you have your own Boat. 

Very comfortable and well stocked. Great location.

by Susan on 06/08/2019
The experience renting this property was hassle free. The manager responded quickly to questions. Directions regarding check in and boat docking were clear.

Great place to stay

by Greg on 06/07/2019
The townhouse was perfect for our size family4 adults 2 kids Everything we needed was in the townhome The pool is very convenient and if you have a boat this IS the place to stay Parking is a little inconvenient but certainly manageable We will definitely keep this place in mind for future visits

Villa 51 was very comfortable and well stocked. The location was convenient both land and water.

by Susan on 06/07/2019
The experience renting this property was hassle free. The manager responded quickly to questions. Directions regarding check in and boat docking were clear. 06/07/2019

Our favorite part of Acadia

by Julianna on 06/05/2019
A perfect lakeside retreat near our favorite (quiet) part of Acadia. A beautiful place to call home for our stay. Everything was lovely...views, comfy beds, an excellent jigsaw puzzle table. Thank you.

Dreamy getaway!

by Kaylee on 06/04/2019
Clean, updated, and a peaceful porch with no obstructed views of the water. You'll never want to leave!!

Great Dive Trip!

by Dennis on 06/04/2019
We had a wonderful 5 day stay for diving at Looe Key. The three bedroom unit was better than expected. 

Wonderful weekend with family

by Dan on 05/31/2019
It was exactly what we wanted! Beautiful views of the Smokies., far enough away from downtown but close enough to enjoy the fun 8-mile loop of the Arts and Crafts Community! Buckhorn Retreat had plenty of space for our family! 2 master suites, 2 sofa beds, fantastic game room in the loft provided hours of fun for the kids! The hot tub on the lower level was perfect for relaxing and still view the beautiful mountains. Pack and relax and Buckhorn Retreat is the ideal destination!!

Great stay!

by Jessica on 05/31/2019
The villa was very clean and comfortable. Plenty of room for 5 people. The large dining room table was great for us to all sit and eat together. Beds were comfortable. The views were amazing! It was nice to have a boat slip on property to keep our boat. The owner was helpful when we needed anything. We would definitely stay here again! We do wish that there was a sandy beach area to swim on property, but there wasn’t. Instead we did enjoy the beautiful swimming pool. 


by Kelly on 05/30/2019
This was our second year in a row to stay at Indigo Reef and will hopefully be back again. Resort property is very nice and well maintained. Likewise, the condo is clean, well maintained and comfortable. Would recommend Indigo Reef to anyone staying in the Keys!

Gorgeous and remarkably private

by Kelly on 05/29/2019
Tremendous property and the end unit really made us feel like we were in a detached house. Beautiful inside and out. Rooms, kitchen, and bathrooms very well equippedand appointed. Comfortable beds. The end unit also has a bump out that provides room fora large dining area and really opens up the downstairs. Management was very responsive, including hunting down and forwarding a lost iPad. A definite repeat if wereturn to Marathon.

Clean, comfortable and well kept house

by Manju on 05/29/2019
Willow cottage was sparkling clean and well stocked with supplies, including lobster crackers. The house is in a relatively quiet area, but very close to beautiful Schoodic point and only less than hour from Bar Harbor. It is also very close to small quaint shops in Winter Harbor. The owner sent us information about local ponds, hikes, shops and restaurants, which was very helpful. We had a wonderful time there!

Unbelievable View!

by Michael on 05/29/2019
Beautiful Home, UNBELIEVABLE View! Quiet Location, Host was pleasure to deal with.

Fabulous stay - we will definitely be back!

by Melisa on 05/27/2019
Our stay in Villa 15 was ah-mazing. We have stayed in several VRBOs and Airbnbs and none have been as meticulously kept as this. Check in and out was seamless. We were so pleased with the cleanliness. It was stocked with nice towels, kitchen cookery, dishes, utensils, etc. and the Margaritaville blender was a much used accessory! The grounds were beautifully kept and the pool ever so nice and large enough for all to enjoy. The listing John provided of things to do and places to eat was a great resource and allowed us to sample some great food at places we would have otherwise not known about. Parking was so convenient and even allowed for guests at overflow. No detail was missed. We will definitely be back! We thank the owners for sharing this beautiful slice of paradise with us!

Beautiful property!

by Alain on 05/22/2019
We stayed for 6 days 5 nights. We also came with our 26' boat. The property was very well maintained and serene. It had close proximity to several sandbars and fishing spots. The house was well kept and very clean. Will come back again! 

Consistently clean

by Donna on 05/21/2019
Beautiful unit, perfect location overlooking boat slip and gulf, very efficient booking and communications. We will be back!

unit 60

by Jim on 05/20/2019
nice property great location wonderful for fishing & boating easy reservations process awesome sunsets and great pool would certainly rent again

Villa 34 Indigo Reef

by Diane on 05/09/2019
This was our first time to the Florida Keys. What a beautiful setting in Marathon. The Villa was very clean and very nicely furnished with a wonderful view of the bay. John was very easy to work with and responded to our questions quickly. Highly recommend this villa


by Douglass on 05/07/2019
This house is “perched” on a spectacular view hilltop right above a beautiful beach. Privacy, quiet, , 360 views, the sound of the surf, and an inspired home design. perfection!

Indigo Reef never disappoints!

by Richard on 05/03/2019
We had another amazing week at Indigo Reef. The accommodations and facilities were spotless and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Our kids love the pool and this year we were treated to a total of 8 manatees at the docks including a newborn calf. We highly recommend Indigo Reef.

Excellent vacation home

by Charmaine on 04/26/2019
Our 5th time booking at Indigo Reef with pack n relax had a great stay. Pool was perfect temperature, condo was beautiful with everything was perfect. Going to start looking at the other vacation spots pack and relax has for rentals for a summer vacation. Definitely will be back at Indigo Reef!

Another perfect vacation

by Greg on 04/22/2019
Indigo Reef doesn't disappoint!

Family Vacation

by Barbie on 04/20/2019
Indigo Reef Villas are amazing. Beautiful inside and out! Waking up and sitting out on the back deck with the view is a plus but sitting on the back deck with the sunset is absolutely amazing. We enjoyed the pool where there was plenty of relaxing room and the pool temp was perfect. We truly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back!

Fantastic views!

by Regina on 04/18/2019
We loved this place. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed.

Beautiful Property with plenty to do

by Patrick on 04/17/2019
This was such a beautiful property. Huge back lawn leading down to the docks with the pool feet away. Very relaxing to hang by the pool and fun to make cocktails and grill on the back porch looking at a beautiful sunset. Easy access to great grocery stores, local fish markets, bars/restaurants, charter boats and booze cruises. Ubers everywhere are cheap and easy. Worry free existence. Couldn't ask for more. Will certainly be back.

The BEST lodging in the BEST Community on Marathon

by Walter on 04/14/2019
I've stayed in this unit for the past two years. It's location (end unit) and amenities make it the best unit in the very outstanding Indigo Reef Community! The unit has been updated & has more square feet than any other unit because of the breakfast room “bump out”. It also has the best gulf views due to its location in the complex. The outside porch decking has also been recently redone. We will absolutely return.

Best AirBNB we've had!

by Alex on 04/05/2019
We really enjoyed our stay! Your place has been the best Airbnb experience we've had - the condo is beautiful, well-built, nicely furnished and appointed, with all the small details to make for a super-comfortable stay. Thank you so much. We've had a wonderful time, and you'll definitely be our first call the next time we're in the Grove!

Our Stay at Unit 54 was Phenomenal

by Carol on 04/04/2019
The place was clean, spacious and well stocked. The views from the back porch rivaled any postcard setting in Florida, calm relaxing and gorgeous. The pool was a quick walk away and the setting was perfect, quiet and not at all crowded. Everyone we met was friendly and shared tips on restaurants, captains and outings. We did not rent a boat but the next time I am in the keys will definitely do so, indigo reef is easy and convenient for docking and access. I would recommend a stay at unit 54, John was very helpful and accommodating with our needs.


by Samantha on 04/01/2019
A very lovely and peaceful place. The view of the ocean and canals made it seem like you were in a private location despite the convenient location of the shops and restaurants. A very comfortable place to stay with all the home conveniences you need.

Best view in Indigo Reef

by Jill on 03/26/2019
This oversize unit with the extra-large dining area not only provides more square footage, but offers the BEST view in all of Indigo Reef - water views from every single window on all 3 sides. It is a very clean unit with comfortable beds and fully equipped kitchen. The porches are great for relaxing and reading. All of the bedrooms have TV's and the living room TV is HUGE. The pool is wonderful and the location of the boat slip is just a few steps away - you can see your boat from the windows. I highly recommend this unit.

Girls' Weekend Getaway

by Anna on 03/22/2019
This home is a perfect spot to get some rest and relaxation. The views are breathtaking and the porches are a dreamy spot to catch sunsets and read your favorite beach read. It's homey, clean, and peaceful. The kitchen is stocked with anything you may need - even a blender to make some margs! Definitely would stay again.

Incredible Vacation

by Joy on 03/22/2019
I was looking forward to having some time away and chose to gather some friends and head down to Marathon for a few days. I had never been before, but this has quickly become one of my very favorite places to vacation! The views from the villa were absolutely breathtaking and the location could not have been more convenient. Many nearby restaurants and beaches, and we took full advantage of the salt water pool just a few steps away from our front door. The two back porches were perfect for a morning coffee accompanied by the sunrise as well as an afternoon cocktail next to the sunset. When you look out of the windows, you feel like you are literally floating in the water. This tucked away treasure if perfect for friends or family vacations for those looking for an escape. Villa 62 has a well stocked kitchen and was spotless when we arrived. Everything was phenomenal and I would recommend Indigo Reef, Villa 62 to anyone! I am already planning for my return.

Enjoyed our stay very much

by Elizabeth on 03/22/2019
House was very clean, and host was very accommodating. Defiantly planning on coming back.

Indigo Reef Villa 60

by Patricia on 03/21/2019
John and Judi are wonderful hosts to a beautiful and comfortable property. The landscape is well maintained and villa is well appointed. The proximity of the villa to the boat slip made the daily water trips easy and more enjoyable. We thank them for their hospitality and look forward to a return visit.

Get here as fast as you can!

by Rene on 03/17/2019
The house was immaculate, we had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing vacation in the middle of the Keys. This particular unit is just steps away from the boat docks and the pool. Free ice on site was also such a great feature, especially to fill up the cooler before heading to the pool or beach. The air conditioner worked great, so we could cool down easily from our days at the beach. Beds are super comfortable, and there is plenty of room to lounge around both inside and out. We will book again!

Indigo Reef 59

by Michael on 03/15/2019
Beautiful views and well kept, clean, spacious condo. Pool was very nice with plenty of room. John Zito was very helpful and accommodating. I definitely would recommend the condo/villa and John Zito!!


by Constantine on 03/08/2019
Had a wonderful stay! Will definitely try to stay next year.

Awesome family vacation!

by January on 03/08/2019
Our family of five had an amazing time here. The villa was super clean, the grounds were beautiful, and the kids loved the heated pool. We are already planning our next vacation here!


by Danielle on 02/27/2019
Very nice cabin and location. Will stay here again. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us.


by James on 02/20/2019
The Villa was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The deck provided a great view of sunsets. The grounds were well maintained. We loved it!

Can't wait to go back to Villa 62 at Indigo Reef!!!

by Diane on 02/19/2019
Wow! We had the very best experience from the moment we booked to the moment we left Villa 62. The booking process was easy and John was accommodating answering any questions that I had for him. Villa 62 is just absolutely beautiful. You walk in and you see straight through the glass stores the ocean, it felt like we were in paradise. The furnishings are beautiful, the kitchen is completely up-to-date with everything you need, and the bedding is crisp and cozy. We rented a boat and loved having our own slip to dock it. It was just a fabulous vacation and we can't wait to go back!


by John on 02/05/2019
Sunset views from porch were amazing.You get the real feeling of the Keys when you enter this beautifully furnished and decorated villa. Fantastic boat slip was available to us. Indigo Reef is a hidden gem and this villa has everything you need. Saltwater pool was steps from back door. Owner is great to work with and his restaurant recommendations were perfect. Took day trip to Key West only 1 hour away.

Incredible visit

by Clint on 02/02/2019
Indigo Reef was an outstanding spot for our trip. Quiet, spacious, comfortable, beautiful setting! Will definitely be back!

Beautiful place

by Clint on 02/02/2019
Had a wonderful time at Indigo Reef. Will definitely be back. It was tucked back behind the main road getting into the keys, away from traffic and very quiet. Great accommodations, highly recommend!

Indigo Reef Waterside VIlla, Marathon

by Linda on 01/23/2019
Sunrises and Sunsets at Indigo mix colors of the water and sky at Indigo Reef Villas. A beautifully designed complex of white porched cottages line a grass lawn to the slipfront where visitors store their boats. We stayed in mid-January and absolutely enjoyed exploring the grounds, swimming in the beautiful pool, and exploring the many exciting beaches and reef museums of the Keys. Leave Winter blizzards behind and enjoy the best that Florida has to offer. The weather was sunny and mid sixties to mid seventies and the villa had enough towels and linens for our family reunion. We will certainly stay here again when we visit the keys.

We had a wonderful 11 days at your resort

by Janis on 01/18/2019
 We've stayed in the area for almost 10 yrs now, but this is the 1st time at Indigo Reef. Highly recommend it! Beautiful condos, furnishings and grounds. The pool area was immaculate, ad well


by Thomas on 01/17/2019
Great time in Marathon. Condo was great. We have been spending Holidays in Marathon for the last 10 years. Indigo Reef has been well maintained. Dock decking needs replacing. Everything else is wonderful. John Zito has been a wonderful host. Hope to return for many years.

Excellent stay

by David on 01/16/2019
Had a terrific time and can't wait til the next stay. Everything was wonderful as this was our 4th year and we will be returning next year as well. Would like to book for Easter week of this year. I will be reaching out to you!

Lovely location and excellent service

by John on 01/10/2019
Well furnished townhome with nice view of the gulf. This rental provides everything we needed for our get away. The back porches are very close together so privacy is at a minimum which was the only downside. All of our service requests were handled so quickly and professionally. We liked the location so much we made an offer on one!

Our stay was wonderful!

by Mary on 01/07/2019
The unit was super clean and was very well stocked. The pool was so very relaxing and we rented a boat and docked in our slip with ease! Thanks so much. I would highly recommend this unit! Mary Kaulius


by Sandy on 01/02/2019
Villa was as advertised and met our expectations


by James on 12/31/2018
Perfect for our family of five. Boat slip was right out the back door. Everything was clean and well decorated and fully stocked. Communication with the owner was excellent.


by Lourdes on 11/13/2018
Beautiful unit, well equipped and located.

We loved this home!!!

by Lory on 11/02/2018
Beautiful warm and spacious home! We looked forward to getting back after our day trips into the Smokies. The location was perfect! We could easily get to restaurants, a grocery store, and anything else we needed in ten minutes. We truly enjoyed the quiet privacy and amazing sunsets and views.

Indigo Reef Villa 29

by Fernando on 10/29/2018
The Villa is beautifully maintained, clean, and the instructions for the best use of all the amenities as well as check in and check out procedures, very well explained. This is the perfect place for a vacation as the company that manages slogan says, just pack and relax.

Works great!

by Janis on 10/21/2018
The place was beautiful and the sunset view was gorgeous.

Painters' Dream cottage & area

by Kate on 10/16/2018
We are a group of 5 Landscape Plein Air artists who got together to enjoy this area of the country We were so very delighted by the location of Willow Cottage, the cleanliness, the hominess, the coziness, & the well equipped pack & relax promise fully kept! They even thought of wine. It's tastefully decorated too & we felt much at home. Many thanks to John for making this vacation very pleasant indeed!

a fabulous vacation home

by Sylvia on 10/15/2018
We enjoyed our stay in the beautiful Schoodic house! All the comforts of home and spectacular veiws of the Ocean out back. The house was supplied and furnished with all the necessities to make our stay enjoyable! Thank you so much.

Best place to stay in the Keys

by Ralph on 10/05/2018
This place is amazing . The views are incredible . The pool is unbelievable . The rooms are nicely decorated and furnished . They do a great job of leaving you everything you need to have a great relaxing stay . Can not wait to return for next years vacation . It really can not get any better than this . Thank you for a great stay .

Best Vacation Ever!

by Josh on 09/27/2018
My friends and I had the most relaxing and fun vacation we have ever had! If you are coming down to enjoy this beautiful villa I would strongly recommend renting a boat. The location of this villa and the entire complex is filled with breathtaking sunsets and just an amazing overall ambiance.

Downeast Maine at its Best....

by David H. on 09/25/2018
We just spent a wonderful September week at this home on Bar Island. The location right on the waters of the bay, facing south, allowed us to experience the coastal environment in all its constantly changing moods (the best part of the stay). We spent the time relaxing on Bar Island, hiking on Petit Manan, Schoodic Peninsula, visiting Bar Harbor. Do not miss a hike to the top of Pigeon Hill when in the region! Amazing views to be had from several locations near the “summit”, an easy hike at 317’.

Indigo Reef is AMAZING!

by Brooke on 09/17/2018
Indigo Reef was a amazingly, peaceful community! You could see the sunset a few steps off of the back porch! We rented a boat for a few days while we were in Marathon and the boat slip was very convenient to our Villa. Indigo Reef also had a large pool that was very refreshing on a hot, summer day! I would recommend Indigo Reef to anyone visiting the Keys!

Well maintained, nicely furnished, great location, wonderful property management

by Kelly on 09/15/2018
If we were to own a vacation rental property, we would strive to run it like this. The property: Well maintained. Spotlessly clean. Fabulous view. Well stocked (the non-stick cookware was in good condition, a sure sign of a great property!) Marathon Key is a great central location from which to explore the entire Conch Republic. Upon arrival, a parking pass and boat docking pass were awaiting us on the counter. The managers: Great communication with emails giving local knowledge. A timely email with precise info on the property and the resort area in general. We always hesitate to leave a perfect review and are racking our brains to find something, anything to suggest an area of improvement. But we can't. We ended up having to leave early due to a death in the family. In our haste to pack, we left behind our laptop. Gasp! The cleaning crew recovered it and John organized shipping it back to us. (From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to John and his crew!) Summary: Rent this place. You'll love it.

Fantastic Place. ! Indigo Reef

by Carlos on 09/13/2018
We were a bit uncertain going to the keys since the last year Irma’s Hurricane devastation. However it was a complete surprise to see all the area frankly recovered and Indigo Reef is a gem in a great location. The Villa itself is luxurious, very clean and with all the amenities a family may need. The dock for a boat up to 31 feet is right on front of the terrace. We rented a boat for a couple of days an had a lot of fun fishing and snorkeling. Sombrero beach is 10 minutes by car and Bahia Honda beach and park is 25 minutes. Both are a must. John Zito was very nice and did all the arrangments in no time since we did a last minute booking. We certainly going to be back next year!

Beautiful Condo and Setting

by Jenni & Tim on 09/05/2018
We just had a few days to hop down to Marathon and were so pleased with our decision to stay at Indigo Reef! The condo was beautiful, immaculately clean and right near the pool and our boat slip. We look forward to staying again!

Great Place

by Jose on 09/05/2018
Very impressed of how clean the villa was. Check in and check out, well organized.


by Jeffrey on 09/05/2018
The home was spectacular. Clean and relaxing. Great view of the bay.

Schoodic penisula gem

by Dana on 08/31/2018
We had only a brief stay but were very impressed with the location and our hosts, Jon and Judi. It was very clear that they were meticulous in stocking and preparing the home for a care free vacation with attention to detail that surpassed the majority of other homes we have rented over the years. Super clean, fresh linens and towels, helpful check-in/house info, lots of useful information for our local exploration to Acadia and beyond. We were 100% satisfied with this beautifully located and lovely home rental.

This home was one of the nicest places I have ever Vacation in it felt just like home. Clean quiet and beautiful. I will defini

by Neil on 08/30/2018
This home was absolutely beautiful and one of the best rents houses I have ever rented it felt like home. It was clean felt safe and the view was beautiful. I will return to Maine again and hope to be able to rent from John again.


by Fern on 08/21/2018
I rented villas 42 and 43 at Indigo Reef for a family reunion to celebrate my 80th birthday. The villas had everything we needed for the week. We rented a boat and docked right outside door. The view was awesome any time of day and especially at sunset. It was a beautiful experience and all the kids want to come back.

A place to remember

by Cheryl on 08/16/2018
What a lovely and peaceful place. The cottage is clean and well stocked with plenty of everything. The kitchen even comes with almost all the spices you could ever want. We had a great time, drove to Lubec to see the lighthouse and then stopped at Jasper Beach on our way back, a must see to both! We bought lobsters at the Dorr Lobster place, just around the corner from the cottage. How great is that!

Indigo Reef #51

by Rob on 08/15/2018
Very nice accommodations; plan on renting again.

Just as advertised!!!

by Silvio on 08/15/2018
This place was just like the pictures in the VRBO ad...amazing!!! Awesome location & close to everything. The property manager communication and customer service was awesome. We will definitely be coming back here. This place was super clean and comfortable beyond words. We had an awesome time. And planning our next trip back here to Indigo Reef Resort. Thank you John Zito for your awesome customer service and hospitality.

The beautiful Indigo Reef

by Carole on 08/13/2018
Thank you for the hospitality! John and his staff at Pack and Relax and the Indigo Reef Community made our first trip to the Keys a wonderful family experience. The community is clean, well kept and the perfect location to enjoy all of the Keys and what it has to offer! Water, swimming, boating, fishing, food and local artists. We appreciate a local boat ramp, our personal boat slip, keyless entry to our unit, a clean and very well equipped unit with all amenities and comforts! Thanks again, John! See you next go 'round! All the best...Ted and Carole Emerson and Family, Jacksonville Florida

Great Vacation!

by Linda on 08/13/2018
We go to the Keys every year and have stayed at various Indigo Reef properties, this one is one of the best. The condo was very clean when we arrived and the kitchen well stocked with equipment. Love that there is keyless entry as some of the units we have rented still use keys. The Zito's are very easy to work with and quite accommodating.

