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
This is the fourth or fifth time we have stayed here over the years.Each time we stay It’s better than the last time.The staff is so friendly and helpful.The cleaning staff is great.Our room was cleaned and freshened up each and every day.The amenities are great,something for everyone.Boat and jet ski rentals,parasailing ,boat excursions.Bicycles and kayaks are complimentary.Beautiful,clean pools.Three eating establishments on site.Spa service and exercise room.What else could one ask for?If you are looking for a relaxing week this place is for you.Also I failed to mention there is a beautiful beach across the street.
The room was wonderful with a nice view of the Gulf of Mexico. The bathroom had a shower and a very nice tub. The room was available and we were able to check in much earlier than expected which was a very nice surprise.