About & AroundWelcome to Manatee Bay Inn Island B & B and Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach

Welcome to beautiful Fort Myers Beach, Florida, a gorgeous year-round destination for a number of permanent residents and nearly two million visitors each year. Spanning across two major islands and onto the mainland, Fort Myers Beach is situated with close distance to Interstate 175 access and the bustling Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers.

The vibrant city is characterized by clear, sunny skies, warm temperatures and stunning coastline views along its quaint seven-mile island. People here enjoy the area's wide array of activities ranging from fishing, golfing, parasailing and jet skiing to shopping, dining and entertainment option.

Recreation is truly abounding here with the Beach's locale around the vast Gulf of Mexico, coupled with areas such as the Lynn Hall Memorial Park, Lover's Key State Recreation Center, Bowditch Point Park, the Matanzas Pass Wildlife Preserve and a handful of impressive sandy beaches. And for those looking to partake in some passive activities, the island is lined with local shops, galleries, a variety of delicious eateries - with many featuring the pinkest Gulf shrimp - and, of course, several popular beach bars serving up tasty drinks and fantastic local tunes.

Enjoy your stay in this always-livley southwest Florida area - we are sure you will return time and time again!! Connie & Axel

What's more, Fort Myers Beach is home to a number of great area events, notably the Annual Sand Sculpting Festival in November, the Shrimp Festival in March and the Pirate Festival in October, drawing in people from throughout the state of Florida and Northeastern U.S. The bay is the site of The Big "M" Casino, located on a luxurious yacht and teeming with great slots, table games, fabolous dining and exciting entertainment each night, and the Key West Express that will deliver you in 3.5 hours to Key West.

The Innkeepers

While on honeymoon vacation in 1990 Axel and Connie fell in love with this quaint little Island. They kept coming back to Florida every year for some vacation time from their busy Travel Business in Germany and explored the rest of this state. There was no place like Fort Myers Beach for them. In 1993 they decided to move for good from Frankfurt/Germany to Fort Myers Beach/Florida and bought the "Island Motel" which they run successfully from 1993 to 2002. After some time off they quickly moved back into the hospitality business and opened up the first " B & B" on Fort Myers Beach in 2003. They named it after their favorit species "Manatee Bay Inn". The Manatees are visible during the month of May to November in the little "Lagoon" behind their property.

Superior Small Lodging

Florida has more than 200 independent innkeepers. They live at their inns or close by. They're local experts, involved in preserving their vicinities' natural and cultural resources. Their lodgings are near where you want bo be... alongside beaches and golf courses and close by theme parks. They are small unique hotels, bed and breakfasts and inns.

Together, these innkeepers have formed themselves into a network called "Superior Small Lodgings". All subscribe to the most rigorous annual inspection system in American hospitality. Their lodgings are inspected not just on safety and cleanliness but on how thoroughly they as innkeepers know about their vicinities and how well they put you in touch. Isn't this what you most want from Florida: how to be authentically in touch and get the most out of your vacation ?

When you stay with a Superior Small Lodging, you find what keeps our areas distinct. SSL is everywhere you want to be and, odds are, in touch with everything you want to find. SSL stands for one-of-a-kind vacations. It's the innkeepers' pledge, their way of life.

Meet the Innkeepers

Manatee Bay Inn - Inkeepers Connie and Axel Schulz

Connie & Axel Schulz


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