I do not believe that things could have gone any better. Skip and Company were extremely polite, helpful, and pleasant. When we needed anything, they were there and when we didn't, we didn't even know they were there. The Desert Rose has it all. Inside there is plenty of room, plenty amenities, and a great vibe. It has a cool relaxed chill feel about it. Having the screens in all the right places also helped. The outside spaces were perfect. Pool was just the right size. The upstairs seating area was our place to be, and the downstairs poolside area was just right for that environment. We all were very happy with the Desert Rose. It was our first time to Ft. Myers, and I would stay in the exact same spot when we return. The Desert rose was a big compliment to an area that has it all, for all ages. Whatever speed you want, it is there, and if you want a low speed, it's really what you want. Thanks to all, you made it a more enjoyable trip than it was already going to be.
We had a great stay at the Desert Rose. Skip couldn't have been more friendly and very helpful. The house was exactly what we were looking for our trip. Quiet location with easy access to beach. Grocery store is very conveniently located. The home is very relaxing after a long day on the beach. Kitchen was had everything we needed. We would visit again.
The Desert Rose was the perfect place for our family vacation. I especially loved the large screened in areas including a large upper deck, lower deck and a heated swimming pool. Skip the owner was great and very helpful. Providing a wagon, beach chairs and bikes. We were one block from the beach.The sand at Fort Myers beach is the best in the world.
Cathy & I enjoyed our stay at Desert Rose.
The home is amazing, well maintained & beautifully decorated. The beds are comfortable and the space is huge. The outside area is a great place to relax and enjoy time, any time of the day or night. The screened in lanai keeps out the critters and the bugs at bay.
The BEACH!!! The BEST PART for our experience was the provided BEACH CART which allowed us to haul all our gear with little effort to the beach. The beach itself is an excellent area which is only 2 blocks away, or actually 7 houses from the driveway!!! The beach has direct access at the end of the street. No need to go ‘down the way’ to get to the beach. Just walked out – onto the sand *with a foot wash right there* and enjoy the water immediately.
Our 9# MinPin, Leo, enjoyed the stay. The walks along the neighborhood and up and down the beach in search of Gulf/Ocean treasures left by the gentle waves is something he misses dearly (as do we). Being that we live on the East Coast near the ocean, we don’t have a local area where dogs are permitted to be on the beach. KEEP IN MIND, Dogs ARE allowed on LEE County beaches, as long as they are on a leash (and bring a bag in case (s)he does their business).
With Publix close by, it was GREAT to get to Desert Rose without a lot of food baggage to haul. We went next door and stocked up our NEST with supplies and stock. There is a GREAT kitchen with about EVERYTHING you’d need there for your use. The LEMON/CITRUS press there was magnificent, once I googled how to use it.
The POOL is EXCELLENT in being so clean and refreshing (AND HEATED TOO!!!). The deck area around the pool is greatly decorated and relaxing to enjoy.
We were surprised to learned that the owner lives on-site (as the live-in Super, as he said it) in a ground floor addition, but once we realized we had privacy and seclusion at the home, it was relaxing and enjoyable.
We DID miss the performance Skip does at a local establishment Sunday morning, but look forward to watching him play his music on our next visit. **Oh, did I tell you? We BOOKED our NEXT vacation in November, before we left for home to the East Coast.
Thank You Skip, for sharing your home with us on our bi-annual vacations in 2016.
PEACE & Be Safe
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