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Recent Florida Central West reviews

  • Five star location; three star condo; four star overall.

    "This condo’s location is superb; right on the beach and close to the water. We stayed for five nights and every day saw incredible displays of fishing waterfowl, swimming dolphins, and stunning sunsets. The owner is helpful and knowledgeable about the area, and the rental rate was reasonable. If it had been possible to stay outside for the length of our stay, it would have been perfect. This unit is dated, so if you’re looking for ‘luxury’, this isn’t your place. It’s clean where it matters most (linens, bathrooms, fridge). The tiled balconies off the living and master bedroom face the Gulf and were great for meals and relaxing. The wicker living and dining furniture add an interesting touch, making the condo more ‘homelike’ and less like ‘cookie-cutter’ lodging. The other furnishings are eclectic. The wood ceilings are unique and add warmth to this roomy condo. There are thoughtfully placed soft LED nightlights throughout the unit. Both bathrooms are very spacious with nice towels. There are a washer and dryer in the unit. Most everything needed for cooking is available in the kitchen, but some of the pieces are worn and beyond their useful life. The dishwasher and microwave are newer and work well; the other appliances are functional and utilitarian. Our preference for plush/softer mattresses made the very firm mattresses in both bedrooms not as suitable to us as we might have hoped. If internet connectivity is necessary for your stay, be aware that this unit’s Wi-Fi is unstable and weak. It could be accessed ONLY in the living room in the area of the sliding doors. We did not see a router in the unit; possibly this is shared Wi-Fi. We did encounter several maintenance/repair issues during our stay; the owner has been informed of these. He seemed to respond positively to being made aware of these concerns. There are some rather ‘odd’ fixes here and there in the unit to maintain functionality of the oven, shower, and the microwave. Overall, our stay was acceptable. If the repair and maintenance issues are attended to, we would consider staying here again and recommending it to others."
    Guest: Donna A. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 24, 2014
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  • Excellent house.

    "This was our first time staying in New Port Richey and the nicest house we have ever stayed in. The pool was perfect and I loved fishing off of the dock. We played numerous games of pool on the pool table. Plenty of room and everything you need is already there. My only complaint is beaches around. You have to drive about 45 minutes to Clearwater. Honeymoon Island was so busy that we paid $8.00 to get in and turned right around and left. Clearwater is beautiful though. The less crowded beaches are just over the bridge from Clearwater. We went to Bellaire Beach. Good shelling there also. All in all we had a great vacation. Thanks"
    Guest: Happy Family Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014
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  • Snowbirds in Heaven

    "We had an absolutely wonderful month! This is such a beautiful condo containing everything we needed for our month away from the bitter mid-west cold. Several of our family members visited while we were there. It was so accomodating and comfortable for everyone. We found many restaurants and shopping areas easily accessable nearby. Of course, the beach was beautiful, and the sunsets never disappoint!"
    Guest: Marcia M. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 2014
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  • Weeki Wachee River House

    "We enjoyed our month in this great house. The river is beautiful! Manatees are frequently seen from the porch. If fishing is your passion, this is the place to be! This is a beautiful place full of natural wonder. The house is a home with all amenities you could desire."
    Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 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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