I grew up in Florida but had never heard of Matlacha. When a friend recommended the area, we decided it would make a great weekend getaway. We chose the Bridgewater Inn based on the reviews on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. All the rooms in the hotel’s main building were booked so we chose their Water View Cottage right across the street.
The cottage felt like home as soon as we entered. The back deck brought in such cool breezes we didn’t need the air conditioner. The deck also gave us a great view of Anihingas and Pelicans enjoying the dock next door. Anihingas have difficulty flying once their wings are wet, so we spent a lot of time watching Anhingas fly out over the sound, dive for food, swim back to the dock, CLIMB the dock ladder and then dry off their wings before their next flight.
The cottage was spotless and included a full kitchen, which we only used to make coffee :-). Bert’s Bar & Grill is directly across the street and has great food and atmosphere. The Olde Fish House is a few blocks away. Don’t let the exterior of the Fish House fool you. Not only is the food a ten but the entertainment is also fabulous.
We will definitely go back.
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