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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • Great place and great location

    "This is a great house to rent on Bonita Beach. The house is well-stocked, has a fabulous screened-in lanai, and has three full bedrooms + a sleeper sofa. It is perfect for families with kids--I was able to watch my kids on the sand/in the shallow water and cook dinner. It is decorated well, but not at all cluttered and fairly childproofed. The owners were easy to work with from contract to check-out, and we didn't have any problems at all during our stay."
    Guest: Mom of 3 Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
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  • Beautiful Home in a Fabulous Location

    "The moment my husband and I entered Runway Blues, we knew our month long vacation was going to be wonderful. We enjoyed the spacious floor plan, the beautiful décor, comfortable furnishings and well-equipped kitchen. The house is wrapped with expansive decks on each of 3 levels – screened on the BR level, open at the kitchen level and an observation deck on the roof. The upper decks provide privacy and beautiful views of the Gulf, osprey and eagles, the occasional private plane taking off and landing, sunsets and the starry night sky. Because the largest part of the deck is on the south side of the house, we were sheltered from the occasional north wind (Feb.) and were comfortable outside when others stayed indoors. We spent lots of time walking and shell collecting on the beaches nearby – an easy 5 min. walk to the Gulf and the Sound. Driving a golf cart instead of a car to explore the Island was fun! We took advantage of many of the amenities available to us, such as beach chairs and umbrellas, fluffy beach towels, the North Captiva Island Club pools and bicycles, internet connection, and of course the washer and dryer. Working with Mandy from North Captiva Island Marketing to rent the house was a pleasure. She was accessible and provided helpful tips and information in advance of our stay, including getting to the Island, provisioning the house and what to pack. When we arrived on the Island, Tom, the property caretaker, greeted us at the ferry where our golf cart was parked, escorted us to the house where our luggage had already been dropped off and acquainted us with the house. As an island resident and business owner, he is a fountain of helpful information. It's so important to find a “perfect-fit” home when going on vacation, especially when staying for a full month. We enthusiastically recommend this property."
    Guest: Karen O. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 2, 2015
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  • Enjoyed our stay!

    "We spent one week (wish it could have been more) in this well-maintained, comfortable condo at the north end of Gasparilla Island. We had gorgeous sunrises over the bay from our living room and back screened lanai and equally lovely sunsets over the gulf from the kitchen and screened lanai in front. The owner was responsive. The grounds were very nice and well-kept with pool and tennis court. We would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: JaneM Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
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  • Wonderful getaway in beautiful Naples

    "We had a wonderful getaway in Naples, due in large part to this great condo. It is nicely appointed and very spacious. We had breakfast each morning on the lanai which overlooks the pool area. Having direct access to the pool is a real plus for families with young children. There is plenty of shopping, a Whole Foods and The Mercato which is an upscale shopping/dining venue, all within a mile of this condo. Just a short walk to the beautiful beach. We enjoyed watching the sunset with an enthusiastic group who make this a daily ritual. The Ritz Carlton is across the road and in addition to serving a nice lunch/dinner there is an ice cream shop in the lobby. Sun, sand, beach, great dining and shopping options; who could ask for more. Thank you Roger and hope to visit the Regatta again"
    Guest: Patricia M. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 15, 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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