Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the questions that many guests ask from time to time…

Do you have WiFi?

YES! We offer FREE complimentary WiFi in all of our rooms! 🙂

How Close Are You to The Beach?

Very close! Our stunning beach and the crystal clear, blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico are about 100 paces west of the Pelican Post — two minutes walk.

Which beach is closest to the Pelican Post?

A quick Google search will tell you there are six beaches on Anna Maria Island.  In reality, there is only one beach, five miles of fine white sand and crystal clear water with six different names;  Anna Maria beach, Holmes beach, Manatee beach, Bradenton beach, Cortez beach and Coquina beach.

Do you allow pets

No, unfortunately at this time we don’t.

Do you have a pool?

No.  We have considered it, but many of our “regulars” come to enjoy our nice quiet atmosphere and peaceful gardens so we have resisted the urge to put one in.  And remember, the beach is only a couple of minute’s walk away and the ocean is very safe for bathers who stay close in.

Do you have smoking and non-smoking rooms?

All rooms are non-smoking, this includes vaping and e-cigarettes.  Each room has a couple of chairs and a small table just outside the door and this is where we encourage guests to go if they want to smoke.  Ashtrays are available by request.

Are there restaurants in walking distance or close by?

How about this? At last count, there were 7 restaurants on Bridge Street, Gulf Drive and even one on the pier and all within a block in one direction or the other — plus, none are chain restaurants!  There are also 2 ice-cream parlors, and a Moose Lodge!

What is the nearest airport?

Sarasota International Airport is the nearest airport and is located in Sarasota. It is about 30 minutes away from us. Tampa International Airport is the airport most fly into and it is an hour and a half away.

Is there anything I need to bring with me?

We have most of what you need here. Our kitchens are equipped with the essentials you need for cooking. We have hairdryers and ironing boards available by request in the office. And we have beach towels, beach chairs and bikes to use during your stay. We usually tell our guests to bring themselves and their swimsuits! 🙂