Wonderful time!

by Marianne on 08/12/2018
This is a comfortable, well appointed home in a wonderful location! We hiked, biked and kayaked nearby. We enjoyed the fire pit and charcoal grill at night. The kitchen is very well stocked for cooking/lobster/baking etc., the view is relaxing, the double-headed shower in the main bedroom has good water pressure and handles for elderly/impaired guests. Our family of 4 really felt “at home” here. It was an easy place to come back to after playing nearby in Schoodic, Corea, Birch Harbor and Petit Manan. It was also convenient to daytime adventures in Acadia and Machias.

Indigo Reef #42

by Mary on 08/11/2018
Wonderful stay at Indigo Reef. Fabulous location within the community, boat slip right in front and awesome sunset views. Nicely equipped unit and kitchen.

Indigo Reef is our new annual spot

by Mark on 08/11/2018
What a great discovery! The place was beautiful inside and out. It easily accomodated my family of 8 and thd boat was happy too in its slip nearby. The pool area was peaceful and well maintained. We'll be back for sure. Thanks John!

Beautiful Maine home!

by Rebecca on 08/11/2018
We had a great time visiting Prospect Harbor! The home was charming and comfortable, and we were glad for a big kitchen to cook family dinners and enough space to spread out and play. The trip to Acadia was pretty easy and we loved spending days there.

Perfect location, Amazing views

by Angela on 08/10/2018
Beautiful is the best way to describe this property. Tastefully decorated, super clean and fresh, views from every room, very comfortable beds, everything you need. The boat dock was perfect, the pool was great, the porches were perfect for relaxing on while looking at the water. Very convenient location-close to things you need but the property has a very secluded feeling. My family and I loved it, relaxed and played, and will be back. Thank you very much for a great place!

Aces all around!

by Mark on 08/09/2018
The place was great. Comfortable. Clean. Easily accomodated our family of 8. The pool was nice and convenient. The boat slip was nice as well. Aces all around.

Willow Cottage

by Vanessa on 08/08/2018
Very nice and quiet cottage with view of inlet. Great location and very comfortable. Nice yard and porches! We loved it!

Great place

by Steve on 08/08/2018
We really enjoyed our stay. Very nice accommodations and very clean. Very prompt with any questions we had. Everything we needed was there. The resort itself was also wonderful. We would definitely stay there again!

Just what we needed

by Robert on 08/07/2018
We loved Villa 30 at Indigo Reef because it fit our families needs to a tee. From being able to cook meals every day, to the pool steps away from our back door to our boat also only steps away. Everything was made convenient for us, which allowed us to enjoy our vacation. My only issue is that there are no hand rails at the stairs leading to the boat docks, which made it difficult for me to get up and down the stairs since I have a disability. I was not the only one staying at Indigo Reef who would of liked hand rails. Nonetheless my family and I loved the property, villa and the location. We will be back and will recommend the property to our friends and family.

Awesome! Fantastic stay! From start to finish !

by Krista on 08/04/2018
We absolutely loved our experience with packandrelax! Our Keys trip from time of booking to the day we left was perfect. John was awesome and available as needed. The home was clean and located exactly where we needed it to be. All the amenities were awesome as well. Beautiful community and grounds people were on point! We are already rebooking for next year and will use them for other vacation locations! Thank you !!

Indigo Reef

by Todd on 08/02/2018
This was our first time staying at Indigo Reef and we were not disappointed! The reviews of this unit were all on spot...very well equipped, we did not need for anything. The unit is very clean and the property as a whole is well-maintained. John is very responsive and quick to answer any questions. We will definitely be coming back!

Glorious experience & haunting in a good way

by Kevin on 08/01/2018
We are city dwellers and raised our kids in suburbia with cable. We thrive on noise. Upon entering it was sureal to us. Silent, peaceful nature. We became mindful of our senses. We played games (dominos, scrabble), drank wine, and had an awesome time! We cooked out-best meal of week! I would recommend with my highest thumbs up. Only issue is check out is 10am and cleaners will show up st 10:10am. I’d negotiate a bit more time but will say cleaner is very kind and pleasant. Just felt a bit rushed.

Comment:  So glad you enjoyed some time 'off the grid'!  That's the best part of this home, I agree!  We appreciate your kind review.  When we have a guest coming the same day as a guest checking out, we have to get started with cleaning at 10 to make sure it's as clean for them as it was for you.  Guests can always request a later check out and we will accommodate if at all possible.  Thanks again for your review!!!


by Aaron on 07/30/2018
Our family stayed at Indigo Reef and the unit had everything we needed and the view was amazing. We will definitely be back.


by Laura on 07/29/2018
Beautiful setting.   Probably the best stocked kitchen in a vacation home that I’ve ever seen. Loved the Penzey’s spice drawer! The view is awesome, though the fog while we there kept us from fully enjoying it. Very comfy beds and nice linens. Super fluffy towels made for a nice touch too! Great layout for the 3 of us.

Beautiful, spacioius mountain cabin on paved two-lane road!

by Mrs. Tatum on 07/25/2018
The Buckhorn Retreat cabin is beautiful - it is decorated in an upscale-rustic fashion and has an open floor plan. The cabin has a game room loft as a third floor, and it has a main floor with living room, kitchen, reading nook, dining area, bedroom, and large bathroom and bathroom on the entry-level area. We loved playing the family games that are provided, and the bookcase has books available for most any reading interest. The lower level has a huge master suite and full laundry room, which was wonderful to have, to catch up on vacation laundry! The cabin has two levels of porch decks. It was incredible to sit on the porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the mountains' moisture evaporate upward in the Smoky Mountains, and form from the ground up, into what looked like plumes of smoke, then rise and form clouds -- it was neat to see exactly why the Great Smoky Mountains are named as such. The full kitchen has everything you could want or need and has a full fridge and dishwasher. The cabin feels absolutely secluded, but it is located on a paved, two-lane mountain road, so access is easy. Getting to area attractions, restaurants, and stores was fairly quick and easy, as well. We stayed four nights, and it was not long enough -- our family would have loved to stay much longer! I highly recommend this property!

Fantastic stay!

by Mike on 07/25/2018
Hard to put into words just how fantastic our stay was at John's family cabin on Bar Island. My wife and I were there to celebrate our 20th anniversary and our only regret is that we were not able to bring more family members along to share in the peace and tranquility. Such amazing memories to be made out there. We had deer walk through the backyard while we sat out back having morning coffee. We got to watch a fox make his way around outside of the house on another morning. And the birds, and sanctity of the water all around us was simply stunning. The island features gorgeous tree canopied dirt roads that we would walk early morning and at dusk. There is plenty of privacy but when we would happen upon another island neighbor everyone was extremely friendly. The house was extremely well-stocked for anything you might need for cooking (including multiple lobster pots) and we even made fresh blueberry cobbler from berries we picked on the side of the road not far from Millbridge. The views out over the water are unmatched and everything was very accurately described in the ad. We hope to have the opportunity to stay there again in the future and I can HIGHLY recommend this place.

Highly recommended!

by Dina on 07/23/2018
This is a wonderful, quiet rental right on the ocean. Everything is immaculately clean, with lots of homey touches to make you feel at home as a guest. The view is amazing, and you can sit and watch the seagulls and maybe a seal or porpoise in the ocean outside. Highly recommended!

Very relaxing

by Richard B on 07/22/2018
My family enjoyed every minute we stayed there. Great views and sunsets off the patio. Very clean condo with all the amenities one would need. Thank you for the wine. We enjoyed it watching the sunset on our first night.

Gorgeous mountain views and spacious, three-level upscale-rustic cabin!

by Mrs. Tatum on 07/21/2018
The Buckhorn Retreat cabin is beautiful - it is decorated in an upscale-rustic fashion and has an open floor plan. The cabin has a game room loft as a third floor, and it has a main floor with living room, kitchen, reading nook, dining area, bedroom, and large bathroom and bathroom on the entry-level area. We loved playing the family games that are provided, and the bookcase has books available for most any reading interest. The lower level has a huge master suite and full laundry room, which was wonderful to have, to catch up on vacation laundry! The cabin has two levels of porch decks. It was incredible to sit on the porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the mountains' moisture evaporate upward in the Smoky Mountains, and form from the ground up, into what looked like plumes of smoke, then rise and form clouds -- it was neat to see exactly why the Great Smoky Mountains are named as such. The full kitchen has everything you could want or need and has a full fridge and dishwasher. The cabin feels absolutely secluded, but it is located on a paved, two-lane mountain road, so access is easy. Getting to area attractions, restaurants, and stores was fairly quick and easy, as well. We stayed four nights, and it was not long enough -- our family would have loved to stay much longer! I highly recommend this property!

Great property and perfect location!

by Mike on 07/17/2018
Second year in a row stay @ Indigo and will be back again! John with Pack N Relax is very easy to work with and accommodating with several units available in the community. Both Bay and Ocean access is the quickest in Marathon!


by Rolando on 07/15/2018
We wanted to get away and relax and this cabin was PERFECT for that. It's very clean, stylish, and comfortable. I was worried that it might be a little too remote for me (city guy), but it was exactly what I needed and there was plenty to do. John provided a Guide to Maine and other suggestions for things to do, places to eat, places to visit, etc. and they were spot on. We rented kayaks that we used on the pond just steps from the back door of the cabin, visited nearby towns, ate tons of lobster and other great food, and just hung out in the cabin because it was just that comfortable. We had everything we needed to cook in the nicely appointed kitchen and even used the gas grill one night. We found a little self-serve/honor system farm store a couple of miles away that sold organic produce, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, butter and other items produced by their co-op and that was a special highlight for me as I enjoy cooking and getting creative with fresh ingredients. I had adequate AT&T cell coverage to stream movies and check email, but tried to avoid the technology as much as possible because it seemed to sully the pristine environment. We've stayed in Bar Harbor before and went in one day during this stay and I can honestly say that staying in this cabin away from the craziness of Bar Harbor is the way to go; it's close enough to drive to if you really want to...but I promise you won't want to. Do yourself a favor and take a few days to stay here and check out for a bit.

Already planning to return!

by Jenny E on 07/15/2018
Lobster Lovers ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Our trip to Maine was a Mother/Daughter bonding experience as well as my birthday present from my mom and we Loved it! The rental was fully stocked! They have everything you need for baking, cooking, and for steaming your lobsters from spices to pots/pans. Plenty of towels and toiletries. Wildlife came right up to the house and the every changing scene outside of the huge windows was amazing! We ate lobster every night that we purchased from Dorr's Lobster for reasonable price. We're already planning out return to trip for next year!

Had an excellent stay

by Binoy on 07/15/2018
Had an excellent stay, all the amenities were great, view was awesome. Second bath was a little small.


by Hugh on 07/15/2018
Our place was amazing! Super clean and comfortable with all the extras you could ask for. Huge pool and unbelievable sunsets. Once you stay here you will never want to stay anywhere else.

Wonderful stay

by Timothy on 07/15/2018
House was perfect. Clean, great communication. We had a blast!

Will never stay anywhere else in the Keys!

by The Cousins on 07/14/2018
This place was so amazing! I've been going down to the Keys for years, and John's home is by far the nicest place I've ever stayed in. I will never stay anywhere else but Johns place.

Freedom on the Fourth

by Lissette on 07/10/2018
Very nice place, everything was very clean and well kept. The resort was great for a family quiet time. I hope to come back every year .

Absolutely Beautiful!

by Stephanie on 07/09/2018
When we decided to go to Marathon for the 4th of July, we started looking for a place to stay online. The pictures of this unit don't do it justice. The location, views, and comfort of the unit are well worth the price. John and Judi were very accommodating and helpful from the moment we put our deposit in. I would highly recommend a stay here!

Great place all around

by Craig on 07/09/2018
Great place!! Will be back over and over again!

What's not to Love about this Villa?

by Diane on 07/08/2018
Our family spent 4 nights here at the end of June. The Villa was beautifully decorated with ample room for our family of 5. The location at the end of the complex in a smaller building was ideal, and what amazing sunrise and sunset views! Having dock space for our boat was another huge plus. Easy access to the Atlantic side via Vaca Cut allowed us to spend lots of time snorkeling, fishing and spear diving. The villa was well furnished with kitchen items, bed linens, towels and more, and we appreciated having bed linens and towels laundered by the cleaning service after our departure. It was also a plus to have garbage bags, paper towels, toilet tissue and bath products provided. There were no spices available, as was specified in the villa description, but I'm being picky. Overall, a fabulous villa and location to spend time with family in the Florida Keys.


by Rares on 07/08/2018
Absolutely stunning location and view. House was impeccably clean and kitchen has everything you need. Close to beautiful hiking on Schoodic peninsula. Only downside is lack of wifi and very, very weak cell coverage; there were several instances where this turned to be very impractical.

Beautiful beyond words

by Sandy on 07/06/2018
This cabin was amazing with all the luxury you could ask for but yet still very homey. The view was gorgeous with the mountains and sunsets. I would and will be recommending this cabin to everyone. I also will be returning. Thank You John for all of your hospitality. We had a great vacation. Sandy Chuck and Christine 


by Donna on 07/01/2018
Clean, well stocked, detailed instructions prior and during visit! All around great accommodations!

Great location and view

by Ed on 06/27/2018
We loved the location of the house on the ocean and the quiet area of the house. Beautiful view from deck and stairs down to the rocks. The house was very comfortable and had everything for cooking. Not a bad drive over to Acadia, but stayed around the villages by the house most days. The owners very easy to work with and easy procedures for check in and out. Will definitely stay here again when in the area.

Amazing getaway!

by Andrew on 06/27/2018
Took an extended weekend trip to Marathon Island and was very happy with the accommodations. The villa was very nice. The decks overlooking the water made for stunning sunsets and relaxing morning coffee! I will be going back here in the future!

Couldn't have been happier!

by Bob on 06/27/2018
Best place we've ever stayed in the keys! John was extremely helpful and very easy to communicate with. Couldn't have been happier with the home and the host.

Exceptional service. Very nice property!

by Ron on 06/27/2018
Excellent location extremely clean

Fabulous time!

by Angela on 06/27/2018
John's responses were quick. The place was clean and very pleasant. We had a fabulous time with 2 families. There is no beach but we rented a boat so were on the water a lot and the pool was actually very nice as well. Great place with a porch with fabulous (sunset) views.

Incredible villa

by Katie on 06/27/2018
This is an incredible villa in marathon. The master has a beautiful balcony and all of the kitchen appliances are top of the line! You're right on a boat dock so you can have a boat. The pool is big and spacious for plenty of kids to play. Comfy beds too. Loved it!!

All the things we needed!

by Prasad on 06/27/2018
John's place is amazing, the house has all the things that we needed. He was quick with his responses too.

Meticulously maintained with wonderful views!

by Joe on 06/27/2018
Our stay at Indigo Reef Villa 43 was amazing. A large part of this was directly contributable to the excellent service and information provided leading up to our stay by John. By time we got down to Marathon the only thing we had to do was walk in and enjoy ourselves as every question had been answered without us having to ask! Even though this is a townhome development we felt it still provided the quiet and privacy we had hoped for. Having rented a boat for a number of days the proximity to the assigned dock was greatly appreciated as it made loading up each day a breeze and afforded a peace of mind knowing you're boat and any equipment is right there in plain sight. The townhome itself was spotless and the amenities provided, from the TV's to the Margaritaville frozen concoction maker, to even the washer and dryer surpassed expectations. I would not hesitate to return to Marathon and will definitely stay here again when we do.


by Jezreel on 06/27/2018
This property is beautiful. It was well worth the price. John was very accommodating. We loved our stay. Very clean and spacious. Also the location was great.

Place was amazing and the entire family had a blast!

by Rachel on 06/27/2018
The place was accommodating and cozy. We will definitely book this again!


by Chelsea on 06/27/2018
We had a great visit with younger kids. They loved the pool and quick access to the boat slips were great. Space was very clean and stocked perfectly. Thanks for a great vacation!

We had an amazing stay at Indigo Reef!

by David on 06/27/2018
Unit 42 was beautifully decorated and fully equipped with everything we needed. The location and access to both the Gulf and Atlantic is perfect. We WILL be back!


by Linda on 06/27/2018
This three bedroom, two and a half bath townhome was absolutely beautiful. It is well appointed with lots of added details. There is a place in every room to place your suitcase. There are hooks on every door to hang wet suits and towels. You have plenty of trash bags, toliet paper, laundry detergent, soap, towels, etc... Two rooms with king beds which were very comfy. Shelves throughout to place your things. Every room was nicely decorated. It is much bigger than the pictures show. You will love the back porches overlooking the gulf. The outdoor furniture is comfortable. The property itself is beautifully manicured. The pool area is kept up nicely. The property is full of families playing on the lawn in the evening. Then, quiet and and peaceful at night. The only thing I would recommend is for them to invest in a covering for the top porch. When it rains, both porches get wet. I am always nervous about booking things online based on pictures so I hope this helps put your mind at ease. Your family will love it.


by Angelique on 06/27/2018
The pictures don't lie; the place is beautiful. The villa is clean, perfectly decorated, comfortable and in an ideal location to enjoy all the Keys have to offer. We had everything we needed communicated clearly ahead of time so we knew what to expect. It was the perfect place to make some excellent memories!

Relaxing, peaceful and comfy!

by Serena on 06/27/2018
Great place to get away from it all. Hosts were extremely welcoming. Home was very clean with a beautiful view.

Excellent in every way!

by Paul on 06/27/2018
Although a little above our price range, this space is well worth the money. Perfect for those who like to fish or who just want to hang at the pool. Easy access to Key West or other Key locations. Excellent in every way!

Loved it!

by Deb on 06/27/2018
We loved this property and John was a pleasure to work with. We even received a Key Lime Pie since he was in the area. Delicious!!! Highly recommended unit and owner.

Perfect Location- Great Hospitality

by Vicki on 06/26/2018
We enjoyed your very clean home, stocked with quality amenities. Did not bring the boat this time but look forward to booking in the future with the boat too.

Another Amazing Trip

by Melissa on 06/25/2018
We enjoyed our stay and are returning visitors each year. The grounds have recovered well since the hurricane, and we were so pleased that it was “business as usual” for Indigo Reef. We love this unit and it's proximity to the assigned boat slip, pool, BBQ, and ice machine. Beautiful sunsets right from your back porch. See you again next year!

Relaxing at Florida Keys

by Angie on 06/25/2018
Villa 60 at Indigo Reef in Marathon was a perfect location if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing place as your "home base" to enjoy the Florida Keys. It's situated toward the end of the resort so there's lots of privacy (which we truly appreciated). The villa is perfect for a family (with up to 3 kids) or up to 3 couples. No need for a sunset cruise since you literally have "front seats" to gorgeous sunsets and gulf views everyday. Kitchen is well stocked. Beds were comfortable. Shared areas (dining room, living room, outdoor patio) were large for all to enjoy. Bathrooms were clean with towels (and beach towels) provided. Full-sized washer/dryer was a big plus. Wi-fi was great (a big plus when travelling with teenagers). Pool within the resort was a good place to relax in the afternoon. Publix grocery store and many local restaurants nearby. This place is best for those with boats since a boat slip is included with the rental. It's only an hour away from day trips to Key West and Key Largo. Marathon is less crowded and less commercialized compared to Key West, Islamorada and Key Largo; but it's more developed than the other smaller keys. Sadly, there's visible damage from the devastating hurricanes of 2017 all over the Florida Keys -- but Indigo Resort itself is fine. As a result of the hurricanes, the beaches on the Florida Keys are mostly closed...and those that are open have too much seaweed on their shores -- but these are all temporary as nature takes care of itself and the beauty of the beaches will return in the future. We were able to enjoy a small beach in Marathon called Sombrero Beach (ocean side). The seaweed at this beach was minimal. Water is very calm (and quite warm as it is with most of Florida). Snorkeling is great anywhere in the keys. There are a couple snorkeling companies in Marathon to choose from so you don't have to go far at all to enjoy.

Loved the Lake Life!!!

by Robert on 06/25/2018
Everything was absolutely PERFECT! The house was adorable, decorated perfectly for a lake house. The back door and doors from the back bedroom lead you to the magnificent large lake where we canoed right of the dock. Our family took advantage of all the additional amenities: s'mores on the fire pit, grilled dinner on the grill, board games at night, movies, etc. Loved our stay!!!!

Indigo Reef

by Cliff on 06/25/2018
The condo was stocked more than most rentals. Everything was clean and well maintained. John was very responsive to a minor maintenance detail. We have been coming to the keys for years and we highly recommend John and packandrelax. Thanks John.

Very clean, great view

by William on 06/22/2018
This cabin comes as advertised. I was worried at first about the pictures. Were they current or not. I stayed in a cabin a while back that did not look anywhere close to the pictures. Over all we loved the place.


by Vicki on 06/21/2018
Fast communication, lovely home with lots of extras and attention to detail.


by Riley on 06/13/2018
Great trip

Perfect Unit

by David on 06/12/2018
Our stay at Villa 42 was exceptional! Location to our boat slip, the pool was excellent and access to the Gulf and Atlantic couldn't have been any better. The unit was well appointed and very clean. We will be back!

another great trip

by Tom on 06/11/2018
John, thank you - we had another wonderful week at Indigo Reef renting one of your units. We hope to be back next year. We appreciate your organization, how spotless the units are maintained, and the grounds are beautiful. Thanks again - we will be talking again soon -

Awesome vacation! Indigo Reef is the best!

by Jennifer on 06/11/2018
I can't say enough about how pleased we were with the unit, the docking facilities, common areas, etc. This is our 3rd stay here and we will keep coming back and booking thru John. He is fantastic! One year we went through another agency and were so disappointed. Vacation would have been ruined if I had not saved John's contact info from the year before. He took care of us and got us in Indigo Reef and saved our vacation! I certainly learned a lesson and will always book through him. Indigo is super nice, clean, and beautiful. Amazing views and sunsets!

