We will be attending a family wedding in Nokomis in May 2011.
Must haves for lodging are 1) direct beach/gulf view and access w/swimming, and 2) under $100 night in a clean room. We will need 3 nights accommodations.
My initial web searches brought up a couple of places on Casey Key. This seems to be a perfect location for us to stay, seeing as it's so close to the wedding/family members in Nokomis. However, we're not ruling out alternative communities nearby...so long as we have our basic criteria met. Venice seems pricey, but we're open to suggestions!!
At this point, I've been focusing on lodging on Casey Key with Gulf views/access. Some are too much $$ for us to spend. We are a married couple in our mid-50's and traveling on a budget. What matters to us is cleanliness and a view. We are not concerned with updated decor or fancy amenities.
The Island House seems a bit dated....but that doesn't worry us. We kinda like that "kitchy-ness" but are curious to know of its reputation, cleanliness, etc. Have you ever stayed there, or know of anyone who has?
All feedback and comments are appreciated!! Thanks!