Whale Watch Motel
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7. Some albino peacocks
Then we went to the old fort, Castillo de San Marcos. This was built in 1695 to protect the town from pirate and other attacks. It was never captured by force. It was star shaped with walls constructed of limestone shell that wouldn't crack. And the walls were over 5m thick on the outside. It had a gun deck lined with canons and sentry posts and a mote.
... drove to the fort. It was a big building made out of stone. We went on top and it was a beautiful view but we got sent down because there was thunder and lightening. Then we walked and had a drink.
PS The fort was called Castillo de San Marcos and it's over 300 years ...
... br> We saw lions, tigers, leopards, lynx, wolves, hyenas, bobcats and a porcupine. One jaguar had had a good life with his owner and got left there while his owner went on holiday but he never came back so the jaguar suffers from depression. There were more stories like this. All these animals could be walked on a leash.
We weren't allowed to take photos because it would scare the animals.
... stopped and had a homemade popsicle at the Hypo.
Then we went to the St Augustine Wildlife Reserve. It looks after big cats and lions. A lady bought a lynx for a pet but it was too rough and so she kept it in her garage and just threw it some food now and again. So they rescued it and care for it now. We also saw lions, wolves, tigers, black jaguars, white Bengal tigers, a cheetah, some leopards, bobcats and porcupines.
... Road where some of the famous historic plantations are located. Unfortunately, it was past 6 p.m. and all the plantation grounds apparently close mid- to late-afternoon. And virtually nothing was visible from the road. We did drive into the Middleton Place Inn (picked up some literature on their lodging) and took a couple pictures of the horses, the stables, and the very attractive grounds. We went further up the road to the plantation house (which we ...
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Got flea bites
Stayed in one of the efficiency rooms at the Whale Watch Motel for our anniversary. The owners have obviously put a lot of work into trying to renovate the property--to say that it is rustic old Florida is an understatement!
While we were there, the wireless internet did not work, and there are no phones, so be sure to bring your cell phone. We also got a lot of flea bites and our small dog that traveled with us also got infested.
We love the fact that small pets are allowed, but owners should be told to have them on a flea program!
Very Relaxing, Friendly Owners and Staff
While not fancy, The Whale Watch Motel was very relaxing. The owners were really nice, and the maid was a sweetheart. Great location right across from the beach. Wonderful to listen to the ocean at night. We plan to go back.
We couldn't have been happier with our choice. The room was cute, clean & had an amazing view of the ocean. The staff was friendly & very helpful & attentive. They even provided treats for our two pugs that we brought along. The prcing was more than reasoable, too. We will definitely stay with them again.
Loved the Whale Watch
Hello, I just left the Whale Watch with my dog Jack. We loved it! Very clean and quiet. It was great to have my dog on vacation with me. I'll be back. Heather
This is a wonderful place!
I just want to say that our stay was the greatest. The owners, Pat and Barry are so warm and friendly and Maria was so nice. Our cottage was so clean and comfortable. We highly recommend this place. It was a nice quite place to relax. We had our little dog Samantha with us and they treated her like a little princess. She really enjoyed it there. We will definitely return for another vacation there.
The whale watch motel
I want to tell you how much we love the motel. We have been going there for four years now. I found it when I went online to petfriendlyhotels. We fell in love with Flagler Beach. We take our two dogs, a toy poodle and a mini dachshund. This year the dachshund died. But, she loved the beach. This year we have a new dachshund, who is going with us. I know she will love the beach, too. the Tiptons are so nice and the motel is great. We are right across the street from the beach. I love the beach because it is not too busy. The service at the motel is great and the people are, too. We will continue to go to the Whale Watch Motel in the future.
Donna K Allison
700 Amberjack Way
Lebanon, Tn. 37087
We Love it!
Welove it! Clean, peaceful reasonable and what a view-we keep going back!
Just married romantic
My husband and I enjoyed the Whale Watch. Clean,quiet and very comfortably affordable. A great view of the ocean and privacy.
Reminds me of Florida as it was . . .
This is the "old Florida" type place to spend an evening or a week. Clean, but nothing fancy. Old furnishings - comfortable and comforting. The ocean is right across the street; can be seen from your room. Affordable, clean, comfortable - I will stay there again.
Friendly, caring owners
What a nice, clean, comfortable place to stay. We spent the evening on the beach - just across the road. We plan to return.