As of June 2011
Upon recommendation I did a Site Inspection at The Ivey House, Everglades City and received the following information on this nice Bed & Breakfast Inn:
The Ivey House Inn, completed in May of 2001, adjoins the original Bed & Breakfast through the Great Room and Adventure Center. All eighteen rooms are very spacious, have two queen size beds, AC, heat a private bathroom with tub/shower, a small refrigerator, TV, and phone. One room is handicapped compliant. Rooms in the Inn surround a screened-in, beautifully landscaped courtyard with tropical waterfall and heated swimming pool. (By The Ivey House)
The Ivey House Lodge is a remodeled boarding house built ca. 1928, which was originally operated by Mr. & Mrs Ivea to house the workers constructing the Tamiami Trail. It consists of eleven air-conditioned rooms off a long hallway and common, but separate men and women´s bathrooms. Each room either has one twin size bed and one full size bed or one queen size bed. There are no heaters, TVs, phones or bathrooms in these rooms. A few heaters are located in the hallway. Guests often gather in the common living room to visit with others, read, play games or watch TV. The lodge is a very short walk to the tropical courtyard to enjoy the pool. (By The Ivey House)
The Ivey House Cottage is a small quaint two bedroom house, decorated in tropical charm with central air and heating in the living room. One bedroom has a queen sized bed, and one bedroom has a full sized bed. It also has a bathroom with shower, a screened front porch, full kitchen (refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffeemaker), and a living room with stereo and TV. There is no phone in the cottage. (By The Ivey House)
I would have missed this cute property as it is located a bit off the main road. But once you enter the Inn and talk to the people at the reception you feel welcome and cared for. From October to mid of April they offer guided adventure tours into the Everglades. Guests can also rent kayaks, canoes or camping equipment. It seems to be a nice home base to explore the wonderful nature of the Everglades.
And *YES*, I do recommend The Ivey House.
Please visit: www.iveyhouse.com