"My family (Myself, my wife, 3 yr old daughter, 3 month old daughter, and mother-in-law) flew to Ft. Meyers, the drive to the condo took about 45 minutes, so very convenient. Upon arriving at the condo, the door code worked perfectly and we were able to get in and unpack even though we arrived after dark. The condo itself was wonderful, very clean and with great amenities such as a very spacious and useful kitchen, dining area, living room, 2 bathrooms, and good room sizes. The back porch was screened in to keep out the bugs and was well stocked with beach gear that we found incredibly useful during our week stay. The beach and pool were a short walk from our condo and very convenient for a family with young children. My daughter enjoyed seeing the turtles in the pond that surrounds the pool. The grounds of the complex were very well maintained and clean, and the staff was very friendly. So to summarize - you couldn't ask for a nicer condo unit and complex for a family vacation in southwest Florida in this price range. The only reason I give this a 4 star instead of a 5 star rating is that at the particular time that we were there (mid August) the water at the beach was very murky and not crystal clear like we were expecting. Again - let me be clear - the beach access itself and the shower facilities that the condo complex provided were top notch, they also provided beach lounge chairs and the unit had umbrellas and beach toys for our use. So really my only negative is not anything about the unit or complex itself but rather that the ocean when we were there was a little underwhelming. It may have been due to the direction of the current at the time we were there, or the fact that the beach at this complex faces due south, or maybe the weather offshore during our particular stay had churned up the water. During our week stay we spent time at several of the nearby beaches including Lighthouse Beach and Bowman Beach in Sanibel, and the North End Captiva Beach up in Captiva. The water at all 3 was closer to what we expected, crystal clear and beautiful. Our favorite was Captiva, we actually spent 2 afternoons there. The location of the condo was ideal, as we were able to get to anything on Sanibel within 5 to 10 minutes, and to Captiva within about 20 minutes. Sanibel also has very nice bike paths for running or walking or riding bikes, and very nice local grocery stores and restaurants. All in all, I would highly recommend this property."
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 18, 2015