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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • Beautiful condo

    "We have stayed in the area quite a few times over the past years & we love it. The condo was very spacious & decorated nicely. It had all the comforts of home. We loved sitting on the deck & watching the sunrise. We hope to stay again in the future."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
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  • Stay in Paradise!

    "I can’t speak highly enough about the amazing stay we had at this property!! We routinely travel to FLA to visit/stay with family. On this occasion, we flew in for my father-in-law’s 80th birthday. Since there were so many visitors in town, we decided to find our own place and came across this gem! It was perfect to have family come visit (all of whom were very jealous!). We took advantage of the bicycles to ride over to the beach and adventure to the adjoining peninsula off of Bayou Drive. The clear bottom kayaks were so much fun to take onto both sides of the island and see crabs, horseshoe crab, birds and all sorts of fish. The house is an absolutely perfect beach house with beautiful surroundings, lots of tropical flowers and amazing views out every window. There was a huge binder full of details that were incredibly useful. Wifi helped us stay connected and the TV was perfect for watching the World Cup matches, too. :-) The water was 87 degrees and from the private beach, you could wade/swim for what seemed forever on the soft sandy bottom. We used the provided folding chairs and coolers to bring some cocktails to the private beach and get lost in beauty. It was the absolute perfect place to watch sunsets. If you come out after dark with a flashlight – the crabs will play hide & seek with you. :-) This place has everything you would need to have a perfect vacation. It’s so close to all Florida has to offer, yet off the path so you feel like it’s your own personal paradise. Thank you so much Jen and Carl for your flexibility to accommodate our 5:00am arrival :-) and sharing your beautiful home with us. We will absolutely stay here again!"
    Guest: Tanya R Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 27, 2014
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  • Cute little beach bungalow

    "This place was great and in a perfect location. The beach is across the street and there is shopping and restaurants close by. The condo had everything and although it was older, it was well-maintained and had everything we needed. Steve was very helpful and always available to answer questions or help out."
    Guest: Venessa P. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 5, 2015
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  • Great Vacation Rental

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay (March and April 2015) at The Victoria. We are happy to say that the condo offered everything we imagined and more. Whether you want to watch the beautiful sunsets, relax by the pool, visit the charming Dunedin downtown or have easy access to the walking and bike trails this condo won't disappoint. The unit itself is extremely well equipped and the owner was accommodating in every way. We have no problem recommending this condo."
    Guest: Cheryl & Don Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: May 21, 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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