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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • Awesome House Awesome Location

    "Our family of six stayed here and absolutely loved this house. Clean, had everything you needed, comfortable, lovely pool with patio. We utilized every inch of this house and felt like we were at home. Convenient location to restaurants, trolley, beach, shopping, and grocery store. A bathroom for every bedroom. A large display of books to read. Convenient laundry room. A two car garage (very convenient). A nice one block walk to a very lovely beach. Will stay here again. We all had a great time! Mike Norman Realty is a dream to rent from. They make it very easy. Will use them again of course."
    Guest: Corso Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 9, 2014
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  • Good value for money, clean and comfortable

    "Clean on arrival, plenty of space for our party of 4 adults and 2 small children. A good selection of beach chairs, toys ( we have left 2 umbrellas) and 2 bikes. Pleasant pool area, and nice and peaceful. Comfortable beds, however on the down side the air-con is pre-set at 75F, which is too warm to sleep in and only 1 bedroom has a ceiling fan. There is not enough spare bed linen, you have to wash, dry and iron your bedding all on the same day, and on the day we arrived the beds were made up, but with VERY crumpled linens, and the small amount that was spare was just as crumpled. A car is essential as it is quite a walk to the beach especially with small children, beach chairs etc, but beach parking is free, and Crescent Beach is wonderful. We first came to Siesta Key in 1986 and have come back about every 3 years for a month ever since"
    Guest: Ann S. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 2014
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  • Island Reef vacation

    "Heather's families condo was far better than we expected. It was very spacious and very clean, I honestly can't say enough great things about the condo itself. You really don't need to bring anything but food and clothes, the condo had it all. One thing I forgot to mention to Heather.... just be careful when using the dryer, try not to put anything with a string in it. We ruined a couple a shorts and shirts with pull strings because they got caught up in the door area of the dryer and were torn off. This is nit-picky but good to know. The 5th floor is nice, the views are ok..... the front door view is better than the balcony view. If you are there to sit on the lanai then you will be limited to seeing the gulf, the unit is actually to the far left of the picture shown, with only about a 1/3 of the view. We weren't able to hear the gulf waves either, and this had nothing to do with the condo.... sadly storms have formed a 5 foot wall of sand down on the beach, cutting the beach size in half, but also stopping the sounds from even reaching the pool area. Again, all minor things.... depends on your preferences. The location of the condo was great, far to the south of all the noise of Siesta Key and Crescent beaches, but only a 10 minute drive. Siesta Key and Crescent beaches offer the traditional white soft sand that I'm sure most beach goers expect. Island Reef is on Turtle beach, and the sand there is dark and very very hot, you will need shoes. The pool was huge, with more than enough room for multiple people, and very well maintained, with nice bathrooms as well. The complex has shuffleboard, ping pong, and tennis courts, all of which we used. The grills are located by the pool with tables big enough for a large family. Overall our family had a great vacation!"
    Guest: beachbums Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 2014
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  • Getaway

    "My husband and I recently stayed at this unit which was neat, tidy and fully equipped with all the necessary kitchen supplies and linens. The view is lovely of the lake. It is conveniently located near the picnic area, community pool and ferry. The golf cart made it easy to get around the island. The beach is private and we enjoyed our long walks collecting shells. The owner's prompt response to our requests was greatly appreciated. This is a great getaway. Enjoy."
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 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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