Dream Location in Cape Coral


The Villas 'Florida Travel BLOG'

We love Florida and often spend our vacations and travels in the Sunshine State every year. We also love the sun and warmth that the climate always shares with us. We also love to be on the road discovering new areas and locations or to rediscover well-known. Sometimes there is the special moment or situation that sticks in our minds when we've been on side routes and narrow streets having discovered lonely places or met and talked to interesting people.
Where ever we’ve been, we've met lovely and communicative people. We talked, got hints and recommendations and always a smile.

If you love nature, wildlife, unexpected landscapes and spots, then here, in this blog, you'll find a lot to discover before starting your journey to Florida.


Trip-Part #2: From Cedar Key to Apalachicola

From Cedar Key we reached a small town called Fowlers Bluff on the Suwannee River. A beautiful located Grill & Restaurant offers good food, beers and live music (we had 7 band members for 5 guests). We had a very nice evening there with open char coil grills and a fantastic sunset over the Suwannee. Next day the road took us to places called Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach - both wonderful places to breethe and stay.

Here begins the so called ‘Forgotten Coast’ which reaches up to Apalachicola. The name of the coast is program.

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Our next stop was a little south from Tallahassee, Wakulla Springs. The springs and lodge are a part of the National State Park. The spring has a public bathing site. It is busy during the day, it’s a weekend. We book a boat trip on which we experience wildlife and nature-pure - RECOMMENDED! Towards the evening there are only a handful of guests left, who like us will spend the night in the old lodge (built 1935). The lodge is today a hotel and restaurant, here still a OTIS elevator from 1936 (the year of construction of the lodge) is in operation! As a guest it is WELL WORTH USING IT!

After this pompous overnight stay in the Wakulla State Park Lodge with breakfast a la very good and observation of manatees floating in the Wakulla Spring, we first drive the 98 along the coast. RECOMMENDED! We turn off to Alligator Point, a long peninsula off the coast. There is also Bald Point, a nature reserve. Beautiful beaches and beautifully located cottages! Many for rent. 

We go further on the 98 to the west - the vegetation has changed completely compared to SWFL. Dense mixed forests reach to the Gulf. We visit Carabelle, a fishing village, where there was once a railroad and train station. Next stop is St George’s Island, accessible via a long toll free bridge. A dream - wide, fine beaches, little visited and real surf!


Arriving in Apalachicola, we reach the Coombs Inn. Great hotel in the historic district (no breakfast) - right in the middle of it.
Oyster City brews delicious beer, we may try before we order two dirty blonds. No sooner are we sitting in the sun (with our beers) than we are in conversation with residents and transients. We get very interesting hints and tips. Tamaras Café serves excellent seafood on Market Street! Now we are sitting at the Coombs’ Inn on our private porch in the evening sun and let the day pass in review. 


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