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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • Mother's Day weekend at the Sundial

    "Our family of 5 had a wonderful stay at the Sundial on Sanibel in a beautifully appointed, clean, and spacious condo. We had great weather, ate lots of fresh seafood, spent lots of quality time together, and enjoyed both the condo and the beach at the Sundial. It was a perfect mini-vacation. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Mary P Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 16, 2014
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  • Beautiful View and Accomodations!

    "Unit K5 was exactly as it looked on the internet. The view from the enclosed lanai was our favorite spot. It was great being able to open up the sliders to the lanai and have our breakfast while listening to the ocean every day. The unit was very clean and well maintained. Although I did not cook any dinners, the kitchen was very well equipped. The O'Tooles provided a booklet with helpful information on the Island and attractions in the area.The grounds were nicely landscaped and the heated pool was also very nice. It was great having access to rental bikes at the Sanibel Arms Office across the street. We liked being on East Gulf Drive as it was much quieter being away from Periwinkle, the main drive in Sanibel. We spent time visiting Ding Darling Nature Preserve, walking and sitting on the beach, collecting shells, walked to the Lighthouse, and took an Everglades Adventure tour out of Fort Myers beach. There are many great shops and no shortage of places to eat. I would recommend this unit to my friends and fanily. We want to thank the O'Tooles for sharing their vacation home with us. The only negatives we had were that the TV was difficult to use. Several times we got error messages and had to turn it on and off 7 or 8 times before we could get a picture. Also, the mattresses on the twin beds in the 2nd bedroom were hard and took some getting used to."
    Guest: traveler1106 Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 9, 2014
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  • A Week in August

    "Everything worked out great with the Condo. Amenities include nice tennis and bocce ball courts and covered parking. The pool is great (but closes at dark). Wireless available in the lobby was reliable. Terry has the condo stocked with all you will need as the other reviews state. Marco Island busy season is winter, but summer affords easy access to restaurants and attractions."
    Guest: John Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
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  • Beautiful property

    "I have just returned home from my second one month stay at this beautiful home. The house is extremely well appointed with everything you need for a wonderful holiday. It is well equipped with linens, bath towels and the kitchen has more equipment than I have in my home. I can't say enough about the beauty of this home. There are many amenities near by, golf course, plaza with a Public, wine store, beauty parlor, Sports Restaurant and several other stores. Fort Myers is just 15 minutes away. I am now looking forward to spending another month there next year."
    Guest: Diane Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 2, 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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