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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • Relaxing Weekend

    "What a fantastic home for a fantastic price! Unfortunately, I only had the house for a weekend. I was visiting family in nearby Spring Hill for spring break and we wanted to spend a few days on the Weeki Wachee.This house was perfect. It was very clean and was stocked with anything you might need. We saw birds, turtles, a snake, and LOTS of jumping fish!! I even saw a manatee swimming past the dock. We loved using the kayaks and I got to take my 62 year-old mother kayaking for the first time ever! Thank you for allowing my family to share your home for a very relaxing Easter weekend!!!"
    Guest: Christel Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
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  • Paradise at the Pink Palace.

    "This was our second time staying at the Pink Palace and we had as much fun as we did last year. The Pink Palace is absolutely amazing! My wife Terry and I along with 3 other couples shared this house for a week. The house has everything to offer and the owner Joe has become family. Joanie the property manager, was there to greet us just like she was last year. I will say that a week is not enough time to enjoy the house and the surrounding area. When we are able to come back we will surely stay here again."
    Guest: Scott K. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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  • Another great vacation

    "Our fourth visit to Sue and Alan's villa and, as always, it has not disappointed. This is now like a home from home for us - so comfortable and well equipped. Despite some inclement weather (4 inches of rain one day!) we had a wonderful time and played lots of golf. In past years we have been nervous of eating at The Freezer in Old Homosassa but only now realise what we have missed. It's very casual with an extremely limited menu but if you want wonderful seafood, this is the place. The steamed shrimp are to die for - you order at the bar and clear your own table but it's all worth it. All in all another great holiday."
    Guest: R&P Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 2014
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  • Weather not great but Condo was PERFECT

    "This Condo is one of the very nicest I've stayed at and will definitely return. This particular trip was my sister and myself bringing our Mother (88) , her mother in law (89) and my mother in law (83) down of some warmth and to visit our favorite restaurant - PJ's Oyster Bar. PJ's Beer Battered Shrimp was as amazing as always, unfortunately the SUNSHINE State failed us. - We were there 7 days and didn't see the sun until the very last day. Sure hit a bad spell weather wise but then it still beat the 7 below here at home! Having such a nice condo for "indoor time" was perfect though - the complimentary coolies and kitchen samples were a nice touch and very appreciated. I can't think of anything you need to change. Thanks for sharing your beautiful spot with us. - The Mother-Daughter trip from Wisconsin :) I'm rating our stay based on the condo and complex - not the weather because that would be unfair. haha"
    Guest: Diana Z. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 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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