"We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived! The house is spacious, clean and smells and looks 'new'. Photos displayed here are already giving a good overview of what to expect, but in real-life we liked it even better.
We were on a holiday with our 6-year old son, who was afraid of sleeping upstairs on his own and it was easy to make a bed from the (comfortable) pull-out couch. We were outside most of the time and enjoyed the pool and large sitting area without lanai. For me a big plus, as I don't feel caged and closer to nature. In the early mornings mornings I enjoyed my coffee and looked at the wildlife in the lake! Pelicans diving in for fish in the morning and fish jumping out ;-) in the afternoon. Allthough there was no cover, the pool was very clean and our son enjoyed himself getting the few leaves out of it every morning.
We stayed in for dinner almost every night to cook healthy or grill and every item needed was present for all that you might need. We ate in the covered area at night and had breakfast outside while our son was already playing in the water. The area is beautifully landscaped and it was so quiet and peaceful. We didn't even see the neighbours the whole week and waved back to friendly people driving by when we left the house.
As we had added the Players Club Membership to our booking, I must admit that I would have loved to explore this even more during our stay (which obviously was too short!). My husband went to the health club a few times in the morning by bike and was astounished by the space and possibilities. He loved it. We sat by the large pool at the club in the afternoon and the whole family loved swimming and sunbathing. There were several pools and all kinds of (relaxed) people; young and older. We had lunch a few times too, which was very good. I can recommend to add the membership when you stay here.
Arriving at the house, dealing with the owner/property manager went very smooth and enjoyable. There was a great deal of trust, which I very much appreciated.
Grocery shopping at Publix was very close, Naples was not as close as we thought (but easily doable when having a car) and we greatly enjoyed the beach of Sanibel and Little Hickory Island beach. (Visited after the canoe trip with Paddle Naples, also recommended :-) seen manatees, dolphin)
The house provides everything for the day at the beach; chairs, umbrella, cooler, toys, etc.. I will recommend this house and hope to be able to visit again!"
Guest: Natalie K.
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: May 24, 2016