I have stayed here for many years, usually in April for a week to 10 days, with children and now with grandchildren. Service and staff are great and helpful way beyond just what's necessary. With easy access to the pool, the long, sandy beach and the bay with its natural beauty and aquatic activity, one need never leave the property to find something to do. Tennis, a spa, shuffleboard, boat rentals all available. Breakfast is phenomenal and included! Rooms aren't fancy (in the suites buildings), but clean and spacious. Definitely recommend. Great pool drinks and lunches. I also love the history of 'Tween Waters, as it was where Anne Morrow LIndbergh stayed when she wrote Gift From The Sea. Her cottage stil exists. An upgrade in the suites would change my rating to 5 stars.. I think the resort is best for multi-generational groups (might be a little kids-oriented for an adult couple.) Love it, and my family looks forward to our visit each year.
We love to stay in the suites facing back towards the mainland. Kitchenette and good sized screened...
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Thank you for your candid review of Tween Waters Inn. We may be a bit biased but we think this little part of paradise is one of the very best places in Florida to relax and have fun! We enjoyed reading your comments regarding Anne Marrow Lindbergh. She and her husband, Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) were frequent visitors to Captiva Island. Mrs. Lindbergh’s father owned a cottage just north of Tween Waters Inn. Other notable visitors to Tween Waters have included Teddy Roosevelt (1858-1919), who spent time fishing in the “back bay” (the area closest to Tween Waters is now named Roosevelt Channel) and sitting on the steps of what was the origin of Tween Waters Inn, a one room school house, talking to and spinning stories for the locals. Later J.N “Ding” Darling (1876-1962) spent some 13 winters at Tween Waters, enjoying and studying the local wild life. He was a noted painter and political cartoonist as well as a wildlife enthusiast. President Franklin Roosevelt appointed "Ding" head of what is now the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Close to Tween Waters, “Ding” was successful in establishing the very popular J.N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Later, Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996), one of the world’s preeminent naturalists, authors and artists, made Tween Waters Inn his home away from home. One other little ‘tidbit” of information – four of Tween Waters' very popular cottages, which were brought to the property in the late 40’s, were actually the homes of Army Air Corp instructor pilots at an inland training base during World War II. However, the interiors have been totally renovated and the bright exterior tropical colors are worlds apart from their original Army drab green! Tween Waters Inn is a great place to vacation with a very interesting history!
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