It’s a festive time of year, that’s for sure. With festivities come family, and we know that it can be a stressful task, trying to wrangle relatives together for a reunion, especially if the family is on the big side, and the reunion is slated to be at your house. Well allow us to take some weight off your shoulders. Whether your family is big or small, they’re more than welcome at Weston’s wannaB inn, and we guarantee that there’s something for everyone at our world class resort.

900 Feet of Beautiful Beachfront

Just imagine it, a place where your entire family can relax and socialize in one place. No cramped back yard, no messy houseBeach 3f N 0004 sm to clean up afterwards, just a beautiful sandy beach that goes on for hundreds of feet, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Toss the pigskin around with the kids, catch up with the cousins, or get some fishing in with the grandparents. Whatever you want to do during your family reunion, you can.

Two Pools

Whether you want to keep up on some exercise or just relax and float, our two pools are just the thing for you! There’s nothing like taking a dip and cooling off after a long day of golf, baseball, biking or whatever activity your heart desires.

Charcoal Barbecues

What’s a family reunion without some grilled meat? At the wannaB inn, you’ve got access to several charcoal barbecues, so nobody at your gathering is going to go hungry. Your family will be talking about this reunion for ages, reminiscing about the glorious barbecue they had while staring out at one of our beautiful, famous sunsets.

With all these amenities and more, booking your family reunion with the wannaB inn should be a no-brainer! With 80 units of varying sizes and styles, there’s something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Give one of our reservation specialists a call at 1-941-474-3431 or visit us online at http://wannabinn.com. We can’t wait to hear from you, and to have your family meet ours.

What’s the best thing about winter? Probably using it as an excuse to escape the cold weather and head south! Now that fall has reared its head, it's time to start thinking about where you'll be spending your winter vacation. Here at the wannaB, the fun in the Sun doesn’t stop like it does in other parts of the world. There are plenty of reasons to spend your winters at the wannaB inn, but we’ve narrowed it down to five for your convenience. These are the Top 5 Reasons to Winter at the wannaB 

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5. Stump PassNature lovers will be thrilled by the park’s 1.3 miles of trail that winds through a unique area, home to many species of wildlife. Visitors might catch a glimpse of manatees, tortoises, egrets, and much more! Stump Pass also incudes a secluded beach that is ideal for swimming, soaking up the Sun, or searching the sand for incredible sharks’ teeth and shells.

 

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4. Sunsets – Florida’s west-facing Gulf of Mexico makes for ideal sunset viewing. The sunset can have such an amazing effect on us all, and the wannaB inn offers the perfect spot to take in some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Don’t believe us? Check out our Facebook & Instagram pages to see the kind of sunsets you’ll be missing out on if you don’t come to stay with us during the cold months.

3. Picturesque Beaches – All of the Gulf Coast beaches are beautiful, but we can’t help but be biased about our quiet 900 feet of beachfront. Step out of your unit and onto the beach that stretches on for miles. Enjoy a beach barbecue, toss around the pigskin, or just lounge in the sun. Lounging outside is difficult in other parts of the world once October hits, so Florida is the perfect spot for the outdoorsy type!

2. Sports – Take in your favourite pastime while staying at the wannaB inn. If golf is your game, we’re within 10 miles of 8 club and 15 courses, and now is the perfect time to hit the links! Additionally, the wannaB inn is smack in the middle of Major League Baseball’s Spring Training. Beginning in February, you can take in an incredible nine teams whose Spring Training home is within driving distance of our property.

And the number 1 reason to spend your winters at the wannaB inn is the outdoors – Do you miss getting outside because of the cold temperatures? Not only is the Florida climate agreeable in the winter months, but the area around Weston’s wannaB inn is perfect for boating, paddling, walking, biking, fishing, and much more! When you’re at the wannaB, you don’t have to worry about getting up early to brush all that heavy snow off your car, you just have to worry about how much fishing you can get in before grabbing lunch at one of the many delicious restaurants nearby.

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Any of this sound good? We thought so. We’ve got prime winter dates in December and January still available, so if you’d rather stroll down a sandy beach than slip down an icy sidewalk, we think we’ve got just the thing for you. We hope to see you soon. For availability, call (941)-474-3431 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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It’s time for one of the most exciting events of the year, The Englewood Beach Paddlefest! From November 10th through the 12th, paddleboard enthusiasts from all over meet right here in Englewood Florida for some fun in the Sun, races, and prizes. The event has been running since 2015, and this year is shaping up to be the most exciting Paddlefest yet.

Friday

The festivities start on Friday (11/10/17) with a huge party for all the registered racers, and their friends and families. There’ll be a pool party and shrimp boil at Hooked On SUP at Cape Haze Marina. The fun doesn’t stop with dinner either, as there’ll be a pool/hot tub party later that evening! The party is free with race registration, and extra tickets are available for $15 at the door (kids under 10 get in free). There will also be a raffle where a brand new Yolo Board and Quickblade Paddleboard will be given away. The real fun kicks off on Saturday though.

Saturday

November 11th is race day! Four races will take place over the course of the day, plus a great beach lunch and awards ceremony means there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re attending Paddlefest on the Saturday, make sure to keep an eye out for the:

  • Long Race: 6 Miles
This beach start race takes place in Gulf waters, and will go through a very challenging ocean pass. Boat traffic and natural currents make this race unpredictable and super fun to watch. This race is certainly not for the inexperienced paddler!
  • Open Course: 3 Miles

This race starts at the beach and takes place in Gulf waters as well. This race is a little easier on the competitor though, as it’s not as long or unpredictable as the Long Race.

