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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • Winter Vacation Wonderland

    "What a great place, very quiet, just the birds and the gentle warm breezes. If you are looking for a resort this is not it, but if you are looking for a quiet secure place close to all the attractions on the gulf in Florida this is your place. Awesome landlords, your place has everything, even decorated like it was their own home. The beach and sponge docks as well as downtown with fantastic dining close by, or you can catch your own dinner right off the break wall. We are coming back next year."
    Guest: Pet Lover Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: March 18, 2014
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  • Wonderful family getaway!

    "We just stayed for a long weekend for our daughter's third birthday... and WOW! This house is beautiful and has lots of nice touches that made our stay incredibly comfortable. The location on the river is excellent, and the use of the kayaks, fishing poles, and charcoal grill saved us some space in our car from bringing ours. All of the beds were very comfortable, including the futons!, so you truly can have 8 guests and all of them be very comfortable. Everything was in order, clean, and ready for us when we arrived, and just as described in the listing/photos. We caught some crabs in the crab trap, and some small fish (threw back) right off the dock. It was raining the first day, but we still took the kayaks out for a bit and enjoyed the river. We also visited nearby Weeki Wachee Springs park nearby to see the mermaid show. Next time we would rent a boat from the marina nearby to be able to go out to the gulf. And there WILL be a next time! You will not regret staying at this home! THANK YOU for sharing your home with us, we will be back!"
    Guest: Sanchez Family Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • Best Beach Location and Awesome Sunsets

    "You can not beat the location of this condo. It's right on the beach and steps away from the onsite pool...which is very clean and our children (ages 9 and 6) loved it! This condo is spacious and clean and comes well stocked to get you started for a few days. The sheets, towels and unit was very clean. And the beds were so comfortable...some of the best sleep I've had in years!! The owners/manager of the unit are very approachable and friendly. They were quick to respond to inquiries and did not mind my constant questions (very patient). It's all the beauty of Clearwater beach without the crowds! It's so close, within walking distance, to some great restaurants and even a quick drive to others. Try the French pastry shop just down the street (north) or Guppy's (south) both walking distance. And the beach is so gorgeous all times of the day! And right in front of the condo is not crowded or overly busy like other parts of the beach. The water was so clear you could see your toes in waist deep water. My kids and I used our floating devices and just enjoyed floating on the water. And every evening the sunset is gorgeous...and you can enjoy the view from the balcony. It was breathtaking. We all had an awesome time. We'll definitely be back!!"
    Guest: Nicole B. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Thanks again for a waonderful vacation

    "This is our 3rd time at Tom's condo. What a wonderful place. Everything is supplied for you and all you need to do is enjoy your vacation. The unit is immaculate and the complex is extremely clean and well maintained. The pool and hot tub are a wonderful bonus and nothing beats the sunset on the pool deck. The beach is right at your doorstep and the 3 balconies are great. Coffee was a must first thing in the morning on the balcony off the master bedroom. What views. Tom is wonderful to deal with. Very helpful and always replies right away. Pat in Florida is very helpful as well and we have never had any problems while we were there. If you want the perfect stress free holiday on the beach, this is the place for you. The pictures do not do the condo justice. You have to see it to believe it. Thanks again Tom. Hope to see you next year."
    Guest: Bill Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 24, 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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