Three families (six parents and six twenty-somethings) from the UK, AZ and PA selected Villa Adriana as a meeting point for a week of chilling and bonding. What a fantastic place for a family gathering. The property is truly exotic and we all felt like we were at a very special place. It is palatial in size, detail and appointments. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and being lakefront provided magnificent views. The house is very clean and it sits safely in a gated compound. Groups would hang out in the theater, the patio, the lanai, the front garden, poolside, the bar and the dock (a beautiful, sheltered seating area on the pier, surrounded by water, that has music and lighting!) - everybody found their favorite spot. The gourmet kitchen was a fun staging area for large gatherings to prepare meals. We even utilized a local chef to prepare and serve breakfast. The property has been featured in many advertisement photo shoots so one creative family member had a local photographer come over to shoot portraits, giving all of us a chance to be models!! We wound up preparing most of our meals since we enjoyed the house and the kitchen so much and the grocery stores are very convenient. Of course there are great restaurants nearby and we particularly enjoyed the pizza restaurant recommended by the host. The hosts deserve special mention - they are very caring and take pride in making sure you have a good time and enjoy your stay. Initially we were apprehensive about Tampa as a destination but we learned quickly that the entertainment parks of Orlando are a reasonable drive away and the beautiful beaches of Clearwater are also very close. Again we discovered that we wanted to spend more time at Villa Adriana and we still did not get to do everything. We all would love to go back!