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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • Amazing time!

    "I cannot say enough good things about this house! It was perfect for our needs (accommodating four small families with little ones). The house seemed much larger than the photos suggest! The decor inside was very nice and the beds were comfortable. We had so much fun enjoying the beautiful pool and sitting outside drinking coffee in the morning. I didn't have have to worry about anything for my one year old---everything was safe and there were plenty of things for her to do/explore. The homeowner was gracious enough to offer any baby/kid items necessary! I did not want to leave we enjoyed it that much! Given the opportunity/need, I would definetly rent again!"
    Guest: The Rivards Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • Stunning views, incredibly peaceful

    "At the end of a scenic, winding road through old Florida hardwoods lies this beautiful cabin. Every day the sunset was different and I must've taken a hundred pictures. At sunrise, the water is like glass and sitting outside in the rockers watching the birds was something we did every morning. We brought our own kayak - miles of peaceful solitude on the water. I think that a couple of kayaks along with a map of the waterway would be a small improvement. But really, what a perfect place. My kids stayed with grandma downstairs and played musical bunk beads - they were in heaven. The kitchen was equipped well-enough to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for 5. The neighborhood is nice and quiet. Homosassa Springs wildlife center is 2 miles down the road and Crystal River and the 3 sisters springs are 15 minutes away. Jeff answered all my questions and everything was as described. We really had a wonderful family retreat with no distractions and I am grateful that we were able to stay here."
    Guest: Jennifer Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 29, 2014
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  • Exquisite location and accommodations!

    "We've rented several homes over the years for our family vacations but this one needed to be really special as we celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed! The location was spectacular, the accommodations were perfect and everyone had everything we could possibly need for a great get a way! Liz was a text or email away and always ready to answer any question or solve any dilemma we had, which were very few, as she had everything prepared and ready for our arrival. We rented 2 units to accommodate our family and everyone had space enough to find a quiet moment or gather together for big meals. The photos are completely accurate. You are steps from your private beach bathing, dolphin watching, and sunset spectaculars! The pool is a lovely little gem for those who have littles that need a nap or cannot be out in full sun for long. All that's missing is a private chef and waiter! It was just all so perfect! We hired Jerry Lukas as our photographer for the celebration night and the beach photos are just indescribable! I highly recommend him for any event you need. Also Guppys did a wonderful job 'catering' our meal for the evening and the food was fabulous! They don't normally cater but they were so accommodating to our needs I just had to recommend them! Cafe de Paris is also a must for any pastry or bakery need! Their cake for the anniversary party was exquisite in design and flavor! My little granhoney said it best when she exclaimed "I love vacation, it's the best!", and we attribute it to Liz and the properties she carefully maintains so well."
    Guest: Elle Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Beautiful property on a beautiful beach

    "This was a beautiful condo the pictures do not do it justice, right from the start dealing with Shawn everything was perfect. All questions were answered immediately and we were made to feel very welcome. The condo was clean and well equipped with everything you would need for a stay."
    Guest: Debbie P. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 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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