Stayed there and took a boat ride around the island. Great birds and other wildlife.
The rooms were clean and the property well maintained but it is a stretch to call this place a resort. The rooms lack some if the basics such as a coffee maker or hair dryer. There is no restaurant, nearest one is miles away. However if you want an out of the way place to experience old time Florida this is the place to come. Just don't expect the type of amenities you will find at most typical Florida resorts. For many travelers that may not be a problem in return for the natural surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina is located near DeLand, Florida and is nestled along a bend in the St. Johns River - directly across river from Hontoon Island State Park. The Resort is situated on three acres and provides accommodations and lodging in 18 Riverside Rooms and Suites. Kitchens are available in most of the rooms and suites. Resort accommodations are provided in five buildings - Riverview Building, Executive Building, Captain's Suite Building, Hummingbird Cottage and Duplex Cottages. The Resort offers for your relaxation and enjoyment...Boat Rentals - 24' Pontoon Boats for exploring the St. Johns River and viewing the abundant and varied wildlife, and 16' fishing boats for pursuit of the bass, crappie, or whichever may be your favorite. River Tours - offered daily aboard the brand new 49 passenger "Great Blue" Tour Boat, your front row ticket to the world of nature. Birdwatching - Whether you are a beginner or have been a bird watching enthusiast for many years, our Resort could become your favorite destination for enjoying the natural beauty of the river and abundant birds and other wildlife. Hummingbirds - The Resort is a haven for the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. The Hummingbirds arrive in late February and remain until late August when they begin their migration to Mexico and Central America.The Resort also offers a Sparkling Pool, Ship's Store, Slips for Private Boats, Hummingbird Garden, Hummingbird Plaza, Boardwalk, Riverside Patios and Decks, Manicured Lawn & Grounds and Free Wireless Internet. ... more less