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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • A Vacation to redo!

    "A beautiful view from every window of the condo, especially from the balcony during sunset. The condo is very clean and located in safe and quiet area…very relaxing stay. The owner is very sympathetic, flexible and very helpful. We felt ourselves like home. Beach is 2min walking from the building, not too much people swimming, however it was the end of December and I swum almost every day. We took very nice pictures with pelicans on the beach during sunset. it was amazing. A lot of nice restaurants and things to do for 20 to 30min walking: bikes rental, aquarium, souvenir shopping, guided tour…etc. It was a good choice for our vacation. I highly recommend it for families. Many thanks to Nathalie."
    Guest: Omar Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • Wonderful home away from home.

    "We were in St Petersburg for the St Anthony's triathlon. This was the perfect location to go back and forth to the race site. Deborah made the whole process so easy, she was a pleasure to work with. The home is very comfortable and makes you feels like you are "home" as soon as you walk in. We had plenty of room for every one. And the back patio was perfect for putting the bikes together. The kitchen is awesome, so well stocked. There is a list of local restaurants and shopping and other helpful items in a booklet, which made finding places a breeze. The personal items and art work give you a sense of history and make the home feel "lived in" and so well cared for. not a sterile rental. We use VRBO a lot and this was by far one of our favorite places. I definitely would stay here again."
    Guest: Bobbi Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
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  • Family Vacation

    "This was our second year in a row staying at this amazing condo. The place is huge! Comfortably fitting (4) adults and (2) children. The place is very clean and tastefully furnished. Everything you can need is there for you to make your vacation care free. The location is perfect. You can catch the trolley right outside the door, the beach access is a block away, (1) mile to great restaurants and shopping, and only steps away to the inter coastal to catch you dinner. The pool is directly across the parking lot and the garage can fit (2) cars and still have room for you to grab the beach chairs and umbrellas and get to the stocked beer fridge. We are already planning our trip for next year. Thanks David and Nancy for making our vacation very relaxed and creating great memories for our family."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • AMAZING!

    "very pleased with the location of the condo. very clean and well kept. friendly and responsive owner. kitchen had everything i needed to cook all meals including a pan for pizza, a dish for lasagna, baking dishes, etc! the only suggestion i have is to add some DVD's to the movie collection and Scrabble to the game collection (which we enjoyed a lot!). we had a wonderful vacation!"
    Guest: melissa Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 30, 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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