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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • Can't get any closer to the beach! Adorable little cottage.

    "Great little unit tucked away on Siesta Key. The unit was a great find for my husband and I. My brother lives less than a mile away so we had lots of opportunity to spend time together. We are not fans of condos or hotels. This was cozy, clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was provided. There was plenty of storage space to stash everything away so it was neat at all times. The kitchen is small but it lacks nothing. We ate out most of the time. Senor Siesta was an awesome find. Delicious Latin Cuisine. My brother, who has lived on Siesta Key for 25 years, hadn't even heard of this one. The grill was handy. The private patio was our favorite spot. With the gate open we could see the beach. Had a lazy day one day and curled up in the very comfortable living room with a good book. The bed was very comfortable. Manager Jim was very helpful and most accommodating. Thanks for a wonderful stay!"
    Guest: Judith O. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 13, 2014
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  • Our Winter Paradise

    "This beautifully furnished condo was our instant dream home for the month of March. We 5 seniors (69-89) enjoyed every aspect of the condo, from the perfectly outfitted kitchen, the spacious living room and sunny balconies, the extremely comfortable beds and linens...the list goes on and on. This was our third visit to Bradenton and we much prefer being towards the mainland than stuck in traffic on Anna Maria Island and this is the best of both worlds. The narrow beach on Palma Sola Bay is a 1 minute walk and the swimming was calm and fine for those who didn't want to use the pool, but the big beach was only about a 3 minute drive. This was the best for long brisk walks early in the morning followed by a breakfast at the Holmes Beach restaurant right at the beach (eg. all you can eat pancakes!) We kayaked and explored different areas we hadn't had time to visit before, although we hesitated to use the bikes since we had not brought our helmets. Of course we golfed (badly) and played a little tennis at a nearby park. A favorite aspect of the area is the plentiful culture: Sarasota Opera, the Asolo Theatre, the good local Manatee Players in a lovely new theatre, special attractions at the Van Wezel - the list is truly endless. We enjoyed heading out for lunch and then cooking dinner in the spacious and very well equipped kitchen and then settling into the most comfortable funiture, including 3 recliners! Not many of us made it to the late night shows. Rachel could not be a more helpful owner, quickly responding to any questions or minor problems. Thanks so much, Rachel, for making our holiday from snow and cold about as perfect as it could be! We can't wait to come back!"
    Guest: Sylvia G. and family Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 9, 2014
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  • Dream Villa is a great choice

    "We had a terrific stay at the Dream Villa in Cape Coral. The Dream Villa is a large house with two bedrooms that have direct access to the pool. The split floor plan is great for privacy. The kitchen had everything we were looking for which says a lot since we cooked dinner in for seven nights. The pool area has a really nice exposure to the sun but also has sufficient shade all day long. We saw a dolphin one morning and there were several hawks and eagles that were nesting in the trees across the canal. Our dog was very entertained by the fish and birds in the area. The location is also great! Since we now live in the area we will recommend this house to friends that come to visit but want their own space."
    Guest: Brian & Karen W. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
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  • Already looking forward to next year!

    "We had such a great time during our week at the beach. The views are breathtaking. I loved sitting on the lanai and having coffee, listening to the birds & waves. The penthouse is not only beautiful, it is comfortable from the beds, to the furniture. What a fantastic family getaway. It is nice for everyone to have their own room. Another really great thing is that everyone can comfortably sit and have meals together. You don't have to bring anything except your clothes and food if you plan on cooking. The only problem with it is......you won't want to leave :)"
    Guest: Kberle Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 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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