This resort is directly on the Gulf of Mexico with a private beach with lounge chairs. The sand is a bit gritty and by the water, lots of small shells. Water shoes helpful. Fishing right from shore. People collecting sharks teeth. Most of the one and two bedroom units face the pool area with a small screened in lanai area. There is two units that do not have this so I suggest you confer with the resort to make sure you get one with a lanai.
The pool, spa and pool area are well maintained and clean. There is lots of lounges, chairs and tables around the pool. Between the pool area and the beach is a raised platroom with a tiki roof that has additional lounges, picnic tables and gas grills for your use. We cooked out a few times but had to buy a cheap grill brush because persons using them dont clean them it looks like. I dont know if the resort cleans them weekly or something? Anyway it is nice to grill out and sit on picnic tables and watch the water and sunset.
The units are not overly large and modern, but are clean and have fully equipped kitchens. Living room has large flat screen TV, bedrooms small 19"ers. One bedroom had king bed and second bedrooms have trundle bed - both comfortable. Our stay with four adults had enough room without feeling crowed but it would have been better having more than one bathroom. They provided a combination soap and shampoo dispenser in tub and sink area of bathroom but no smell and not very lathery. Couch makes into bed too but 6 people better be good friends for size of unit. Of course we were out more than in unit.
Check-in, check-out great. Staff friendly and helpful. They put on a coffee and donut get together beginning of week and tell about the resorts and things to do in the area and restaurant suggestions. Publix Grocery and Walmart close by.
Had a Wednesday noon BBQ aound pool with hots, hamburgs, salads and drinks for $3.
Free bingo one day with small prizes. Other than that the water, sun, sand, sunsets just make it a nice relaxing week. We definitely had a enjoyable time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to welcome you to beautiful Manasota Key! Sea Oats Beach Club is a timeshare resort located in Englewood, Florida that offers weekly rentals in fully furnished 1 and 2 Bedroom units. Sea Oats Beach Club is located on Manasota Key, right on Englewood Beach in Englewood, Florida. The island is home to many types of wildlife including herons, osprey, other birds, dolphins, manatees, tarpon, trout, red fish and snook. Englewood Beach contains many types of shells and is famous for fossilized shark's teeth. The atmosphere on Manasota Key is that of old Florida with great restaurants, souvenir shops, and historic downtown Englewood just a bridge away. The advantages of this little isle are tranquil relaxation and affordability. Englewood is a short drive from many cities and attractions in Southwest Florida including Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota, Tampa and Fort Myers. ... more less