Part of their own little world, these modern, nicely furnished cabins sleep up to six or more — perfect for families. Some are wood-sided and ground level, the others painted and stilted. Within the complex, families can take advantage of the Oyster House Restaurant, a deli and general store, a marina with rentals and tours, a heated swimming pool, and an observation tower they can pay $2 to climb.
The resort offers fishing and other packages, including the Family Adventure Package with kayaking and airboat tours for four. Across the road lies the entrance to the Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center, where you can catch boat and canoe tours of the park.
Our Editor Loves
- Marina-side location
- Proximity to Everglades National Park visitor center
- Family Adventure Package
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
A half log cabin at a boat launch spot at the outskirts of Everglades city. OK, if you just need a place to sleep, and a bath before you hit the road again. You can get fresh sandwiches in the shop in the morning, and there is a coffee maker at the room
We were looking for a rustic experience off the beaten path so we rented a one-room cabin in Everglades City, a good location for many of southern Florida's attractions. We stayed there four days and nights and the room was never cleaned even though we were told it would be. We never got fresh towels.
The cabin comes with a small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee machine. The light over the sink was broken so we notified 3 different employees four different times. We were always told it would be fixed the next day but it never was. The coffee machine didn't work so we notified the attendant on duty. She gave my husband a dust covered one with a dead cockroach in the electrical cord opening but at least it worked after we cleaned it.
One of the windows was broken and had clear packing tape on it. Either that or the tear in the "screened in" front porch allowed a lizard into the cabin. Fortunately my husband and I like wildlife but we draw the line on cockroaches which we found in our bathroom. The double bed sagged in the middle and had a too large mattress pad that kept sliding off to one side or another. One of the more competent employees said he'd ask the owner if we could be compensated for the lack of light repair or room cleaning but we never heard back.
We didn't mind the need for repairs in our cabin as much as the lack of responsiveness from management. One employee said the broken light had been mentioned many times. We should have saved our money (just under $200 per night) and brought our tent.