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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • Beautiful

    "Had a great time in a beautiful 3 bedroom unit. Great location well secured facility comfortable and extremely close to the pool area. We will definitely come back on our next trip to Naples."
    Guest: NL Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
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  • Perfect Location!

    "This was our first time visiting Marco Island and we did our research as to pick the best place to stay. I have to say that this condo was the best place to stay! The place was big, clean, and comfortable. We had 4 adults and 3 kids and there was plenty of room for everyone. They had everything we needed for the most part (had to buy toilet paper, as there was only one roll when we got there) but we went to the store for food and things so it was no biggie (we actually used some of the unused rolls of tp to wrap our shells in for travel home!) The beach is, like most reviews will tell you, ALL shell! You can find some pure sand in spots, but it is mostly shell. We found so many, we couldnt even handle all the shells we were finding. A few properties down the beach (we walked down to go parasailing) have pure sand, so if you need that you can always walk for it. We saw dophins from the beach, two were even chasing a fish it was cute. We saw a huge stingray jump out of the water, which was cool. There was a little one by the beach right by our feet, but it just swam off. Sand dollars, starfish, snails and crabs are all just about 15 ft from the beach - we loved it! The restaurant in the building is ok, it was pretty expensive so we only ate there once. Several places to eat around the island, but all are going to cost more than average. We went to the everaglades and did an airboat tour - probably our favorite thing! We also went deep sea fishing and shelling. I do have to say, if you stay here, you may not want to waste your money on a shelling trip, cause although its cool to take a boat to a deserted island, all the shells you find out there are right here on your beach! We didnt find anything different out there. But a fun boat ride. My family will definitly be back, and when we do, we will book this condo for sure - best one in the building."
    Guest: In love with Marco! Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • our stay at Sanibel

    "The condo is well appointed and in a great location on the beach. Enjoy the view from your screened in patio! This property is well maintained with gorgeous plantings. (There is a pool and elevator for these condos.) Our condo was large and perfectly wonderful. We enjoyed Sanibel; ate at MANY restaurants as there are numerous restaurants on the island. There is a large grocery store also on the island...so no problem if you prefer to cook. There is an excellent notebook left for you by the owners that have many restaurant menus...try them all! Shelling is great! Walk the clean beaches ...& Enjoy the island ...and also drive to Captiva...easy access...but I definitely preferred Sanibel for our stay! You will have a great time in this condo!!!"
    Guest: barbara Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • three day stay in September 2014

    "The house was immaculate, extraordinarily comfortable, and situated perfectly on two canals, one which faced the setting sun. The interactions with the owners prior to our visit were excellent. We received fast responses to our inquiries. Instructions concerning our visit and tips concerning local restaurants were most helpful. We would definitely stay in this lovely cottage again if we return to Pine Island."
    Guest: university retirees Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 24, 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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