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Beach Croft Motel
It started in the 1950's when a man named Ernest Johnson built a small motel on Englewood Beach for northerners to escape the cold winter months. Over the years others had owned Johnson's Motel but never changed the name. In 1985, Brett and I discovered the motel on a day trip to the island to purchase a small Yorkie puppy. Sitting on the beach with our new family member we fell in love with the beach and slower pace of the island community. As we departed the beach we noticed Johnson's Motel, planting the idea of wanting to live the American Dream and own our own business. After much research, looking at many options, and several discouraging setbacks I received a phone call from the real estate broker. He said he heard about this place that just went on the market, Johnson's Motel at Englewood Beach. We had just seen it only eight months prior. Renaming the motel Beach Croft to capture the atmosphere we wanted to create; a great place for couples and small families to get away and enjoy themselves on a beach vacation. A lot of changes have been made over the years, but we have kept it like Mr. Johnson started it quiet and intimate.
Brett and I have owned the Beach Croft for over 30 years. We have been happily married for 33 years and raised our two daughters at the motel. The oldest is a college graduate currently in hospitality as an assistant general manager for a branded boutique hotel. The youngest is in college majoring in business.
Enjoy your vacation,
Sharon and Brett
2230 North Beach Road Englewood, FL 34223
"Come here often by myself. Always feel safe and comfortable. Had a great time here. Thanks!" - Liz Clark
"Thank you for the nice stay - everything was clean - thanks for staying true to yourself and keeping things like the real Florida!"
- The Brinkmans
"Beautiful, wonderful place! The bed is so comfy - nice towels, CLEAN well tasted decor! Hope to return very soon!"
- Ellen & Rod
"Thank you for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time here because of your unique place and location. We look forward to coming back soon." - The Sandviks