This August was the eighth time my wife and I spent her birthday at the Cedar Cove and God willing will be there next year too. We stayed at the Sandcastle Penthouse suite. ( We stay in a two bedroom suite just in case I snore, then my wife sends to the other room. If she snores, then it is up to me to go to the other room if I choose. In any case she keeps the Master room and I pay for the stay. Fair enough ?).
When we first arrived, Eric and his assistant were gracious enough to carry our luggage and misc. stuff to our suite ( third floor). No tipping expected or needed. They were just being friendly and nice and at 71 years old I appreciate the help.
I immediately saw the two new wide screen TVs , new modern fridge and new furniture in the Master bedroom. But the best part is still the beautiful view from the apartment.
And yes, nearby resorts have the same water, the same sand, the same sunsets as the Cedar Cove, but the view from the Cedar Cove apartment is unbeatable. I think this is partly due to the two hutches ,coconut trees, pine trees and sea oats that you see in front of the Cedar Cove. Makes you feel you are in a pacific island.
We always stay for a week, but on the last day I always say to myself, "next year I will stay for a week and a half".
We are from Ft. Myers, FL, very close to world famous Sanibel and Captiva Island ( my wife and I go there on weekends sometimes , go and come back the same day, and they are beautiful) . Yet, every year when I ask my wife where she would prefer to spend her birthday week. Her answer is the same, Cedar Cove at Ana Maria Island. And, honestly, I have to agree. This should tell you something.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique resort located in the heart of your island paradise. Penthouses, gulf view suites, Key West style cottages and your own private sugar white sandy beach. Sip wine and the watch beautiful sunsets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cedar Cove Resort & Cottages Hotel Holmes Beach
- Cedar Cove Resort And Cottages
- Cedar Cove Resort & Cottages Anna Maria Island/Holmes Beach, FL