CAPTIVA PALMS is a luxurious home offered for rental in the recently finished development of Sabal Harbour, situated in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. The house is designed and furnished with comfort and relaxation in mind. The southerly facing patio and pool afford some spectacular sunrise and sunsets and also overlook a small lake, and wildlife reserve where an abundance of native wildlife resides. The villa is furnished and decorated to a high standard and the pool, lawns and plants are tended weekly to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Air conditioning is standard throughout.Ceiling fans in all rooms except the bathrooms. There are 32' HD TVs connected to Verizon FIOS HD Premium, Sports and Films in lounge and master bedroom. All US and CANADIAN phone calls and access to the internet is available via a wireless hub are FREE. The villa has two double bedrooms, the master has a 6 foot wide bed with en suite facilities and two double bedrooms adjacent to the second bathroom.
Star rating 5
I am a UK resident and this review is from our second family stay at this Home from Home
I say “Home from Home” as it is not like staying at rented accommodation or a Hotel suite and I travel to the US a number of times each year on business.
The owning family make every effort to ensure that your holiday stay is better than you would expect.
The spacious, four double bedroom villa externally is much like the typical, tidy large US home but internally it is well appointed with everything you will need for the perfect vacation mixed with the finer “family” points you would expect to find in a normal UK home. The villa has better than normal furnishings and kitchen equipment and you might well be spoilt with what is available.
The pool is safe and spacious and there are the usual toys to amuse the kids and the granddads. There are loungers around the pool for the “not so adventurous” dry bods.
A car is certainly needed for any US vacation (in our experience) as there is so much to do and see in this very large country. Most “kids” attractions are within easy driving distance from the Villa, Disney, MGM, Busch Gardens and now the newest enourmouse Leggoland.
Whilst the accommodation is circa 15-30 minutes from a selection the lovely beaches including Anna Marie Island, Sarasota Lido and Longboat key it is a similar distance from many other amenities like essential shops, Ellenton Mall, St Armand’s Circle and some very fine restaurants. There is a very helpful book of attractions and helpful information that the family has put together to give any holiday maker a running start of the locality.
For those golf nuts like our family you will be spoilt for choice and will not pay much for a round and a buggy. A round of $15-$40 at about 20 courses can be found within a 10-30min drive and for $40 you will be playing at the top end comparable course found in the UK.
Finally communication with the owners is easy, friendly and supportive and even when the unexpected small difficulty might be experienced during your stay a solution is very quickly and effectively found by the local support manager.
Don’t hesitate book early!
Captiva Palms is situated near the Bradenton / Sarasota allowing easy access to both cities. The world famous white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island, Sarasota Bay &Longboat Key are only a short drive away. Here one can spend the day swimming, fishing or sampling the many local watersports in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Or maybe just lazing on the beautiful white sands. There are several golf courses nearby for a more athletic vacation. If shopping is your idea of a holiday, this area is ideal. There are numerous shops and malls in Bradenton and Sarasota plus one of the largest outlet malls in Florida only 15 minutes drive away at Ellenton. There is also the exquisite St Armarnds Circle just outside Sarasota for those with the taste for expensive boutiques and restaurants. For those who require recharging their batteries at a theme park,
Busch Gardens is under an hour’s drive away and the various theme parks of Orlando are only a 90 minute drive.