After a long day at the beach, what could be better than a shady spot with an ocean view and a breeze? Our large party deck – always a favorite hang out for our regular guests – now offers a new, cool and inviting place to have a drink or meet other visitors.
Recently, some Seminole Indians visited BeachPoint Cottages and constructed a new beach hut. Whether you call it a chickee, palapa, beach fale or ramada – this type of open air structure is built in warm tropical areas to shelter people from the sun. But it is also a wonderful place to experience our occasional afternoon beach rain. The lovely sound and view may have you hoping for a quick shower during your stay.
Chickee is the word Seminoles use for “house”, and ours features traditional sabal or cabbage palmetto – the state tree of Florida. This indigenous thatched roof structure reflects Florida’s heritage.
Beautifully constructed with cypress logs and palm thatch, our new beach hut is a delight to the eyes and a reminder of the past.