My partner and I had the good fortune to stumble upon this really quaint spot at the end of St. Petes. We were only able to stay for the weekend and wish it had been longer. We had Cabin "C" and it was a welcome refuge at the end of a busy day. The rates are a bit higher than some of the hotel chains but you have access to parking right beside your unit and the large cottage was such a nice departure from the usual mega resort highrise room. Both Marsha and Stephanie in the office were great. Every time we needed some assistance they were always willing to help. I think the owner made the wonderful full breakfast buffet on Saturday morning which was extensive and a wonderful outdoor cornucopia of local fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice and more choices for breakfast than we could possibly eat. It is literally a 30 second walk to the beach on a quiet end of Passe Grille. The wharf just down the street was where we took our sunset cruise and the staff there were so helpful with fishing info and tackle. Lots of nice restaurants nearby you can walk to and it's a busy spot at night so we preferred to go to the local Publix (10 minutes away) to get our food for the day. The BBQ on site was not the greatest in terms of heat/power but we did use it a couple of times. The hammock was restful under the canopy of trees and there places to sit everywhere with the bayfront swings a wonderful addition to the options of being outside. Manatee sightings were a regular occurrence and provided us with a little thrill...the other wildlife in the area was quite difference than you see on much of St. Petes...seems it's a bit of an animal refuge down this end of the St. Petes.
I will say the only negative is that the property dock was taken over by repeat renters when we were there and some trespassing fisher off the street and it didn't seem fair that they were able to line up more rods that were more than they could physically hold. They were held in place by plastic tubes and rope which made it challenging to get in to fish! We didn't appreciate smoking on the dock either while we were there and it would be a wonderful if the owners could make the dock and common sitting/eating areas outside smoke free zone as it is very small resort and the smokers do make it uncomfortable. All in all a very good experience and would love to go back!
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