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Good Place to stay Condo or House

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Good Place to stay Condo or House

We want to stay close to beach, if not waterfront. We want to aviod traffic jams I have read of on the islands. We are trying to visit Everglades and generally want to relax, beach and hike. Anyone who knows of area or place, please let me know.

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Need more information.

What island are you talking about. Marco Island?

What's your accommodation budget?

How long are you staying?

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2. Re: Good Place to stay Condo or House

Need more information.

What island are you talking about. Marco Island?

What's your accommodation budget?

How long are you staying?

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go to VRBO (vacation rentals by owner) and check rentals. Best place for no traffic, beach, etc is Pelican Bay, but it is pricey and you usually need to reserve quite a bit ahead of time to get anything in season. If you like golf, go inland to Windemere, or other golf communities closer to 75. More bang for the buck, but if you want beach, you have to settle for public beaches, little parking, and awful traffic during the season. Also try Bonita Springs, just north of Naples - nice beaches and the prices and availability might be better.

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If you literally want to relax, beach and hike, do check out Sanibel Island (if the hiking would be satisfied by miles of beach walking). Also, over 20 miles of paved pathways for bicycling. Staying on Sanibel would increase the distance to the Everglades a bit, but well worth it to experience this laid back, lovely place.

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We have visited Naples a couple times a year for the last eight years. The time of year you visit makes all the difference in the world in Naples. If you are visiting "in season" Dec-Mar (when the weather is the best in all of the United States), then traffic will be heavy in Naples all the time and traffic on the islands will leave you wondering how much of your vacation you will spend sitting in your car waiting to get on and off the island...does not matter which island, they are all equally bad in this respect...welcome to island living. If you want the beach and don’t want to have to drive a great deal to get to shopping/dining, etc. rent a condo on the beach anywhere from Lowdermilk Beach to Vanderbuilt Beach (Pelican Bay as mentioned in another discussion is on the northern end). A condo on the beach is a bit pricey but worth every penny in the long run. Explore your options as you will find a wide variety of beach living from directly on the beach to long walks to get to the beach. We prefer to be directly on the beach.

If you golf there are many great communities but again those communities are generally fully booked a year to six months in advance of the season. A good tip is to check out the course designer, it says a great deal about the ultimate “quality” of the community. ..we have found there is a direct correlation between quality of course and quality of community.

Regarding a House or Condo – There are only two things that would compel us to rent a house: 1. We would rent a house if we were having visitors while staying in Naples however we would rent one in the many of the nice neighborhoods like the Moorings which run along the beach so we have a short walk or bike ride to the beach. One of the special things about Naples is that all the beaches are public and there are many public access points so if you are a couple of blocks from the beach it’s no big deal to get to the water. 2. We would rent a house if we wanted the level of privacy a single family dwelling has to offer. We are a bit more social and like meeting people so a condo environment is great for us. Also condo living while on vacation/extended holiday seems to be a lot less stressful and is certainly a lot less work. A condo community usually offers amenities that a single family does not.

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