From biking to kayaking, baseball to yoga, it’s safe to say that there’s no shortage of fun activities to indulge in during your stay at Weston’s wannaB inn! No matter your pleasure, there’s bound to be something for everyone at our beautiful, sunny resort. Any golfers out there will be happy to hear that there are nearly ten golf clubs to visit during your stay, with 15 courses to play in total, all within ten miles of the resort! Even for the most dedicated fan, that’s a lot of golf to fit into one vacation, so here’s a rundown of what you can expect from each club.

Oyster Creek Golf Club

oyster creek

6651 Oriole Blvd
Englewood, FL 34224-3901
(941) 475-0334 

The Oyster Creek Club was designed in 1990 by Ted McAnlis. It’s a mid-size course with a length of 3976 yards. Oyster Creek offers six par fours and twelve parthree’s, so you’re up for a bit of a challenge. Amenities include a pro shop, snack bar and putting green.

Boca Royale Golf & Country Club

1601 Englewood Rd
Englewood, FL 34223-1856
(941) 474-7475

Boca Royale not only offers golf, but tennis, fitness & wellness, bocce ball, croquet and dining as well. Boca Royale is located just ten minutes from the beaches of Manasota Key, with a course designed by some of the finest golf architects, such as: T.A. Anderson, Steven R. Smyers, and Carter Morrish. Boca Royale is a very welcoming  club that will offer a challenge for players of all experience levels. The facility is recently renovated with 18 new holes, five tee box locations, and excellent putting surfaces. Boca Royale has a Tripadvisor rating of 4.5, so you’ve got to see for yourself what makes this club so special.

Myakka Pines Golf Club

2550 S River Rd
Englewood, FL 34223-3962
(941) 474-3296 

Myakka Pines offers a unique 27 hole golf course featuring TifEagle Bermuda greens, lush contoured fairways, and strategically placed bunkers. The clubhouse features a well stocked pro shop, breakfast and lunch in The River Road Grille, and a 19th hole to relax with a drink after you’ve finished your game.

Rotonda Golf & Country Club

266 Rotonda Cir
Rotonda West, FL 33947-2149
(941) 697-2414 

Rotanda Golf & Country Club is located just two miles from the center of Englewood. This club houses five beautiful courses for a total of 99 holes that challenge all skill levels. Rotanda has been awarded a “Beginner Friendly Certification” from National Golf Course Owners Association, so there’s something here for everyone.

The Cove

night golf

12455 S Access Rd
Port Charlotte, FL 33981-6206
(941) 697-3900 

The Cove Golf Center is located on the Cape Haze Peninsula, just 3 miles from the center of Englewood. The cove uniquely features stadium lighting, making night games a possibility. In fact, The Cove is the only illuminated golf course in Port Charlotte and Englewood, so you can spend your days relaxing with the family, and get out for a quick few holes at night!

Riverwood Golf Club

4100 Riverwood Dr.
Port Charlotte, FL 33953-5655
(941) 764-6661

This beautiful club is located just six miles from the center of Englewood, and was rated #1 in Florida for Customer Reviews in April 2015. The front nine of the par 72 course showcases densely wooded terrain, with natural pine in abundance. The back nine features salt marsh and wetlands. The lush environments and vegetation make each hole a challenge, and a spectacle. 

Sarasota National Golf Club

sarasota25510 National Blvd
Venice, FL 34293-8858
(941) 496-8676 

The Sarasota National Golf Club offers an 18-hole course rich in native wetlands and preserves, meaning you’ll be playing on a course that’s as picturesque as it is skill-testing. Golf is not all that the Sarasota National Golf Club has to offer though, as you’ll also find a fitness center, resort pool, spa, tiki bar, tennis courts, dog park, and the Palm Club which is equipped with a full service dining room with adjacent bar and lounge, library, coffee room, meeting room and a multipurpose room. 

Venice East Golf Club

107 Venice East Blvd
Venice, FL 34293-4123
(941) 493-0005 

The Venice East Golf Club is located just 10 miles from the center of Englewood, and caters to golfers of any age or experience. The course is 2791 yards with a par 58, sure to provide you with a decent challenge. In addition to the course, Venice East Golf Club offers a full service pro-shop and teaching professionals to provide the public with a variety of different teaching packages to accommodate beginners and up.

With all of these options available, there’s bound to be something to appeal to almost any fan of golf. All you have to do now is choose which club sounds most appealing, and tee up for some of the best golf courses Florida has to offer.

 

It’s officially that time of year again at Weston’s wannaB inn Resort. Each year from May 1st through October, our friendly, shelled reptilian neighbors from the sea move their way up to the water from the ocean to build their nests and lay their eggs. That’s right, it’s Sea Turtle Season, and just because these sea turtles are meant to move a little slower, doesn’t mean they wouldn’t appreciate some patience and understanding from you during this incredibly important time for them. 

sea turtleSee Turtles!

It’s estimated that Florida will see over 50,000 sea turtles come to shore, so it’s a very exciting time to be staying at Weston’s wannaB inn! Since many of our accommodations overlook the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll have front row seats to one of the most miraculous natural occurrences Florida has to offer. 

What is Sea Turtle Season?

Sea Turtle Season marks the time a mother turtle makes her way onto shore to build a nest and lay her eggs. Upon doing so, she’ll leave the eggs and retreat back to the water. This means the baby turtles are left to find their way to the sea on their own once they hatch. This may seem harsh, but there are  some things thatyou can do to help the hatchlings find their way back to the ocean.

 sea turtles nest

What Can You do to help?

