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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • great place to stay

    "I searched vbro last winter looking for a single family home for my wife and I to stay for one month. I was fortunate to find Mr. and Mrs Jeffers house. We were extremely pleased to find the house so clean and welcoming. Our friends who live in Cape Coral stopped by to visit. All were very impressed with the layout and the condition of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffers home. It had split bedrooms. The master suite located on the south end, and the two bedrooms, bath, and den on the north side of the living area. The house was located near restaurants and shopping. We had such a great experience. Can't wait till next year."
    Guest: Florida vacation enthusiast Tom Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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  • Everglades City cottages

    "We weren't sure what to expect, especially since it is on an island and we have kayaks which would not be easy to transport our luggage. But as soon as we called Mark was there in the Club Everglades ferry to pick us up and help with our gear. The house is beautiful, clean, fresh and a welcome oasis after enjoying day trips out into the Everglades. It faces the Barron River with birds galore, manatees and a dolphin. Our morning coffee and evening wine became longer and more relaxed as the week went by. This is a retreat for those who like nature and quiet."
    Guest: Flint Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
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  • Fantastic Place!

    "This is our second year coming to this condo in El Jobean, Florida. We just cannot say enough good things about it! Our owners have been more than hospitable, answering any questions we have in a prompt manner. The condo itself is clean and very comfortable. I have never gone to use anything when it isn't right there! Very well equipped! The pool is Olympic sized which is perfect for just sunning or swimming long laps! Lots to do in nearby Port Charlotte to quaint El Jobean just up the road. Biking paths, beaches, shopping just minutes away. It is very quiet at night which we appreciate after spending time in various places and frustrated with noise. We just can't say enough about the condo and the owners!"
    Guest: Lee Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 1, 2015
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  • Great Vacation Rental

    "This rental unit is very clean and organized and the complex is well taken care of my family and I had a very enjoyable time. There are some additional perks not listed in the owners write up about the property. Directly behind the property is a large tidal pool or wave surge pool which is great for light tackle fishing. There is a marina a short walk north of the unit where one can rent boats, kayaks or charter a boat for fishing. The plaza right next to the marina has several places to eat when you don't feel like cooking and the plaza also host a farmers market one or two days during the week. A CVS is just north of the plaza which came in handy when running low on supplies. The beach is one of the best walking beaches we've been on and the shelling was really good especially if you like sand dollars. The owner of the property was awesome he was easy to get a hold of and genuinely concerned about the quality of our stay and made sure we had everything we needed."
    Guest: Happy with the stay Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: April 16, 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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