First stay with Curt and Sun and Moon Inn and it won't be our last.
Pros: Rooms are exactly like pictured. Very clean and accomodating. The views off the seawall were awesome. Manatees pass just 50 feet away almost hourly it seemed. The dolphin must have known we were there and came to show off with evening spectacular water shows. You wouldn't get this kind of entertainment as frequently on the ocean front or even waterfront, only on the pass. With only a few rooms, you don't have to worry about many guests taking over the pools and kayaks. The other guests were very nice and as pleased as we were. Towels smelled wonderful! Pristine white! This is a great place to compromise when "he" wants to fish and "she" just wants some R&R by the pool! Wonderful restaurants nearby, highly recommend Berts in Matlacha. We ate outside as too noisy inside (band night on a weekend). Food is good. Cultural event you can at least say you experienced if you came to Matlacha. For upscale AWESOME food, go to Reds on Pine Island. The food was delicious, staff and service of a 5 star restaurant, and we've eaten in our share of nice restaurants. This ranks up with the top 10 no doubt. If you want to fish call Captain Kirk [---]. We called last minute and he came out on a holiday weekend (Easter) to accomodate us even tho he had planned to be off. We had a family of five who rarely fish and he and his son Randy were very patient with us. Catch included plenty of mackerel, blue fish, trout and even a 20 pound shark!!!
Cons: You could tell that someone had been smoking before us in the two bedroom upstairs, this may be a smoking room... we should have asked. This B&B rents Kayaks, but look around there a far better rates. We took a 2 hour fish/kayak tour (caught nothing but not Curt's fault!) one evening. Next day rented a charter boat complete with captain, fishing gear, boat, shipmate, ice chest, etc... for same rate for four hours. Also suggest bringing your own fishing gear. Sun and Moon has rentals but it is pricey if you use it many hours.
This is a great place for a family weekend adventure or a romantic trip for two! Curt is a wonderful host, eager to accomodate and please his guests. Don't know how he manages to run such a nice place on his own but he does a great job. We will surely return....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A wonderful water view of the west coast of Florida. The way the Indians left it. Food in fish shacks to die for. ... more less