Absolutely great for us!

by Denni on 06/10/2018
What you see is what you get. Beautiful vacation home in a key location with a boat setup that's perfect for families who love to get out on the water.

Perfect location. Perfect setup for fishing vacation

by Denni on 06/10/2018
Bring the boat and tackle and you'll be on the water in less than 15 minutes each morning. So easy and simple with a view to remember. Clean, well-appointed vila, well cared for vacation home with perfect access to the gulf and ocean. Highly recommend. We would return without question.

Fisherman's Paradise!!

by Mark on 06/05/2018
This community truly is perfect. The location couldn't be better if you want to be on the water. Great protected boat docks with hoses and fish cleaning stations everywhere, awesome huge pool, lots of grass to throw a football around, and it's so quiet! Love this place. Unit #51 is so nice I would live there if I could. John is a great host and thinks of everything you might need. This was our second time staying here and I won't even consider staying anywhere else for our future annual trips. See you next year! (or maybe again this year if I can manage it)

Best rental in Marathon

by Angie on 06/05/2018
This is my first time in the keys and now I am spoiled. Unit #54 is amazing. John is so attentive to your needs. So many little details that they have thought of to make your stay so nice. This is a great location for families with kids and for adults with no kids. The gated community is large enough to feel spacious but small enough to easily walk around in. It's quiet and comfortable, and we loved the huge pool. I will be back!

INSANELY Beautiful!!

by Richard on 06/05/2018
You will be blown away the minute you arrive at Buckhorn Retreat. The outrageously gorgeous views, that the pictures don't portray, will simply leave you breathless. Because it was so amazing, we spent more time at the cabin than originally planned. Grilling on the porch, while watching the spectacular sunsets, became our nightly ritual, as did a glass of wine in the jacuzzi with a heavenly view. We can't say enough about the cleanliness of the cabin and the outstanding ammenities. It is well stocked with everything you need, including a game room that provided hours of fun. Its location is absolutely perfect if you're looking to be close to everything. Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain National Park and Pigeon Forge are just minutes away. The white water rafting and zipline activities are nearby, and there are also plenty of good restaurants in the area, which means you don't have to fight the downtown crowds. This cabin is simply perfect, and we can't wait to return! 

Great views and meticulously maintained!

by Joe on 06/01/2018
Our stay at Indigo Reef Villa 43 was amazing. A large part of this was directly contributable to the excellent service and information provided leading up to our stay by John. By time we got down to Marathon the only thing we had to do was walk in and enjoy ourselves as every question had been answered without us having to ask! Even though this is a townhome development we felt it still provided the quiet and privacy we had hoped for. Having rented a boat for a number of days the proximity to the assigned dock was greatly appreciated as it made loading up each day a breeze and afforded a peace of mind knowing you're boat and any equipment is right there in plain sight. The townhome itself was spotless and the amenities provided, from the TV's to the Margaritaville frozen concoction maker, to even the washer and dryer surpassed expectations. I would not hesitate to return to Marathon and will definitely stay here again when we do.

Memorial Day Weekend

by Andrea on 05/31/2018
Great unit, well equipped with nice water views and convenient slip for your boat. Excellent vacation spot.

Flamingo house Villa (30)

by Bradford on 05/28/2018
Flamingo house has a five star rating for beauty, comfort and convenience. We trailered our boat there and parked at the Moose lodge which is mentioned in the brochure. It was very convenient and the people at the lodge were the best. The home was very beautiful and comfortable. The sunsets from the covered back porch were breathtaking. We loved having our boat so close and enjoyed seeing lots of wildlife from the outdoor porch. The whole process with John and Judy Zito was very simple. We had a few questions when we arrived and John was quick to return our call and answer all our questions. There was a nice bottle of wine and two wine glasses waiting for us when we arrived. This will be the first of many stays in Marathon Indigo Reef. We are hoping to be back again soon. Thanks so much! Brad & Anne Soule

Great sunsets!

by Riley on 05/28/2018
Great trip fishing with the guys.

Beyond impressed

by Ryan on 05/28/2018
Thank you for letting us stay for the weekend! Everyone was beyond impressed with the place! We will hopefully stay there again soon

Best Cabin Ever!

by Sherrie on 05/25/2018
We've been renting cabins for over 10 years and this has been our favorite. The cabin was very clean, had excellent mountain views, stocked with everything you could possibly need and furnished luxuriously right down to the sheets and towels! Our dog loved going to dinner with us at various restaurants that had outside seating. Conveniently located near Gatlinburg and the National Park. Highly recommend this cabin! 


by Bill on 05/16/2018
Everything was great except for a bunch of bug bites everyone got, (I think flees), out on the porch area? I suppose there is nothing you could do, it's a Florida Keys thing, not a problem inside the condo. It's the only thing that might keep me from returning. Otherwise everyone loved the place.

Great 2 Bedroom with Wonderful Views with Privacy

by Mark on 05/16/2018
We have stayed at 3 cabins in the Smokey Mountains and this one is our favorite. Good lay out, no super close neighbors, and great views. Kitchen is well stocked for cooking. A great place for 1-3 adult couples; the four of us ranged in age from 32-72. Host  communicated promptly and all four were very happy with the place and we had a great time! It is a short approximately 15 minute drive to groceries, a bar, and shops.

Incredible Villa

by Steve on 05/15/2018
Clean, comfortable will do it again real soon 🙂 Thanks Steve

Great place to stay worked out!

by Robert on 05/15/2018
GREAT very close to Amazing actually. Can't imagine a better place to stay in the Keys actually had everything you could possibly want, plus clean and updated!!! One complaint/concern, the MANY extra/mandatory charges were not included in the list price advertised, you had no choice other than cancellation insurance which we did take. Even with all the Charges it was a very good value but be upfront about what the actual cost is. Also didn't like the resort having total cost of the stay for so many months in advance??? Recognize you need a deposit but full payment a little much? In total great place enjoyed it VERY MUCH will go back!!!!!!!


by Pierrette M on 05/13/2018
What a wonderful week we enjoyed in Villa 43 at Indigo Reef. Not only was the view beautiful, but the villa had all the amenities someone would want, nothing was amiss to make one's stay pleasant. If we ever return to Marathon, this will be our place to stay. Thank you for having made our visit so pleasant.

Loved our week at Indigo Reef!

by Alice on 04/26/2018
Our family of five really enjoyed our stay at Indigo Reef 42. The villa was spotless and the kitchen was fully stocked. Having a starter kit of paper goods and other supplies was so helpful as we arrived late at night. And we especially appreciated the small touches (nightlights!). The property was impeccable. Most amazing of course, was the view out the back deck - we loved coming home each night to a beautiful sunset. Our kids enjoyed fishing off the docks and we were treated to a visit by a mama manatee and her calf. John was great and very responsive. We'd highly recommend this rental and look forward to returning soon!

Amazing stay!

by Anne on 04/26/2018
We had an amazing vacation at Indigo Reef! Marathon was the perfect base for our family to explore the Keys. We had adventures on and in the water every day and spent plenty of time in the pool, too. The villa was beautiful and had every amenity we could have asked for. The views were gorgeous and the community was very quiet and relaxing. John was a superb host and we would definitely book the villa and book with Pack and Relax again. Many Thanks!

Excellent vacation!

by Anne on 04/25/2018
We loved our fishing trip to Marathon! Our stay was perfect. Great sunset views, and close to the pool. Indigo Reef is a convenient location to our fishing charter (Two Conchs) and many restaurants. The condo was clean and spacious. We will be back!

Very nice time

by Thomas on 04/23/2018
John, Thank you for allowing us to stay in your townhome. we had a wonderful time.

Beautiful view and cabin and had everything you could possibly need!

by Michelle on 04/23/2018
A getaway for 2couples that was amazing. Beautiful surroundings and view!

Marathon weekend

by Glenn on 04/18/2018
Long weekend spent with the family. Our villa was great for our family. Location was convenient to everything and the weather was perfect. A good time for all

Had an amazing time!

by John on 04/10/2018
Our stay at the Waterfront Villa #34 from 3/31-4/6 was nothing less than perfect. The unit was beautiful, immaculate and the location was perfect. 3 outside areas with stunning views, walking distance to a beautiful pool area with plenty of chairs and shade. We loved it!!

Great Stay

by Srinivas on 04/09/2018

Loved this property!

by Deb on 04/08/2018
We loved this property and John was a pleasure to work with. We even received a Key Lime Pie since he was in the area. Delicious!!! Highly recommended unit and owner.

Perfect place!

by Jenna on 03/30/2018
Beautiful home in Indigo Reef community - every room has a great view. the interior was impeccable and the perfect place to relax for the week. highly recommend.

Highly recommend!

by Jenna on 03/27/2018
Beautiful home in Indigo Reef community - every home has a great view. the interior was impeccable and the perfect place to relax for the week. highly recommend.

Clean, modern, spacious with excellent water access

by Charles on 03/23/2018
Extrememly nice town-home in a great development. Amazing water access with boat slip directly in front of unit. Awesome sunset views. Great lawn for kids to play. Really, just a perfect place if you have a boat. Responsive manager.


by Lisa on 03/19/2018
Our family had a wonderful stay at Indigo Reef. We have been staying on this property for many years and consistently find this beautiful property with very well maintained grounds offering spectacular views. This villa was very clean. The Margarita maker was awesome and used often! A few improvements should be considered. There was not enough kitchen utensils for a family of 6 who utilized the kitchen for every meal. With limited forks (9 to be exact) and minimal large bowls, serving containers and serving utensils, the dishwasher had to be run after every meal--whether or not it was full. The oven was very inefficient as it took more than 40 minutes to preheat. Positioning recycle bins in the gated areas where the garbage cans were would have been very convenient instead of going all the way to the overflow parking lot. All the beds had a sheet and comforter but lacked another blanket. In addition, the bedding for the pull out bed was not adequate as the thin, extra blankets found the closet were not warm enough either. Although spending time in the fitness room is not always a priory when on vacation, it lacked up to date equipment and enough equipment to accommodate all those who wanted to go at the same time. And, due to my allergies, I did not appreciate the dog I saw in the fitness room. It was convenient that keys were not needed for the villa, fitness room or pool. But, the latch on the pool gate was so awkward and poorly designed!

Beyond our expectations

by Sam on 03/14/2018
John wasn't kidding when he said we'd loved it. He is an excellent property manager and anticipated every need. His response time to queries was fast as well. A beautifully maintained association with lovely villas. #54 was spacious, very clean, fully stocked with all the items you may need, and the view was fantastic. We took out 19 month old son and it was quite kid friendly. The unit has a large area of grass out back to play in (supervision is a must though). The flight pattern of the airport was more of a plus than anything as he loves planes. The noise was minimal. For the price, location, and quality of lodgings this has to be the best find in the middle Keys! We are already looking to see when we can get back there. Simply put, you will not find a better place.

Terrific Place to Enjoy Middle Keys

by Janice on 02/24/2018
The condo was beautifully furnished with everything you needed for a wonderful stay. It was in a convenient location, with the added bonus of lovely sunsets. Everything was clean and comfortable. Good communication with the owner throughout process. You will love it!

Top Shelf

by Genevieve & John on 02/10/2018
Hats off to John Zito and how he manages his unit. The place was immaculate. The attention to detail, outstanding. A bag of ice was waiting for us in the freezer, along with a bottle of wine on the counter. My wife and I were in want of nothing. The unit was spacious and airy. The porch was a great size, with outstanding sunset views. Due to Indigo Reef's location, it was quite peaceful. To us, Marathon is the best location on the Keys; close to Key West and Islamorada for day trips. Moreover, there is plenty to do on Marathon if so inclined, including dining at one of the many excellent, laid back restaurants. We will be back soon. John & Jenny

Séjour parfait.

by Patricia on 02/01/2018
Très belle maison, très bien équipée avec beaucoup de gentilles attentions. La vue est magnifique, la piscine olympique a fait des heureux. La décoration de la maison est agréable avec des tons très doux qui favorisent la rêverie. La localisation est très bien. Isolée (aucun bruit) et pourtant à proximité de tout. Le séjour à été excellent... trop court ! Merci à John pour sa réactivité à nos questions.

Villa in Marathon Review

by Brad on 01/29/2018
We thought the place worked great. It was clean and well kept. All of the check instructions to get there and get in were easy to follow. We would be happy to stay there again. Everything worked well and the key lime pie gift was a nice little extra the kids loved.

Unit 62 is the best unit at Indigo Reef!

by Joy on 01/26/2018
It is the unit closest to the water and because it is an end unit it has water views from every room. It has an expanded room on the main level which not only adds more space but extends the incredible views through the large windows. The unit is designer furnished with impeccable taste. The boat slip is extremely conveniently located just steps from the front door. The large front and back porches were awesome for sipping a drink and restoring the soul! John Zito and PackandRelax was so organized and accommodating! It was a truly awesome place!!


by Carol on 01/18/2018
The villa was more than we could ask for with beautiful views and very livable rooms. If we were to return to the Keys we would definitely stay there .


by David on 01/16/2018
Had a great time we will be back next year if not before maybe spring break

You will spend most of your trip lounging on the decks

by Lori on 01/13/2018
The villa was perfect. Well oriented space with a killer sunset. Easy location in the Keys for day trips and we had some great dinners at the local restaurants. Now if our 50th celebration wasn't in 50 degrees we would give the weather a good review as well!

Beautiful place !

by Benoît on 01/08/2018
We had a wonderful stay at Waterfront lxury villa, very well equipped and lovely home, we would definitely come back !

Really Great Villa with it's own boat slip

by Carol on 01/02/2018
Indigo Reef is a unique and beautiful community - right on the gulf near the Vaca Cut in Marathon. After you enter the community, a sense of calm seems to welcome you. The two story villa was an ideal layout for our vacation, with plenty of room for togetherness and privacy. We especially liked have three porches, two facing the water to enjoy the sunsets, and one porch welcoming the morning sun off the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. The living and dining area was very spacious and decorated in a traditional yet casual style. Our family especially enjoyed the spacious kitchen so we could cook together like we do at home. The villa's boat slip was maybe 50 feet from the porch so preparing to take the boat out was a breeze. Our hosts were professional and thorough in their management of the rental details, and quick to respond and resolve a small maintenance issue. YES- I would give the villa, the community and the management all 5 STARS in all areas. We have spent the last two Christmas weeks in Indigo Reef and have truly enjoyed everything. This place may become a new family tradition.

Relaxing at its finest

by Mike on 01/01/2018
We were able to spend two weeks at Indigo Reef Villa #62. We have stayed at Indiho Reef on several occasions and enjoyed this unit the most. It is newly remodeled. Beautifully decorated. This is an end unit that faces that faces the gulf. One of our favorite things about this unit is that our boat slip is just steps away from our unit. It is a bit far from the pool, but we spent a lot of time in the boat exploring the Keys. We had a great visit and can't wait to get back. And did I mention the sunsets!!!! They NEVER disappoint!!

Beautiful and Relaxing

by Miki on 12/19/2017
This place is just beautiful. Very Quiet, clean, and spacious. We loved just sitting on the porch, having a drink while watching the amazing colors in the sky during sun set. This is our 2nd time at Indigo Reef. We have stayed in 2 separate units, and we will be back for sure.


by William on 12/11/2017
The facility was amazing and grouds impeccably maintained. Villa 51 is a beautiful end unit, bright and airy with great view of the sunset from 1st and 2nd floor balconies. Boat slip was well maintained and easy to access. I highly recommend Indigo Reef and look forward to a return trip.

Everything and more!

by Kathy on 12/04/2017
Our vacation at Indigo Reef in Marathon was everything we wanted and more. It is a very nice Villa with TVs in every bedroom and a 60 inch in living room. Porches with great views of the sunset and the bay. Heated pool and small workout room that came in handy. We would definitely recommend this unit. John the owner was great to work with. Even though the Keys were devastated by Irma. Most things that we wanted to do were 75-80% back to normal. The people of the Florida Keys are amazing and real Survivors and need more people to plan their vacations for the Keys.

Wonderful views!

by Mary on 12/01/2017
Beautiful views of the mountains, quite area. Cabin is very well stocked. The rooms are a nice size. The game loft is fun for everyone. Easy access to town.

Wonderful family vacation

by Cheryl on 11/27/2017
Everyone was so impressed with the well up kept Condo. Conveniently located to pool & docks. Very clean & with modern conveniences. There is so much to see in the Keys that we are sure to go down again & will stay with Pack and Relax. 5 star!!

Beautiful view and cabin and had everything you could possibly need!

by Ricky and Kathy on 11/24/2017
We had a wonderful time in your cabin. The views were beautiful. We had a wonderful view of the sunrise and sunset. We had taken our son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. The grand kids did not want to leave. We have stayed in TN many times and it is the best cabin we have ever stayed in. Thank you so much for renting it to us and we plan to return.

Loved every minute

by Laura And Jim on 11/22/2017
Everything about the villa was perfect! The villas themselves are wonderfully located off the road so you feel like you are in your own peaceful area, but aren't too far away from the restaurants and shopping areas. Marathon is a very nice key. We walked to beautiful coco plum beach which was only three miles from the villa. We saw key deer on No Name Key and Manatees off our dock. The living space is very roomy and wonderfully decorated. It truly is a five star stay! The beds and linens were very comfortable and each one has a ceiling fan and balcony. The pool is salt water and very well maintained, and the area around it is wonderfully landscaped. I would recommend this villa and the property its on to everyone! It is amazing!!! Can't wait to stay there again!!!

Awesome place to stay

by Brian on 11/19/2017
The villa is extremely spacious and well taken care of, well stocked with everything you'll need. Very quiet neighborhood right on the water. Would definitely recommend.

Relaxing in the Keys!

by Marlo on 11/16/2017
We had a great week in unit #59 at Indigo Reef. We had everything we needed for a week of relaxing in the sun. From booking the unit to our stay, to the check all went smoothly! John was a great host and very accommodating. The sunsets are beautiful from our deck and the water is just outside the back door. I love the saltwater pool at Indigo Reef and spent many hours there... floating, swimming and just enjoying the sun. I will definitely be coming back and will for sure book with john. Great trip, great stay!

Everything I would want it to be

by Glen on 11/14/2017
I have been to Buckhorn 7 times now and never stay anywhere else. The views are absolutely amazing. The house is in great condition and has all the amenities that you could ask for. It is not a neighborhood feel as some others are where you are right on top of each other. It is more secluded which I love.

Best Anniversary Get Away Ever !!!

by Shawn on 11/05/2017
The cabin was awesome, the views were amazing. The cabin had everything we needed to relax and enjoy each other. Our first time ever zip lining, Gatlinburg and pigeon forge both unforgettable.... 

Great Place to Stay!

by Teddy on 10/29/2017
Our party included 2 couples and the property was more than sufficient to accommodate us with plenty of comfort and privacy! The cabin was in great condition and equipped and furnished very well!! The owner was especially accommodating and responsive to all our questions and requirements. We would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge area! 

Incredible value, we highly recommend!

by Ed on 10/02/2017
Absolutely beautiful home in a remarkable part of Maine. We had coffee in front of the bay and watched Loons dart for fish every morning. Perfect home base for exploring Acadia, but we also enjoyed a number of trails right on the island. Massive and well stocked kitchen let us preparing evening meals at home (grocery about 20 min. away). House was immaculate with two full baths, washer and dryer and tons of books and games. We could not have asked for a better getaway spot for our anniversary trip. Incredible value we highly recommend!


by James on 09/26/2017
We had a wonderful stay. This villa was perfect for us. The boat slip was directly in front of the unit and the pool was just steps away. I would highly recommend staying here!!!

Great Experience- Highly Recommend

by Matt on 09/19/2017
We had an amazing time staying at John's place in Indigo Reef. John was great to answer several questions for me leading up to our trip. The unit was very clean and comfortable and the facility was great. We brought our boat and were able to dock it at the slip that was included with out unit. We look forward to booking our next trip. -Matt

We loved the villa

by Beverly on 09/01/2017
It was very clean and beautifully furnished. It was well equipped and we had everything we needed. Anyone who chooses to stay here will be delighted. Loved having the margarita machine!! Thank you for the nice accommodations. It felt like home.

Nice Villa close to pool and great boat slip

by Nathan on 08/29/2017
Nice place with wonderful views. The pool is closer to this unit than most. The boat slip is also right in front of a gear locker and fish cleaning table. All of the units and their slips have more of a walk to these amenities. Sounds simple, but when its 100 degrees you will be grateful for the proximities

Enjoyed our stay!

by Denise on 08/28/2017
The condo is beautiful and the views of the water from the porches are amazing. Well-stocked and clean condo. We rented kayaks and paddleboards that we kept at our slip. Would definitely recommend this condo.

Peaceful and relaxing stay

by Bradley on 08/28/2017
What a wonderful place to stay.. would recommend it to everyone I know. The information they gave before hand was very useful. Thanks John

great vacation

by Wade on 08/21/2017
Beautiful villa, great view from the balcony, boat slip right outside villa. had a great time.

Summer Bliss

by Ann on 08/20/2017
This home was so comfortable. The view of the pond, and the sound of the loons and geese were magical. The beds and bedding were divine. The kitchen was exceptional as well as the living space. So so relaxing. Loved it.

Remote, peaceful, step back to simpler times....

by Julie on 08/16/2017
What a great little escape we found. Very comfortable cottage, well equipped with everything we needed....although it took a while to find extra bedding & beach towels! Steps from a wildlife really feel like you're in the wild here! We saw eagles, moose, deer, and many different types of birds...About an hour from Acadia, but minutes from Petit Manan, you're right in the midst of it all! A separate garage with washer and dryer, perfect get away for small families! Grocery store only minutes away. Flowers planted in the boxes & gardens....lovely! Come see for yourselves!

