"Even if you're not an architecture buff, this is an elegant way to get to know the basics of 19th-century "Cracker" design elements. Otherwise, the setting is privately-tropical, complete with an outdoor shower and the expansive view over the Live Oak and Palmetto Palm tops toward the Gulf is in itself a respite. Plenty of movie and/or literature diversions if so inclined. Gene's Books for those who want to shop. The Mad Hatter , Sunset Grill for consistently-excellent dining as is true of the newest island addition, Bleu Rendez Vous. Elevated above the fray, the BBH is open to the sun, moon and breeze, yet cocooned in a 2-story screened-in porch, away from the island's abundant flying/crawling arthropods. The sugar-sand beach and gentle Gulf tides are wonderful for the little ones and shelling draws "professionals" from around the globe. The BBH is replete with bicycles, chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, a cooler, etc. for a long day at the beach. Inside, the BBH is equipped with what you will require for cooking, dining and imbibing in your favorite wines and/or island cocktails. Publix just before the causeway bridge, Jerry's just after the bridge and Bailey's when in town will keep you well-supplied. Worried about losing your svelte figure and muscle tone? The Sanibel Rec. Center will keep you going with daily/weekly/family rates. "Ding Darling" Wildlife Refuge is a "must" and if time allows for a quick trip to Key West, look into Key West Express for cruising and Silver Airways for flights. For a relaxing resort-like experience around the pool with bar/dining options complete with optional kayak tours and/or solo excursions, it's the "Tween-Waters" Inn/Resort where you can purchase a day-pass. The Bubble Room is the place for an eclectic dining experience or get some of their award-winning Red Velvet cake to go. For off-island upscale shopping and dining, get to Naples-downtown and try "Tommy Bahama's" for both and/or the nearby "Osteria Tulia" or its cozy next door sibling, the "Bar Tulia". Finally....forget about all of it, simply exhale and stay-put at the BBH, you won't regret a moment. We're coming back."
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 13, 2015