  • Recreational Fun Race: 1.5 Miles

Like the name implies, this race is just for fun. Those that want to enjoy the magnificence of the beach and enjoy the water will be right at home during this race.

  • Paddle Hound Kids Race: ¼ Mile

This race is also in the Gulf, but a little closer to shore. The Paddle Hound is for kids 11 and younger. Don’t worry though, the young ones receive a pre-race “paddle clinic” and extra precautions are implemented to ensure safety.

Sunday

Sunday (11/12/17) will be full of food and laughs as it kicks off the Paddlefit Beach Challenge and the Thanksgiving Day lunch. Paddlefit will see competitive teams (complete in costume) facing off in hamster ball races, hippity hop races, and a salt water slip and slide. Plenty of fun is to be had during the last day of Paddlefest, culminating in a Thanksgiving lunch. Even though Thanksgiving is a few weeks out, the organizers of Paddlefest take advantage of having everyone together to give thanks and enjoy a full Thanksgiving feast. Who could say ‘no’ to another Thanksgiving meal?

The wannaB inn is a proud sponsor of the Englewood Paddlefest, and we can’t wait to welcome the event’s contestants into our resort. Every year we look forward to the paddleboard races, and they never seem to disappoint. Good luck to all the contestants! Here’s to some friendly competition this weekend! For more info on the event, click here.

We had an excellent time at last weekend’s Paddlefest. There was so much fun to be had, whether you were part of the races, or were just out to watch and get down with some food and festivities, the only things wider than the ocean were our ear-to-ear smiles. We’re not quite ready for the fun to stop though, which is great, because this weekend we’ll be taking to the water again for the Englewood Beach Waterfest Offshore World Championship! The event runs from November 18th-19th and you’re not going to want to miss a minute of it.

The Offshore World Championship is expected to see attendance of over 60 boats running at speeds of over 130 mph! Fans of high-speed action are encouraged to visit Englewood Beach as it’s transformed into Race Village over this weekend.

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The action kicks off at 11:00am on Saturday, November 18th, and runs until 7:00pm after which there will be an awards ceremony and a live music performance with Marty Stokes. Similarly, Sunday’s races run from 11:00am to 7:00pm culminating in a party with live music by Tommy C. & Judy Love. Both live music events will be held at the main stage in Race Village

All in, there are three races each day, which run across this course plotted out in the water:

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Feel free to watch the action from the shore, or get out in the water and watch from behind the spectator area.

At Weston’s wannaB inn, we love water sports, and a good time, which is exactly what we’re going to be getting out of this weekend’s Englewood Waterfest event. For more information on the Offshore World Championships, click here. Happy racing! We can’t wait to see you there.

What’s the one thing that comes to your mind when you think ‘vacation?’ Probably ‘relaxation,’ right? We don’t blame you. The lastBiking Article Image 2 thing anyone wants to think about when they’re planning a week off of work and responsibilities is exercise. If you want to take your time at the wannaBinn to just sit on the beach, maybe get some fishing in, or try your hand at Stand Up Paddle-boarding, then we say go for it! However, we also know that it’s possible to get some exercise in while you’re having fun on your time off. Biking is a fantastic way to see the areas surrounding the wannaBinn, while you squeeze in a little work out.

Staying Healthy

In addition to restricting harmful carbon emissions, the health benefits of riding a bike are pretty plainly understood. Through choosing to ride over drive you’ll:

  • Increase your cardiovascular fitness.
  • Improve joint mobility.
  • Improve posture and coordination.
  • Strengthen your bones.

Riding a bike has even shown to reduce stress levels, so not only is the activity good for your physical health, but it’ll go that extra mile towards bringing you into that vacation state of mind.

See the Sights!

With so many amenities just minutes away from the resort, biking makes a lot of sense as far as getting out to explore the Biking Article Image 1Manasota Key. Just five minutes away from the wannaBinn is a cluster of restaurants and eateries featuring: The Gulf View Grill, The Sandbar Tiki & Grille, and The Lock N’ Key, meaning you can make an afternoon of pedaling down for a guilt free meal.

There are plenty of other sites to check out in addition to the restaurants surrounding the wannaBinn. In an afternoon of riding, you’re liable to see Manasota Beach, Blind Pass Beach, and a plethora of beautifully designed houses for miles. If you’re the sight-seeing type, then a day of biking around our resort won’t disappoint.

No Bike? No Problem!

If you didn’t bring your own bike, we’ve got you covered. We offer rentals on comfortable, single-speed bikes for our guests’ use. These “Earth Cruisers” are available for $20.00 a day or $80.00 for the full week, so if you’re planning on getting a lot of two-wheeled exploring done, this option might be for you. Please note that our bikes cannot be ridden off-road. If you’re looking for specialty bikes on the more adventurous days, we recommend Real Bikes.

There are nearly endless opportunities for adventure and fun around the wannaBinn, and what better way to experience the amenities of the area, than first hand on a bicycle. Not only will choosing to ride a bike benefit the environment, but you’ll be benefiting your own health while maintaining a relaxed, vacation mindset. If you’re thinking of exploring the Manasota Key, then consider doing so on a bicycle. We don’t think you’ll regret it.