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  • Beach Wonderland

    "Our family stayed here for 2 weeks. Every day was a great beach day with the private beach right there. The condo was extremely clean, well stocked and very comfortable. Parking very convenient, grounds and pool impeccable. Daily visits from dolphins, stingrays and other acrobatic sea friends. Very close to many restaurants, shopping and attractions. We can't wait to go back."
    Guest: Anita M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014
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  • Tropical Haven Getaway-Lg Pool, Palms, Near Beaches

    "My family of 5 adults and three children stayed at this vacation home for 7 days. it is exactly as shown in the photos. The property manager was super helpful and was there to greet us and show us around. The pool was great, heated and well equipped with pool toys for the kids as well as provided with removable screen protection for the children if needed. All bedrooms were luxury level with enough towels for house, pool and beach for a small army with washer and dryer. The open great room/kitchen/dining area was perfect, landscape was well maintained. The Kitchen was well stocked with every possible utensil needed and dishwasher. We went to the Honey Park beach which was few minutes away and very nice with no crowds at all. We played golf at the Dunedin Country club and highly recommend this course, 4 miles away. I also did a fishing trip with grandson 6 miles away for snook, reds, sea trout, and had a fun time watching him catch fish, the guide was great with him. Dunedin village was real quaint and there was a large mall nearby where we went to the movies. The house is in a highly desirable neighborhood with various custom designs and located to everything and quiet. Little street noise in the back of yard but not much, and only during the day. We used both AC and heat which worked perfectly and Kris had the pool heated for us and ready to be used when we got there. Great value and worth the money and we would definitely lease again, especially for kids and it's only 25 minutes straight shot to Tampa Airport and Clearwater beach. Highly recommend."
    Guest: kanuks Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 7, 2014
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  • Outstanding!

    "Great place for a stay owner was very helpful and had the house very clean we had 6 people in the group and we all slept comfortable and lots of places for attractions near by Busch Gardens only about a 20min drive amazing stay for my 3 nights quiet neighborhood and awesome price thank you again and we will come back to stay again :)"
    Guest: Alex Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 3, 2014
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  • Perfect house, wonderful owner

    "About 5 of us stayed at Ken's house in early September and the house was everything I was hoping it would be. I had a small wedding in the backyard and the location was perfect. The house was clean, had everything I needed (BBQ, large fridge, etc). The few times I needed to contact Ken, he responded right away. The neighborhood is quiet and the little deck in the backyard is perfect for looking out onto the water. The next time I come back to St Petersburg I'm going to see if Ken has other properties to rent out (I don't necessarily need a 4 bedroom house each time I travel). Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful house!"
    Guest: Christina K. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 13, 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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