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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • SECOND TIME HERE!

    "This is our second time as this beautiful setting. It is difficult to explain the pleasure we derive from the wonderfully peaceful surroundings. We especially enjoy the screened in patio with hot tub, where we can watch the activities on the river. The owner is extremely easy to deal with and very responsive to requests or suggestions. This is a total winner, well maintained, with quiet surroundings. We will be back next year, getting away from the snow and cold! G. and L."
    Guest: Ginny Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 27, 2014
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  • Excellent relaxing vacation spot!

    "My wife, our daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren stayed here from October 12th to the 17th. We found all the amenities to be perfect including chairs, umbrella and toys to take to the beach during our stay. The pool and beach consumed our days. It was exactly what we were looking for and I hope to stay here again someday. The coffee maker didn't work our first morning. I called the owner, Jim, and he was on it and had a new one delivered. Thank you for helping creating a great memory for our family."
    Guest: Brett E. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 2014
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  • Paradise!

    "We spent a wonderful month in this lovely condo. The owners were very committed to having our stay here be as comfortable as possible and our interactions with them were most satisfying. The condo is ideally located on the beach and the 19th floor views of the sunsets were spectacular! This is a very well appointed condo and The Royal Seafarer is a very well maintained property. The people who either own or rent here are very friendly and the staff are exceptionally helpful. We look forward to coming back next year."
    Guest: Very Satisfied Renter! Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 6, 2014
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  • Great Location, bird life and fishing

    "The house is not the prettiest we have rented in South West Florida, nor is it the biggest (the bathrooms are tiny) and if you want a place that is light & airy this is not the one for you! But, what it lacks in looks and size is more than compensated for by its benefits. The master bed, (the only one we used), is very comfortable; ditto the lounge furniture. The wide screen TV and the good quality outdoor furniture were also a plus. The recently refitted kitchen was the best equipped of any of the several villas we have rented in Florida. The pool and hot tub are very well maintained and the new pool heating was excellent. The real benefit of this house, for us, was its location and the views from the pool and lanai. The wide grassed areas and sloping bank into the canal attracted many kinds of birds and almost every day we watched osprey fishing from the pine tree in the garden. Manatees came very close to the house on two separate days and we also had a visit from a pair of bald eagles. The fishing from the dock was the best of any house we have been to before; so good I never went anywhere else to fish. The house is handy for many of the attractions in this part of Florida. We particularly liked the vintage car museum in Punta Gorda. (Dozens of muscle cars from the 60's and 70's). The bikes and canoe were an added bonus. We would rent this house again."
    Guest: Mike C. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 17, 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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