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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • Absolutely Perfect !!

    "Wow ! Everything about this property is just fabulous. We loved the location, the large balcony that looks straight out to the beach, the luxurious furniture, supersize & comfortable beds, kitchen & equipment, you name it. Everything is spotless and in perfect working order. There were also enough consumables - detergent, soap, etc.. for our stay. Phone and Wi-Fi available for keeping in touch - we honestly don't have a single complaint. Sherry is a pleasure to deal with; very warm and helpful. Pat & Martha at the condo office are also wonderful and welcoming. The beach itself is excellent and perfect for dolphin spotting and watching the many seabirds fishing. We have no hesitation in recommending this property and hope to return ourselves in the not to distant future."
    Guest: Rod S. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 11, 2014
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  • Wonderful Condo

    "Our stay was wonderful, everything was provided for our stay. Plan on coming back. We loved it."
    Guest: William C. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 20, 2014
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  • PERFECT!

    "This was my first vacation since the death of my husband and I certainly selected the best place. Your condo was perfect for me and it was not only comfortable but bright and cheery. I did not want to go too far from my home but wanted to enjoy the beautiful St Petersburg Beach and surroundings. Friends came for a day and we enjoyed the beach (only a block away). We went out to eat and I highly recommend Veruccis Italian Restaurant, Skidders Restaurant and of course Woody’s. I loved having my coffee on your little patio and watching the birds fly by and relaxing. Everyone was so friendly! Thank you again it a wonderful “staycation”. I intend to come back again real soon!"
    Guest: Lou & Nancy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Great Stay

    "We just returned from our wonderful 1 week stay at this beach cottage. The house is very cute and unique and the location is superb. The house is a minute walk to the most beautiful beach. It also is conveniently located near restaurants, a grocery store, drugstore and shopping. All within walking distance. The restaurant Madfish that is directly across the street was very good and many other places to eat and have a drink are less than a minute walk from the location. The house itself was extremely clean and well equipped. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and really has thought of everything. The house is old and quirky, but the kitchen is modern and fully equipped with nice appliances and just about anything you could need. The owner also had made a really useful list of all of the restaurants, shopping, and things to do in the area that was really helpful. The house had beach chairs and sand toys, ample linens and beach towels, and even a yoga mat and a stroller. We were traveling with three small children under 5 and the owner recommended a company called Baby's Away to rent a crib and highchair from and they were also fantastic. One caveat for those traveling with small children or with any mobility issues is that the house is historic and due to its age and additions over the years there are steps in odd places throughout the home, and the main stairs are really narrow and steep. We had one crash early in our stay and then the kids seemed to learn the lay of the land and were more careful.There are also a lot of lovely knick-knacks throughout the house that need to be put up upon arrival if you do have small children! The home is small but very charming with a deck and grill in the backyard. The owner is a pleasure to work with and this is her family home which she has lovingly maintained and it shows. Being able to go down to the beach and then pop back to the house for naps or lunch was wonderful. We also loved being able to walk down to the beach easily to watch the sunset before heading out for dinner most nights. We would definitely stay here again when we get back to this beautiful area."
    Guest: Andrew W. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 5, 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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