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    "I highly recommend staying at this property, from the owner Sherri being great to work with to the location that is close to everything. My friends and I (4 in total) has space to relax for downtime we stayed on the back terrace during the day and watched dolphins almost everyday and one day even saw a manatee. At night we occasionally went up on the rooftop and enjoyed the views while we had dinner. When we went out we could walk to clearwater beach and the pier with ease. We also went to Maderia Beach and John's pass within a short drive. If you love to fish there is plenty of choices in the area also. Food is plentiful within minutes, you are close to everything but off of Gulf Blvd so it is not noisy. I loved that there was chairs, a cart, and other items you can use at the Beach. Families and groups like ours should think about staying here. I know we will be back because it was that enjoyable of an experience Kandi connecticut"
    Guest: kandi m. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 22, 2015
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  • Wow Wow Wow, one of our BEST vacations ever!

    "We were a large family group of 11 and we just loved this place! The property was just as advertised, it was clean & well-maintained and the owner was very kind and responsive to our needs. The pictures don't do it justice, the place is just beautiful and so incredibly comfortable. We were very impressed with the home, location, amenities and comfort. The only thing we had to worry about was running out of ice ;) During our 4 day stay we only left the house to go to the beach and to take our little ones to the park across the street (which is another great bonus for families I might add). We made full use of the kitchen & grill, cooking all of our meals while we were here. There was enough cookware/silverware for everything & everyone and the elevator was a huge help for transporting luggage & groceries. Also, let me say that having the kitchen/living room area on the 4th floor is a masterstroke! Located high enough to enjoy all of the marvelous views while cooking/eating while also being conveniently located just below the 5th floor patio and hot tub. We pumped up the music, cooked/grilled, made drinks and soaked in the hot tub....it was like being on a cruise! Just a marvelously fun time, truly one of our best vacations ever and we will definitely be back next year to do it again. I would recommend this rental to any family or group looking for a quality place and a great time! By the way, if you want a truly great pizza....we recommend Gondoliers Pizza (about 2 miles south). Our last night was the only time we ordered food instead of cooking, and this was the only restaurant we dined at. The pizza was very very good. Thanks! -LG"
    Guest: Louie G. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Just Perfect!

    "This house, just steps from the beach is beautifully appointed, generously supplied, and perfectly located. Ed thought of everything right down to the extra gas tank for the gas grill out on the deck. This beach is quiet and kept clean. The sunsets from the deck are unobstructed and breathtaking. We enjoyed our stay in September and will be back in May."
    Guest: Delighted Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • Had a great time.

    "My husband and I wanted needed a place for a family reunion and this was the perfect spot. The rooms all have queen or king beds which is perfect for couples and plenty of bathrooms. The home is pretty outdated but didn't affect our good time. The pool was awesome as it the outdoor patio. We grilled several times and the kids loved fishing off the private dock. I would definitely stay again. Thanks for sharing your home."
    Guest: Robyn R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 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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