Fabulous relaxing time

by John & Jill on 08/12/2017
Our family had such a great Lobster week here! John Zito was so easy and accommodating to work with! I heard from many guests on property how great he was! This vacation will be hard to beat....from waking to the gorgeous gulf views, to accessing our boat steps from our place, to enjoying the luxurious pool, to sipping wine on the porch watching unbeatable sunsets. Such a great, great community! We plan to come back again every year!

Beautiful Location and Great Facilities

by Julia on 08/11/2017
You will not be disappointed at Living the Lake Dream - the house is nestled on an idyllic lake and the house is very cozy! The fixtures in the home are all updated and extremely nice. Everything you could need is provided- even a lobster pot! All of the local advice and recommendations will make sure you eat well and hit the best spots!

Clean, spacious, private and beautiful

by Aaron on 08/11/2017
Our family of 6 was so comfortable here. The drive to town was worth it! Highly recommend. 


by Warren on 08/09/2017
Unit 29 is perfect getaway! We look forward to it every year for our annual fishing / diving trip. Boat slip is right out side of the unit, the unit is clean, spacious and comfortable. Nothing like sitting on the back porch after a long day of fishing , drinking a Rum & Mango juice.. of course!!, watching the sunset in the Keys. Already looking forward to next year!!

Exceeded expectations!

by Heather on 08/07/2017
This home at Indigo reef exceeded our expectations. The unit was extremely clean- it hardly seemed lived in. Check in was a breeze- as was the booking experience. John was very responsive and the listing description and photos were accurate although the beauty and ambiance of the location just can't be accurately captured in photographs. I traveled with my husband and 3 teens to marathon with our boat, fishing & snorkeling gear and paddleboards. What we loved best about our vacation home was the feeling of being "away from it all" when really, the city of Marathon and the restaurants, grocery stores and everything were just beyond the gates of the property. Walkable? No. But I'd trade that for serenity any day in this setting. You will especially enjoy this rental if you bring a boat. Our slip was literally right outside our beautiful back porch and the channel to Vaca Cut took us to the Atlantic in no time. We actually traveled only by boat except for our arrival day and our drive to Key West. The fish cleaning station came into great use, and there is a water outlet (bring your hose) at your slip to wash down your boat & equipment. The grounds are just beautiful and well kept with plenty of green grass and lush vegetation. Iguanas bask on the lawn and swim across the canal to hang out in the mangrove hedge and there were butterflies galore during our stay. The pool was also well maintained and had plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas. Bring your choice of insect repellent to ward off the gnats at sunset. As for the unit: The kitchen was very well equipped with cutlery, dishes, pots & pans, a margarita maker and a waffle iron. I think there were 2 rolls of paper towels, we brought more. Basic spices. The bedrooms were all very clean with hotel quality linens which were fresh and very comfortable. Plenty of good quality bath towels & beach towels. Plenty of toilet paper in the 3 bathrooms. This unit had a large leather sectional, dining table that seats six and the living area was very spacious- none of the furniture is crowded. We were pleasantly surprised to find a fishing rod holder as well! Our stay at John's townhome at Indigo Reef was just fabulous and we definitely would like to come back, and we plan to bring another family as there to rent another unit he has right next door.

Pristine Vacation Spot

by Susan on 08/05/2017
My family recently stayed in Villa #34 at Indigo Reef for a week-long Florida Keys vacation. We were delighted to find the villa immaculate with a well-stocked gourmet kitchen and lovely furishings. The pool and surrounding areas were pristine and peaceful; boat-slips and docks well maintained. The nightly sunsets over the Gulf-of-Mexico from the porches were awe-inspiring and magnificent. We have vacationed in the Keys for many years and this location is our favorite. Hoping to return again soon!

Great first time Maine vacation on a pond!

by Marco on 08/02/2017
We really enjoyed staying at your house on Jones Pond. It was a perfect Maine experience for our family. We will have to stay there again on our next trip up to that beautiful part of the Atlantic coast.


by Joyce on 08/01/2017
It was really a great place to stay. The views & location we're spectacular. The grounds were taken care of very well. The home had everything we needed & was very clean. We fully enjoyed our stay. We picked up, did our towels & tried to leave the unit as clean as when we arrived. We needed extra trash bags during our stay, called John & more were brought to us. Our family really enjoyed our stay. We'll be back. Thank You!

Boaters dream

by Shannon on 08/01/2017
Indigo Reef is amazing. Great unit. Easy to reserve with very detailed instructions on what to do and what not to do. Lots of space, comfortable beds, washer/dryer, stocked kitchen. They even left a bottle of wine for our arrival! Nice touch! Boat slip was directly in front of unit which made loading and unloading the boat so incredibly easy!!! Will definitely be returning.

Indigo Reef is a Unique Vacation

by Bonnie on 08/01/2017
Indigo Reef is a unique vacation villa with its own boat dock a few steps out the door. Upper and lower decks overlook the water and the beautiful nightly sunsets. The property is so well managed that any issues are remedied almost immediately. My family has just spent its third year here and it looks more and more like our annual vacation spot.

Amazing stay!

by Trine Lise on 07/31/2017
We had an amazing stay. The sunset view is beautiful and the house is very big. The house is as the pictures are shown. Everything was very clean and the communication was perfect. John answers very fast and gave great information about the check in. Nothing to complain about other than it was a little expensive. I can definitely recommend this place!!

A great place to stay

by Nigel on 07/30/2017
This was our first time using Airbnb and all the photo's of number 59 looked really lovely. Experience has taught us with other photo's in other places to stay that the camera does lie! But not in this case. Everything you see is everything you get and it is a quality home with quality fixtures and appliances in a lovely area hidden away in a secure and safe environment. Should we return to Florida Keys, this is where we will stay and have no problem recommending to others - thank you

Maine Coastal Vacation

by Connie on 07/27/2017
Breathtaking views directly on the ocean, beautiful home with amenities, and close to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. John and Judi are welcoming hosts with gifts and great information for local restaurants, shopping, and excursions. Our family of six thoroughly enjoyed the home and views. Winter Harbor provided great shopping and quaint cafes. Would highly recommend! Thanks so much John and Judi!

Thank you for a great stay!

by Dave on 07/27/2017
We had a wonderful time at your place and enjoyed the home and its cottage coziness so very much! The boys said they want to come back again for sure. Our road trip never had a week stay at a cottage on the agenda, but the boys were so happy there & have a lifetime of brother memories made & we could hardly leave! The 12 & 14 year old boys found an abundance of things to do: picked blueberries, rode bikes, collected mussels, night crab collecting at high tide w Flashlights, they hiked around the island several times at low tide and hiked out to kelp piles daily, sponge bob uno was a hit, and we bought lobster from many of the local suppliers and we love Vasquez Mexican for dinner & breakfast. We did enjoy Schoodic peninsula w lunch at Pickled Wrinkle & breakfast at JM Gerrish & Acadia on the 2 days we left the cottage. I loved the heritage Maine bouys so much that I called Heritage Bouy & owner Erik from Norway called me back & told us to come to his house and we could buy a Maine buoy. That was so fun out on Rays point, he and everyone else was so hospitable. Thank you again for a wonderful introduction to Maine and all of your personal touches.

Great vacation....wonderful place to stay

by Monica on 07/25/2017
My family truly enjoyed our week at this villa. It is tucked away in a quiet corner of Marathon. It is close enough to activities that we had something to do every day. It was far enough removed that we had plenty of quiet to relax. The pool is incredible. The view is outstanding. The villa was fully stocked with anything we needed. Overall one of our best ever vacations.

Week of Fun

by John on 07/25/2017
Our stay at Key Marathon at villa #30 was better than we had hoped. It is in a laid back relaxing area without all the Upper Keys hustle and bustle. The unit was even better than what we envisioned from the website pictures. No need to look elsewhere. Our family is looking forward to a stay again in the future.


by Karen on 07/22/2017
This is a beautiful, cozy old house with lots of charm. The kitchen is spacious, and it was great to have two bathrooms and a washer and dryer for our family of 4. The stairs to the second floor are very steep. The area is quiet and peaceful and feels very remote. There are not a lot of dining options nearby, but we loved the Pickled Wrinkle. It was also easy to take the ferry to Bar Harbor. It was a great place for us to to relax and get a feel for Maine. John also provided us with lots of helpful information about the areas and things to do before we arrived.

Beautiful Resort

by Jeffrey on 07/22/2017
Best place we have stayed with in almost 20 years in the keys! John and his team do an amazing job! The villa and grounds are outstanding!

Absolutely Amazing!!

by Kevin on 07/21/2017
Couldn't be happier!! Most beautiful place we have ever stayed at! Nice and quiet, relaxing , best view ever. John the owner of the unit answered every call , even when they were doing work at the front gate and we were blocked he got us taken care of within minutes and called to make sure everything went good. My friends daughter even forgot her baby dolls and he mailed them back right away! Very helpful , awesome service , couldn't be happier with the location, the owner , the view and the spacious condo. It was awesome!!

Waterfront Villa 29 Indigo Reef

by Jeffrey on 07/18/2017
My family and I have been vacationing in the Keys for 15 years. Without a doubt, these accommodations were the best we have experienced. The house is wonderful, well equipped, clean and convenient to everything. The boat slips were well maintained and included power and fresh water wash down capability. The grounds and sunset views every evening were simply spectacular! We will be back! John and his team at PackandRelax were great to work with, again..this were a great experience! Thanks John!

Great home in the Keys

by Richard on 07/12/2017
Indigo Reef unit 54 is a wonderful home. It is modern, upscale, comfortable and very well equipped. The balconies provide wonderful peaceful sunset views. There's even a full spice rack, a modern washer and dryer, and good bedding. The community pool is large and uncrowded. The location is central. Our hosts gave very clear instructions for an easy check in and responded promptly to questions. Wifi worked great. Overall, an excellent experience.

Great property with all the amenities!

by Mike on 07/11/2017
Great bayside community with everything you need plus both ocean access in minutes. Would rent again.

Beautiful and scenic

by Melissa on 07/11/2017
We (family of 4) had a pleasant stay at this house during our recent vacation in Maine. Don't be put off by its location. It's literally only a 5 minute drive from Winter Harbor, with the Winter Harbor and Schoodic Ferry access as well as the Schoodic Peninsula portion of Acadia. The Bar Harbor area can also be reached directly and conveniently by vehicle in about a 45 minute drive, so catching all those destinations is easy while also avoiding actually staying in those more crowded and expensive areas. This 1800s house has aged gracefully and it thus very quaint. Its renovation has allowed it to maintain a lot of that rustic character and yet also have the "necessary" modern conveniences. We found it clean and as advertised, and the homeowner was very helpful through the reservation process and leading up to our arrival and check in. Its location is also very beautiful and scenic. It has a great view directly onto the head of Prospect Harbor. We got some good pictures of a bald eagle in a tree next to the Library. We also met "Jim" who spends the summers with his Wife in the house next door. Jim is a very genuine, nice, and creative person with whom we made a quick connection in conversation, and it was great to hear about some his knowledge and interests and thoughts about the area.

Amazing nature getaway

by Daniela on 07/10/2017
The cabin was beautiful! We really enjoyed our stay there. The place is quiet & remote and has incredibly beautiful views. Totally recommend!


by Danny on 07/08/2017
We loved the place Very well maintained and convenient boat docking. Views and sunsets awesome. Pool location very close, and restaurants and grocery stores, all close. Would highly recommend it to couples and families alike. Very well done John.

Marathon, Florida Keys Villa #59

by Edward on 07/06/2017
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our week and stay in Marathon and especially in the Villa. Everything was as advertised and John was extremely communitive with me throughout the process. We are definitely coming back to the Keys and will be looking to stay at this property or any of John's other properties ( Once again, thank you for a wonderful family oriented week. Ed and Kim Smith

A wonderful time in Maine!

by Debora on 07/05/2017
John's place is a wonderfully quiet retreat along the Maine coast. The view of the bay from the home is wonderful, complete with lobster boats quietly checking their traps and an occasional kayaker. John's home is beautifully provisioned and has everything you would want in the kitchen to make meals and bake. My recommendation is to come prepared with groceries. The setting is to beautiful and relaxing to leave. We enjoyed day hiking in the neighboring Petit Manan (a 15 minute drive from the house). The home is vey clean and beds are comfortable. All in all, a wonderful time in Maine!

View unbeatable

by Marissa on 07/01/2017
The Zito's home was lovely and the view unbeatable. The hosts were excellent--from booking to arrival they were incredibly thoughtful and welcoming. The surrounding towns are very charming. We highly recommend a stay!

Very relaxing and comfy!

by John on 07/01/2017
Clean, quiet private retreat for our family of four with great views of the cove yet only minutes from Milbridge. We only stayed one night as plans changed but we enjoyed it very much. Very relaxing and comfy.

Thumbs up!

by Daniel on 06/27/2017
Everything you need, great location!


by Katlyn on 06/23/2017
Absolutely worth the value. Stunning views, amazing cabin in the woods- has everything you'd ever need. We sat outside and enjoyed the view, collected shells at low tide, and hung out in the beautifully decorated cabin in the evening. Wish we could've stayed longer! Hosts were welcoming and so kind.

Great Destination for Family

by Tony on 06/23/2017
This is simply an outstanding cabin for a family to stay at. We have 17 and 14 year old boys and an 11 year girl. They spent so much time up in the loft hanging out, which was great because Mom and Dad were out on the deck enjoying the spectacular views. Even in the first week of April there were great things to see at the mountain tops and in the valleys. This is beautiful cabin with great quality furnishings at an unbeatable price. We are from the Chicago area and you cannot even get hotels rooms at this price. Do not pass this one up!!! 

You'll never want to leave the Buckhorn Retreat!

by Claire on 06/22/2017
After staying here for three nights we've decided that this has been the best of the best! Seeing all the sights of the Gatlinburg area was topped off with coming back to Buckhorn Retreat! The view is wonderful. The skies of the Smokey Mountains are ever-changing and offered us contant entertainment! The lodge itself has great amenities: well stocked kitchen, fireplaces, comfortable bedding and furniture, games and pool table, hot tub. The location, near Sevierville, was convenient and private. Sure hope to return some day!

Perfect site!

by Marcela on 06/16/2017

Could not have had a nicer time in a nicer place!

by Diane on 06/16/2017
We had a lovely stay at Unit 49 in Indigo Reef. The area is beautiful (true to all the photos) with awesome sunset views. Family friendly and boater friendly with a large pool for all to enjoy. Could not have had a nicer time in a nicer place to stay!

Great house!

by Ashin on 06/16/2017
Great house in great location

Great place!

by Evan on 06/16/2017
Great place, though a little bit difficult to find. Continue all the way down the little dirt road until you see a turn off towards the left. You should see water through the trees.

Fantastic view!

by Jessie on 06/16/2017
Exceptional holiday house with fantastic view. The house is fully equipped and really clean. John is friendly and patient to answer all my inquires. The house is spacious and cosy. John provided all the necessary information to make the check in and stay so easy and enjoyable.

Beyond Excellent!

by Lynette on 06/16/2017
This place came as delivered. It was extremely clean, and John was wonderful to work with. He communicated very rapidly and answered all my questions. The location of this property was excellent as well. Couldn't have asked for a better stay

Great place to stay

by Dexter on 06/16/2017
Bright colors, nicely decorated. A very comfortable and relaxing place to stay! June 2017

Loved this place!

by Kimber on 06/16/2017
I absolutely loved this place. The location is awesome. The place was beautiful. Having the ice machine was a plus. If you trail your boat the Moose Lodge charges a dollar a foot for the week. I would definitely stay here again.

I loved the cabin was amazing. Such an easy location to get to and close enough to the cities.

by Nate on 06/11/2017
I loved this cabin. Very room, stocked kitchen, comfy beds , a perfect weekend get away. 

Getaway with grandkids

by Pam on 06/09/2017
Did not disappoint, house was very nice and views were breathtaking.


by Shad on 06/08/2017
Check in was a breeze, the place was beautiful. Great views, We could have just sat on the deck all day! Thank you for a great stay! -- June 2017


by Tim on 06/01/2017
We stayed at Indigo Reef #60 and it was spectacular. The unit is spacious and well appointed with plenty of room for a family of 4. (two teenagers). The unit faces directly west offering great views of the sunset from either the upper or lower deck. The complex has a very nice pool and boat slips just feet away from the condo. The full time residents and renters were friendly and welcoming which added to the relaxed vibe. John was very responsive both during the booking process and when we had a question or two during our stay. (responded within minutes in most cases) . Overall a great experience in Marathon Key!

Perfect in every way

by Kendall on 05/10/2017
This cabin has it all! Can't wait to come back! 

Spring get away

by Bradley on 05/01/2017
The cabin was great, the views were awesome, it had everything you need. Very easy to get to and off the beaten path. We will definitely be back to this cabin. 


by Shilpoo on 04/21/2017
Our family had a grater at time, house, owner were just perfect, facilities, cleanliness , views were just perfect. We made lot of memories and look forward to return! 

Absolutely Perfect!

by Brittany on 04/18/2017
The cabin is beautiful and the view is outstanding. The cabin had everything we needed and was really roomy. The beds were great and loved the two king suites. Loved all the games it had we ended each night playing cards. Had an amazing time wish it could have been longer but will definitely be back to stay there again. 

Paradise in the Florida Keys

by Alana on 03/08/2017
We had an amazing stay at Indigo Reef Resort. The unit was beautiful, clean and well maintained! We had a total of 4 adults in our party and we all had plenty of room in the townhome. We really enjoyed spending time on the deck watching the breathtaking sunsets. The location was perfect for our party and we had lots to do in the area. Thanks again John!

Wonderful, clean cabin. Great location.

by Rachael on 03/07/2017
We enjoyed our stay again at the Buckhorn retreat. Great location as it was only a short drive to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We enjoyed being out away from the hustle bustle yet able to drive into town of so desired. We will visit again. 

Loved It! Great Place and Owners!!!

by Jennifer on 03/06/2017
We would HIGHLY recommend this rental! The owners were great to work with from start to finish! They provided an extremely quick response when we had a question from the time we inquired about the rental to the day we left. They surprised us with a wonderful gift basket upon arrival with many little goodies that wow'd our entire family! Unsolicited, they even helped us out with a list of restaurants along the way because they knew we were travelling at that time of day...and even highlighted the ones that our children might like. They went so above and beyond! The location was just perfect. We were traveling to the Keys for the first time and Marathon is perfectly situated right in the middle of Key Largo and Key West. The resort itself was incredible! From the moment you enter the beautiful gate and meander along the landscaped drive you feel like you have been transported to a luxurious island get-away. The architecture of the townhomes has so much character and are very well maintained. The unit itself is extremely clean and very tastefully decorated. Our family of 5 (Mom, Dad, 14, 12, & 10) fit very comfortably...we could have even fit Grandma & Grandpa without a problem. The living space of about 1600+ sqft was even further enhanced with a wonderful porch facing the water and porches off of each bedroom. At one point, I was putting away dishes and looked out to see a boat coming in to dock at sunset thinking, WOW...I don't even mind doing dishes when I have a view like this! A particular and silly highlight for all of us was the Margarita Maker! We were able to have a wonderful beverage each day without breaking the bank of having to order at a restaurant. The kids very much enjoyed the non-coholic treat and my 14 year old became a pro at making them. This was quite hit! I felt the pricing for the week was right in line with others available - I did hours of research before booking...and was delighted that this was the right choice! This is an A+ stay that exceeded our expectations and we look forward to going back!


by Glen on 03/02/2017
This is my 6th trip to Buckhorn & it never disappoints. From the amazing views, to quiet secluded mountain location, it will always be our choice and pleasure to stay. The cabin is beautiful, spacious & recently updated in the kitchen & bathrooms. Thanks for another wonderful trip. 

Gorgeous Property, Gorgeous Interiors, Gorgeous View

by Travel Crew on 02/24/2017
Stayed a week. Huge home run. Clean, modern, and well stocked (including some nice surprises waiting for us when we arrived); the margarita maker was awesome. And John & Judi are just great people--we got to meet them while we were down there. Beautiful view out the back door, both upstairs and downstairs. You look right out on the water where small boats can dock. Lots of great things to do in Marathon (charter fishing, jet skis, turtle hospital, eating). The town is not too large and not too small. No problems finding great restaurants (Butterfly Café for birthday dinner; Cabana Breezes for casual waterfront), grocery stores (Publix), drug stores (Walgreens). Overall, a great experience. We'll definitely try and go back!

Awesome, Beautiful and Great Fishing

by Kathleen on 02/22/2017
The unit has breathtakeing views from both, the upstairs and down stairs porches. Inside is very nicely decorated and very clean. We appreciated that all the bedrooms are upstairs, because we have little ones. The assigned boat dockage is literally a few steps from the back porch. The pool area is very nice for both adults and kids. If you have a boat this is the place to stay, look no further. Less than a half mile away by boat is a great waterfront restaurant " The Island Grill" we ate there many times, it was very good. Also very close is a great sandbar to take the kids by boat , they wanted to go there every day. We were 4 adults and 2 small children. The fishing was amazeing, My husband and his buddy went out to deep sea fish and caught 26 black fin tuna's and a few dolphin. Closer to the unit just around the corner by water the kids caught 2 shark & some nice size snapper. The unit owner was very helpful and accomodating. There is a Publix, Winn Dixie, Walgreens and Kmart just a few miles south of the resort. This information is important if traveling with kids; milk , toilet paper, paper towel and garbage bags will need to be on your shopping list. look out for the three sea lions that hang out by the boat dockage area, they are adorable. there is also a huge Baraccuda , the kids call Smiley. I have only positive things to say, and will definately be going back next year!

Beautiful condo in a beautiful setting

by Tom and Donna on 02/15/2017
Sitting on the front porch watching the sunset was one of the highlights of the trip. And the pool was the best we've ever swam in.

