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  • The Ultimate Beach Vacation

    "You cannot beat these units or this location! A lot of ads say that they are on the beach but seriously, this place is on the beach. No busy streets to cross - no pools, no parks - just a private access gate between you and the sand You walk out of the condo and open the gate to the private beach, which, by the way is really the most beautiful thing ever. The units (my kids and my folks and I took up two units) are very well stocked and there is laundry in the building. Anything you may need in the kitchen is there. And they also provide really posh beach chairs and beach toys for kids. There is also a shower just outside the unit so you don't get sand all over everything. The manager, Jim, is really really really helpful and always there when you need him. We definitely plan on coming back."
    Guest: Alice H. Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: January 5, 2014
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  • Perfect vacation

    "This was our first time to Siesta Key. The condo was immaculate. The pictures and descriptions couldn't have described the place any better. Shopping and restaurants are in close proximity. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. Our family is already discussing when we can return."
    Guest: Jeremy H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014
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  • Great Pool, Great View, Great Location!

    "We arrived to visit with family who live near and were more than surprised at the amenities that this house had! I thought there would be a couple pots, pans, dishes. There were so many items for us to prepare our meals and put it out nicely. The pool and Lanai were great, the rocks around the pool area were loosening up though, so caution with really little ones. I know they call one room a den but it was perfect for our kids. Daybed with trundle and worked perfect for them! Nice Master room with bathroom and HUGE closets! 2 other bedrooms were nice as well, just wish the one had a dresser for clothes. Thankfully they had a nice large closet as well. LOTS of pool toys and sand toys for the beach outside in the garage area was another pleasant surprise! Thank you for a well appointed home. We really enjoyed out stay."
    Guest: Christie Z. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014
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  • A lovely vacation condo on the beach

    "We really love this condo and appreciate all the little touches that make guests feel welcome. We really appreciate that the owners store little partially used condiments and other dry goods in a little cabinet above the stove for their guests. It is such a pain to have to buy spices and other staples when you first arrive and then have to throw them at the end of the stay. I also like the quality cook ware and kitchen utensils that were furnished. This condo is a cut above others at Smugglers Cove. This is our ninth visit to the resort. We rented another unit at Smugglers Cove several times and liked it especially after it was remodeled; last year we rented an end unit because the unit we used to rent wasn’t available. We were disappointed because it was pretty shabby. This year we selected this unit because we had heard it was a nice one. We were delighted to find that it is indeed very nice. The owners have taken great care to decorate with nice art and quality furnishings. We highly recommend it. We love it so much that we have reserved the condo for a month next year."
    Guest: Doug Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 24, 2014
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Florida South West Travel Tips

From alligator tours to breathtaking beaches to parasailing, southwest Florida boasts more than its fair share of things to do. It embodies untouched natural beauty for nature lovers and families alike. Take the edge off at this serene region of the Sunshine State!

Top Activities

Want to spot some prehistoric gators? Airboats & Alligators in Lake Trafford features more than 1500 acres filled with alligators, native birds, expert staff and amazing tours. Fly across the water in an airboat, where you’ll catch more than a glimpse of these wild beasts and other wildlife. It is also famous for fishing, so be ready to reel in some bluegill, bass and shellcracker. Rent a pontoon with your friends or get the adrenaline pumping with alligator sightings.

Naples Botanical Garden: Delight in the dazzling gardens. The walk tours last anywhere from one hour to a full day depending on what you’re in the mood for, so set up camp for the day or simply stroll around at your leisure to gaze at the beautiful flowers and plants. Bring your kids to the Children’s Garden for the butterfly house, tree house and fountains. Afterward, have lunch in the midst of this subtropical paradise.

Smugglers Cove Adventure Miniature Golf: The whole family will love the 18 outdoor holes of miniature golf over rushing waterfalls, mysterious caves and tropical plants. It has been voted “Florida’s Best Mini Golf” by Florida Monthly Magazine readers three years in a row. You can even feed live gators at the cove. This place is an ideal family outing!

Estero Bay Preserve State Park: Situated between Fort Myers and Naples, this park was the first aquatic preserve established in the state. You can find fiddler crabs, gopher tortoises and a diversity of wildlife among the trees and shores here. Enjoy the miles of trails that provide gorgeous vistas for hiking or biking. If you want to discover the park on the water, go kayaking or canoeing and take a little dip to cool off.

Adventure Water Sports: Sail boats, wave-runners, kayaks, dolphin sightings - you name it - there are all sorts of fun water activities you can enjoy here. Located right on Fort Myers Beach, this adventure business features guided dolphin tours around the island. You’ll zoom across the waves on a jet ski on a 90-minute journey beside mangrove forests, quiet bays and the open water to scout the dolphins. Tours depart daily at 9:30 a.m. For a day of fun in the sun, Adventure Water Sports has got it all.

Best Beaches

Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota opens up to the glimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Explore the mangrove forests or sail the boat out for some fishing, where you can reel in pompano and snook. The waters are calm and courteous to swimmers old and young. In for an adventure? Try parasailing for a bird’s eye view of the gulf. In 2011, it was rated the “No. 1 Beach in America” by Dr. Beach. For some quality relaxation (since siesta means nap), put this beach on the must-do list.

Swing by Englewood Beach for family fun. You can spot dolphins popping up through the turquoise waters. There are basketball courts, barbecue grills and volleyball courts that’ll turn any day into one packed with activity. Other amenities include horseshoes, picnic areas and a playground.

Bring the crew camping along the calm waters of Marco Island. It’s quiet and serene - in other words, it’s a leading alternative to what you’d find in Southwestern Florida’s Miami Beaches. Recapture some peace of mind fishing offshore, or hit the snooze button in a hammock on the beach. The weather is perfect year-round, so make sure you don’t miss this tranquil opportunity!

Sanibel Island is a popular locale for shelling. Find gems of the sea here, as there’s more variety than you could ask for. Brimming with roughly 400 species of bright-colored seashells, you’ll be able to find varieties of all shapes and sizes. Due to the protective boomerang shape of the island, its shores are known to bring in shells in one piece.

Shopping and Dining

To pick up a souvenir or two, make your way to the outdoor Bell Tower Mall for some top-of-the-line stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Jacobson’s department store and dozens of boutiques. In Naples, hit up the Boardwalk Shops and Dining for a Key West-style evening. You’ll also be able to find some delicious eats here.

For top-notch restaurants, check out Capital Grille in Naples. It offers legendary dry-aged steaks and the freshest seafood on the coast. Did we mention there’s more than 5,000 bottles of wine you can sip and swirl?

Another fantastic meal can be found at Cibo, an Italian restaurant with an award-winning chef. This place serves mouth-watering antipasti and roasted chicken breast that you've been craving.

With a variety of beaches and outdoor fun, southwest Florida is a top-tier getaway for vacationers nationwide.

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