Better than the pictures
Submitted: October 11, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
I rarely ever stay at the same place twice but this is an exception. After a few year hiatus, this was my fourth or fifth stay in this house; it really made me realize how much I like it. Whether at the beach, on the lake, or in the pool, you can really just chill out here.
It's secluded yet everything you need is minutes away (beach, shopping, restaurants). The house lies on a big corner lakefront lot with a great view. The property is well tended with all sorts of tropical plants, citrus trees, palms etc. The kids loved exploring the large beautiful garden; just make sure before you stand still on the grass you are not on top of a fire ant nest like I did. The bikes, sand toys, snorkeling equipment, were also nice to have.
The house has a hot tub, heated pool, great waterfront view, nice, clean, spacious, and comfortable. The house is stocked with pretty much everything, so you don’t need to waste time shopping except for food. Unfortunately I had to work two of nine days, but logging on to my company VPN wasn’t so bad with the view of the pool, lake and palm trees. The Internet connection was very fast, it helped me finish up my work and get back to vacation.
The owner and his family were very nice, helpful and accommodating, you can get lots of good info on the area from them. They do live next door but because the property’s on the street are so large and they give you your space, it was not an issue. I agree with the other reviewer’s comment about the house being just like on the pictures, perhaps even better. Highly recommend, my family and I will be back!
- you can relax on the nearest beach in 5 minutes’ drive (Manasota)
- Orlando is about 1:40 drive with no traffic (took kids to Disney)
- Check out St. Armand’s in Sarasota
- Siesta Key is a popular beach nearby, the sand is like powdered sugar
(Personally not a big fan because of the popularity)
- Casey key has some insane houses on it, some look like mini resorts. (took a 5 mile walk)
- Usually we fly into these area airports: MCO, RSW, TPA, PIE, SRQ
- Don’t accidently stand on a fire ant hills while admiring the garden/lake
- Sharky's in Venice has a beach front restaurant with live music, you can sit behind it on
the beach, sometimes there is some good live music in the evening
ps: I didn't rent out via vrbo.com site, I wanted to write a review and this was near the top of google results
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: We had a pleasure having you and family again, thank you very much for the detail review we are happy you and family had a good time. We know you had many choices among many beautiful villa's available to vacation in with selecting ours as your choice is an a honor. We hope to see you next year again. Best regards Alex, Marta and Danie
Helpful votes: 10/10
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