Can't wait to go back!

by Suzie on 02/14/2017
We left 2 days ago, and wish we didn't have to, as we were so comfortable in this paradise. The unit was well appointed, very clean, and top notch in every way. The welcome goodie basket was a nice surprise. This property is convenient to our favorite dive shop, grocery stores, the beach, great seafood shops and restaurants. We enjoyed grilling our fish dockside, and watching the beautiful sunsets from the dining room table. The pool was beautiful, and we enjoyed taking walks or fishing along the docks at night. The neighborhood kitty cats were friendly, and visited every day to say hello. The jasmine was blooming and the fragrance was so nice. Landscaping was gorgeous, and very well maintained. The owners were super to work with, and made every effort to accommodate our wishes and address any concerns. We would not hesitate to recommend this property, and can't wait to go back!


by VRBO Guest on 02/01/2017
We spent a week at this beautiful town home in Marathon. The patio had an amazing view of the water & was a wonderful place to watch the sunset. The complex was well maintained & the pool was lovely. We would definitely stay again.

Fabulous vacation property!

by The Nelson Family on 01/26/2017
From the moment we pulled up to the private gate's, I knew we made the right choice. Walking in the front door the the whole place smelled clean and fresh and waiting for us on the counter was a bottle of wine and some treats to start our stay out right. Absolutely fantastic view, the pool the kid's are still talking about how they would lay in the pool at night looking up at the stars. The Zito's delivered everything they said they would, we had a fabulous time and we will definately be back again. Thank you again for a fantastic vacation.

Perfect for families of all ages!

by Tripadvisor guest on 01/19/2017
Each summer our family attempts to find that perfect spot in the Keys for our family of 5. We have stayed many places, Ocean Reef Club, Hawks Cay, Tranquility Bay...each had its drawbacks however this past stay at Indigo Reef, specifically our Villa rented from John Zito satisfied this finicky family which includes, 1 pre-teen boy, 1 teenage daughter; 19yr old son! The unit is meticulous, comfortably furnished and loaded with amenities and provisions. One drawback this location initially presented was the absence of a Tiki Bar as our kids love being able to get their frozen (virgin) drinks. Well, no worries because all of John Zito's units come equipped with a terrific frozen drink maker which satisfied both kids and parents! We really enjoyed our stay and all the space this Villa supplied, I wouldn't change a thing! Thank you for a great time and we will be back next summer!

Great time!

by TripAdvisor customer on 01/17/2017
Excellent stay we will definitely be back! Excellent community. Unit was well stocked and very clean! We had a great time!

Luxurious with Breath Taking Views!

by Sherie on 01/14/2017
What can I say? The pictures for this beautiful home don't come close to doing it justice. It's spacious, but still manages to be cozy and comfortable. We were meeting friends for this weekend and it had been awhile since we had seen them. The Gatlinburg area is the halfway point between our homes. This place was perfect. Comfortable couch and loveseat plus a recliner. The game room is such a bonus. It snowed quite a lot while we were there and we never had to leave the comfort of the house for anything. We played pool a lot. Never got the cards out although the poker table and chairs are very comfortable also. Everything about this home screams comfort. Both beds are kings and very lovely to sleep in. The fabulous view will take your breath away. This house came with everything you will need for meals. All variety of pots and pans and cooking utensils. All you need is to bring your food. Salt & pepper are even supplied with some garlic seasonings. The towels are thick and soft and they even provide brown wash cloths for makeup removal. The reading nook is a getaway inside the getaway. My husband and I spent some time in there just reading with the sun pouring in the windows. A nice touch was the hand lotion right next to the hand soap on all the sinks. Since the winter is dry, it's nice to use lotion after washing our hands. I can't say enough great things about the home. It was one of the best weekends we've had and the location and condition of the place were key. If I keep writing, I'll just be gushing. We will definitely be back for a longer stay. 

Most beautiful setting!

by Linda on 01/11/2017
Indigo Reef is one of the most beautiful settings one can ever hope to experience. Our unit was exactly as described by the owner and everything was in great condition. The property is well maintained and the view of the sunset is remarkable. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to visit the Marathon area. It is great for families as it has a beautiful pool and a large grassy area where kids can run and play while you sit and relax! Very centrally located to Sombrero Beach and Bahia Honda State Park and Sunset Grill. Snorkling is awesome!

Beauty, comfort and location, are the words I would use to describe this amazing cabin.

by Ivel on 01/10/2017
From the moment we pulled up into the driveway, we knew we had made a good decision. The pictures are true to what an amazing place it is and the view was spectacular. All roads to the cabin are paved and in great conditions, easy back routes access to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Every room is spacious and super comfortable, very well kept and a lot of attention to details. Even thought this is not listed as a wheelchair accessible cabin, my husband was able to use it with our help and enjoy the main level and bedroom all by himself. His bathroom was not adequate but we were fully aware of this before hand by the owner (she was very helpful) and we chose to try it anyway. Needless to say our family truly enjoyed the amenities and the open space together. I particularly loved the reading room, such peace and amazing view. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we made great memories and will recommend it to our friends and family. 

Fantastic. Loved it.

by Patricia on 01/03/2017
This place was wonderful!

Five stars are not enough!

by Rives on 01/01/2017
This was a wonderful experience all the way around. The house is better than described. The photos don't do it justice. It was spacious, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. The entire lower level is a wonderful master suite while the main level hosts a large bedroom with a king bed and in-room jacuzzi tub in addition to awesome living space. The loft has a fun game room with a Wii and pool table. We stayed the week before Christmas and the holiday decorations made it very special for us. The home had an awesome view and I enjoyed having coffee on the upper deck. We also really enjoyed having some space between the master suite and the second bedroom as we were traveling with teenagers. There are not enough good things to say about this home. Stay here. You will be happy. 

Excellent family vacation spot!

by Michelle M on 12/22/2016
We were pleasantly surprised from the moment we drove into Indigo Reef. Beautifully, well manicured property. Plenty of room for the kids to run around and stay busy. The docks are perfectly convenient, plenty of space. The townhome is nicely decorated in light colors (feels like paradise). Plenty of amenities. Our favorite is the living room sectional (great for a family of boys who like sprawling out)! We could not ask for a better spot, convenient to diving and snorkeling spots.

Beautiful Cabin

by Chris on 12/21/2016
We had s really good time at this cabin. It is very roomy and not cramped in tight. Beautiful sunset views. Owner was very helpful with everything I had asked about. It was a little tight getting my truck turned around in the driveway but I do have a crew cab f250. Other than that it was a great stay. We will be back. 

Fabulous place

by Catherine on 12/13/2016
Every thing was excellent. Had a very small problem but was fixed within in minutes of informing about the problem and allso had follow up call on making sure everything was ok. Hired boat from Cathy at all aboard was very good. A lot better service than we got at Naples lely resort where we stayed the first week. Cathykerr & Rab

We loved this cabin.

by Glen on 12/12/2016
The cabin was everything we wanted. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend. My wife didn't want to leave! 

Picture perfect relaxation!

by Vanessa on 11/30/2016
My family of 12 including 9 adults and 3 kids (2-4yrs) stayed in neighboring units and it was perfect. Everything is true to the pictures -- clean, nicely decorated and well-appointed with necessities. My absolute favorite is the porch overlooking the water where I'd read in he afternoons and have a cocktail during sunset. Even better if you have a boat because it's pulled right up to the dock! And the pool is just steps away. It's a quiet area that's good for relaxing but there's also lots of grassy area to run and sidewalks for walking or riding bikes. Close to grocery stores and restaurants. Would love to book again and make this a yearly Thanksgiving tradition!


by Parris on 11/29/2016
We rented this cabin for my 40th birthday. It was perfect. If you want a view, this cabin will give it to you. It’s also decorated tastefully and has all the modern amenities. The beds are huge and comfortable. The kitchen is nicely stocked. The upper and lower decks are great, for one because this cabin is private. We could only see one house and it’s the one in the pictures provided. We didn’t want to leave, but we will be back! 

Excellent Thanksgiving 2016

by Jimmy on 11/28/2016
The views were fantastic! The cabin had all the amenities we could think of and more. Wii tennis and Just Dance were at hit with the family and the hot tub overlooking the mountains was certainly a highlight. Great retreat to relax and get away for a few days. Would highly recommend to anyone and would definitely consider coming back in the future. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Our winter paradise!

by B&B on 11/24/2016
We spent an awesome month at Indigo Reef. The place, the weather, the fishing and food were wonderful. The Unit we were in is lovely and well cared for. The view from the porch is beautiful. The salted pool is wonderful. We are definitely returning!

Simply and truly relaxing

by Frank F on 11/18/2016
As advertised. As beautiful as the pictures and quite simple and organized. The neighbors were friendly and helpful while the home and grounds were immaculate. True to the name, we packed and relaxed. Would stay there again and recommend and have to friends.

Quiet and peaceful

by Susan on 11/17/2016
Enjoyed the easy access to everything we wanted to do in Marathon. Attractive, thoughtfully appointed unit. Friendly, responsive owner.

Beautiful cabin with breathtaking views!

by Connie on 11/13/2016
Everything was exactly as described. A lovely space with views we won't forget. Gorgeous Master Suite, hot tub was relaxing, kitchen well supplied, amazing views from the decks...highly recommend this property! Only disappointment was when it was time to leave!

More Than Amazing!

by Scott on 10/31/2016
We traveled from Arizona to get a glimpse of what REAL autumn looks like. We found it at Buckhorn Retreat. The pictures shown on VRBO only do partial justice to what the actual views are like. Stunning, panoramic views are in every direction. Sitting out on the balcony off the main living area and taking in God's creation was peaceful and beautiful. The cabin was spotless and comfortable. Everything you would need for a few days away is provided. The cabin felt like a world away yet close enough to shopping, entertainment, etc. The entrance to Smoky Mountain National Park is just a very short drive away. Coming back to the cabin after spending the day in the park was something to look forward to. We really felt at home in this beautiful cabin. After texting pictures to our kids while we were there and telling more stories once we got home, it's clear that we will need to return again soon, this time with kids and grandkids in tow. 

Wonderful stay

by Jimmy on 10/28/2016
We had a wonderful stay at John's awesome house. Everything's great! Highly recommend! Enjoy Maine, enjoy the fall colors!

Most spectacular view!

by Susan on 10/28/2016
The view, the decor, and the location are just what you would dream about in a mountain cabin. WE arrived with another couple and we all felt at home right away! We like to cook, so we found the kitchen to be very well equipped. Close to all attraction--but in the woods away from town--just perfect!

Do yourself a favor!

by Jo H on 10/28/2016
I would first like to say that I have lived in Miami for over 30 years and have stayed at the most luxurious places the Florida Keys has to offer.The Pier House Resort, Cheeca lodge, and the Chesapeake don't even compare to this beautifully placed home in Marathon Key. The owners of this unit took the time, every step of the way to make sure my extended vacation was one to remember. These accommodations are within a gated community with covered private parking, unbelievable views of the most beautiful sunsets available anywhere on the planet. I found myself taking pictures every day and night trying to capture the tranquility and beautiful surroundings that this home has to offer. As I entered my new home for duration of my stay, I was thrilled to see that not only was this place wonderfully decorated, but it was also state-of-the-art. Flat screen smart TVs everywhere in every room, wireless internet to run all my devices. Even as I made my way to the dock at sunset which had to be about 100 yards from the back porch of the house, I had a strong internet signal which was very helpful sending those large megabyte photos of all the beautiful sunsets to my friends and family back home. This is a first class operation. The hospitality was outstanding and this home was garnished with impeccable taste. The amenities they provided left nothing more to be desired. Pure perfection. I couldn't have asked for anything more. This will be my destination home in the keys from now on. The community is beautiful, the owners where delightful to deal with, and I've never felt more at home during any other business or vacation stay. Do yourself a favor...Indigo Reef number 59... make sure you deal with Mr John Zito and his lovely wife Judy.  It's truly a home away from home. For me its a destination I'll be returning to very soon with the entire family. Thank you both for the wonderful hospitality and accommodations!

Wonderful views. We had everything we needed and didn't have to go out and get a lot except food.

by Lynetta on 10/23/2016
Everything was clean and nice. We did stay in the smaller bedroom off the kitchen and the breaker in that bedroom had to be reset a couple of times. The bathroom behind the kitchen, the toilet seat would not stay tight, however, are such small things to mention and are only meant as house keeping items. Thank you so much for a wonderful place. We all felt at home. 

Lovely townhouse!

by Buffy on 10/19/2016
Absolutely loved it. The owner was wonderful to deal with and very helpful. My husband and I stayed here with our daughter, her husband and our two grandchildren. It was spacious, with a fabulous view. The neighbors were very friendly and we had a very enjoyable time. The grounds are beautiful and we saw a couple of manatees and alot of lizards. Shopping is not far, we walked to a couple of stores. We loved it and want to return next year.

Beautiful views and excellent location to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!

by Rachel on 10/15/2016
We loved the cabin, location and the views! We will be back to enjoy Buckhorn Retreat! 

Dream vacation in a beautiful home!

by Eva on 10/13/2016
We were very pleased with the accommodations of Indigo Reef 34. The whole grounds was wonderful. John Zito and his wife made the stay and check in and out super easy. What a great surprise when we checked in, with a snack tray, and a yummy key lime pie and wine. The weather was perfect for us so we were out of the condo much of the time but had the weather been poor we would have still had a perfect set-up. We had everything we needed for cooking a full meal. Beds were comfy. Any need that come up was addressed timely and quickly taken care of . If we get the come back we definitely would chose this place. When we are travel other places we will be checking to see if John or his lovely wife has condos for rent in that area.. Thank you for a week full of new family memories.

Great retreat with awe inspiring views !

by David on 10/11/2016
The Buckhorn retreat was wonderful. It has everything you'd want in a vacation spot. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven on earth. 


by Mauro on 10/07/2016
Even with a not so good weather, our stay was awesome. The 3 bedroom villa (54) was perfect for us, good quality appliances, nice flat TV, beach towels. Views from balcony are beautiful. Owners really take care of your needs and keep the house in perfect condition. Definitely we will be back.

Buckhorn Retreat

by Kaye on 10/06/2016
Our stay at Buckhorn Retreat was outstanding. The accommodations were immaculate and the view was breathtaking. The kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and silverware. We only ate out twice during our 5 day stay. The gas grill looks as though it is new and we made use of it for steaks and hamburgers. Buckhorn Retreat is well thought out with three levels of rooms for sleeping large families. The third level game area overlooking the living room has a pool table and card game table for family activities. There is internet access to keep one in contact with one's worldly business. We spent mornings and evenings on the decks (upper and lower) enjoying the spectacular view. I would definitely return to this beautiful retreat. We had a great time!! 

Beautiful cabin with awesome mountain view!

by Penny on 10/01/2016
We loved our stay at Buckhorn Retreat. The cabin was perfect and offered many extras. The mountain view was amazing! The area was fairly quiet with no immediate close neighbors. It is around a 15 minute drive to Pigeon Forge. We definitely will stay at Buckhorn Retreat! 

Wonderful Villa!

by Bob on 09/30/2016
The property was exactly as described (and better!) Loved our stay in Indigo Reef Villa. The rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated. Mr. Zito was excellent to work with and book through. Best Sunsets right from the back porch. A must place to stay. - September 2016


by Darlene on 09/26/2016
When we first arrived, we expected the cabin to be very nice, as the pictures showed on VRBO, but when we walked in and saw the view, saw that the cabin was flawless and so clean, and every detail was perfection, we were stunned! Every room has all the comforts of home, perhaps even better. Full kitchen, both bedrooms and bathrooms were suites better than a hotel or condo would have, and both couples had a full large king bed and full bathrooms so each couple felt they got the master suite! The view is so spectacular you cant describe it! Mountains and breathtaking scenery every where. We are so excited to come next year. We are already planning when to come so we can book another weekend. There is so much to do, the cabin is perfectly located to get to everything you need. We just ran out of time. Again, this one is a MUST!! Book it, don't even think about it, you wont want to leave and go back home!!  

Beautiful cabin with a spectacular view

by Matthew on 09/23/2016
This was our 2nd stay at this beautiful cabin and it was just a wonderful as our first! The view from the balcony is amazing and the cabin is exactly as described. 

The view is beautiful!

by Mary on 09/16/2016
If you are looking for a quiet spot in the Keys with an amazing view and dock access, this is it! I booked through John Zito of PacknRelax. He is fantastic! Kept in contact with me to ensure I knew everything I needed for a great stay. When I called about a small problem, he had his handyman out immediately to remedy the problem. The bedrooms are quiet and comfortable! I expected we would want to get out and about, but the setting so perfect, we stuck close to "home." Looking forward to next year!!! And to winning the lottery so I can afford to buy it! Oh, and by the way, no pets allowed at this unit which was perfect for our cat allergy family members! Room Tip: It's a villa! A three-bedroom home with lots of covered porches to enjoy the view. Stayed December 2015, traveled with family

What a fantastic cabin!

by Dennice on 09/16/2016
We travel a lot and this was one of the best vacation rentals at which we have had the pleasure of staying. The cabin is large, clean, well appointed and has a beautiful view. Gatlinburg is a lovely little town albeit a little touristy. 


by Angela on 09/15/2016
My finance and I stayed at the amazing Indigo Reef, unit 51. We choose Indigo Reef, primarily for the location. We love Marathon and desired to be close to all the fantastic restaurants and the lovely Sombrero Beach. We snorkeled for the day at the Sombrero Beach lighthouse (incredible - highly recommended)! Indigo Reef was lovely, quiet, family friendly, clean, and comfortable. The pool was a nice treat, after a long day in the sun. Unit 51 treated us very well. My fiance and I enjoyed the beautiful and very clean unit. The linens were clean and beds were very comfortable. We loved the outside balcony's and back patio view of the bay!! Our favorite space in the house was the outside patio; relaxing and watching the sun set. We captured beautiful photo's of orange/pink tints to the sky. Gorgeous! The unit was spacious enough to accommodate our friends traveling from Pgh, to spend a few nights, enjoying the keys with us! We visited Key West for the day (an hour drive). My communication with John Zito, prior to our stay, was simply fantastic. Thank you for allowing us to share this lovely place with our friends. Angela and Alex

Great location, great amenities

by Derek on 09/03/2016
Great location with great amenities. Close enough to Acadia but without all the crowds August 2016

Great place to get away from it all

by Eddie on 08/30/2016
Gouldsboro and the Schoodic peninsula are a great location - close to Bar Harbor and Acadia but far enough away to not have to have the crowds. The cabin on the lake is a nice spot tucked away from all of that with a serene setting and large sky to look at at night. The cabin inside is clean and newly renovated. The large eat in kitchen provide a nice place to cook meals and play games while unwinding from the day. We didn't spend many days at the cabin as the space outside of the cabin didn't really allow for much room to do anything but sit and relax (not complaining there!) The pull out sofa bed was not very comfortable for two additional guests but both of the beds were very comfortable. On Schoodic, be sure to eat at the Pickled Wrinkle in Birch Harbor and watch the sunset on Schoodic Point. Check out the mansions on Grindstone Ave, visit the winery for a tasting in Gouldsboro in addition to venturing out to Bar Harbor and Acadia. Above all - a private secluded area to spend time with family and make memories was wonderful. The house on the pond is a great place to get away from it all! - 8/10/2016

Better Than advertised!

by UncleChuck8 on 08/26/2016
First I would like to say that dealing with John Zito and his wife, the owners, was a pleasure. They answered all of our questions and gave great advice on things to do, and where to eat. The property was extremely well maintained and was updated throughout without losing some of the original features of the property. The location was ideal; the property is just down the road from a beautiful light house that offers stunning views of Prospect Harbor and the surrounding community. The property is about a half hour from Bar Harbor and acadia National Park. There were 6 people (3 couples) that stayed here and there was ample room for all. The one bedroom has two twin beds, which would make it ideal for families. The master bedroom overlooks the bay, and at night you can hear the water. Overall this was an excellent location that I have no reservations about recommending anyone interested in visiting Maine. The only thing anyone needs to bring is a ton of mosquito spray! Oh, and the welcome package was a very nice touch that was greatly appreciated! Great property and owners! 5 stars.

5 out of 5

by Soloman on 08/19/2016
Everything was excellent. Even beyond the expectation. 5 out of 5!

Home away from home

by Lisa and Allen on 08/19/2016
The house is lovely, perfectly appointed and wonderfully clean. We had everything we needed and felt very much at home. This was really like being at "home away from home." The pond was perfect and we enjoyed being on it in the kayak and being next to it on the lounge chairs. We also really enjoyed rambling around the Schoodic and Acadia areas. We would definitely recommend your home and hope to come back again. Liisa & Alan

Everything we wanted & more

by Tracie on 08/17/2016
This cabin was awesome! We would recommend to anyone traveling to the area. It had everything that we wanted and more. This was a win/win vacation for our family! 

The house was very nice. Clean and ready for our stay. The view from the deck is amazing!

by D Neal on 08/15/2016
Our family of 4 stayed four nights and had a wonderful experience. It was summer vacation for us and we hiked in the Smoky Mountain National Park. The visitor center and many trail heads are close enough as well as the town of Gatlinburg. We didn't have any problems with the property and would definitely stay there again. Winter would be nice too as there are fireplaces and a hot tub that we didn't get to use. Super house and better views than many of the other houses in the same area! Thanks for a great experience.

Perfect Keys vacation!

by Steve on 08/12/2016
Indigo Reef is perfectly located in the heart of the Keys. By boat you are literally minutes from anything you could want. The channel in and out of the resort couldn't be easier to navigate. By car you are one street away from anything you could want: grocery stores, fuel, drug stores, bait & tackle, dive shops, etc. The villa was very well maintained and professionally cleaned. There was nothing lacking - well stocked and ready to start your vacation! The docks were literally right out the back door. The back porch faces west and you will have a photo sunset every night. We enjoyed having a reserved parking space which was covered! This villa includes a dock space that had its own water and electric. This was great when cleaning the boat and gear at the end of the day. There is a fish cleaning station in front of the dock space. The villa was much bigger than we expected and had a nice Key's decor. The owner was very easy to work with and great at communicating. -- July 2016

Adorable cabin on beautiful lake with great views!

by Stephanie on 08/08/2016
This adorable cabin was on a beautiful lake with great views. The cabin was clean and neat. The beds comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook. It was easy to get to Acadia and bar harbor, but away from all the crowds. We had a great stay in Maine and would definitely consider staying at this cabin again! The peaceful lake is worth it alone!

