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Recent Florida Central West property reviews

  • PERFECT Getaway location

    "What a wonderful little piece of the world here in Pass-a-grille. Room has been nicely renovated with murphy bed, flat screen TV, nice kitchen with everything you need, perfect size for 2. Great girlfriend getaway. Can walk to wonderful restaurants, cute boutiques/shops, Pier with Seagulls, fishing wall. Walk right across the street to a wonderful beach on the Gulf of Mexico, to walk, collect shells, soak up the sun! Beach chairs/floatables provided for you. Easy drive if you want more to see and do, but who needs to with this perfect little place in the sun.. Gloria, the owner is the perfect hostess and very helpful for anything. Other tenants very nice and fun to enjoy with for those beautiful sunsets every evening out on the deck. Loved all the birds on the beach and especially my favorites, the pelicans! Would highly recommend for anyone!"
    Guest: Cyn & sister, Cathy Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 6, 2013
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  • Family Reunion

    "My daughter and her family rented this unit and my son rented another unit at Gulfside Villas. Our family gathered to celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary. Our family was very pleased with Gulfside Villas because of the 2 car parking, the storage unit with beach chairs, umbrellas, etc, the pool and being on the Gulf so the GKids could enjoy the beautiful beach. The unit was clean and very quiet. This is my daughter's second time to rent this unit and she plans to come back again."
    Guest: Richard E. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 24, 2014
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  • Very good place to stay

    "The house was just as described. The owners were great to work with. It was just what we needed for our family. Being able to walk to the beach is ideal when you have young children. The house was clean and the beds and furnishing were comfortable. We would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Jason E. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Kathy, Cedarburg, Wi

    "We had a great vacation. We loved the condo, it was clean and nicely decorated. The view of the Gulf of Mexico was great. MBR is a very nice place to vacation. The location is great, just a short walking distance to shops, restaurants and many fun things to do. The pool overlooks the Marina and the beach is a short two minute walk. The staff at MBR is very nice, always very willing to help you with any of your needs. We will definately be going back. It is lovely area with lots to do and see, and also very relaxing if you just want to sit by the pool."
    Guest: Returning Madeira Beach visitor! Date of Stay: March 2012 Review Submitted: March 28, 2012
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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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