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  • Location Isn't Everything

    "Besides the location (walk to beach, bay, shops, dining, activities), the house was in great shape. It was clean, spacious, well appointed, off street parking and felt like home away from home. We've been coming to Bradenton for years and would absolutely consider another stay."
    Guest: Scott H. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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  • Has it all!

    "Lovely, very comfortable condo at the Park Shore. All you need in this two bed/2 bath condo with a great view. Well equipped kitchen, TVs, washer/dryer. Very clean and spacious. Walking distance to supermarket and shops. Good place to relax and/or to venture out. Owner Elliot is very helpful and available for questions. I will come again."
    Guest: Suzanne S. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
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  • April 2015 at Heritage Bay

    "This rental is the perfect "home away from home". It is a clean, neat, beautifully furnished and designer decorated end unit with the morning sun! The owners are wonderful to work with and they have thought of everything for a comfortable stay. They even surprised us with a high chair for our granddaughters stay at Easter. So many extras available to us, that's what makes this rental so special! And a satellite pool across the driveway! My favorite spot any time of the day - relaxing on the lanai with golf course and pond views! Heritage Bay is a complete golf community with almost too much to do outside the gates! Definitely coming back, go ahead rent it, you're gonna love it!"
    Guest: Bob & Judy Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
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  • Excellent Choice

    "This is a lovely apartment: attractive, roomy, well laid-out, clean, comfortable and extraordinarily well-equipped. The view of the beach is beautiful, and the beach itself (extremely wide, white powder sand) is amazing. The building provides dozens of comfortable chairs and chaises for your use on the beach. Another nice feature is that Crystal Sands is located near the southern bridge to Siesta Key, so driving on and off the island does not involve getting caught in the steady stream of traffic running the length of the island. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in, but we were pleased to find plenty of enjoyable restaurants nearby. You can't go wrong."
    Guest: Carol Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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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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