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  • What time is check in?
    Check in is at 3:00 p.m. Early check in is based on availability. Please contact the front desk at 305-998-4590 to see if early check in is available for you. If early check in is not available, you are more than welcome to use the resort amenities while you wait. We are happy to hold your luggage in the lobby.
  • What time is check out?
    Check out is at 11:00 a.m. Late check out is based on availability and is subject to additional fees. This option must be scheduled in advance. Departures past 11:00 a.m. with no late check out arranged will be subject to additional charges.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    You will have seven days prior to your arrival date to receive a full refund of your deposit. The deposit is equal to the first night's rate plus tax. Early departures are non-refundable. Please note that holiday reservations (between 12/24 - 1/01) have a 30-day cancellation policy.
  • What is the pet policy?
    We allow dogs under 30 lbs. for a fee of $50 per pet per night.
  • Is there a resort fee?
    We are happy to say we do not charge any resort fees or other hidden fees.
  • Is trailer parking available?
    We offer trailer parking for a fee of $25 per day. We do not have dockage or a boat ramp. Please call ahead at 305-998-4590 if you plan on bringing a trailer to ensure availability.
  • What are the pool hours?
    The pool hours are sunrise to sunset for both pools.
  • Is breakfast included?
    Breakfast is available a la carte at The Palm Deck daily from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Coffee is complimentary.
  • Is there an on-site laundry service?
    We do not have guest laundry facilities. We partner with a laundry service that will pick up and drop off directly from the resort. You can request laundry information upon check in.
  • Are day passes available?
    Resort access is reserved for guests and Beach Club Members only. We do not offer day passes to the public. Please contact for more information about becoming a Member.
  • Is the water swimmable from the beach?
    We are located on the flats, so the water is shallow. It's great for wading and walking across the flats at low tide, and perfectly situated for launching kites, paddle boards, kayaks, and eFoils.
  • Who are Wilma and Pebbles?
    Wilma and Pebbles are our resort cats! Wilma and Pebbles moved to Grassy Flats in 2020 after being rescued from the Bahamas. They're on staff as our iguana control, but you'll probably see them lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun, and living their best resort cat lives.
History of Grassy Flats and Grassy Key, FL.

History of Grassy Key

Originally inhabited by the Calusa Indian tribe, The Florida Keys was settled by sailors from the Bahamas in the 1700s. in 1766, the first strategic trading post was established in Key West. Over the next hundred years, sailors and "Wreckers" created a bustling economy based on oceanic trade and salvage. In the late 1800s, the island chain was deemed so strategic for trade that oil tycoon Henry Flagler decided to connect it via railroad to bring goods from Key West to the rest of the continental United States. Often called the "8th Wonder of the World," the Overseas Railroad soon became obsolete, but it laid the foundation for the Florida Keys.

In 1908, a man named Julius W. Taylor became the first Postmaster of Grassy Key. This was the first time in the island's history that it began to be promoted for tourism. Taylor advertised to growing communities around Jacksonville, FL by saying, “if you were suffering from the Jacksonville heat, come to Grassy Key where the ocean and Gulf breezes steadily blow!” Grassy Key soon became a favorite destination for many walks of life. Industry tycoons, politicians, literary figures, smugglers, and tourists would come from far and wide to relax and mingle between the seas.

As the commercial fisheries that once drove the economy collapsed, many fishermen were forced to find new means of income. Spongers and Turtlers became Rum Runners during the Prohibition Era. After that, fishermen often opted for lives of smuggling with the various types of contraband that found its way to the shores of the Keys.

However, in the 1940s, a fisherman from Grassy Key named Milton Santini found a new and unique market catching and selling live porpoises for public and private aquariums. For the next 30 years, Santini developed a deep connection with these animals. His prized dolphin, Mitzi, became one of the most popular porpoises in the world as she starred as Flipper in the 1963 movie. Santini’s Porpoise School has since become the Dolphin Research Center, one of the leading facilities worldwide for animal rescue, research, and training.


Grassy Flats was borne from the same thread that gave way to our historical smuggling community.

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