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"Brought our family to this beautiful spot for spring break and we had the time of our lives. With a small boat you can access the river or the bay depending on winds and waves. The house is very neat and clean and it's unique separate quarters and outside facilities were awesome for the kids. Perfectly landscaped and well equipped, the owners have done a great job of providing everything you need. We definitely hope to return soon."
Guest: Wayne L.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 11, 2015
"What a fabulous retreat from the cold and snow we would have been experiencing had we stayed up north! Instead of shoveling snow, we spent almost every evening watching the sun set while enjoying the nice hot spa. (It was a little cool for me to use the heated pool, although if we'd had kids with us, I'm sure they would have loved it!) This is a home that we could live in year round - the nicest vacation rental that we've come across, so far. Although we didn't need all the space (there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms), we very much enjoyed the large TV, cushy sofas, and good-sized master bedroom with attached bathroom. There were plenty of towels, including beach towels, and a nice washer and dryer. The house and the neighborhood seemed very pet friendly. There were folks out in the neighborhood walking their dogs, riding their bikes, and taking their boat out in the canal. There were a couple "resident" pelicans that we watched fishing in the canal most days. It didn't take us long to find several good restaurants in Palmetto (Riverhouse Reef and Grill for a special meal; Kostas or Popi's for breakfast or casual family dining) and Bradenton and beyond - plenty of places to sit outside and enjoy a nice meal. There's a good-sized outlet mall a few miles away, and plenty of "Florida" shopping in neighboring cities. We drove over to the gulf beaches a couple times and visited several Farmer's Markets (we liked Sarasota's) and Flea Markets (Red Barn in Bradenton). We loved visiting the Ringling Museums (especially the Circus Museums). We even spent a day at Busch Gardens! Lots of fun things to do in the area; you do need a car to take in all the possibilities."
Guest: LBDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 6, 2015
"Theres no need to travel outside the USA for beautiful blue water, serenity, and a tropical oasis. My family of six adults and 3 grand dogs arrived on vacation ready to relax. Casa Encantada is the medicine for stress! It's everything you see on Capt Julie's description and so much more! The smallest details await in this estate! Renting the pontoon in this package for the week made traveling out to all the destinations suggested by the owner even more memorable. Manatee, dolphins, sunsets to die for, and sea shells galore. This was absolutely our most favorite family vacation! Oh, and the dogs were spoiled rotten! Thanks Capt for all your suggestions. Your Casa is fabulous!"
Guest: Lynne B.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 20, 2015
"Recently spent 4 days in the trees while attending my daughter's graduation. While we were busy with family and activities, it was heaven to relax in the trees and enjoy the view. A little bit of old florida tucked away in Palmetto."
Guest: Karen D.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 18, 2015