Wonderful stay at Buckhorn Retreat!

by Kristy on 07/29/2016
This was our first time visiting TN and the Smoky Mountains. We had an awesome time at this beautiful cabin! I looked online for weeks trying to find the perfect place that had a fantastic view, a hot tub, pool table and privacy but still close to things to do and this cabin was all that and more! Our two girls, ages 5 and 7 loved the cabin so much they didn't want to go to town or hiking but rather stay at the cabin and play pool. The views were so beautiful and the hot tub was nice and relaxing. We also enjoyed making s'mores in the firepit. We stayed for 3 nights but next time I want to stay for a week. We were happy that the roads up to the cabin, while steep, were well paved and pretty wide for being a mountain road. While we were there, we hiked to Laurel Falls, which is a must do. We shopped in downtown Gatlinburg and went to the Star cars museum which was pretty cool. We also went to Pigeon Forge one day and ate at Paula Deen's restaurant and it was delicious! Our last day there we went to Hillbilly fun! It was a perfect mountain getaway located close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and we can't wait to come back next year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful retreat with us!

The Villa is so great!

by Olina on 07/29/2016
The villa is so great! Beautiful view, convenient house, great pool.

Magical at night!

by Verity on 07/29/2016
Great communication by hosts. Location was superb and the crashing of the waves at night magical. July 2016

Beautiful cabin!

by Todd on 07/25/2016
We had a great stay at the Buckhorn Retreat. The cabin was great. Very comfortable, spacious, and well-kept. Close to Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinbug, and Pigeon Forge. 

The place you want to stay

by Keijian on 07/21/2016
John's lake front cottage near Winter harbor Maine is the place you want to stay when you look for an exclusive quite get away for you and your family. The house is fully equipped and tastily decorated with a breath taking view just like the pictures posted. The outside of the house is rusted and humble, but inside is so warm and welcome, we feels like home the second you step in. I enjoyed just look at the lake, different hue so the sunshine reflected fully on the lake, beautiful water lily, wild flowers, etc.

Great Maine getaway

by Michael & Venita on 07/16/2016
We found the property to be comfortable, clean and well appointed. The property features a huge deck on the back of the house which overlooks the crashing surf.During our stay we enjoyed regular visits from 3 local foxes, several chipmunks, 3 sea otters, an osprey and a porcupine. The owners loaned us bikes which we rode through the Schoodic Peninsula Park, it was awesome. The property is ideally situated between Acadia National Park and Wild Blueberry Land which we highly recommend if you like pies that bring their A game. In nearby Birch Harbor there is also a place to rent Kayaks. We found the owner John to be very helpful in answering questions about the area and the property.

Excellent Location

by David on 07/15/2016
Buckhorn Retreat was a beautiful cabin with wonderful views of the mountains. The pictures and description are accurate but the views are better in real life. It is secluded but close to pretty much everything. It feels very roomy with lots of open floor space so you don't feel cramped at all. The owner was helpful and responded quickly to any requests. I would recommend this cabin to friends and family. 

A wonderful time

by Emily on 07/14/2016
We had a wonderful time staying in John's cottage on Jones Pond for three nights while visiting family in nearby Winter Harbor. The cottage combines all the charm of a rustic lake camp (knotty pine floors and walls, a loft over the main living area, a wood stove, and a welcoming covered porch overlooking the pond) with the conveniences of a modern home (a washer and dryer, a fully equipped kitchen, satellite tv, very comfortable furnishings, plenty of hot water, central heating, and even good cellphone reception on my AT&T iPhone). The setting is as lovely as it seems in the photos, with not another house in sight. We look forward to staying there on another visit to the peninsula.

Everything you'd want for a Maine getaway

by Liv on 07/14/2016
We had a fantastic time at John Zito's amazing home on the lake over July 4th weekend. It's everything you'd want for a Maine getaway--the nicest, most well-furnished cabin you'll ever stay in! We also appreciated the little details that John provided, like towels in case you want to swim in the lake or lie out on the lovely dock in the backyard, DVDs and games for entertainment, a fully stocked kitchen with all of the appliances and tools you'll need, super-soft towels, and even a fire pit next to the water. Perfect for s'mores. And everything was super clean and comfortable, and the atmosphere was very cozy and laid-back. It's a short drive to Bar Harbor as well, so you can easily access Acadia National Park and the city. We're definitely planning a trip back and will definitely look to stay at John's home again.

Beautiful location!

by Michael on 07/14/2016
Beautiful location! We enjoyed our time in the cabin on the lake (pond) which was very peaceful and tranquil. The cabin was clean, well equipped and had all the amenities needed. We finished our day sitting outside around the fire while enjoying the night sky full of stars and the Milky Way clearly visible -- something not to be missed! July 2016

I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Marathon!

by TripAdvisor guest from Buffalo on 07/13/2016
Indigo Reef. Secluded, serene, tropical. Wake up every morning and have coffee on the back porch overlooking a gorgeous canal lined with palm trees. Walk a few steps to a huge pool that is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, with plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas to go around. The villa itself is spotless, well appointed and well furnished. The kitchen is beautiful, with every appliance you may need. Having a washer and dryer upstairs near bedrooms is a thoughtful convenience. We can't wait to go back!!!!

Great rental property

by Yomari on 07/13/2016
Awesome place. Perfect cold AC, the property was well kept and vey clean. We will definitely come back again

Loved it!

by Ann on 07/11/2016
My family had a weeklong stay at Buckhorn Retreat, and I can't say enough good things about it! The location was perfect, perched on a hillside with the Smokies right out the window, and a view that changed every five minutes. I could have stayed there all day every day if not for the many fun things to do in the area. The cabin is nicely furnished, the beds comfortable, and the kitchen had everything we needed. You will not be disappointed!

Fantastic stay at a dream location

by Dennis on 07/09/2016
Fantastic stay at a dream-location, the area is extremely beautiful with so many things to do. John and his wife give you a 5-star treatment with a house that is in "mint" condition. The views are stunning and the house is fully equipped to make it an unforgettable stay.

Absolute Paradise!

by Victor on 07/09/2016
This cottage is an absolute paradise. The inside is beautiful and looks new, it has a great layout and the main bedroom has an incredible view of the pond. The upstairs is quite cute too. The pond is the real star, though. Beautiful, mostly private and incredibly serene, we spent days just hanging out on the porch and on the pier, swimming in the pond, and meant to do some canoeing but there's so much to do in the area, with Acadia 40 mins away and the Schoodic Peninsula only 10-15 minutes away. Fantastic place to spend a few days or a week – highly recommend it!

Beautiful view, wonderful cabin, excellent location

by D on 06/28/2016
This was our third stay at Buckhorn Retreat. We love the cabin. It is beautifully furnished, has a well equipped kitchen, high quality linens, and the view is amazing. We love the proximity to Gatlinburg and the park and the fact that you don't have to go through Pigeon Forge to get there. We've gone as a family with teen/older children and as a couples get away with friends and the cabin is perfect for either one. The owner is wonderful to work with and very accessible for needs or questions. 


by Jennifer on 06/24/2016
The cabin was perfect, location beautiful. Will be back next year. 

A wonderful well cared for camp

by Paul on 06/24/2016
This is a really nice "camp" (in Maine terms) on a quiet, peaceful, and lovely little cove of Jones Pond. The house has a charming, "rustic" feel -- but there is nothing rustic about it. It's nicely appointed with everything you need to relax, be comfortable, and just enjoy. The woodwork is amazing throughout the house (walls and ceilings are nice cut panels of wood, and it's wood floors throughout) and gives the house a pleasant, cozy, and warm vibe. Furniture is all nice and not just 'seconds' like many cottages have. We really appreciated it all especially on one rainy night where we entertained ourselves indoors. We came up from the Boston area primarily to enjoy some of the darkest nighttime skies in the Eastern US for stargazing -- and chose our particular week in August to see the Perseid meteor showers. What an amazing sky, viewed from out on the dock or from the shore. It's a treat for us to actually view the Milky Way and to see it glow! It's a dark sky. The cottage is well situated for day trips around the Winter Harbor area, including part of Acadia National Park featuring Schoodic Point. We took a ferry from Winter Harbor over to Bar Harbor for a day, which cuts out about 100 miles of driving and provides a wonderful tour of the various bays and harbors between the two towns. Back at the house, we picked up a few bundles of wood that locals leave out by the road for sale and we had campfires each night. We rented Kayaks right on the pond and enjoyed 24 hours of time to explore it. The house features a dock that is a good launching point for watercraft of any kind, for fishing, and for just relaxing. It's not really suited so much for swimming and waterplay (since it's kind of nestled in the pond lillies and grasses), but there is a great swimming beach just a few minutes down the road with full facilities (and that's also where the rented kayaks launch from). In all this a wonderful, well-cared for camp and we hope to be able to return someday.

We definitely give this 5 stars!

by Jeri on 06/24/2016
We had a fabulous time! The accommodations were far superior to what we anticipated. We all expected it to be a bit beat up, being a rental, and were pleasantly surprised it was so well maintained and very clean. The lay-out was perfect for our group as the downstairs is all open so the "kitchen staff" could enjoy right along with the rest of the gang. The large round table was perfect for eating together and a rousing dice game. Coffee in the morning and sunsets on the deck overlooking the water were so relaxing. Just what we all needed. We used the pool a few times and had fun spotting iguanas. We had a great time grilling burgers one night. It was easy to do with an all-in-one charcoal bag, (charcoal and lighter fluid in one bag). All we had to do was light it. (FYI - BYO matches). Thanks, John, for being such a great host. We definitely give this 5 stars.

Perfect! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

by John on 06/08/2016
What a beautiful place! Unit 43 at Indigo Reef not only met our expectations, but exceeded them! The unit was much more spacious than it seemed while doing our pre-booking research. It easily accommodated our group of 6 with plenty of room for more. The large porch was a very popular hangout spot. The view from the balcony of the master bedroom was breathtaking, particularly at sunrise/sunset. The pool was great and the ice machine was a huge plus! The boat slip is literally just outside the backdoor and with minimal 'no wake' zone we had had quick, easy access to both the Gulf and the Atlantic. Marathon in general has a lot to offer without the insanity of Key West, as there are many shops and stores very close...but you wouldn't know it once you're inside Indigo Reef as it's very secluded and quiet. I would not hesitate to book here again, and probably will. Thanks to the Zitos! Top notch vacation...

Beyond expectation!

by David on 05/31/2016
Our condo rental was absolutely perfect in every way - beyond any expectation. John gets a 100%! -- May 2016

Fishing in paradise!

by CDG on 05/24/2016
This townhouse was the perfect place to bring 5 friends for an awesome fishing vacation. The place is spacious, has great views and is close to plenty of great fishing spots. We ended up going fishing on a charter but this place comes with a large dock space just outside your door if you want to bring your own boat. The kitchen was well stocked and the entire place was spotless.

Paradise in Marathon

by Julie on 05/19/2016
First off... Great location!! In the middle for easy access to either direction in the keys. The place was beautiful and every amenity imaginable! John has laundry, blow driers, gives you full bottles of shampoo & conditioner (which most hotels do not give you) and bars of good soap, a full kitchen stocked with many things, really nice flat screen tvs, etc. I could go on and on about his place... The pool was beautiful and kept at a temp that felt like bath water when you walk in. The neighborhood was really quite with very nice neighbors and a wonderful grounds keeper that tried to help us out as often as we asked. Everything we were promised and more was just as John said it would be. I called to ask a few questions when we first got there and they picked up on the first call. Amazing & we will definitely book with John again when the opportunity arises. He is the best guy out there to rent from!!


by TripAdvisor guest on 05/09/2016
We loved the house! It was very spacious and had everything we might have needed during our stay, including washer, dryer, dish washer, linens and towels and most importantly margarita mix! The location is also very nice, the heated pool is just a few steps away and the sunsets are breathtaking. We were all sad to leave and would come back in a heartbeat. Highly recommended!

Majestic View

by Cheryl on 05/01/2016
I'm not sure that I have the words that could describe the feeling of sitting in a rocker or the swing on the balcony listening to the birds while taking in the breathtaking view. Or enjoying the hot tub on the balcony while absorbjng the peacefulness that only the Mountains can offer. The home was beautiful beyond words. Everything was within just a few minutes drive. The hardest part for us was to leave our quiet surroundings of the cabin to enjoy other local surroundings. If visiting the 3 MUST are: driving up to Clingmans Dome, it is perhaps the most beautiful drive We've ever taken. And then 2 great places to eat are Holstons Resturaunt and JT Hannah's Resturaunt, both of which had excellent food and the ambiance was great! We are already planning our next family trip there within the next year. 

Family spring break

by Ohio on 04/29/2016
We stayed for a week over Spring Break. We highly recommend this property. The place was immaculate.Upon arrival we were greeted with supplies to begin our stay. The property has a heated pool area. This location is close to many family friendly activities and is close enough to Key West where we visited several times. The property owner was courteous and a pleasure to work with. We will be back. We travel extensively for work and were very pleased and relaxed.

Beatiful cabin with an amazing view! Very well kept and provided all the necessities for our stay.

by Loras on 04/20/2016
A beautiful cabin with an amazing view of the mountains. Would totally come back and stay!! We had a great time and the cabin was furnished with all of the necessities for however long we decided to stay....I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone. Thank you, we had a great time!! 

Can't wait till next year!

by Tracy on 04/20/2016
This was our second year in villa 43 - what an amazing place and spectacular view!! The townhouse is clean, beautiful and has everything you could need. Judy and John think of everything and are great to work with. When we talk about vacation in the keys, this is the only place we even think about staying.


by Jennifer S on 04/13/2016
Absolutely fabulous stay for the whole family, would recommend to anyone And plan to come back on a yearly basis, the condo and views were beautiful!!!

Wonderful week!

by Wacki56 on 04/13/2016
My Wife and I, along with our good Friends Isa and Mamel; spent a wonderful week at Indigo Reef. Our 3 bd - 2 1/2 ba unit was one of the very best, nicely equipped, most relaxing of any place we have ever stayed in the Keys, and the price was just as outstanding, we simply could not have asked for more. We will certainly be back in the 'very near' future! Room Tip: West facing units offer an OUTSTANDING sunset.........every evening!

Beautiful view, wonderful stay!

by Emily on 04/09/2016
Awesome view on deck, loved the hot tub. Sheets and pillows are soft and comfortable, beautiful view. Had everything we needed, loved the game room with pool tables. Would stay again for sure 🙂 

Everything was very special!

by Uvinal on 04/04/2016
House, marina, the central place i recommend it.spend a good holiday.with children or single couples special all.

A perfect paradise

by Steven and Deborah on 03/31/2016
My husband and I just had to escape the bitter cold and unending snow in Ct. We just couldn't stand it one more day.. How very fortunate we were to be able to book a flight and beautiful condo in Marathon, Fl on short notice. I received a call back almost immediately upon emailing an inquiry. Although we had been to Marathon before we had never seen this property at Indigo Reef. How very lucky we were to find it. Condo #59 far exceeded our expectations. Sparkling clean, beautifully furnished, lovely thick towels, fully equiped kitchen, gorgeous gorgeous view right out onto the Gulf, manicured grounds, huge clean warm pool with friendly people everywhere. Everyone we met were happy to be at Indigo Reef. We thought we would go off property and explore all of Marathon. No way! We couldn't get off our upstairs deck. There was a beautiful tall palm tree next to our deck. We were so happy to have a little shade from it in the late afternoon. Plenty of sun, if we wanted it, soft breezes and the beautiful view and did I mention the sunsets? I have never seen such beautiful sunsets. We have never taken so many pictures of sunsets. The master bedroom has large French doors out onto the deck, a king size white bed with fluffy white linens and soft pillows. The master bath has double sinks, granite countertops, and a georgous shower with thick glass door, very elegant. All the floors are beautifully tiled and squeaky clean. The location of #59 is perfect. Sitting on the deck we could see the Gulf and the bay. We watched the small boats coming and going. This section of the property is quiet and private. We hated to leave. We are looking forward to returning to our paradise very soon.


by Nicole on 03/28/2016
Great time and what an amazingly beautiful place!! Thank you so much and we will definitely be back!! 

Great Time

by Jamie on 03/19/2016
Cabin was as expected... spacious and elegant. Plenty of room for entertaining. The hot tub was great and the views superb. The host, Tiffany, was extremely responsive and attentive, which was very much appreciated. We definitely recommend Buckhorn Retreat and hope to stay again soon.

A most amazing trip

by Angela on 03/17/2016
John and Judy Zito have thought of just about everything! The townhouse is fully appointed and the views are just amazing! We rented a boat from All Aboard Boat Rentals in Marathon and parked it right our in front of the unit for 4 days. The property at Indigo Reef is just absolutely beautiful! We will definitely be back next year!

Hidden paradise!

by Tony on 03/17/2016
Even though I live in South Florida I love going to the Keys at least once a year for a weeks vacation. My wife and I have stayed in many places from Key Largo all the way to Key West. Marathon is one of my favorite places to stay. Last year while I was kayaking with my Uncle we stumbled upon this place from the water. I loved the way it looked from the water so I looked into it and decided this years vacation (Oct 2015) would be here. We hooked up with John Zito through He owns several units in Indigo Reef and manages a few others. He was extremely helpful in answering all my questions prior to me making our reservations. When we arrived and entered our unit all the anxiety on my shoulders disappeared and a big smile ran right across my face. The place was gorgeous! And spotlessly clean! And I'm a Felix Unger to say the least. The couple that was with us who traveled from Pennsylvania were blown away when they entered and thanked us for all our hard work in finding the perfect place. The welcoming libations were a really special touch. Not only that, John's wife Judi made us a homemade Key Lime pie in the refrigerator that was to die for. There was nothing more one could have imagined or expected to make our vacation a memorable experience. The unit had everything we needed. The grounds are beautiful and the views are breathtaking. There is a huge salt water pool on the premises and it is basically all yours! Also, the unit comes with it's own boat dock at no charge. I must say this...I have now found my new vacation home! I will definitely be back and will only go through John and Judi. My wife and I had the pleasure of personally meeting both of them over a glass of wine and they are both super people who's goal is to provide you the best vacation and accommodations possible. I have never found this anywhere else in the Keys and I have been doing this for 25 years....just about every year. Thank you, John and Judi for making our vacation this year super special!

What a find!

by Jon and Christine on 03/16/2016
Waterfront paradise doesn't praise it enough. Great accommodation, very comfortable, everything was at hand in the house, beautiful views, you just relax as soon as you enter the property. The Grounds were well kept and a swimming pool you could swim in. What a find.


by Sherry on 03/16/2016
Our stay at Indigo Reef was excellent. The unit is everything we hoped it would be. We would definitely return.

An amazing, beautiful mountain-top cabin with spectacular views both inside and out!

by Kerry on 03/13/2016
From the moment we first arrived we were very impressed! The cabin is situated in a unique, private place with incredible mountain views and peaceful surroundings. The outside boasts upper and lower decks that face mountains in every direction, along with a hot tub for soaking sore bones after exploring the many trails in the area. We loved sitting in front of the spectacular fireplace at the end of each day and awaking to the views and sunshine in the morning that flow through all of the many windows in the front of the home. The master bedroom on the bottom level was very comfortable and beautifully decorated, along with the gorgeous fireplace that it offers. The rec room in the loft was so cool! We had a blast playing pool, and cards at the game table. The cabin really offers everything you could ever want or need while keeping with the look and feel of a real mountain cabin. The property is plenty big enough to accommodate a family yet cozy enough for couples. Exploring the Smoky Mountain National Park, Downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge were only a short, scenic drive from where this cabin is located. The property owner was awesome! She responded to our questions right away, was very prompt and helpful with the booking process and made herself available should any problems or concerns arise- which we had none of. My wife and I had the most romantic stay and could not have asked for any better! We highly recommend this cabin and are already looking forward to returning next year! -The Hooper Family 

Great views and location

by Alvin on 02/29/2016
A great spot to getaway very clean and updated. I will be back to stay at this property again...

Perfect for us!

by Sweetwater2 on 02/26/2016
We spent a week in Unit 29. This is a great location especially if you want to close to your boat tied to the near by wall. The accommodations were in perfect shape with up to date amenities such as TVs etc. Good communication with the owner and a nice welcome basket to boot! You are right next to your neighbor when sitting on the porch so conversations are for all to enjoy when everyone is lounging on the deck. We would definitely choose to stay here again. Marathon is close to restaurants, marinas and a short drive to Key West. Our stay was enhanced by 84 degree weather, partly cloudy and warm water. Snorkeling was great at the reef.


by Ann on 02/26/2016
The location was prefect. In the middle of all the Keys. Easy drive to Key West or Key Largo also to the Homestead visitor center in the Everglades. Everything we needed and more. there was a folder letting us know just about everything ie like pool hours, docking info if you have a boat, log in for WIFI. The Villa 60 was very clean set up nicely had more then enough room to cook, eat. We had 7 people in the Villa but we had 11 people on our trip ( the other 4 stay some place else) We had a super bowl in the Villa and meal with everyone (11) us there not a problem. Would I stay there again?? Yes in a heart beat!!! When we left we were talking about going back. Just wish the weather would have be better. It was in the mid 60's we had 2 days in the 70's but it was partly cloudy. But that didn't change our plans other the snorkeling and parasailing it was to wind/cloud to do them. So we spent another day exploring Key West. Thank for the welcome gifts. February 2016

Excellent Getaway

by Darwin on 02/25/2016
The cabin is just as nice if not nicer than advertised online! Very clean, spacious and homey. The views are spectacular and the location is easy to get to. 20 minutes from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The owner was very prompt and helpful with any and all inquiries...very impressive. Priced very reasonably and worth every penny. You won't be disappointed! ...Enjoy! 

