One of my best friends (since kindergarten, 47 years, and now you know our ages) was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last October. We wanted to do something special but didn’t know what. She lives in New York and I am in Naples Florida. I offered to fly her down here for a mini vacation. Our other girlfriend wanted to join. Well, we figured on a date and I went to work on planning the trip.
I had stayed at the Key Lime Inn in April of 2016 for my niece’s wedding. Remembering how nice that hotel was, I had no problem checking out your other properties. That is how I came across the Merlin Guest House and found a 2 bedroom cottage. I called in January and booked the cottage for our 3 night stay. I explained the circumstances with the woman I was speaking with, Maureen’s health and the fact she was given 6 months to live, just in case we wouldn’t be able to keep the reservations. And, of course, she explained that there would not be any issues if I needed to cancel.
Well, needless to say, we made the trip and it was everything we wanted and more. We arrived Wednesday afternoon, and were greeted by Linda and Jordan at the front desk. Upon entering “our” cottage, it was more than we ever could have expected. Beautifully appointed and oh so comfortable.
Linda was so helpful with our never ending list of questions and requests. More blankets, restaurants and the best beaches. What, if anything, can we give to Jordan? It was such a treat to have a vacation cat, too.
Maureen and Loraine didn’t want to go back north, opting to stay forever! (Something about becoming squatters.)
I thank you and all your staff, for making this trip so memorable, and letting old friends just have a great time.
By: Janet McDonald on April 27, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House
5 / 5