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by Taylor Shelby
Charleston, South Carolina
March 29, 2005
The Lodge is a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house located at the back of the property of Pelican Bay. There is a large kitchen with all the pots/pans/plates/cutlery/etc. you need, a dishwasher, and a laundry area off to the side. There is a small breakfast table in the kitchen area. The living room is very big and has a working fireplace. The two sofas pull out to be two queen-size sleepers. Part of the living room is a dining room with a table big enough for six people--more if you squeeze. There is a large private patio off the back with some big oak trees to give you shade. The patio has a picnic table and three pool lounge chairs.
The bedrooms don't disappoint. The master bedroom is enormous and has two queen-size beds in it. The other bedrooms have two twin beds each. If you add those beds and the sleeper sofas, you could sleep 12 adults (if no one wanted any privacy!). All the bedrooms and the living room have TVs with a good cable selection.
The lodge is a great deal if you have more than one couple staying there or a large family that would need more than one hotel room. Summer rates are $300/night, fall rates are $225/night weekdays, $250/night weekends, and winter rates are $200/night weekdays, $225/night weekends.
The lodge is great for something like a wedding party, because everyone staying at Pelican Bay was able to come over and have lunch with us and just chill out in our large house. It is right next to the pier and the pool, and since it is in the back, it was really quiet most of the time. One bad thing about Pelican Bay is that the airport runway ends right next to the resort, so you hear a lot of little planes. At first, it freaked me out a little, but by the last day, I wasn't even hearing them anymore. If you have a large group, it would be a good idea to look into renting the Lodge.
From journal A Wonderful Weekend in Rockport
The resort has three types of accommodation. Most obvious are the cottages. The cottages have three rooms: a large bedroom, a very large bathroom, and an even larger kitchen/living/dining room. The rooms are surprisingly bright and spacious, probably because of the vaulted ceilings and skylights. They all have full kitchens, complete with dishwashers, which can really help to save money.
The second type of accommodation is the garden mini-suite, which is really just a glorified hotel room. Despite the name, they are large, especially the bathrooms. They all come with microwaves, mini-fridges, and data ports, among other things. The mini-suites are nice because they are right next to the beautiful pool and hot tub, and also the "captain's quarters," or clubhouse.
The third type of accommodation is the Lodge and large house on the property. I'll talk about that in a different post.
The resort has numerous amenities. I already spoke about the pool area, which is landscaped creatively. The clubhouse has a lot of diversions, including a full-size pool table and foozball table, a large common room (great for family board or card games) and a large ice maker, if you need to pack a cooler. This space is available for rentals.
The best thing about the resort is the pier. There is very little waterfront property in the main town of Rockport because there is a road that runs just along the bay. Most of the hotels, etc., are across that road. Pelican Bay does have a long, lighted pier exclusively for their guests. You can go out there and fish or just hang out if you like. They have a long boardwalk, so you don't have to worry about walking in the dirt.
The prices at Pelican Bay are really good. They change depending on the season, so it is best to check with them. The cottages run from $89/night in winter to $149/night in summer. The mini-suites are $79/night in winter and $99/night in summer. Spring and fall have different rates. Most of them are also available on a weekly/monthly rate as well. To check out the other rates, availablity, and see more pictures, you can visit their website here.