The villa was immaculate, luxurious and well-appointed. The neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful. The layout was perfect for our family group of 2 couples and 2 young adults, with multiple separate areas for different activities. The kitchen was well-equipped and easy to use. The wifi and multiple TVs/DVDs kept us well-connected and entertained. The spacious lanai with pool, hot tub, dining table and lounge chairs easily accommodated our extended family of 13 for meals and swimming.
We loved using the bikes for daily expeditions to the nearby nature trails, where we were delighted to discover interesting plants as well as gators, snapping turtles, a gopher tortoise, frogs, toads, snakes and lizards, as well as many egrets, herons, hawks, and other unusual birds. Highlights of our 10-day stay were daytrips to Myakka State Park, Gasparilla Island, Corkscrew Swamp and a pontoon boat rental that took us through Lemon Bay to a lovely beach on Manasota Key for the day.