Looking for a luxury hotel with all the frills, room service, and hundreds of folks crowding the beach? Then Cannon's is NOT for you. At Cannon's, you will find only four cottages, nestled among the sea grapes and Australian pines, with a pristine private beach. Yes, the cottages have been there for over 50 years, but each one has been renovated/updated to provide beauty, comfort, and an excellent location - away from the huge motels and condos. I stayed in Sundance I, which is practically right on the beach. The cottage was immaculately clean with everything anybody would ever need - from appliances to cookware. The air conditioner worked beautifully and kept the cottage cool and comfy. Want to turn off the a/c and open the windows? Do it, and listen to the sounds of the pines, the sounds of the ocean, the dove and quail calling at night and in the morning. The breezes drift in and keep the well-shaded cottages smelling fresh and comfortably airy. As I said, the cottages aren't brand new - they have a wonderful old-world charm without sacrificing anything. If you're looking for peace, quiet, and tranquility, this is THE place to be. Walk out your door, wander down a sandy path, and you're on the beach - sand as white as sugar and as soft as flour. Lounge chairs are provided if you just want to sit and enjoy the view of the beach and the colors of the ocean. I was lucky enough to watch pods of dolphin swim very close to shore - amazing wild creatures that took my breath away. Are you a shell-collector? What a terrific place to find every kind of shell - sand dollars included - that you could ever hope to have. Don't want to cook? There are restaurants of every kind within a short driving distance.
If I HAD to find a flaw in this idyllic place, it would be in the lack of paper supplies - paper towels, trash bags, and toilet paper. One call to Claire, and the problem was fixed immediately! By the way, the review by Mialbatross is no longer relevant. The "Management Company" no longer is in control.
I will never stay at another condo again. I have been spoiled rotten by my discovery of Cannon's. Stay there one time, and I dare you to disagree with me!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cannons-By-The-Sea Cottages are the perfect spot for your next Florida beach vacation rental. Whether you come for a relaxing vacation, to shell along our white sandy beaches, to fish the abundant Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay waters or to just soak up some peace and quiet, we have the relaxing and private beach accommodations for you. Nestled among the native Florida palm and pine trees, Cannons Cottages offer one and two-bedroom beach cottages that feature a sweeping view of spectacular Florida sunsets and clear blue Gulf of Mexico waters. There is nothing between you and the beach.Each cottage is fully equipped with a kitchen, air-conditioned living area and more allowing you the private and secluded vacation that you seek without the crowds and hassle of a resort. ... more less