See Naples and die!
Submitted: March 13, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
We have stayed at Olde Cypress Golf and Country Club three times in all. This was the first time in this property. The privacy, peace and tranquility of this villa was outstanding above all our previous stays, with your own piece of the Florida wilderness in your own back yard facing the preserve, but with a beautiful community, and Naples, at your front door. The property was just as described, spotlessly clean, fully equiped and the arrangements the owners made for our arrival from England, late and jet lagged on a Saturday night, were just as described by the owners. The pool and spa soon revived us the morning after arrival and we were ready for Naples, one of our favourite towns in the world. (If you think you know Florida but you haven't been to Naples, then think again and come see for yourself).
I had thought the booking arrangements would be difficult, we in England, the owners in the USA but they were remarkably simple. They were carried out by email which were always answered with meticulous promptness and professionalism by the owners and payments in US $ are easily facilitated through your bank.
Among the newer restaurants we discovered since our last visit, Seasons 52 at NE corner of US 41 and Vanderbilt and Trattoria Abruzzo NW corner of US 41 and Vanderbilt were excellent. Mr Big Fish on Neapolitan Blvd, a very new restaurant, was also worth a visit (or two!) if you like seafood. And of course, Kelly's Fish House, a 60 years institution in Naples is always a "must" for the experience alone, and the fantastic stone crabs. If you are new to Naples, also try a bay cruise on the Naples Princess. We were lucky this visit to see a Jet Pack display out on the water as we passed by, an experience we will never forget. And if you like nature and the wilderness, be sure to visit the Corkscrew Sanctuary about 20 miles out on Immokalee Road. It’s well worth a half day visit.
In summary, this is an excellent property where you can trust the descriptions and the owners are extremely professional, knowledgable and helpful. If you like peace and quiet and an exposure to nature in a lovely home in a beautiful and secure neighbourhood, as we do, this property is highly recommended. We will certainly recommend to our friends and family, and we will go back.
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