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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • Lovely vacation home. Spacious and inviting.

    "We had a wonderful vacation staying in this lovely home. The neighborhood is upscale and quiet. I loved taking a walk every morning and enjoying the beautifully landscaped yards. There are burrowing owls in a close lot and I was fascinated to see them daily. We enjoyed fishing in the canal every evening and the manatees visited us up close and personal almost daily! Amazing creatures! This is better than the zoo! The pool was sparkling clean and heated. The bed was very comfy and the master bath shower spa was AMAZING! The owners were quickly responsive via phone or text with any questions. Highly recommend! Beautiful spacious home in a bit of paradise! I want to live here!"
    Guest: Jackie J. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 1, 2014
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  • Ahhh Goodbye Winter...Hello Much Needed Fun in the Sun!!!

    "Well this was my 5th year returning and I wouldn't change a thing! After the long yes long winter up north this was a very welcoming and much needed R&R with friends. As you can see by the pictures you can relax by the pool or take mini trips to the beaches whatever your choice I highly recommend as your vacation spot in Florida."
    Guest: Brownie Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
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  • Another great time at Eleonore's

    "This was our second time returning to Eleonore's lovely condo at the Sundial and we had just as fun a time as we did during our first trip a couple years back. She and Oliver have thought of everything--from paper goods to beach chairs, boogie boards, and more. And the freshly baked cookies that were waiting for us upon our arrival were a lovely touch (our kids especially appreciated them after the 3-hour drive over without a stop for lunch)--thank you! The unit is just the right size for a family of four and had everything we needed to have a fun time. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can bring groceries and eat in and yet it's also conveniently located within 10 minutes of a large number of good restaurants (Sanibel Fish House, Matzaluna, Lazy Flamingo, and Cheeburger Cheeburger just to name a few). There are lots of other great restaurants a little further away but still a very pleasant drive regardless of whether it's east to Pinocchio's for ice cream (their Sanibel Krunch is awesome!), west to Rabbit Road (Doc Ford's), or even north to Captiva (Mucky Duck, RC Otter's, Key Lime Bistro; skip the Bubble Room but do order dessert there to go!). It is also in a great location as far as it being a very short walk down to the pool as well as the beach. All in all, you can't go wrong if you're looking for a nice little condo priced economically within steps to the beach and fairly close to all that Sanibel has to offer."
    Guest: Dawn M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Jackson Hole Ladies gettaway

    "The Ladies from Jackson Hole have just returned from an absolutely incredible week in Sanibel. We loved the Villa, it was perfect for 5, as long as everyone was on the shower schedule and not in any hurry. We loved hanging out on the dock watching the wildlife and birds. The location to the beach was perfect, as well as town. The bikes, chairs were really great to have. We would recommend this property to anyone that enjoy's expanded outdoor living and roomy comfortable accommodations. We had a boat and the dock was really great."
    Guest: kathy h. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: November 3, 2013
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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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