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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • Loved the location! Great Value!

    "Very nice condo, clean and well appointed. We loved the location. The beach was beautiful, uncrowded, peaceful and quite relaxing. It was so nice not to have people camped out on top of us when relaxing on the beach, and I was definitely spoiled by the not so crowed atmosphere during our "peak season" stay. On-site check-in was easy and pleasant. Excellent restaurants within a minutes from the condo. The Salt Rock Grille was wonderful! The only complaint I had was, the air conditioning was not working efficiently when we arrived. However, the situation was addressed and resolved. (This owner was wonderful working with us regarding the inconvenience.) We normally stay in the PCB area, however it was WELL worth the extra two hours in the car to enjoy the Redington Shores area, and it was also fun going to a Tampa Bay Rays game while we were in the area. Thanks for allowing us to book our "last minute" reservation. We really needed and enjoyed our time at Sea Oats!"
    Guest: Lori R. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 11, 2014
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  • Great Weekend!

    "Booked the cabin for a little family getaway. It was a great spot, the whole family had a ball. Lot's of kayaking, fire building and marshmallow toasting. The cottage absolutely spotless. Thank you so much, we will be back."
    Guest: Karen l. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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  • Memories of a Lifetime

    "We had a fairly large gathering of 4 generations of our immediate family join us at Sonia' Beach House and were concerned about space but it was absolutely a perfect fit for us. Plenty of room for us to visit and eat comfortably yet still have plenty of privacy since it is 3 seperate units at the house. We loved dining almost every meal on the upstairs balcony/deck or pool side under the tiki hut. The sunsets were honestly second to none. The pool and spa were awesome particularly in the evening , sort of as a respite after a day at the beach. Love the ledge in the pool so we could sit in and watch the grandkids play. Our grown son borrowed the cast net at the house and it was cool to be able to sit on the deck at sunset and watch him catch bait fish and fish the surf. The little town of Indian Rocks has plenty to do and everything we needed was very close. I loved taking 3 of my grandkids and my downs syndrome son to breakfast early every morning to Crabby Bill's on our golf cart, what fun! The youngest is still asking if we can ride to "Cwabby Bill's" for breakfast. All in all we'd say we had the absolute perfect vacation at Sonia's, [ my wife says probably best ever, maybe even better than our Alaska trips]. I don't know but definetely a great week. The only suggestions that we would have are rather nit-picky but practical. First, if possible raise the tiki hut gazebo about 6" [ow! head banger]. Second. add a couple of trash cans out by the street, we had a lot of groceries and ate in almost every meal so we had a lot of stuff to throw out in a week. Lastly run a water line down to lower part of pool deck to help from tracking beach sand too far up. We used the water hose and sprayer but it wasn't quite long enough. But like I said that's small stuff. The memories we'll have from our stay at Sonia's beach house I'm sure will last a lifetime for each of us.What a perfect vacation. Thanks for having us. Hope to do it again next year."
    Guest: Kevin Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
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  • Much needed vacation

    "Our family needed this vacation after a long hard winter. Wow, what a view, the Gulf of Mexico on the left & the intercoastal waterway to the right with dolphins swimming around everyday. The condo was very clean and spacious. We were all so relaxed and did not want to leave. Will definitely return to this condo next time we visit the area."
    Guest: Tim K. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 12, 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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