• 5 Reasons You Wanna Be Here

    We think the wannaB inn is great, but don't take our word for it.  Check out the five reasons you wanna be here from travel blogger Nanci Theoret.

    1.  Stay Your Way:  Create your own island vacation experience by selecting among our one, two, and three bedroom cottage-style units, studios, villas, and nostalgic Florida "motel" accommodations along the Gulf of Mexico or Lemon Bay.  Plan to experience our three Bs: Beach, Bay, and Boating.

    2.  Time Travel to Old Florida:  Stay with us and you'll step back in time to an era before high-rise towers dominated much of Florida's coastline.  Our buildings cling to their origins as fishing camps when life moved even slower than a lazy neap tide.  The docks and boat ramps are still here and fishing remains a popular activity as former child guests return with their children and grand children.

    3.  The Beach Is Always In Reach:  The wannaB inn offers beachfront cabanas and sitting areas poised to our 900 feet of sand, sea, and surf.

    4.  Treasures from the Sea:  Take a bite out of the sea by searching the shore for ancient sharks' teeth and shells deposited daily by the surf rolling along a prehistoric sea bed just off the coast.

    5.  Animal Magnetism: A dawn or dusk beach visit increases your chances of spotting dolphins feeding and frolicking in the Gulf.  Manatees, Florida's beloved sea cows prefer the warmer water of the bay near our docks.

  • Play Ball! Spring Training Baseball Is In Full Flight

    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
  • Top Foods To Eat While In Englewood

    Englewood, Florida has everything you need for some fun in the sun: pristine beaches, fantastic fishing and amazing food.  We’ve combed the community to find the must-have foods you need to try when you visit our little piece of Florida.  Here is just a handful of our favorites.


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    An all-time favorite!  When you’re in Florida, Key lime pie is an absolute must-have.  Here’s a pro tip:  a true Key lime pie should be yellow, not green.  It should be a tangy, creamy treat with no hint of sweetness if it’s made right.  The traditional Conch version uses egg white to make a meringue topping but it’s more commonly consumed sans meringue.  On 1 July 2006, the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate both passed legislation selecting "Key lime pie" as the official pie of the state of Florida.




    When you’re this close to the Gulf of Mexico, you can't resist good seafood.  The bodies of stone crabs are relatively small and are rarely eaten, but the claws (chelae), which are large and strong enough to break an oyster's shell, are considered a delicacy.  Florida stone crabs are legal for harvest from October 15th until May 15th and are best served chilled with mustard sauce.




    Grouper is a premium fish and Southwest Florida has some of the best Grouper you can get.  It has a milder flavor and moist white meat that can be enjoyed by seafood lovers and non-seafood lovers alike.  Grouper can be prepared just about any way and is great as an entree, on a salad or as a sandwich with tartar sauce.




    We look at shrimp the same way we look at potato chips—you can’t eat just one!  That is definitely the case with these pink, sweet and plump morsels that come straight out of the Gulf of Mexico.  Enjoy them chilled, grilled, battered and fried with a side of cocktail sauce, if you so desire.


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    Despite what you may have heard, gator does not taste like chicken but it is delicious.  It’s a bit chewier than most meats but when it’s battered and fried, it’s downright delicious!  If you’re trying to watch the calories, you can have grilled gator and still keep all the flavor—it’s even been said that it’s low in cholesterol.  No matter which way you like it, it’s one of those foods you just have to try when in Florida.