The Driftwood Inn sufficed to host us as we came in late on a Friday night spent the weekend and left on Sunday afternoon. Arriving at the Inn Friday night (9:00 PM) was not a problem. Jane left the unit open and the keys in the kitchen. I had a great night’s sleep in one of the two bedrooms. The place is charming, with local sea charts, TV (cable) & DVD player, wicker furniture & table, a couch that have a removable, washable cover (we have the same "Cindy Crawford" couch) and a private screened porch w/ some 'borrowable' essentials (fins, masks, floats, fishing poles, etc) for the beach goers. There are two bedrooms and two baths. This place is comfortable for a week’s stay away. For breakfast, head to the beach, there is a restaurant in the hotel at the end of the road. When walking to the beach, turn left at the hotel. It’s shorter and there is public access raised walkway to the beach. There is no parking here, for parking, turn right at the hotel for the other public beach access. I brought my small boat and in the morning launched at the nearby public access near the causeway. At 7:00AM, with some live bait from “the Bait Box” (http://www.sanibelcaptivadaily.com/2011/05/16/the-bait-box-sanibel-island-for-all-your-fishing-gear/) I was out catching Spotted Sea Trout in no time. I fished near the Ding Darling State park (http://www.fws.gov/dingdarling/), it’s a big nature preserve and I think this increases the fishing potential. Anyway, I was quickly satisfied with my catches and went back to shore early at 10:30 AM. I went back out Sunday morning, with the same results. Saturday night, I fished off the beaches at the lighthouse and off the nearby pier. Sunday, mid-morning, we visited w/ the in-laws. Checked out at 3:00 PM for haul back across the Everglades.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small family owned and run business purchased fall of 2014. We have a 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage and 2 bedroom/2 bath cottages with a full kitchen and large screened in porch. We are dog friendly with a small pet fee. We are 2 short blocks from the beach and short walking distance to shopping and restaurants. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Driftwood Hotel Sanibel Island