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  • Great Condo!

    "Really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful condo! The view was great and the location is great as well. We were able to walk to Guppy's and Keegan's for yummy food. The kids loved being close to the candy store. Can't wait to come back!!!"
    Guest: Lea Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • Perfect beach vacation!

    "We rented this house for over a week for a family beach vacation and it could not have been better. The kids had one side of the house with their own bathroom and my husband and I had the other side to ourselves which was nice. Everything you need is here-bikes, beach stuff, outdoor grill just to name a few. The beach is a short walk across the street which is great and overall the neighborhood is very nice. We'd love to go back!"
    Guest: Carolyn Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
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  • Treasure Island Beach House

    "Just returned from a family vacation. The home was very spacious and well maintained. Very close to the beach, only takes a couple of minutes to walk across the street. Also close to St. John's Pass and many good restaurants. We would certainly rent Laura and Anthony's home again."
    Guest: Family Vacation Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 27, 2014
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  • First Time Condo Renters - Excellent - Owner Simply Wonderful

    "My husband and I rented this beautiful condo the first week of December, 2013. We were a bit nervous to rent a condo online from our home in northern Wisconsin. But from the first communication we had with Mark the owner, we knew we had made the right decision and the right condo! Mark was fantastic from start to finish. All we had to do was show up and have a very relaxing vacation. The condo is located directly on Madeira Beach, which is a wonderful sandy beach. The condo had all the amenities anyone could ask for. The furnishings are very nice. The artwork on the walls is beautiful. The kitchen is absolutely loaded with anything you could need, which was very helpful during our stay. The bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable and the view from that bedroom is breath taking. There is a full size washer and dryer. There are so many beach items for your use, including beach chairs and tons of sand toys for the kids. This condo is a corner unit so you have stunning views of the beach and ocean from the huge balcony and also from the living room/dining room windows. The pool is one of the nicest pools ever. It is located so that the sun shines on the pool most of the day which is a plus for sun worshippers. And the pool was heated to perfection. We witnessed several spectacular sunsets right from the balcony and also were treated to several dolphin shows in the ocean right in front of the balcony. In fact, one dolphin swam almost up to the shore while my husband was in the water! I could go on and on. But suffice it to say that if we have a chance to rent this particular condo from Mark again, we will not hesitate. And I must tell you that I am very hard to please! Wishing we were back there right now! Thanks Mark for allowing us the opportunity to stay in paradise!"
    Guest: Deanna K. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: February 18, 2014
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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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