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Recent Private Homes, Mid Island reviews

  • Best POOL home w/BEACH proximity

    "Cathy & I enjoyed our stay at Desert Rose. The home is amazing, well maintained & beautifully decorated. The beds are comfortable and the space is huge. The outside area is a great place to relax and enjoy time, any time of the day or night. The screened in lanai keeps out the critters and the bugs at bay. The BEACH!!! The BEST PART for our experience was the provided BEACH CART which allowed us to haul all our gear with little effort to the beach. The beach itself is an excellent area which is only 2 blocks away, or actually 7 houses from the driveway!!!  The beach has direct access at the end of the street. No need to go ‘down the way’ to get to the beach. Just walked out – onto the sand *with a foot wash right there* and enjoy the water immediately. Our 9# MinPin, Leo, enjoyed the stay. The walks along the neighborhood and up and down the beach in search of Gulf/Ocean treasures left by the gentle waves is something he misses dearly (as do we). Being that we live on the East Coast near the ocean, we don’t have a local area where dogs are permitted to be on the beach. KEEP IN MIND, Dogs ARE allowed on LEE County beaches, as long as they are on a leash (and bring a bag in case (s)he does their business). With Publix close by, it was GREAT to get to Desert Rose without a lot of food baggage to haul. We went next door and stocked up our NEST with supplies and stock. There is a GREAT kitchen with about EVERYTHING you’d need there for your use. The LEMON/CITRUS press there was magnificent, once I googled how to use it.  The POOL is EXCELLENT in being so clean and refreshing (AND HEATED TOO!!!). The deck area around the pool is greatly decorated and relaxing to enjoy. We were surprised to learned that the owner lives on-site (as the live-in Super, as he said it) in a ground floor addition, but once we realized we had privacy and seclusion at the home, it was relaxing and enjoyable. We DID miss the performance Skip does at a local establishment Sunday morning, but look forward to watching him play his music on our next visit. **Oh, did I tell you? We BOOKED our NEXT vacation in November, before we left for home to the East Coast. Thank You Skip, for sharing your home with us on our bi-annual vacations in 2016. PEACE & Be Safe"
    Guest: Mike & Cathy S. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 24, 2016
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  • Flawless from beginning to end

    "Rate it 5 stars+++ We have rented from Todd and Mary Knoll many times since December 2006. They have three wonderful rental properties listed at http://newlovevacationrental.com. Our favorite is Gulf Breeze. From the very first inquiry regarding availability until the departure and their follow-up regarding our satisfaction, the entire experience was simply perfect. Hassle-free booking, well-cared-for and clean properties, honesty and superb customer service, immediate communication and follow-up, and a welcoming attitude that keeps us coming back again and again. While I have never met Todd and Mary in person, I can state from personal experience that the properties are as advertised and the rates are competitive. And as a bonus, we have brought our retrievers to stay with us (different dogs depending on the year and who was able to make the trip). To have our dogs share the vacation in a dog-friendly area like this, makes the time even more enjoyable. You can tell if a property and its owners are top-tier; the vacancy is quickly filled. That's the case with this property and the others owned by Todd and Mary. Book early, because there is competition; the satisfied customers are numerous! Todd and Mary, thank you for facilitating so many wonderful memories for us. We look forward to our next trip!"
    Guest: Mark L. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: December 25, 2015
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  • Sunset Paradise-Second Time Around

    "We booked the July 4th, 2016 week at this property back in July of 2015. Having spent a week there in the summer of 2014, we knew what was waiting for us and, at times, it seemed as though this year would never pass. I am happy to report that this year's experience was as terrific as expected. First of all, this house has a new genuine "summerlike" appearance with the new siding and blue roof. It really stands out when you view it from the beach. And, as for the amenities; they are still as advertised. Six adults and four grandkids made up our party and with the four bedrooms and private bath for each, everyone had plenty of space and privacy. It was immaculate when we arrived and the cleaning crew was arriving to ready it for the next set of guests as we departed. I counted 176 steps from the front porch across the sand beach to the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. The area has had some bad publicity as of late with regards to the Blue-Green Toxic alge but there was none to be found anywhere on the beach or even in Estero Bay behind the property. Several "locals" said that what little there was working it's way across the state was still a good distance away from Ft Myers and not expected to impact the area. The water was as warm, clear and inviting as ever. The kids spent hours in the pool. It was actually difficult to drag them away from the place to go sight seeing and the like. Sunsets haven't changed either - spectacular right over the water towards Sanibel Island. Only wish they could have lasted a bit longer each evening. We rented a pontoon boat on Estero Bay, took a boat tour out near Sanibel Island, ate out, cooked at the house both in the kitchen and on the outside grill, walked the beach, swam, went shelling; you name it. There are numerous restaurants on Ft Myers Beach itself and nearby - less than 15 minutes away in Bonita Springs. Your are maybe five minutes away from a fully stocked grocery store. Your parking at the house in plentiful-we had three cars-and off the road. It's difficult to even see the adjacent houses although they are steps away. All in all, our group of ten had a fabulous week. We will be back. We didn't want to leave. You won't want to either."
    Guest: Bill Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 13, 2016
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  • Great beach house

    "We rented this house for a wedding, mid week,the breezeway was perfect for all the set up. This was my daughters wedding, Nancy was so accommodating with all our questions, I would like to thank her for sharing her lovely home . The house is much bigger than it appears in the pictures. We are looking forward to coming back next year."
    Guest: Sharkey Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 29, 2016
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