This was just about perfect for us... Very clean, everything you need at your fingertips, relaxing, met some nice people and made some friends. Robert was very accommodating- he met us at the apartment/condo to give us a key and show us around. This was an easy drive from the airport. (TPA). It was a little trickier once we got inside the community, but we managed. We even had a parking spot in the carport.
We had a 3 year old with us for part of our stay and it was very nice to have a full kitchen to make meals and snacks for her. The grocery store was nearby and we stocked up on groceries- and cooked most of our meals. There is a nice grill on the patio we used for hot dogs, burgers, & chicken. Also a washer and dryer off of the patio available for use which came in handy for drying beach towels etc. It is a very quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed each night on the patio listening to the pond sounds while sipping an after dinner drink. There are large TV's in the living room and bedroom with cable and the living room TV has a Blue-ray/DVD player as well. We rented a kids movie but unfortunately couldn't figure out how to play it. It was too late at night to call Robert and the 3 year old was leaving the next morning so we didn't bother, and it could've been a faulty DVD we rented, or probably our error.
Keeping a 3 year old occupied can be a challenge, but we spent 2 full days at the pool. There's a small sand box near the pool that she enjoyed also.
Now, keep in mind with the pool, it's not automatically included, to use it, you should be a Saddlebrook Resort guest, a member, or be a guest of a member. Our neighbor at the apartment/condo befriended us (even gave us a few rides touring in the golf cart which the 3 year old enjoyed) and we were able to access the pool and bar area as his guests without any problems. But you should know it's not really part of the rental unit. Also, you probably wouldn't walk to it, we took the rental car and saw many people using golf carts to get around. The have a pool bar we enjoyed a couple drinks at, and sipped by the pool as well. The pool area is large and beautiful- We also ate at the restaurant called Dempsey's Steak House, pricey, but very good.
I cant say enough how thankful I am for the opportunity to have stayed here. It worked out perfect with our nearly last minute plans and we enjoyed our time there. Would certainly recommend it, and would like to stay again sometime.