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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • Amazing location with beautiful pool and lanai

    "What a great place to spend the month of November! And the amazing weather this year allowed us to use the pool every day - a real treat. While the house is well appointed and comfy, it is the outside lanai with pool and hot tub that rates this property as exceptional. The view of the pond and its wildlife, complete with alligator, is tranquil. The transferable golf membership is more than a plus given the 27 hole course is around the corner: The River Strand golf courses are a beautiful challenge! We did have to call the management company regarding the Internet - their response was immediate and the problem sorted out. Great choice of restaurants in Lakewood Ranch and UTC - highly recommend Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine. The beaches on Anna Maria Island are a great place to spend a day. After shopping (or just browsing) at Ellenton Mall, enjoy a great Margarita at Woodys River Roo overlooking the Manatee River. With Tampa only a 45 minute drive away it's easy to go to a Bucks game (and watch them lose again). Overall, an excellent home away from home, but don't look to go next November, we've already booked it!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2015 Review Submitted: December 18, 2015
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  • Just right!

    "We have no complaints about this cozy little unit. It was clean, quiet, private yet street side, and had everything we needed. The beach and the trolley stops were less than a minutes' walk from the front door. The owner was nice and easy to work with. We had never been welcomed by a parrot before so that was really neat. She had plenty of beach accessories available and also provided extra towels. It was so much more than we had anticipated."
    Guest: brandi W. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 2, 2016
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  • The perfect location, community, and owner. Never equaled in my 20 years of renting in Sarasota.

    "We have been vacation renting in various places in Sarasota for 20 years - sometimes for a week or two, sometimes up to 3 months. 207 Whispering Sands Drive is by far the most attractive, comfortable, trouble-free, friendly, and well-located place - by a very wide margin. Not only does it come with a car, which frees my wife to do her own thing without worrying about me, it comes with a beautiful private beach (3 minute walk in the community), 2 heated pools (1 and 3 minute walks), monthly cocktail parties, a neighborhood bridge game, and, best of all, the friendliest people you will ever meet. Almost as important to us, it is also a 1-minute walk from Siesta Village, where there are always several bands playing at 6-8 bars, 6-8 restaurants, and a lot of other nightlife. In contrast, Whispering Sands is a quiet, safe community with all the attractions of the Village just outside its entrance. The first among the friendly people of Whispering Sands is Merrill, your landlord, who is truly a nice guy, and a very accommodating one for any small problems. For example, the vacuum cleaner wasn't working well this year, so he simply asked me to go buy one and said he would reimburse for it - which he did. His check arrived 2 days later! Amazing service. The villa has clearly been furnished and cared for lovingly. All the little things are just as you would do at home if you had the time and money. The two-car garage is spotless and has a finished floor - not just concrete. The floors and showers are not tile - they are travertine marble, a beautiful touch. The TV is a 60" beauty. The towels are thick, the sheets are smooth, everything is in good order and spotless. This is not a place for rowdy spring-break vacationers, or anyone close to that. Whispering Sands is quiet and gentile, for 55 year-olds and up. There are no smoking and no pets. You must rent for at least two months and you will be required to have a background check by the Whispering Sands administration. Merrill will treat you like like one of the family, and will expect you to take care of his home with equal care. If you can do that, you will not find a better rental venue on Siesta Key, maybe anywhere! The only reason that I am letting you in on this jewel of a secret is that my wife and I have decided, after all these years, to finally buy our own slice of heaven - a similar vill"
    Guest: Rob and Robyn Date of Stay: November 2015 Review Submitted: February 1, 2016
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  • Perfect little spot on paradise

    "We found our new regular place to stay on Captiva. It was perfect, from being right one beach, to the easy walk to anywhere else on the island. Perfectly equipped with all the beach essentials. Can't wait to get back. Thanks!"
    Guest: Chip A. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 1, 2016
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