I know I"m spoiled because we usually rent a place ON the BEACH . . . so I was dissapointed when I had failed to read the details . . . Lisa called me at home in reponse to a request for info about her cottages. I thought I made it clear that I only wanted beach-front, but guess I didn't make it clear enough. Anyway, you must cross five lanes of traffic to get to the public beach access, so we rarely took our usual walks on the beach.
However, the cottages are darling and very, very clean and a very short walk to John's Pass and all the shops and resturants there, so had a very nice time, despite the location.
The pool is very nice and clean, however the week we were there one family sort of took it over . . . with 2 adults at the one covered table (out of the sun) who were chain smokers and 2 kids in the pool . . . all day every day . . . the pool is quite small, so it's only big enough for a few people at a time.
I would recommend it if you want a quiet get-away for a great price, but not really for a beach vacation as you'd have to bring your own beach chairs, etc. and haul them accross a busy main road. Three people were hit by automobiles the first few days we were there. Local motorists do NOT respect the crosswalks.
Also . . . the cottages are very pet friendly and our little dog was welcome and happy there . . . but there are few places that are pet friendly. One is The Bamboo Bar and Grill right next door . . on the patio section. I can understand why pets are not welcome in many places because I picked up 'poo' from our dog and several others when we took walks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cottages at Madeira Beach are owned by Janet and Dana who live in Nova Scotia Canada and have been renovating since purchase in July 2011. The Pet friendly 7 cottages have a quaint atmosphere for your choice of guest socialization or private relaxation. Returning guests are excited to see what improvements have been made from their investments and book a year in advance to secure their favourite cottage. We are ideally located within walking distance to the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, and John's Pass souvenir boutique shops, water excursions, boat rentals, fishing trips, and restaurants. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cottages At Madeira Beach Hotel Madeira Beach
- The Cottages At Madeira Beach Florida