Once hatched, the sea turtles will instinctively head towards the brightest light they can see. At night, the sea is naturally much brighter than the beach, so the turtles head in that direction. To ensure the turtles don’t get confused and wander further up shore, we ask that you leave your blinds closed at night, and refrain from using flashlights or flash photography on the beach. It’s also important that the beach remain obstruction free. This means that chairs should be brought in at night, and even something as small as a sandcastle be taken down before you head in. This way the turtles have a clear path back to the ocean. It’s also important that if you come across a turtles nest, you absolutely do not disturb it. These nests are federally protected, and we sincerely hope that our guests will do what they can to protect them as well. This season is monumental for the continued well-being of the sea turtle population.

Enjoy Sea Turtle Season at Weston’s wannaB inn!

Despite nearly all species of sea turtle being classified as endangered, last year saw a record setting amount of hatchlings back to sea. In fact, some areas of Florida saw nearly twice the amount of nests as they had the year before. We encourage you to take part in one of the most important natural events that occurs right here, at Weston’s wannaB inn! For more information about what you can do to help, you can visit: The Coastal Wildlife Club

Sea Turtle Beach

Spa SignSoaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, spending the day out on the water, or enjoying some great food and a cold drink with friends sounds pretty relaxing, right?  Absolutely!  But if you’re looking to take your vacation on Manasota Key to the next level of relaxation, check out one of the many spas in the area.

Whether you are looking to treat yourself to a massage, facial, or mani/pedi; you can find everything you’re looking for within a short drive.

Josephine’s Salon & Spa is located in a beautiful newly renovated facility in Englewood.  This spacious salon and spa offers a great place to relax, enjoy, and rejuvenate with an incredible selection of services.  Not only does Josephine’s offer a salon and spa services, they also operate a lovely boutique full of unique items and clothing.

www.josephinessalon.com

Kyle Kurtis Salon and Spa has locations in North Port and Port Charlotte and offers a nurturing experience that will recharge your spirit and enrich your well-being.  Kyle Kurtis Salon and Spa also believes strongly in protecting the environment by using eco-friendly products in all of their services, which include: massage, facial treatment, hand and foot care, and much more

www.kyle-kurtis.com

Spa CandlesEmmett’s Spa & Beauty Centre has been serving Englewood for over fifteen years.  This full-service salon and spa offers a variety of services that pampers and takes you through a relaxing journey.  Located near Englewood Beach, pick from an incredible selection of hair, nail, massage, and body treatments that will soothe your mind, body, and soul.

www.emmettsspa.com

20 West Organic Spa is located in Englewood and provides a holistic and organic environment perfect for re-energizing you from the stresses of life.  Each spa treatment is customized for your personal needs.   Select from one of their many services including facials, manicure/pedicure, or massages, and receive an experience that your body will thank you for.

www.20westorganicspa.com

stonecrabs logoIt’s April, and the Charlotte Stone Crabs are back for another exciting season of baseball at Charlotte Sports Park!  If you’re in the area and you’re looking to soak up some sun, enjoy a hot dog and a cold drink while catching a ball game then there is no better show in town. 

The Stone Crabs are the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Tampa Rays of Major League Baseball.  This season, the team features five of the Tampa Rays top-30 prospects in third baseman Kevin Padlo, catcher David Rodriguez, outfielders Ryan Boldt and Jake Fraley, and left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera.

The great thing about a Stone Crabs’ game is that it’s not only is the on-field product one of the best in the Florida State League but, they are tough to beat when it comes to affordable, family-friendly entertainment. 

To check out their schedule, visit their website here: Schedule.  And tickets are available online by clicking here: Tickets , calling 941 206 4487 or at the Charlotte Sports Park Box Office (2300 El Jobean Road).

Stone CrabsMajor League Baseball (MLB) has called Florida home for Spring Training for over 125 years.  Each Spring, numerous teams venture south to get prepared for the long MLB season ahead.

Weston’s wannaB inn finds itself right in the heart of Grapefruit League action, with an incredible nine teams whose spring training home is within driving distance from our property.  If you are a baseball fan, there is no better place to be in March when the boys of summer start preparing for the upcoming season!

If you’re looking to catch a game while staying at Weston’s wannaB inn, here is a list of teams who are playing close by:

  • Tampa Rays – Charlotte Sports Park – 2300 El Jobean Rd – Port Charlotte, FL
  • Baltimore Orioles – Ed Smith Stadium – 2700 12th Street – Sarasota, FL
  • Boston Red Sox – Jet Blue Park – 11500 Fenway South Drive – Fort Myers, FL
  • Detroit Tigers – Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium – 2125 North Lake Avenue – Lakeland, FL
  • Minnesota Twins – Hammond Stadium – 4100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway – Fort Myers, FL
  • New York Yankees – George M. Steinbrenner Field – 1 Steinbrenner Drive – Tampa, FL
  • Philadelphia Phillies – 601 North Old Coachman Road – Clearwater, FL
  • Pittsburgh Pirates – LECOM Park – 1611 Ninth Street W – Bradenton, FL
  • Toronto Blue Jays – Florida Auto Exchange Stadium – 373 Douglas Avenue – Dunedin, FL