If you are traveling from out of the area, The Aya Fiber Studio is located in Stuart, Florida; 40 miles North of The Palm Beach International Airport.
We are located in the Fish House Art Center in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno on the Manatee Pocket. There is lodging that is walking distance to the studio and there are many waterfront restaurants surrounding us. If you bring your spouse, Stuart is known as the Sailfish Capital of the world and there are many charter boats available for charter. Golf courses are all over Stuart and of course the beach is a short distance away.
Here is a list of places students have recommended:
I have a corporate rate for The Pirates Cove Resort-It is located on the water and is walking distance to the studio and all waterfront restaurants. It is a Marina, has a bar, restaurant and a pool. In order to get the special rate you must make your reservations through the front desk at the resort (772-287-2500) and request the corporate rate under the Aya Fiber Studio. This discounted rate is only available by calling the resort. Any reservations made on line or through a third party will be held to those rates and conditions. Payment is expected at the time the reservation is made. Check in is at 4pm and check out is at 11 am.
Note: there is a difference between high season rate and low season rate
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa in Jensen Beach is the Treasure Coast of Florida's new premier resort for family vacations, meetings, corporate retreats, oceanfront weddings, and spa getaways. Enjoy 178-rooms of oceanfront accommodations with coastal-inspired decor and luxury amenities steps from the sand on Florida's East Coast. The first new resort to be built on Hutchinson Island in almost two decades, the new resort will feature an oceanfront restaurant, two pools, a jacuzzi, a signature spa, 8,000 square feet of oceanfront meeting space, and a spectacular beachfront location perfect for soaking up the sun, cooling off in the surf, and sinking your toes in the sand. This Resort is 25-30 minutes and you would need a car to get back and forth:
Airport shuttle Service: At Your Service
contact Ms. Gary Sue Thomas at 407-496-1415
or contact for pick-up and delivery from rooms to Studio
Air b&b: .9 miles from Studio ( Artist owned)
Sweet little apartment with bedroom, bath, livingroom, microwave, regrigerator, TV, wi-fi and a private entrance. Walk to galleries and waterfront dining. .9 miles to Aya Fiber Studio.
$65 per night, 4 night minimum up to two guests. Paid in full in advance. 50% refund for cancellation up to seven days prior to stay. No smoking, no pets.
Email: Janeen@JaneenMason.comfor availability
RECOMENDED AIR BB's ( student recommended)
Once in a Blue Moon: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4935180?eluid=0&euid=175e6a78-d766-decd-f637-7aa37acfaca2&s=22&user_id=174237382
Secluded Tropical Paradise: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/192368?location=2395%20Northwest%20Fork%20Road%2C%20Stuart%2C%20FL%2C%20USA&guests=1&adults=2&s=qgPHDz_l
Secluded Tropical Paradise #2: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5813081?location=2395%20Northwest%20Fork%20Road%2C%20Stuart%2C%20FL%2C%20USA&guests=1&adults=1&s=XItS8ytl
Hobe Sound: The Bells’s Nest;https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27526043?location=Hobe%20Sound%2C%20FL%2C%20United%20States&adults=1&guests=1&s=KwgS6Kg9
LUNCHES: Lunch is not included with your registration. We have a small refridgerator in the studio and you are allowed to bring your own lunch. We also make a daily lunch order from one of our local eating establishments ( healthy choice or seafood) Lunch is then picked up or delivered to studio so we can all eat together. Please let my assistant know if you have dietary concerns
Usually on the 2nd day of a multi day workshop ( weather permitting), I arrange a boat trip on the "Pocket Hopper". The Pocket Hopper is an electric boat and you can take your muchies and adult beverages onboard. The trip is $15 + a tip for Cap't Ray and lasts about 1-1/2 hr. ( leaving 5-5:30pm)