It has eight large rooms, as well as a two bedroom suite with a whirlpool bath and a king-sized bed. All the rooms have private baths, although some are next door rather than ensuite.
Our room looked like something from a magazine. The walls were cranberry red with green trim and the carpet was the same shade of red. Floral drapes matched the pillows on the two single beds which also had teddy bears. An afghan was artistically draped over the back of the large chair by the bay window. The 4 piece ensuite bathroom had lots of towels as well as a hairdryer and a charming heart shaped corner shelf.
We were on the main floor, just beside the back parking lot, and it was easy to maneuver suitcases, etc. without stairs. There was a big lounge/sitting room with a TV and a VCR, and a large comfortable couch and chair, as well as more formal but less comfortable antique furniture arranged around the gas fireplace. We were the only ones in that section of the house so we had the lounge all to ourselves. The coffee table was covered with books on the history of the area and of Nova Scotia in general, and the windows along the back wall provided lots of natural sunlight for reading.
Breakfast was served in the large dining room and varied daily. The day
before had been bacon and eggs, and during our stay, we had pancakes with homemade blueberry sauce and a cold buffet of cereal, muffins and juice.
I liked the wooden lounge chairs on the front porch with their decorative maple-leaf design. It would be a nice place to laze about with a newspaper on a sunny morning. The B&B is in a quiet residential area but is only a few blocks from downtown. The rate was $84.00 (CDN) for two, but we were there during the low season so summer rates would be higher. No smoking is allowed in the house and pets are not welcome. We had a pleasant stay here and would highly recommend it.
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Hobe Sound, Florida
November 18, 2004
From journal New Smyrna Beach Fan
November 9, 2004
From journal November 04 at New Smyrna Beach
Palm Bay, Florida
November 2, 2004
From journal Biketober Fest 2004
Delray Beach, Florida
October 2, 2004
From journal Islander Beach Resort
May 23, 2004
The unit was clean and well-furnished with a nice balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. Also, if you needed an item that wasn't in the unit, you could borrow that from the front desk, i.e., crockpot, lobster pot, etc. This resort is well maintained inside and out.
From journal Florida Fun
The Islander had scheduled activities Monday through Friday for adults and children. There was a large outdoor pool, two spas, and ample tables and chairs surrounding the pool. Additionally, there was ping-pong, shuffleboard, a game room, and a exercise room. The Islander is a seven-story resort and has two elevators. There are laundry facilities on the second and seventh floor, and the cost to wash is $1 a load and to dry is $1 a load. We definitely would stay at this resort again. The Islander had everything we needed for a very pleasant vacation. Also, it is located within an hour's drive of many interesting sights.
February 25, 2004
From journal Islander in February
Ham Lake, Minnesota
December 25, 2003
Our unit had an ocean view, with a balcony. It
was smaller than we prefer (with 6 in the family) but very clean, and nicely furnished.
The Islander Beach Resort has a restaurant/bar
on site with very good food, and a Tikki Bar
with outdoor food & drinks right next door. We
walked down the beach to a cool little shopping
area that included novelties, unique gifts, beachwear, and a great little ice-cream shop!
We spent a lot of time around the pool, and the
two hot-tubs, with a fabulous view of the ocean. We met fellow travelers from Canada, and their units were also very nicely appointed & decorated in a southern plantation style.
This resort made our vacation fun and
relaxing! Orlando Magic is only 50 min. away, and Daytona Beach was fantastic on New Year's Day, with a carnival atmosphere on the boardwalk and dinner (oceanside) at Bubba Gump's.
From journal New Years in New Smyrna Beach
June 13, 2003
There’s nice nightlife for the adults -- they have karaoke in one of the bars in the hotel.
And the people are very friendly.
From journal ISLANDER BEACH RESORT hide away
April 24, 2003
st augustine was a drive but worth it. Best Things About the Resort:pretty soft colors, beach theme, clean, people were nice, stayed in one bedroom unit w/kitchen, we used the game room and hot tub lots even thou it was raining! parking was good. restaurant was good. i dont recall activies but we were on our honeymoon. ;) Resort Experience:excellent sunrise view. could see it from anywhere in our unit! got to see shuttle take off from space center too ~ very memorable. very nice and relaxing.
From journal honeymoon in new smyrna beach