"This was the best family vacation we have ever had! From the moment you turn into the gravel drive, the lush botanical gardens envelop you and you feel all your worries and daily stresses disappear. We were immediately greeted by other vacationers who were eager to help us with our boat and trailer. We quickly unpacked, poured ourself a glass of wine and started a fantastic week packed full of adventure, nature, good food, new friends and wonderful accommodations. The villa itself is impeccably clean and well appointed. The owners obviously have nice taste in furnishings and decorations. The kitchen has everything you need, but we especially liked using the outside grill to cook up all our fresh fish. Our boys loved eating what they caught! The bed was very comfortable and my husband and I caught up on some much needed sleep. We met so many wonderful new friends staying in the surrounding villas. (Even our labradoodle, Potter, made some great new friends!) Most of them have been coming to these villas for years, even decades, so they provided a wealth of knowledge and advice. We listened to everything! We went for a boat ride through wheel ditch mangrove tunnel, fishing at Channel 5 bridge, snorkeling at Cheeca Rocks and Alligator Reef Lighthouse, exploring Indian Key State Park, fed the tarpons at Robbie's, caught the magic show at Lorelei's, watched the sunset at Morada Bay beach cafe and that's just to name a few. The villa is in a perfect location to walk to lots of shops and restaurants. Don't miss the great farmer's market every Monday across the street! We also loved Islamorada Brewing Company, Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters, The Lobster Trap Art, Ocean Gardens Gifts and Latitude 25. We didn't have to use the car all week. If you feel like staying in, the marina is a wonderful place to relax, fish, look at the stars and watch the sunset. Everyday at sunset (which is fantastic) everyone meets with snacks and cocktails at the community table.
Bob and Phyllis are wonderful hosts and they immediately make you feel like family. We thank you so much for our cherished memories and we cannot wait to see you in 2016!"
Guest: K.C. B.
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: March 26, 2015