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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • Spacious, clean with tons of extras!

    "We stayed at this condo over Christmas break. It had everything you needed for a home away from home. Fully stocked kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, many tvs with many channels, comfy beds, and easy access to the pool and beach. My family of five LOVED the pool and hot tub - perfect temperatures, and swam at least once a day. You could walk for miles on the beach, perfect for a run, or great for those who want to look for shells, nice sand. Although it was a bit cool for swimming in the Gulf in December, it looks like a great place to be in warmer months. The beach was popular, but not too busy. A short drive to Clearwater Beach or to the Seabird Sanctuary, or into Tampa. We appreciated the condo being allergen-free, as well. Thanks again!"
    Guest: Canadian Family Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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  • Great Place!

    "We absolutely had a great time at the home! Great location for our daytime adventures. Enjoyed fishing from the deck as well as using the fir pit on cool nights. Home was in great shape inside and out. Very relaxing. We will definitely be back soon. Thanks."
    Guest: Tommy E. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 13, 2015
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  • Perfect...Everything you need and way more. Will be back!

    "Our week at this condo was beyond exceptional. The beds were most comfortable. Kitchen was stocked with everything you could think of. Bathrooms had nice fluffy towels...way better then hotels. All the extras...beach cart, chairs, umbrellas, mini surf boards, coolers, tennis rackets and balls, golf clubs and balls, extra blankets, towels, even beach towels! Had a nice rolling laundry hamper to take your wash up to the laundry room, which was fantastic...you can even use your debit/credit card and then use your smart phone and it will text you when your washer/dryer is done. Pool was warm...no "eee's" when you crested your waist...nice beach chairs and loungers...just wished they had a few tables with umbrellas. Quick 3 minute walk to the beach and the beach was perfect. Not crowded at all. Mini golf right out your front door...kinda pricey but with the discount card...it was doable. Very tastefully decorated and very clean. We were right next to the garbage chute and elevator....but never heard a thing. In fact....never heard anyone else. Tennis Courts were never busy and the kids enjoyed the putting green. Grounds were beautifully maintained. I couldn't have asked for anything better....it's as I would keep a home. Thanks Charles and Melinda for everything....you made vacation truly relaxing and wonderful!"
    Guest: Amy W. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
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  • Family vacation

    "My family and I enjoyed a week at this condo. It was not a luxury condo but it was nice and clean and met all our needs. It was greatly appreciated that beach towels were provided. When you fly it is hard to pack towels. There was a ton of beach toys to kids to play with. The area has a lot of nice places to eat including one right across the street. If I had one request of improvement in the condo it would be to replace the front door knob. It may just need to be oiled but it was really hard to lock and unlock. I let my husband do it most if the time. It's a simple fix that did not detract from the condo. I also have to praise the owner. She was very quick to answer emails and answered all my questions. She was very easy to work with. I would recommend this condo to anyone."
    Guest: Jennifer Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 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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