The Wyvern Hotel Punta Gorda
Travel Blogs from Punta Gorda
... wow...property values really are low in comparison. While some homes are in foreclosure, it is not all because of the debt crisis.
Many properties here have just not held their value in the face of the economic times. We looked at many and it would be fair to say that a 2 or 3 bedroom home, with 2 or 3 baths, carport or garage and covered pool (on owned land) could be found for under $150,000. Taxes seem quite low as well. ...
... walk on the beach. We also stopped at the Shell Museum and then took the Wildlife Drive through the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Tonight we had a barbecue prepared by our staff. Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw and broccoli salad and chips, ice cream and cookies for dessert. Very nice evening. Tomorrow is travel day to Homestead.
Casperson Beach is a bit different from many of the others we have seen thus far.
It is recognized as one of the
most enjoyable shelling beaches in the area and an excellent spot to find
prehistoric sharks’ teeth but we did not do any shelling here.
There are nature trails traveling through freshwater
and saltwater marshes, mangrove areas, and tidal flats, and excellent ...
... front of us.
The Legacy - Sarasota-to-Venice Bike Trail (another, of the Rails-to-Trails System) starts just blocks away, almost out Dave's back door. It was easy to find and we rode about eight of the total twelve-mile length. Near downtown Venice and a mile short of where we turned off the trail was the Venice Historical Railway Station; it was where the Venice Seaboard Air Line Railway Station (Air Line meaning the shortest point between 2 points ...
Today we did a little exploring of the area. Our first stop was Fisherman's Pier in Punta Gorda. To be honest, was not that impressed with it. From there we drove North on the Tamiami Trail (a 4 line busy highway) as I wanted to check out Englewood Beach. It's about 25 miles north and a very nice beach. Came back to the condo for lunch and then headed to the pool as it was 84 degrees and we needed a dip in the pool. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services