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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • A perfect month

    "I spent the month of January 2014 in this easy and fabulous canal house as well as last January 2013. I give it five stars. its clean, has everything you need and provides endless days watching the fish jump right below you. You can jump in a kayak and be out bird watching and fishing in the mangroves in minutes. The town is funky and fun with an array of restaurants that all serve fresh fish. My family including grandchildren visited and the layout just works well for family and friends. No fuss - just relaxing & fun. Your only 25 minutes from restored downtown Ft. Meyers and the Thomas Edison Museum & house. A real treat."
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 10, 2014
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  • winter retreat

    "Enjoyed our stay at kona beach, a welcome relief from the winter of 2014! We liked the location , easily walkable to town and several restaurants . The pool area has a great view of the ocean and is well maintained. The room itself is clean and updated with a great porch, but does not have a view of the ocean. We would go back there again with no regrets."
    Guest: john d Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 20, 2014
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  • It just keeps getting better.

    "This was out third visit to the house. You can find my previous reviews below. This year we discovered some updates/upgrades (appliances, furniture) that made the house even nicer and the stay more enjoyable. Once again it was spotless when we arrived and we felt at home the moment we walked in the door. This year we attended a family reunion in Cape Coral before we moved in and we stayed in a different rental and visited relatives in yet another house. Neither of the other houses were as nice and comfortable as this one despite being way more expensive. I stand by my previous reviews: This home is the best deal on the Cape."
    Guest: batmick Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014
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  • Great Community

    "The condo is even nicer than the pictures show. The beds and furniture are very comfortable and clean and very well maintained. It has all the cooking gear you need or you can walk to several restaurants & bars. Publix is across the street. I have stayed in this community before and love it, but this is the most comfortable condo. Located right at the junction to go either to Sanibel Island or to Ft. Myers Beach. It is the perfect location and I would highly recommend this rental. Donna and Jim are nice people and easy to work with. We stayed the month of January and loved it."
    Guest: Richard B. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 30, 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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