We stayed at Changing Tides for three nights- just got home yesterday (6/23). We live in Orlando and we specifically looked for a place we could bring our slightly bratty rottweiler- most always over the weight limit for other "pet-friendly" places and for being a "restricted" breed. What we wanted from this mini-vacation was simple: a clean comfortable place to hang and do a whole pile of nothing, which was exactly what we did. We brought all our food and I brought kitchen supplies as well, which is totally unnecessary since the cottages are well-supplied. We cooked every night on the outdoor grills and ate on the large deck on the water. We stayed in the Fisherman's cottage, which is their smallest, but also the closest to the water. Literally, if you tripped coming off the porch, you could almost fall into the water. The cottage was very clean and homey and the grounds are very tropical and rustic, exactly what we expected. There were many other people & dogs around and we did a lot of socializing and even met new friends that we exchanged contact info with. Just a laid-back time and one badly needed by both of us. My husband and I talked more than we have in a long time without the distractions of work and home and technology. We didn't bring a laptop but I know other people were enjoying the free wi-fi. We will be talking about this weekend for a long time and we can't want to get back later this summer or fall. Thank you Kathy, Renee and Ace for a great time!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Changing Tides Cottages of Tampa Bay's Madeira Beach, a family and pet friendly cottage resort, nestled on a small peninsula in Boca Ciega Harbor, beside the Gulf Beaches. The charming complex is comprised of one and two bedroom cottages, fully furnished, on one hundred and eighty feet of waterfront, with boatndocks and decks, two blocks from shopping, restaurants, and the Village of John's Pass. The location lends itself to strolling on the beach, and ending at John's Pass, where the dolphins frolic. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Changing Tides Cottages Hotel Madeira Beach
- Changing Tides Hotel
- Changing Tides Resort
- Changing Tides Cottages Madeira Beach, Florida