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Recent Florida Central West property reviews

  • Fantastic property!

    "I selected this property as a "Staycation" and would definitely rent it again. The 12 acre property made for fabulous fun on the water. The owner made plenty of water activities available (canoe, kayak, fishing). Small cove made for great protected 'practice area' for younger kids. House itself is a little dated (think 70's!), but highly functional and comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen. After another property owner (Mark Anthony, property #3523798) cheated me out of $100 and left me hanging without a property on short notice, Jill restored my faith in the home rental experience. Having rented more than a dozen properties to date, her place is the hands-down winner for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment!"
    Guest: noname Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 19, 2014
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  • Awesome Rental

    "The pictures don't do this house justice...it's spacious, great master suite, awesome yard and pool! Perfect for our family...we will rent again for our next vacation!"
    Guest: Court Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: July 28, 2011
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  • Summer Vacation

    "My family and I were very pleased with our stay at this property and would definitely recommend it. The condo was clean and spacious with plenty of clean towels/linens/blankets. The washer/dryer was a plus. We were able to prepare meals with the utensils/dishes provided in the kitchen. The best feature was having an ocean view where you could sit on the patio (table for 4 and 2 extra seats) and enjoy the sunset. Extras included 2 beach chairs & beach umbrella. Access to beach was as easy as taking the elevator down and walking through the covered parking to the beach. The pool was very nice. Everything is very close, gas station, shops, restaurants etc. Only recommendation is to grocery shop in Clearwater instead of Clearwater Beach to save money. Also, for baseball fans take the time to see the Minor League Gulf Coast Phillies play in Clearwater at the Carpenter Complex. Admission is free and it's amazing to see these young players who were drafted recently play. Clearwater Threshers play next door at Bright House Field. Villas of Clearwater Beach is a wonderful place to stay for a relaxing and eventful vacation!"
    Guest: Diane Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: July 28, 2011
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  • Ein wundervoller Urlaub in Florida

    "Unser erster Urlaub in Florida hätte nicht besser sein können. Das Appartement entsprach genau den Fotos und übertraf dabei noch unsere Erwartungen. Es ist sehr geräumig, sauber und gut ausgestattet. Unsere beiden Kinder (9,10) fühlten sich gleich wie zu Hause. Das Highlight waren natürlich die Delfine, die wir meist beim Frühstück am Balkon beobachten konnten. Wir waren gerne am weißen, ruhigen Strand, der nur wenige Gehminuten entfernt liegt und machten auch Ausflüge, zB zu John's Pass und zum Edison-Museum nach Fort Myers."
    Guest: Gerald Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 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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