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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • Christmas at the cottage

    "Our family spent Christmas in the Cypress Cottage. We had such a wonderful time! The cottage is filled with so much history and detail. It was well stocked and was everything we wanted it to be. We hiked, took the boats out on the lake, and fished. We enjoyed sitting together on the deck enjoying the view and sharing laughter. Our family loves this cottage and look forward to making more memories there! Thanks Chris"
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 30, 2014
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  • Very nice ... Highly recommended

    "This condo had everything we were looking for. Pool, direct access to the beach. Convenient to shopping. Loved it!"
    Guest: Lyons Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
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  • HICKS, SARNIA ONTARIO

    "Just came back from our third year staying in this beautiful condo. We have already booked again for 2016. This condo is nicely decorated with a fun beach theme. Updated kitchen with seating for 8, and 2 updated bathrooms (one with huge walk in shower). It's on the second floor so no waiting for an elevator. Beautiful view from the balcaony with sun from morning to sunset. It directly overlooks the pool, this year our kids were old enough to go for their nightly swim on their own, with us watching from above. BBQ pits are always available, with a fun tiki hut to hang out at. The beach access is conected to the pool. There is also an updated public bathroom close to pool and beach. This year we saw dolphins from our baclony every day. Bush Gardens about 40 min away, John's Pass just down the road. Our family of four loves it here!! You must eat at "The Conch""
    Guest: Kim H. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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  • Great Beach condo for family of three.

    "My wife and I and our 18 month old son spent a wonderful 4 nights at this vacation rental. The complex has a great pool with plenty of lounge chairs and some pool toys which were nice for our son. Kim's condo in particular has a great view of the pool and the beach which was perfect for relaxing in the evenings when our son was sleeping. There is a gas barBQ area near the pool which is nice for grilling out for lunch or dinner. Nice added bonus of 2 beach chairs provided in the condo. Not to mention other pool toys, water cooler, etc that Kim provides in her condo. Overall we had a great stay and found the setup of the condo to be perfect for a small family. Kim's responsiveness was fantastic and she was very accommodating."
    Guest: tbatz21 Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
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Florida Central West Travel Tips

Central West Florida’s beaches in this region have an awesome advantage over those on the east side of the state: their Gulf waters are typically calmer and warmer than those on than the Atlantic Ocean side. Here are the top attractions and sights in Central West Florida:

Tampa

Tampa is an excellent place to vacation for both families and couples alike. Here are some of the top things to do and see:

- Tampa is the perfect spot for any animal lover. Head to the small but impressive Lowry Park Zoo, see lions, tigers and other cats at the Big Cat Rescue and check out the endangered gentle giants of the sea at the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center, which is free of charge. There’s also the gorgeous Florida Aquarium on the edge of downtown Tampa, which houses more than 20,000 animals and plants. Make sure to set aside at least three hours here to see it all!

- For adventure, take a trip to Busch Gardens, which combines Seaworld and other animal exhibits with safari-themed rides. It’s the ultimate family theme park, and many people opt to spend more than one day here. Just across the street from Busch Gardens is Adventure Island, which boasts 30 splendid acres of water rides and pools. Another must-visit if you have the time is Dinosaur World, which is just a 25-minute drive east to Plant City. Here, these prehistoric beasts come to life in a large park and play area, where kids can also take part in a fossil dig.

- Tampa also prides itself on its excellent museums, including the Museum of Science and Industry, housed in an other-worldly building, and the Tampa Museum of Art, which has some great kid-friendly exhibits.

- Adults will love the Henry B. Plant Museum, which is housed in the 1891 Tampa Bay hotel and tells a wonderful story of the Victorian era, with gorgeous antiques in an ornate building. There’s also the antique Tampa Theatre for movies, Lettuce Lake State Park, the Tampa Bay History Center and The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

- Of course, the beaches here are top notch, but don’t miss the lovely Fort De Soto Park’s beach, with an interesting war-time history.

St. Petersburg/Clearwater

St. Petersburg is just southwest of Tampa on the bayside, while Clearwater lies straight west. This area offers award-winning beaches, excellent museums and other perfect amenities for your Florida vacation. Here are some of the best things to do and see in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas:

- It’s a rare occasion when St. Petersburg isn’t sunny, so head to some of Florida’s most amazing beaches. St. Pete Beach has been called one of the best in the country. Spend the day on its frosty white beaches, keep an eye out for dolphins and grab lunch at Frenchy’s or The Hurricane restaurants.

- Check out the collection of 50,000 tropical plants on a whopping 4 acres at the lovely Sunken Gardens in the heart of St. Petersburg.

- Take a stroll on The Pier, where you can shop for souvenirs and take a catamaran tour. It’s especially beautiful at night.

- If you can handle a day or morning away from the beach, explore the 245 acres of pure nature at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

- Appreciate the work of a creative genius at the Salvador Dali Museum, which boasts the largest collection of his work outside of Europe. You’ll recognize his tell-tale Surrealist style right away.

- See Winter, the famous dolphin who lost her entire tail in a crab trap when she was only three months old. She learned to adapt and is currently a big celebrity at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

- Hang out on beautiful Clearwater Beach and take a stroll or picnic in Philippe Park in

Clearwater.

Sarasota

Sarasota is about a 45-minute drive south of St. Petersburg. It’s a wonderful place for a Gulf Coast beach trip. Here are the top things to do:

- Siesta Key Beach is known as one of the best in the country. The sand is powdery and glistening and the water is often a deep, gorgeous emerald. It’s perfect for families, as it’s one of the few beaches in the area that doesn’t allow smoking. Also, the gulf waters are warm and calm, so kids can play freely here, and you might even see some frolicking dolphins, adding to Siesta Key Beach’s picture-perfect ambience. If you dare, go parasailing with Siesta Key Parasail & Jetski for a thrilling ride and unmatched views from above.

- Immerse yourself in nature at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Mote Marine Laboratory.

- Appreciate the arts at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, housed in an ornate structure, and the palm-shrouded, Mission-style Sarasota Opera House.

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