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"Bellativa was the perfect place for our three generation family to spend Thanksgiving week. Your home is everything it is advertised to be with plenty of room for all. The spacious kitchen and eating areas made it fun to cook our turkey dinner and the pool/hot tub/waterfall were enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The convenience to the beach was perfect as was the short walk to Mucky Duck, Keylime Bistro, Sunshine Seafood and RC Otter. We had a great time and would certainly be interested in coming back in the future."
Guest: JimDate of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
"Rick's Retreat has all the amenities you would need for a great vacation. The house was great for our group of friends to have our own space and space for all of us to hang out. The retreat had good signage to explain the cable and internet(which was perfect). The location has to be the best on the island. Walking distance to the beach and all the local restaurants. Can't wait to come back next year."
Guest: Amy GDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
"We are typically a crazy busy family, who runs from one event to the next. My intention for this vacation was to do nothing except relax and that was accomplished! I am a family member of the owner and we only stayed for a week and without charge, but what a week that was! My kids did not want to leave, and I did not want to leave. My 2 younger kids went from playing on the beach to swimming in the pool. And my 18 year old daughter went from laying out on the beach to biking around on the trails to communicating with her friends back home on her iPad with the free WiFi. The house is just beautifully decorated and has everything you need for a great vacation, from beach towels to pool towels to a fully stocked kitchen. Everything was provided which made my son happy because he has smoothies everyday and the blender there works better than the one I have at home! We visited one of the public beaches just to explore but we were very happy to spend the remainder of the week at the beach just across the street for several reasons, no worries about finding a parking space, less crowded, no charge to park, and easy to run home if something was forgotten. The privacy afforded by the huge lot was very nice as well. The kids brought their soccer ball and were able to play outside and run around. Sanibel is an amazing place to visit and if you want to be comfortable there is no reason to stay anywhere else!"
Guest: JLD4my3Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 18, 2015
"We have been coming to Sanibel Island for over 20 years but usually shared an old house with friends or rented an older bayside cottage.. This was our first time in a condo rental, and I wish we had found it years ago. The unit was ideal AND significantly cheaper than what we've payed in the past for inferior accommodations. The condo was modern, very nicely appointed & perfectly located on a beautiful beach with a shopping plaza a mile away. We found the unit to have all the features we could have wanted: a large master bedroom with king bed, walk-in closet, ocean view & en suite bath; second bedroom with twins & adjacent bath; newly remodeled open-concept kitchen with all appliances; and large living/dining area with water views, large flat screen TV/DVD. The large screened deck faces the water & is appointed for sitting & dining (small electric grill). The large pool is close by but around the corner to minimize noise. Beach access is via the pool & across a wooden walkway (50 yards from pool). The beach is sandy, gently sloping, & generally uncrowded. All in all, we had nothing negative to report & have signed up for 2 weeks next year and a week this October. And the owner is very pleasant & easy to work with."
Guest: Dan O.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 16, 2015