The place to go!

by Beth on 02/19/2016
Marathon is the place to go for sunshine and lovely scenery and fishing. Indigo Reef is a find! Unit #49 was spacious, had a great porch overlooking the water, and was near the pool. This town home was in great condition and well decorated. All appliances were in great condition, and we cooked meals at home most days. That every room had a balcony was a nice surprise. It felt very private, and we could not hear our neighbors. At the same time, Indigo Reef is a community and has that neighborly feel too. We met owners and renters from many places. There was plenty of parking too. Our host (John) was such a great communicator and so responsive. We would rent with John again!

Never Disappoints

by Glen on 02/18/2016
As always, Buckhorn is such a treat to us. This is our 5th time staying there and we love it. The views are amazing. 

A getaway!

by Leon Family on 02/18/2016
My now husband, two daughters, and myself decided to take a week during Spring Break to get out of Key West. We actually went to Marathon that week to get married! I search and searched for place. Mr. Zito was very quick to respond, very helpful, and pleasant. He even allowed us to take a drive up one day to see the villas. His wide was nice enough to show us around. When we stayed there is was very clean and in perfect condition for our arrival. I big thank you to the housekeepers! The full kitchen and grills outside allowed us to be able to grocery shop and not have to eat out every meal. A benefit when you have children! The location was very kid friendly. The sunsets were amazing! Everything was honestly perfect! We would take a monthly trip if we were able to!

Paradise! Need I say more?

by Ralph on 02/14/2016
Really there is not one bad or negative thing to say about this place. Everything you need is there for you. Indigo Reef is centrally located to just about everything in the Keys. The views of the sunset are fabulous, the pool is incredible and the condo itself is unbelievable. Can not wait to go back on next years vacation. Is it 5o'clock yet? Always at Indigo Reef!

Great cabin get away!

by Rachael on 02/12/2016
We rented this cabin with our friends and had a lovely time. The cabin was clean and fully stocked. Beds were soft with plenty of pillows, bathrooms had plenty of towels and soap, it felt like home. The hot tub was warm and ready for us when we arrived, the loft with pool table and games was also a nice touch. We enjoyed the Wine Trail in Gatlinburg as well as hiking in the Smoky Mountains. We will be back for sure! 

As described

by Frank on 02/11/2016
The accommodations were excellent. The docking was safe and convenient to the Gulf. There was plenty to do on the property. Beds were comfortable. Linens were fresh and the Condo was clean and organized. The Kids and Adults enjoyed the Pool including the Shaded Lounge Chairs. We would rent this unit again.

Excellent cabin!

by Melissa on 01/26/2016
Our family had a wonderful time staying in the Buckhorn Retreat. It is beautiful and has everything you need. The owner communication was excellent as well. Will definitely stay again!

Fabulous vacation with amazing views!

by Cheri on 01/13/2016
The owners were such wonderful people to work with and have such a well appointed rental property. The villa felt like a home away from home for the kids and us. Lots of space, an amazing sunset view, comfortable beds, t.v.'s for everyone and a well-equipped kitchen. They truly thought of everything that would make renters comfortable! The Margarita Machine was a real plus and the welcome basket was so sweet. The location was ideal and it was convenient to so many things. Capt. Hook's offers boat rentals, etc. The 7 mile bridge, Bahia Honda State Park and snorkeling trips are just a short drive away. Be sure to fit in a beach day at Sombrero Beach. Small, but lovely. You can snorkel there, but the water was a bit murky. There is a great playground for little kids, bathrooms, and volleyball courts. We spent Father's Day there. Key West is about an hour drive. I went there to take photos one day and the whole family spent the entire next day checking it out. Being centrally located is a real perk. We met friends at Islamorada Fish Company for dinner one night. They drove back to see the place and now want to rent villa 29, too. The only negative was that the Indigo Reef wifi was a bit slow, but if you are looking for a restful vacation spot, this is the place! It appeared that there may have been separate wifi in the rental, but we never inquired because we were enjoying other things. The kids and friends went paddle boarding, fished, relaxed at the pool, played some volleyball on the grassy areas and we even rented a boat one day. You will love that the slip is virtually in front of the place! If you travel in summer expect it to be hot and humid, and pack plenty of sunscreen and bug spray. From the moment we walked in the door, our jaws dropped at the amazing view we enjoyed the entire trip. Gorgeous! I took tons of photos so we could remember what a wonderful time we had in the Keys.

Very nice and quiet area. Beautiful cabin, perfect for relaxing.

by Jill on 01/12/2016
We loved it and would definitely consider staying there again! 

Wonderful Holliday House!

by Tripadvisor guest on 01/09/2016
My family (2 adults and 3 children, 18, 14, & 12) stayed at this beautiful property Christmas week. It was wonderful. The community is amazing. The location is mid-way between Islamorada and Key West. Our expectations were exceeded. We especially liked the Christmas lights that our kids could turn on every night. Beds were comfy, the pool was heavenly, property was very clean, all amenities were as described. We had no issues during the stay and the owner was very easy to deal with. I highly recommend this property!

Slice of paradise

by Karen on 01/07/2016
We stayed in Villa #51 & rented through John Zito of Top notch accommodations and very positive rental experience. The villa and grounds were so *perfect* my hubby joked that it was like a Disney movie. (all in a good way) Marathon is about 1 hour north of Key West, and was a prime location for our first visit to the Keys. Indigo Reef was a nice mix of owners and renters, everyone friendly. Saw fantastic sunsets right from our front porch. Highly recommend Indigo Reef & renting through John Zito at packnrelax. Stayed March 2016

Nice place!

by Dianne on 01/02/2016
This a a wonderful cabin and I would stay here again. When you enter the front door and look to your left you can see the floor to ceiling windows that enabled you to view the beautiful mountains. Just breathtaking! The open floor plan made it easy for us to maneuver around and not feel like we were all on top of each other. We've stayed at other cabins where the kitchen was so tiny that it was hard to empty the dishwasher. It was the opposite here. We love to cook and there was plenty of room for a few cooks in the kitchen at one time as well as people sitting at the kitchen bar to nibble on snacks and chat with the cooks. Everything you could imagine to cook with. Would have been nice if the pots we had would have fit with the tops we had but it wasn't the end of the world. I'm still giving this 5 starts because I'm not sure if what I will mention next was specified in our instructions but if you do stay here I would suggest: Bring soap! There was hand soap and lotions but no soap. I guess I've never been anywhere were there was none but we had to make a trip out to get some. Also, bring your own pillows. This might be just our case of being picky but they all seemed like sham pillows to me. Gas grill was minimal and "coal" grill was just a campground grill. The internet was horrible so if you're planning on getting any work done on the computer that's not gonna happen. I guess we should have left that work at home being as we were on vacation anyway! Really think about where you want everyone to sleep because my husband and I had the master on the bottom floor, my girls shared the main floor bedroom and my son slept in the loft. The couches in the living room pulled out to sleep more but if you are going with another family and wanted to put the kids to bed on the pullouts, the floor plan was too open and it would have been too noisy to do so. On the up side......loved the fireplaces with their "instant" fires. Christmas decorations were so pretty and helped us to stay in the holiday mode. As my kids would say...THE LOFT ROCKS! Tons of Wii games, tons of books, pool table, game table........they thought of everything! Also, great hot water and plenty of towels. Jacuzzi was wonderful and house was clean and tidy! Plenty of space to park and the road to the cabin was paved and wide compared to some we've been on. I would stay here again for sure!! 

Perfect cabin in Gatlinburg

by Paul on 12/15/2015
This was the perfect cabin for a trip to Gatlinburg. The cabin felt secluded but was actually close to town. The cabin had everything we could hope for; mountain views, very spacious, comfortable beds, pool table and games, two jacuzzis plus an outdoor hot tub, a fire pit, a well-appointed kitchen, satellite and wifi. We would go on adventures in town and to the national park and we're happy to get home to this very comfortable cabin. We had a lot of fun and loved it. 

Second Stay

by D on 12/04/2015
This was our second stay at this cabin. It is a beautiful cabin with an amazing view. The cabin has everything you need from the basics such as nice linens, towels, and kitchen essentials to items to entertain. We had a great time and enjoyed using the fireplace and outdoor fire pit since we were there on cold days. This location is so handy for trips in to Gatlinburg and the park. The owner is very nice and easy to work with. 

Clean, modern, secluded, unbelievable view!

by John on 11/26/2015
We make a trip every year to the Gatlinburg area. We always stay in a different cabin each time. We will definitely stay here again and again. The place was clean and well maintained. The appliances were up to date. The accommodations were over the top of our expectations for sure. And the view was unbelievable. Stay here. You won't be disappointed. 


by Carla on 11/18/2015
We absolutely loved the property and it's location... It was bigger than expected, our family of five adults (3 grown kids) were very comfortable and it was immaculate, inside and out! Great Kitchen and baths, spacious living area too. Loved sitting on the deck in the early morn and at night. The pool was awesome and we loved barbequing on the dock. Many conveniences near by for errands and groceries. A very restful and relaxing time away as a family! Really loved it!!!

Fantastic place to stay

by Dusty on 10/31/2015
My husband and I and another couple stayed three days at this wonderful place. Our only problem was, we couldn't stay longer due to our other committments. John and Judi gave us information on things to do around the area that we didn't see on any other information. Acadia was closed due to the government shut down but we still had plenty to do. We slept with the windows open and could hear the waves crashing on the rocks. The place was clean, beds were very comfortable and they had everything we needed. We would love to go back and spend a longer time.

Perfect Vacation Retreat

by Wilfredo on 10/30/2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Views from the cabin were breathtaking. It seems that attention to every detail was well thought out. The kitchen is well stoked. We enjoyed grilling several nights as well as the hot tub. Thank you for welcoming us into your home. 

Great time!

by Miranda on 10/23/2015
We had great time visiting Maine. The home is in a beautiful location and a 1-1.5 hr drive to Acadia to hike. We went in Oct and the weather was very cold. Luckily the heat in the house was able to warm up the living room, though it did take many hours (so be patient if you visit in Oct and it's freezing). One of the bedrooms was really cold and warmed a bit with the heater in the living room. The other bedroom was very comfortable temperature wise. In terms of the view, you can't beat it. John was very responsive when we had questions about the heat and the grocery store, which was much appreciated. October 2015

Great Getaway

by Trenton on 10/14/2015
The cabin was very clean and nice! It was also very well stocked. When we arrived late Saturday night 2 of the televisions were not working, so I emailed the lady and she responded within minutes and was working on resolving the problem. We would definitely stay here again. 

Great time in Maine

by Barbara on 10/10/2015
If you are looking for the quintessential Maine experience; look no further than Schoodic house. To say the scenery here is beautiful is an understatement. The crashing surf, rocky coastline and wildlife (we saw an eagle) are exactly what you would expect in Maine. The house itself was perfectly appointed and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Everything was so cozy; we were happy to stay home on a misty day and just relax with a good book. The area around Schoodic is also picturesque with lots of cute shops, cafés and great restaurants. We had a delicious dinner at Croker House. Also, be sure to spend a day in Bar Harbor. If you want outdoor activities Acadia National Park is right at your doorstep. All in all, it was a wonderful trip and we hated to see it end. Can’t wait to come back.

The best rental yet!

by Cathy on 10/05/2015
My husband and I have been renting a house in the Gatlinburg area for over 10 years! This is the best one by far. Over the years, we've had to buy stuff to fill out a way to cook a meal and we have this box of stuff that we take with us on every trip (wine glasses, knives, pans, grill brush, garbage bags, dish soap, etc). The house came with everything we needed. We didn't have to take anything out of the box. The beds have real furniture, not that log furniture stuff that is uncomfortable to sleep on. It has a cabin feel but has a lot of luxury! Will definitely rent again. 

Simply perfect vacation

by Katrina on 10/03/2015
My husband and I loved staying at the Zito's house in Gouldsboro and I wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking for a quiet Maine experience filled with relaxation and great hiking do the same. When we arrived, there was a welcome bag which made me feel at once at 'home' and sipping wine on the back deck listening to the ocean waves put us instantly into vacation-mode. We spent 8 days at their house. Wifi worked pretty well and we used the home phone to place the few calls we needed to make since our cell phone service wasn't coming in (AT&T/iPhone and Verizon/Android). We split our time between Mount Desert (about 1 hour drive to the park with traffic) and the greater Schoodic Peninsula area. John and Judi struck the perfect balance between giving us our space and making us feel welcome. The welcome manual that they provided answered all our questions and even gave us suggestions for fun things to do nearby. For example, we followed the Zito's advice and did the hike to the beach in Correa -- an absolute highlight of our trip. On the days we stayed local, we had a great time walking the rocks along the coastline and just reading in the hammock. If your considering a trip to Maine, I highly recommend the two weeks after Labor Day. A great house, perfect weather and uncrowded trails made this vacation simply perfect.

Fantastic Stay!

by Colin on 09/30/2015
The house was equipped with everything we needed for a short notice, quick weekend getaway. Wonderful location with perfect views from both porches. Would recommend for any couple or family. 


by Christina on 09/23/2015
I would highly recommend the Buckhorn Retreat! The views were amazing. The cabin was clean and inviting. The linens and towels were above your average. We plan on returning in the future! 

Wonderful Stay

by Errol on 09/21/2015
Great property. The premises was very clean and well-maintained. Plenty of brochures on local activities were available. Kitchen was well-equipped. Internet worked well and many tv channels available. Will stay here again when in the area.

Good Host!

by Yuming on 09/16/2015
Good host! Appreciate all the preparation work They did for us. They even have a New grill so we can do BBQ by the lake. -- 9/2015

Charming experience in a lovely home

by Kapil on 09/05/2015
This was a charming experience in a lovely home. We loved staying here. There were Apple and Cherry trees on this property and a furnished deck to kick back and relax and stargaze. This property is 50 mins from the main Acadia Park Loop but in the Schoodic Peninsula. It's 15 mins from Schoodic Point (breathtaking). Don't let the distance from the park deter you from staying here. There is a lot of beauty on the way to the park. Our hosts were very hands-off and hospitable. We made some great memories here and did not want to leave. We lost track of time the day we were supposed to check out since we were just hanging out in the front lawn and enjoying being there and bumped into the owner. She was very nice about us having overstayed by a half hour. Sorry Judy! Thanks for the great memories. August 2015

Really lovely home, all the comforts we could wish for

by Hillary on 08/31/2015
It was a really lovely home - all the home comforts we could wish for. John was very accommodating when we had to tweak the dates & we appreciated that. Lovely quiet location away from the hubbub of Bar Harbour in August - worth the drive (or ferry) to be away from it all. Hiking on the Schoodic was as good or better than MDI Thanks! August 2015

The perfect choice for us

by Mia on 08/28/2015
We had a wonderful visit to Prospect Harbor! Don't kid yourselves, Bar Harbor and the portion of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is a 45 min to 1 hr drive away, but the Schoodic Peninsula - also part of the park! - is fantastic, we drove the 12 mile loop four days in a row. We actually preferred being away from the chaos of MDI in this beautifully renovated cottage - the kitchen and bathrooms in particular were really well done, it was perfect for five people for the week. Don't miss "Lunch on the Wharf" in Corea, stop by the Pickled Wrinkle for a great dinner (or two) and use MC's Marketplace at the Citgo for groceries - it's super close, in Birch Harbor. Really, everything you need is on the Schoodic Peninsula, but MDI and Bar Harbor are totally accessible too - this was just a great refuge at the end of a busy day, and the perfect choice for us. -- August 2015

Extremely clean, relaxing and well equipped

by Chelsea on 08/28/2015
We stayed 2 nights at the cottage. It was a great area to rest in between our outings. The house was extremely clean, relaxing and well equipped for our group (3 adults and 2 children). We arrived and were super excited to drink the wine that the hosts left for us after a very long drive. The first morning we enjoyed coffee with the beautiful views of the water and then went out to breakfast at Chester Pikes (15-20 minutes away). We got packed up and headed out to Acadia National park and did a little hike and spent the rest of the day walking around Bar Harbor. It was so nice to have a cozy place to stay after a day of hiking and walking. The house is quite a ways from Bar Harbor and the National Forest. We cooked 2 meals at the cottage which was equipped (mostly). Then watched one of the movies provided before bed. The next morning we cooked breakfast and headed out. August 2015

Fantastic Property

by Ann on 08/27/2015
We loved our first trip to Maine, and found this property outstanding. It was spotlessly clean, the location was beautiful--sort of remote, but had beautiful views of the water. The owners are awesome, so helpful with guidance, tips, and nice gift, and willing to help with anything before or during the vacation. We'd love to go again and would recommend this property to anyone.

A relaxing, private and secluded vacation in a beautiful spot

by Carrie on 08/26/2015
We had a wonderful time at this adorable, ocean front house. It was private, comfortable, and had all the conveniences of home. The setting was gorgeous. We loved hearing the waves at night, roasting s'mores in the outdoor fire pit, and watching the sunrise over the ocean each morning. It was a rather long drive to get there and took about an hour each way to get to Acadia National Park, but it was worth it. I highly recommend this home for a relaxing, private, and secluded vacation in a beautiful spot. Posted on: 8/31/2015


by Scott on 08/26/2015
Fantastic! The lake and the views were better than expected! Everything we needed was in the house and ready to go... Could not have been easier! Everything was clean and well appointed... -- 8/2015

Highly recommended!

by Thomas Family on 08/25/2015
The cottage was even better than we expected. Just far enough away from the crowds of Bar Harbor but odd enough for a day trip into town. The interior was well designed and very clean and cozy. Hanging by the pond under the black Maine sky next to a fire was exactly what we needed to decompress from a busy life. John was communicative the whole time. Highly recommended. - August 2015

Beautiful and cozy!

by Yana on 08/19/2015
John's cottage was even better in person than the pictures of it on line. We met John on the first day and he was very friendly and helpful with suggestions on local sightseeing and restaurants. The cottage is beautiful and couzy. But the best part is location, right on a picturesque pond. Almost like camping, but with modern amenities. We'll definetely will be back next summer. August 2015

The most fantastic vacation I have ever taken

by Phyllis on 08/15/2015
The home we stayed in on the Schoodic Peninsula was beautiful. Every morning we sat out on the deck and had our coffee watching the eagles fly overhead. We saw deer, raccoons porcupines, birds, etc. The house was beautifully decorated, cozy and very comfortable.

We'd stay there again in a heartbeat!

by Emily on 07/29/2015
The house is beautiful, right on the water with gorgeous views from one of the bedrooms and the living room/deck area. Giant kitchen if you like to cook and a grill outside, which was excellent. The living room is also comfy, and had seating enough for at least 5 people. The place is perfect for two couples to rent. John was super sweet, and left a lovely bottle of wine as a welcome. He had also sent lots of info on the area, places to get live lobster, good restaurants, so really went out of his way to make our stay terrific. One thing is cell service isn't great up there, so get ready to disconnect. For excursions it is close enough to Acadia/Bar Harbor that you can go with a 45 min to an hour drive, but the area in Gouldsboro is also lovely, so you don't really need to leave if you want to stay local. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat. -- July 2015

Just Perfect

by Bernard on 07/25/2015
The Zito's house is just perfect. It is much better than what we expected. The house is new, big, just on the ocean. You can hear the sound of the waves! We saw a fox in the garden, we than often two eagles... and we found chanterelles in the forest in front of the house. There is a lot of things to do in the Schodic Peninsula.

A review from our German guest!

by Markus on 07/25/2015
John und Judith haben ein schönes, mit viel Liebe eingerichtetes Haus vermietet. Wir waren sehr angenehm überrascht. Die Schlafzimmer waren bestens ausgestattet. Wir haben sehr gut geschlafen. Die Küche war mit allen notwendigen Dingen ausgestattet. John war immer gut erreichbar, wenn immer wir eine Frage hatten.

Buckhorn Retreat, beautiful views, great beds, convenient locations

by Heather on 07/25/2015
So glad we rented this cabin, it was an exceptional experience from the ease and helpfulness of the owner, right down to the comfort of the beds. We texted the owner a lot of questions as it was our first trip to the mountains and she always was very quick with a response and helpful. The cabin is very beautiful, with wonderful views. It was very clean. The location was good too, as we were out of the hustle and bustle, but not too far from either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. It rained on us for several days, but our teens found the game room very well stocked with many different games, and we all enjoyed the pool table. After a long day in the mountains, the hot tub and the jacuzzi tubs felt amazing. All in all, we had a great vacation. We enjoyed our mountain vacation very much, thank you Tiffany! Maybe even a little too much, after we got back home, both myself and my mom had trouble sleeping because the beds in the cabin were so much more comfortable than our beds at home. 

Vacation for body and soul

by Connie on 07/24/2015
My family and I stayed at Schoodic House to celebrate my 60th birthday. This was the quintessential "heaven on earth". I arrived physically and emotionally exhausted and left renewed and refreshed. You arrive at this beautiful home from a secluded drive. The first impression is awesome! You are just yards from the bay and the rocky coast of Maine. There are stairs leading down to the rocky beach and you can sit there for hours watching the tide ebb and flow, the ducks feed under water, the seals sunbathing, the lobster boats pulling up their traps, and the waves crash near your feet. There is a hammock in the yard perfect for afternoon naps. The house has a wrap-around deck complete with chairs and picnic table. Grill is under the deck. Inside the house is charming with many old trunks, pillows, blankets, comfortable furniture and all necessities for housekeeping and cooking (on a small scale). The bedrooms are amazing. Each room is decorated in a different motif and each bed is a different size. All are comfortable. LInens were high-end and absurdly cozy!! The weather is perfect, but prepare for surprises. In the course of a day, you can have sun, showers, fog, mist, breeze or storm. Watching the bay and hearing the waves under all those conditions is an experience not to be missed. TV channels are few and there is no internet; however, there is an excellent library of books, puzzles, games and activities provided. If internet is needed, there is a library at the end of the road with 24/7 service. I sat in the parking lot and checked email. If you need more time and want to be comfortable, a short ride into Winter Harbor takes you to the visitor center. Roxanne is the owner and bakes all her own goodies. YUM!!! Lots of fudge, scones, biscuits, coffee cakes and cookies. You can also get coffee, iced or hot, and soup and sandwich for lunch, ALL home made. The IGA is 5 minutes from the house. Bar Harbor is about 45. Ellsworth is 20 minutes. Don't miss Acadia!!! Schoodic Point is 5 minutes down the road. Mr. and Mrs. Zito were gracious hosts. There was even a Happy Birthday sign hung when I arrived. It was an experience I will never forget, especially the full moon over the bay!!!! Go!! Enjoy!! You will never be the same!

