by Cortney Fries
This off-the-beaten-path fishing resort is a fishing family’s dream. Located at the mouth of the Little Manatee River, and just minutes from Tampa Bay, this 20-room resort has a dock with boat slips and guided fishing services readily available. From studios to five bedrooms with a private pool, there are plenty of options to suit any size family. Two RV pads are even available for monthly stays.
Rent a canoe or hang out in the heated pool. Laundry service is available to wash those wet swim suits. Rooms come with full kitchens, flat-screen TVs with DIRECTV and Wi-Fi. A clubhouse and catering service are available for gatherings both large and small.
The lush landscaping and Old Florida feel provide a tucked away vacation escape. Pets are welcome. Picnic tables provide a place to eat and relax outside. Or head down the road to the tiki bar at Sunset Grill for dinner and drinks.
Our Editor Loves
- Waterfront fishing resort
- Relaxing hideaway
- Pets welcome
- Theme Park
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
by John L
Years ago, I would have rated this place higher, but since the ownership changed it seems to have gone downhill in both quality and friendliness. We rented 3 connecting units, with a private pool area. The units had obviously not been well cleaned before our arrival. The area rug was full of debris, large dust balls and old raisins under the couch, the air vents were packed with dirt and dust, inside and out, showers had old, cracking, discolored grout, and one of the beds had a large amount of cracker crumbs on the bottom sheet! Outside, the pool area was filthy - needed pressure washing at the least! If we wanted housekeeping services there was a $25.00 charge, but we had no access to a vacuum or mops. Laundry was also an issue. We arrived on a Wednesday and towel exchange was Thursday and Monday. On Saturday, I rounded up all of the dirty towels and took them down to exchange them. That's when I found out about the exchange days and was told I'd have to take the towels back to my room and wait until Monday. As convenient as the place is for us to visit family, we won't be staying here again or recommending this as a resort to our friends. I only gave this a 2-star rating instead of one because it was convenient for visiting family.
Tom and Tammy are amazing hosts....friendly ....down to earth. Our little cabin was very clean with all the comforts of home. Fridge, stove ,dishwasher,Microwave,pots,pans,dishes. Our bed was super comfortable and I slept like a baby. We have a little white picket fence and our own private patio. We spent the day dockside while the boys fished off the dock. They caught a couple of small ones but had fun. We rented a BBQ for the weekend. Would absolutely recommend Pirates Point for a relaxing spot to stay. Lots to do around the area as well.