As the other reviewers described, we were greeted at the door and given a full tour of the property including the stocked drink and snack bars. Although the inn has a 4-6 pm check in policy the owners were kind enough to accommodate our request for a 6:45 arrival.
We stayed in the Aerial Bridge Suite which features a view of the water and the property's "hidden garden." Binoculars are thoughtfully provided so one may take full advantage of the scenery outside the large picture window. The modern room's amenities include a wonderfully plush king-sized platform bed and glorious bathroom with a jet tub and walk in shower.
We took full advantage of the beachfront location in the outdoor lounge chairs. We walked along the lakeshore collecting sea glass. We also walked to canal park to shop, eat dinner and enjoy the other attractions.
After a wonderful sleep, breakfast was served outdoors at a single table to encourage chit-chat among guests. The weather was phenomenal. The food was only okay. I am a bit of a "foodie" and would not give the meal high marks. Luckily, the menu changes, so future guests may have a better experience in this regard.
All in all I was thrilled to have stumbled on this gem. I'll visit again.