WannaB Inn


Manasota Key, Florida

By Polly Dean

January 2020

Fly Fishing the South

Photos by Polly Dean.

For a taste of Old Florida, WannaB Inn is a laid-back resort spread out on five acres of land. The property is nestled between the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Lemon Bay on the other. Located on the southern end of Manasota Key, Stump Pass Beach State Park borders WannaB Inn’s southern boundary.

The resort’s 80 units come in a variety of styles including efficiency, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units. All have a full kitchen. Brightly colored buildings and retro-style décor emphasize the resort’s Old Florida charm. The units are arranged in seven unique areas, accommodate guests whether they seek easy access to the beach, pools, cabanas and courtyard, or the lighted boat docks and ramp access.

Boasting 900 feet of wide sandy beach, guests can search for shark’s teeth among mounds of seashells or lay back and relax watching the dolphins. For those who choose to be more active, bicycles and kayaks are available for rent.

In addition to spectacular fishing, golfers can choose from any of eight public or semi-public clubs within only 10 miles.

During the spring months, baseball fans can enjoy watching the Tampa Bay Rays as they hold their spring training at the nearby newly renovated Charlotte Sports Park. The Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, call this family-friendly park home.

WannaB Inn is also the ideal location for a family reunion or other special occasions. The resort strives to be that special place for your “vacation home.”

For more details visit wannabinn.com.

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