"Dawn, Thank You so Much for a very much needed relaxing Beach vacation for Ted & I - Your place was Perfect!
We couldn't have asked for a better week weather wise, as when we left Chicago, it was 32 degrees. The mid 80's & full days of Sunshine were exactly what we needed. The condo has the perfect view overlooking the sparkling Gulf, Beautiful sunsets every evening! We especially loved that we could take a few short steps to the Beach & Doc's - Great food & awesome service! It's in a Great Location, not too far from the grocery store & restaurants. We frequently ate at Doc's, as it was nice & close. We did venture out for a nice dinner to Charlies Boat House, just a 10 minute drive North on Estero Blvd. Another day, we decided to take a drive to Lovers Key State Park, It was BEAUTIFUL, $4 entrance fee, tram to beach from parking lot, clean restroom facilities, concession for a quick bite & all day lounge chair rentals for $8/ea. We also went back there for a short hike on the nature trails. We also drove to Sanibel Island, rented bikes & then drove up to Captiva & had dinner at Mucky Ducks, would definitely recommend, food was wonderful there as well.
The condo itself was absolutely the perfect size for the two of us, Clean & Tidy, just the way we like it! Stocked with a couple of beach chairs, umbrellas, towels & beach mats, etc. I'd suggest that if it's only a couple, to bring along a small, collapsible lunchbox sized cooler, for packing beverages to bring to the beach. Dawn has a larger cooler, but it seemed too large for a few bottles of water. The shower is large & has great water pressure. The King size bed is extremely comfortable, If I had one complaint, it would be that I wish the pillows were as comfortable (but I've been called a "pillow-snob" & only tend to be able to sleep with down pillows). Although we didn't cook any meals, I certainly could have, the kitchen seemed to be completely stocked for what anyone who chooses to make a meal. I especially appreciated that Ted could go down every morning to the onsite cafe & grab his 1st meal of the day :) Everyone we came into contact in the building was extremely friendly ! - Although we didn't get the opportunity to meet Dawn personally, she was extremely accommodating throughout our entire rental process, responded quickly to emails & texts. We've already decided that we'd like to plan another stay this fall !! We're Already Looking forward to another Stay!!"
Guest: Lisa N.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: April 25, 2016