We enjoyed our stay!

by Nicholas on 07/24/2015
Pictures and description of the house were spot on. John and his wife were very helpful in identifying activities and places to go/eat locally. We enjoyed our stay! July 2015

Loved staying

by Greg on 07/24/2015
We loved staying in John's house. It was very quiet, and remote enough that it was an experience in and of itself. The pond was really special, and perfect for a swim. He also made sure to leave us plenty of firewood, which came in handy. August 2015

Clean, Comfortable Beds, Great View

by Susan on 07/21/2015
We had everything we needed for a great place to wind down after busy days of sight-seeing and exploring the Smoky Mountains. The "Cicada Serenade" and mountain views were the perfect backdrop to enjoyable sunset conversations. So convenient to Gatlinburg and the arts and crafts shops, while being totally removed from the crowds and traffic. 

Spoil Yourself with all the amenities

by Veronica on 07/18/2015
What a great place to relax in the woods with all the comforts of home. The kitchen includes a Viking stove, a Bosch dishwasher, and tons of other appliances tucked away for easy use. We loved the Tempurpedic bed so much we bought one when we came home. But that,s just the material comfort side. Imagine hummingbirds at the deck, eiders on the water and crashing waves at night to lull you to sleep. You can grab a bike from the garage and ride into Corea, a timeless fishing village you could imagine from the 1800's or stop for a hike at Corea Heath, one of Frenchman's Bay Conservancy's trails. Yes, this is where you come to "rusticate", while keeping all the comforts of home. A great place for creating memories.

If you want the best vacation ever, this is it!

by Joe on 07/18/2015
What a fabulous home and location for our vacation. The house is amazingly beautiful and the view can't be beat. We loved the oceanfront bedrooms as you could hear the surf when waking up and going to sleep. The rooms are wonderfully decorated.... making the home warm and inviting. It really is a place that you wished were yours. We didn't get much of a chance to use the beautiful dining room as we ate most of our meals outside on the deck overlooking the water. Oh yes.... we saw seals, eagles, lobster boats and traps, humming birds and more without ever leaving the property. But please do leave the property and visit some of the things that Judi and John list on their website. There are so many things to do you should try and stay as long as possible! John and Judi could not have been more attentive to us. They are sincerely interested in people enjoying the home and getting to know this stunningly beautiful part of the country. Go ahead and give yourself a treat -stay here and enjoy it all.

A great place to stay in coastal Maine

by Ellen on 07/17/2015
We had an excellent experience renting this cottage in Prospect Harbor, Maine. The cottage was located very close to Schoodic Peninsula, part of Acadia National Park, and Winter Harbor and was also situated midway between Bar Harbor/Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island and the national wildlife refuge at Petit Manan Point where we were having a larger family gathering. The house is on the very pretty road to Corea, where we met on the wharf for lunch to eat fresh lobster rolls and blueberry pie. The house was well restored and attractive, with comfortable beds and an ample kitchen with dining area and very nice bathrooms and showers. The house was spotless when we arrived and there were no problems. All in all, it was a very pleasant place to stay and we enjoyed the experience. I would definitely recommend it as a great place to stay in coastal Maine! July 2015

Great Family Vacation!

by Brigitte on 07/12/2015
This beautiful, spacious cabin had all the comforts of home and then some! From the furnishings, to linens and anything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The billiard room was a hit with our teenagers and there were books, movies and games - something for everyone!! My favorite part was the view. I had a hard time tearing myself from the deck overlooking the beautiful smoky mountains, what a treat!! With the views this cabin offers in the summer time, I imagine the fall views would be out of this world! We were just minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg, we enjoyed white water rafting just 45 minutes away, and were able to go tubing, horseback and ATV riding just 15 minutes from the cabin. I would definitely recommend this cabin as a home away from home when visiting the area. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Listening to the crashing surf lulled me to sleep.

by Jim and Kathy on 07/11/2015
What a wonderful time my husband and I had. We came here to get away from it all and celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. It is a beautiful location, nicely furnished, top of the line tempurpedic beds... I can not think of one negative thing to say. Despite having a rather rainy week, we had a great time. Will be back again, I am sure.

Great week near Schoodic Point

by Jim on 07/04/2015
We loved out week at John and Judy's. Their house has a peaceful location off a dirt road, yet is close to Winter Harbor and Schoodic Point. We slept to the sound of the surf--amazing--and looked forward to seeing the bald eagle fly by several times each day. The place was spotlessly clean, neat, and uncluttered. John and Judy clearly have put a lot of thought into making their house comfortable for visitors. Everything was of high quality.

Beautiful View

by D on 06/29/2015
This is a beautiful cabin with an amazing view. All of the furnishings from the furniture to the linens are top notch. It was easy to access as we came in without going through Pigeon Forge, and the access from the cabin to Gatlinburg and the park was so easy and fast. We woke to a wide-spread electricity outage our first morning. We contacted the owner who immediately contacted the electric company to check the status of the repairs and she checked back with us to make sure service was restored. We will definitely stay at this cabin again and recommend it to others. The cabin offers something for all ages with the hot tub, decks and sitting areas, and the game room. 

Outstanding rental property

by Manley Family on 06/26/2015
Great communication with owners. Upscale, comfortable furnishings in this house with lots of space and amenities. Very clean and great for a family. Just a few steps to the ocean and crashing waves. Two eagles, a fox and chipmunks served as entertainment. Quiet retreat on the oversized back deck (facing the ocean) with all the comforts of home. Cool breezes at night with sounds of incoming tides. Close to Acadia National Park on Schoodic Point where there are picnic areas, views of lighthouses, mountains and lots of open ocean with boat traffic; the quieter side of Bar Harbor away from the crowds of tourists but easily accessible by boat/ferry or an hours drive. Loved this property ~~~~~

Great get away

by Lori on 06/25/2015
We had a wonderful time. The cabin was clean and spacious. The views are awesome. All we needed to bring was food and ourselves. . We will definitely be back. 

In Acadia but away from noise and bling

by Niels on 06/19/2015
Beautiful, private cottage with direct lake access - excellent for morning swims. If you want to be in the Acadia area but away from all the noise and bling, this is the place for you. July 2015

High in the Sky

by Chrstie on 06/10/2015
This home is beautiful and spacious. We were very impressed by how clean the whole rental property was. The views are spectacular and we sat on the porch for many hours. This house has everything you need, plenty of towels, bedding, etc. The kitchen was amply supplied with basics like pots & pans, plates, silverware but does not contain small items like salt and pepper or foil to wrap things up, which was a bummer for some of our leftovers one night. The game room was fun for the kiddos with pool table and plenty of games and puzzles. There were nice TVs everywhere and a small selection of movies which we used. The location was nice, 20 minutes to Gatlinburg, 45 minutes to rafting. Overall we were very happy with this home. The owners were very accommodating to our needs such as check in time and email communication was clear and concise. I would definitely recommend to others.

The lake is the clincher!

by Ashish on 05/30/2015
John and his family were very helpful and gave us all the information we needed to make the whole experience very pleasant. The main bedroom has the most amazing view of the lake. The lake adds to the whole experience, its definitely the clincher. May 2015


by Jax on 05/28/2015
There is no place like this in Marathon! It is breathtaking! It is truly a home away from home. You just need to bring your clothes, do a small grocery shopping and you are all set. The sunset here is priceless 🙂 when we got here, the place was super clean and organized. It has everything and more that you need for your vacation. The Zito's were extremely nice to work with. We cannot wait to go to the Keys and stay here again 🙂

A Slice of Paradise with the MOST beautiful view!

by Whitney on 05/26/2015
Buckhorn Retreat was absolutely perfect. The view was absolutely breathtaking. The photos do not do this place justice. Tiffancy, the owner, is also so wonderful and accommodating. I would recommend this little slice of paradise to anyone. It is clean, spacious and beautiful. 05/26/2015

Excellent Townhouse & renting experience

by SC Gal on 05/20/2015
Indigo Reef is a quiet place off the main road. It has a nice pool and dock area if you have a boat or want to rent one. It is a good "home base" for the area. Stayed here 5 nights. We went to Bahia Honda National park 2 different for a snorkel trip and the other to hang on the natural beach. There is a lot of seaweed in the keys so it's different than what i think most people think of as a beach. We liked it. you can snorkel off the beach at Sombero park or at Bahia Honda. My boys chartered a boat and went fishing with Howard kelly - message me if you want his information. he was great! We went to hawks cay and did the paddleboards & kayaks. Glad we didnt stay there..a little too commerical for my liking. Lots to do there but didn't seem as relaxing as here. This place lets you get a way from it all. you can always go to the action - hard to get away from it. This is a very nice place for a vacation!

Boater's paradise

by TripAdvisor customer on 05/15/2015
We had 4 at Indigo Reef in the beautiful Fl. Keys for a week! The owners of our unit (John and Judi Zito) were easy to speak with and very accomodating when we asked to stay an extra day. Apparently, they have several units in Indigo reef with docking for your boat directly or near the unit! All the views are outstanding for Sunsets with 5 minute access to the Atlantic Ocean thru Vaca Cut! The cleanliness and attention to detail of the unit was outstanding in every way! I am looking forward to next year at Indigo Reef and will book with John and Judi again!


by Debra on 05/14/2015
My husband and I just had to escape the bitter cold and unending snow in Ct. We just couldn't stand it one more day., so we escaped. How very fortunate we were to be able to book a flight and beautiful condo in Marathon, Fl on short notice. I received a call back almost immediately upon emailing an inquiry. Although we had been to Marathon before we had never seen this property at Indigo Reef. How very lucky we were to find it. Condo #59 far exceeded our expectations. Sparkling clean, beautifully furnished, lovely thick towels, fully stocked kitchen, gorgeous gorgeous view right out onto the Gulf, manicured grounds, huge clean warm pool with friendly people everywhere. Everyone we met were happy to be at Indigo Reef. We thought we would go off property and explore all of Marathon. No way! We couldn't get off our upstairs deck. There was a beautiful tall palm tree next to our deck. We were so happy to have a little shade from it in the late afternoon. Plenty of sun, if we wanted it, soft breezes and the beautiful view and did I mention the sunsets? I have never seen such beautiful sunsets. We have never taken so many pictures of sunsets. The master bedroom has large French doors out onto the deck, a king size white bed with fluffy white linens and soft pillows. The master bath has double sinks, granite countertops, and a georgous shower with thick glass door, very elegant. We hated to leave.

We loved it!

by M Nichol on 04/30/2015
We spent a week at the house (#29) in mid-April. We wanted a restful getaway and this property fulfilled the need. The owners were easy to deal with in booking it and the directions they gave to get there were perfect - they also left a lovely welcome basket and called to check that we were in and that all was O.K. We were thrilled with the unit from the moment we opened the front door. The main floor is an open plan with a modern, well-supplied kitchen, a nice dining area and a lovely sitting area with comfortable seating (we were 4 adults and there was room for all). The 3 bedrooms were airy with comfortable beds and the bathrooms were clean and modern. The house had everything we needed, including towels, hairdryer and toiletries. Finally, the pool area almost deserves a review of its own. We spent much of our time reading in the comfortable chaises under the striped umbrellas and enjoyed swimming and floating in the salt-water pool. All in all a great trip and one we hope to repeat!


by Bridgette on 04/24/2015
I never write reviews but John and Judi were so incredible to work with that I felt obligated to take the time. First of all, we have rented in Indigo three other times and by far their attention to detail and providing all the comforts of home was unmatched. From the welcome goodie bag and bottle of wine to the beach towels and extras of everything that we normally went out and bought. We actually got to meet them both and they are just delightful people that go out of their way . The owners are responsive and accommodating without a doubt. The location on property was perfect for us as we like to watch the comings and goings of the boats and be close to the pool. Of all the places we have ever rented in many venues and locations, this one had the most amenities from a spice rack to the margarita maker to extra paper products. We love Indigo Reef and we can't wait to return and hope that John and Judi can accommodate us. Thank you for a memorable trip! We'll be back!

Exceptional accommodation!

by Steve on 03/26/2015
Everything we had read about this property was true. The townhouse was amazing, 3 large bedrooms all with decks, the master bedroom with ensuite was like something out of a magazine, with stunning views, 2 1/2 bathrooms and plenty of room for 6. The house was stocked with everything you could need for a vacation, just turn up with your toothbrush and toothpaste. WiFi was super fast and free, televisions in every room. Talk to John and Judi and believe everything they tell you about the accommodation. I would recommend this property 100%.

Great stay!

by Homeaway guest on 03/16/2015
Everything was as portrayed. Wonderful stay.

Welcome to paradise!

by Ivan on 03/11/2015
Paradise is what this villa was. The owners welcomed us with an extensive gift basket that was over the top. You can tell as you entered each room, that they paid great attention to the tiniest of details. The villa was super clean and well appointed, we wanted for nothing. Within close proximity to whatever we wanted: public beach, restaurants, supermarkets, sightseeing, fishing, renting a boat, its all within easy reach. Enjoyed a day at the beach with its breath-taking turquoise colored water. We spent a lot of time relaxing and reading poolside and would have cocktails on the deck watching the marvelous array of colors of each evening's sunset. We highly recommend this Villa and would book it again!

Wonderful Villa on a beautiful property

by Liz on 02/17/2015
We rented this Villa sight unseen on the recommendation of the property manager who also manages 4 other Villas at Indigo Reef. I am sure glad we did! This was a great Villa, a terrific location and a wonderful pool. The setting is very relaxing and all the neighbors were friendly. We saw lots of wildlife, manatees, iguanas, anoles, jelly fish and numerous other fish just around the property. After a long drive we were welcomed by a lovely treat basket. The Villa was nicely decorated, up to date furnishings, bedding and appliances, flat panel TV in every bedroom. We especially appreciated the filtered water and ice cubes along with the frozen drink maker; we enjoyed lots of slushy drinks after dinner pool side. We were close to several beaches (Anne's beach, Veterans Beach, Sombrero Beach), State Parks (Bahia Honda, Curry Hammock, Long Key), the Turtle Hospital, Dolphin Research Center, Crane Point Nature Center and the 7 Mile Bridge. Plenty to do or do nothing at all. John & Judi were a pleasure to work with, the few concerns we had were quickly addressed and remedied immediately to great satisfaction. We look forward to returning next year!

A great place

by John on 01/15/2015
We had a truly great time in your beautiful place. Location, location, location of course, but the extent to which you folks have decorated and outfitted the place was amazing. Of course, a week of amazing Keys weather didn't hurt either. We definitely would love to come back here.

Best vacation ever!

by Brian on 12/17/2014
Would have to write a small novel to tell of the unbelievably good accommodation and the peacefulness of indigo reef we always stayed at tranquility bay but this year we took a chance with john Vito. One word awesome!

Our stay could hardly have been better!

by David on 11/08/2014
We stayed here for our first-ever visit to Maine's beautiful Acadia National Park region. Our stay could hardly have been better. The cottage is lovely, clean, and just what our family of four (two kids) needed. To stay connected, there is strong wi-fi throughout the house (only 3mbs down .7mbs up, but reliable). Cool breezes all day, so no need for A/C. There is a good selection of family-friendly movies and a nice large flatscreen for watching them after a day's hiking. We picked wild blueberries just steps away from the house and even made a tart-cherry pound cake from the fruit of the tree in the front yard. (This was first week of August.) Acadia/Bar Harbor is in easy reach (beautiful, ~40-min drive) and the beautiful Schoodic Peninsula is a very short drive. We liked this better than the more heavily touristed Acadia, as you can easily get off by yourself if you want. John was a great help, with detailed PDF packages and proactive texting throughout the check-in process (he was not here at the time.) Highly recommended for the cottage, the host, the general area and the whole process. -- 11/2014

Pammie in Schoodic!

by Steve on 09/27/2014
My darling mother-in-law braved the airlines from Chicago and the12 hour road trip from Pennsylvania to find herself falling asleep to the crashing waves of Sand Cove. Since 1990, my wife and I vacationed in Acadia seven times and spent four of them in Schoodic. This time we splurged with Pammie and reaped the rewards. A well appointed comfy house with Tempurpedic mattresses, BIG screen TV, WiFi, and a Viking in the kitchen. Many upgrades include the modern fully equipped kitchen, a handy mud room, and pleasant decorative items all around (including a document of appropriate medicinal treatment in the loo). No need to find a pool hall or bring the mountain bike and Frenchman's Bay Conservancy privides plenty of day hikes in the area. Its a digital photographer's dream in the back yard with hummingbirds, eiders, and the sunrise and all the family photos to capture the memory. September 23, 2014

Wonderful vacation place

by Dessy on 09/27/2014
My friends and I stayed recently at John's vacation house. We loved everything about it. Very nice surroundings, gorgeous view of the ocean, quiet and peaceful. The house itself is very cozy, clean, nicely decorated and supplied with all you need from kitchen items to bedding and towels. The owner, John Zito, was very nice and easy to correspond with. I highly recommend this place and would come back again, if I go to that area again. Dessy

Really nice house!

by Rajeev on 08/23/2014
Really nice house with a great view of Prospect Harbor. Schoodic Penninsula is a great area - really beautiful, really quiet, very low-key gorgeous place. Only a mile from a gorgeous sandy beach, and a short drive to Winter Harbor. My wife and I, baby, dog, and grandparents loved staying here. John is an attentive and communicative owner. - 8/2014

Lovely place to stay!

by Heather on 07/26/2014
We just wanted to thank you for sharing your beautiful home with my family and me. We found your home spacious and comfortable and very elegant. We were welcomed with lovely bottle of wine in front of door. The inside house was beautiful, as was the spectacular view of outside bay area. My daughter loved your book collection and could have stayed a year to read! I have recommended your place to everyone we tell our experience to. Many thanks for allowing us the opportunity to see Maine with such awesome accommodation.

Perfect vacation

by Petra on 07/26/2014
The cottage, the scenery, the area are just the perfect combination for a great vacation. The cottage is truly beautiful with very recently updated kitchen, beautifully decorated, high speed internet, games, movies, etc. You can relax, enjoy the large deck with a great view, watch movies at night and sleep with the windows open and listen to the sounds of the ocean. The kitchen is fully equiped so if you would like to eat at the cottage, you can prepare a gourmet dinner. The cottage is just 10 minutes away from some must go restaurants. All sightseeing like Acadia National Park and whale watching are within 45 minutes drive. The entire stay was absolutely relaxing and enjoyable.

Perfect house

by Ana on 07/18/2014
This is the perfect house is you're looking for a beautiful quite retreat that offers an amazing view and sound of the ocean water. The house is very spacious and is truly a home away from home. The kitchen has modern appliances and for those looking to get a little bit of TV or news at night, there's a wonderful LCD TV fully connected to Cable/Satellite. The bedrooms are charming and you can't beat the soothing sound of the ocean waters at night when it's time to dream...I loved this house and its charm. It's private yet convient enought to be near everything you want to see and experience. It's minutes away from the schoodic penninsula, nearby restaurants and shops and only an hour away from the Bar Harbour area. The owners are always available for suggestions and directions to nearby attractions. We had a fantastic time! Loved it!

The cottage is stunning

by Rahimeh on 10/26/2013
John and Judy were the kindest and most loving hosts. They spend so much time making sure we were comfortable and we got to see all the amazing sites in the area. I traveled to their beautiful, completely redone, and gorgeous cottage with a man I fell in love with there. I thank you so much for giving us memories we will never forget. Deep gratitude. Rahimeh Andalibian P.S. The cottage is stunning. October 2013


by Tiffany on 09/20/2013
This charming historic home has been immaculately renovated, is bright and airy and exceeded our expectations. Views of high and low tide of the "bay" right across the street were refreshing. This area is stunning. We brought our bikes and were thrilled to cycle Schoodic Park again and again, as well as biking to nearby Corea, Birch Harbour and Winter Harbour. We did whale watching from Lubec and sighted both Minke and Finback Whales, on a boat for just our family of 6 (reasonable $) - ask at the restaurant on the wharf. Jones Pond was great swimming for the kids, but we also swam in the Atlantic at Schoodic and also at the beach on the way to Corea. If you like wild life, we were thrilled to see bald eagles regularly, a seal in Prospect Harbour, dolphins and porpoises (from Schoodic Point and whale watching), and lots of "treasures" in the tide pools, including a sea urchin. Fresh lobster and blueberries were amazing; the organic farm up the road was a real treat. Prospect Harbour is quiet and charming; cycling home to see the fishing boats and the lighthouse in the late afternoon sun, warmed my heart every time. This was an unforgettable holiday. -- September 2, 2013

Relax and enjoy

by Bob on 08/23/2013
Very nicely appointed house in excellent condition. Clean and comfortable. You can hear the ocean all night and watch the tides roll in and out. Nice little corner store for cheap lobsters or pizza for the kids. A nearby local restaurant bosted a "ribeye night" that knocked our socks off. Easy day trip to Bar Harbor for a tourist fix as well. Highly recommend to anyone looking to relax, hike and enjoy the Maine coast. Owners very responsive to requests of local knowledge and a pleasure to work with to set up for our needs. -- August 18, 2013

Just Pack Your Bags and Relax