We are incredibly excited to be welcoming back guests to the wannaB inn!  As we continue to navigate issues surrounding COVID-19, we wanted to update you on the steps we are taking to protect our guests and staff.

What We Are Doing For Your Safety

Our team is taking many preventative measures to mitigate the chance of spreading COVID-19.  These measures include but are not limited to:
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the resort.  Please use the sanitizer prior to entering the pool area and elevators as well as anytime you have an opportunity to sanitize.
  • We are increasing the frequency of sanitizing everything in common areas throughout our resort.
  • Practicing "social distancing" by spacing out chairs on the pool decks at least 6-feet apart, restricting groups and/or crowds of 10 or more, etc.
  • Requiring staff to wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and to avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as shaking hands.
  • Mandating that any employee who displays any symptoms of the flu or cold to seek medical assistance and avoid the workplace.
  • Our housekeeping policy includes extensive santizing measures as recommended by the CDC and all rooms are being sprayed with disinfectant spray after cleaning.
  • All of our units will be subject to random blacklight inspections to ensure cleanliness.

What We Expect From wannaB inn Guests

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not readily available, use the hand sanitizer provided throughout the resort.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you cough or sneeze, do it into your sleeve, or use a tissue.  Dispose of the tissue immediately into a closed rubbish bin, and then clean your hands.
  • Social distancing is a must.  Please remain 6 ft apart when in public areas of the resort and at the beach for your safety and the safety of other guests.
  • Only two people at a time are allowed on the elevators (with the exception of family members).
  • Both resort pools will have a limit of 25 people in the pool area at any time.  If this safety measure is not adhered to, we will close the pools.
We request that our guests follow CDC Social Distancing Guidelines and recommendations while at the wannaB inn.
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May 6, 2020

To our valued Guests,

Approximately one month ago, we made the difficult decision to temporarily close the wannaB inn in order to do our part to flatten the growth rate of the COVID-19 virus.  Over that time, the virus has continued to impact our daily lives and forced us to adjust our activities and lifestyles on an almost daily basis. 

Over the past month, our team has continued to monitor our situation with the health and safety of our staff and guests as our primary focus.  As a result, we have made the difficult decision to extend our temporary closure.  At this time, the wannaB inn is planning to resume operations on June 4, and we are contacting all those guests that will be impacted by this extension.

We understand that this will be upsetting news for some, but trust that this decision was not made in haste.  As our dedicated guests, you have become family to us, and it is our goal to welcome you all back again when it is deemed safe to do so.  We will continue to provide updates about the resort as we adjust to the ongoing impact of this virus.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 941 474 3431, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Be safe, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.


Your wannaB inn Team

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update March 14, 2020
Our thoughts are with you as we all work to navigate this challenging time. As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to make headlines, WannaB Inn understands that travel plans may change based on personal, business and/or government restrictions.  Everyone’s health and safety are our first concern. We urge everyone to stay informed (the Centers for Disease Control regularly updates their site) and to take the recommended precautions.
If you have questions or concerns about an upcoming reservation, please call 941-474-3431.

Please stay safe and healthy.

March 31, 2020

To our valued Guests:

As you are all aware, we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, which is causing everyone – business and individuals to completely alter every day activities and lifestyles.

While we sincerely wish that we could continue ‘business as usual’, we cannot. 

At this moment, the health and safety of our staff and guests is our most paramount concern. As responsible corporate citizens, we are temporarily closing the wannaB inn effective April 8, 2020 to do our part to flatten the growth rate of the COVID-19 virus . We are planning to resume operations on May 21 and are contacting all guests that have been impacted by this temporary shut down. 

As our dedicated guests, you all returned after Irma and Red Tide, and we trust you will do the same once we get through this difficult time. This dire situation came with no warning, and we understand that it is not your fault, nor is it ours. We will make a sincere effort to communicate information about the resort, as we continue to navigate this situation that is beyond our control.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 941 474 3431, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Be safe, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.


Your wannaB inn Team

Top 3 Things to do Outdoors on Manasota Key

Manasota Key offers a plethora of outdoor activities for those who are looking to stay busy during their visit. The nature in the area is stunning, and the variety of things to do are endless. Here are our Top Three Things to do Outdoors on Manasota Key.

3. Bird Watching

Birding is one of the best kept secrets of Manasota Key, and the wannaB inn is a perfect spot to get access to the multitude of species that call this area home. This birding hotspot provides access to many bird species, which means regardless of your experience level, you’ll be able to spot something new, or even a personal favorite.

Bird List

Bird watching enthusiasts should be on the look out for:

  • Bald Eagles
  • Egrets
  • Herons
  • Northern Gannett
  • Plovers
  • Sanderlings
  • Willets
  • And much more!


Regardless of whether you’re new to birding or an experienced pro, the local Audubon Societies are a valuable resource when bird watching in the area. There are three local Audubon Societies within reasonable distance from the wannaB inn including:

2.  Stand Up Paddleboarding

Standup Paddleboarding or SUP has easily become the favorite activity of our many guests. The ability to take advantage of Lemon Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the intracoastals has people grabbing their paddleboard to enjoy the flat water or surf options.

Paddleboard Rentals

If you don’t own a SUP or just want to give the sport a try, there are a variety of service providers in the area.

1.  Fishing

Fishing is a time-honored tradition at the wannaB inn as guests have been enjoying the waters of Lemon Bay and the Gulf of Mexico that surround us for decades. If you love fishing as much as we do, then you will love your time with us.

Manasota Key Fishing

The fishing on Manasota Key is varied and plentiful, and having access to both the Gulf of Mexico, Lemon Bay, and the intracoastal waterways provides our guests with endless options.

Inshore Fishing

Florida is famous for many different types of fish and the inshore fishing options on Manasota Key provides access an incredible selection. Whether you’re enjoying fishing Lemon Bay or casting from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico you should be on the lookout for:

  • Flounder
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Black Drum

Offshore or Deep Sea Fishing

If you’re looking to get out on the water for your fishing endeavours, you’re in for a great experience. The wannaB inn offers boat slip rentals right at the property complete with trailer parking and boat ramp. If you’re not bringing your own boat, fishing boats can be rented from a few nearby businesses:

Once you’re out on the water, keep an eye out for our favourites: Grouper, Amberjack, Sailfish, and Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi).

Taking a Fishing Charter

If you want to take your Manasota Key fishing experience to a new level, we recommend taking advantage of a fishing charter. Being out on the water battling behemoths like the Cobia, King Mackerel, Black Fin Tuna, or even Sharks is an event you’ll never forget. There are many great charters available such as:

If you’re looking for more information on outdoor activities to do during your stay with us, please contact us at 941 474 3431 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As always, current with all of our updates on social media through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.