by Stephen Jermanok
This historic resort was the spot where Ding Darling worked on his naturalist cartoons and the place where author Anne Morrow Lindbergh penned her book “A Gift from the Sea” over the course of one winter. One visit to this narrow spit of land on Captiva, nestled between the beach and the Gulf, and you’ll be spinning your own tales. To call the 138-room resort an inn is a great misnomer. It’s an eclectic grouping of cottages, suites and rooms. Wake up to a gluttonous breakfast (included in the price), and then swim in the pool or Gulf waters, play tennis, go sea kayaking, or simply build a sand castle.
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- Cottages, suites and rooms available
- Great family activities
- Breakfast included in price
by Anna K
Made a last minute reservation for a quick getaway to the west coast-- have never stayed before and was pleasantly surprised! Didn't have to leave the property once we arrived, had great meals, and a lot of relaxation. Would certainly return, just will wait until after season when resident rates are back in effect!! Olga at the registration desk was OUTSTANDING!
I had Recomended that friends stay here earlier in the year but as it was a few years since we had called in we visited for happy hour. We had also visited happy hour at Casa Ybel and Sundial, sadly the one here is the poor relation. This in no way reflects the barman as the drinks were excellent but there is no atmosphere which is really sad, the whole area at the hotel needs some TLC but the position is still great