I live 20 minutes from this resort and have it as a timeshare. The one week in August is my "staycation" and when I cross the bridge over the bay, I make believe I am at an island resort in the Tropics. My unit is well maintained with a big bedroom and a screened in terrace that overlooks the bay. Music can be heard at night from the open restaurant a few doors on my left. I enjoy my breakfast there every morning watching the wildlife along the water's edge and the boats, kayaks and canoes making their way out to the gulf.
Across the street is the Gulf of Mexico and lots of shells to look over and bring back as keepsakes. If you get tired of the gulf, you can go back across the same street and relax by the pool.
The staff is very helpful and friendly and I always find this week very relaxing before I gear up for the "season" of snowbirds and packed-filled days of activities as I volunteer as a cook and recreation organizer for a community.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Englewood Beach and Yacht Club is a timeshare resort located on Manasota Key and is surrounded by Lemon Bay and The Gulf of Mexico. Weekly rentals are available for 1, 2, and 3 bedroom fully furnished units. All units have either a view of Lemon Bay or the Gulf. Enjoy the beauty of our private beach area, or relax by the heated pool or in the hot tub. Manasota Key is home to many types of wildlife including herons, osprey, other birds, dolphins, manatees, tarpon, trout, red fish and snook. From May 1st to October 31st, our beaches are the home for Loggerhead turtles. 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