Welcome to the WannaB Inn

The folks who handle tourism for Charlotte Harbor and The Gulf Islands were kind enough to invite me on a media tour of the this pretty coastal area. Please indulge my sharing the highlights.

I just checked into the WannaB Inn, a pretty hotel down a quiet block with 900 feet of beachfront. Lemon Bay is one side, filled with dolphins and manatee. The Gulf of Mexico is steps in the other direction. The hotel has been around since 1958, but new owners took over two years ago and have been sprucing it up ever since.

Take a look at this room -- it's like a whole house. With its simple yet colorful facade, the WannaB seemed more motel-like than residential. Yet I have a full kitchen with a large refrigerator and bar stools of sunny yellow and sky blue.

I'll write this blog and eat my breakfast at this dining table, which seats up to six. The conch shell centerpiece coordinates with conch shell wall art.


The living area has a sofabed that sleeps two plus a comfy LazyBoy-type chair. 


A long balcony has views of the gulf, seabirds flying freely.


I wannabe here. (Corny. Had to. Excuse it.)