Zelia was an excellent Villa in an ideal setting overlooking a canal full of wildlife. We were able to use most of the extras in the garage. We used the golf clubs to play three times at the local Cove Par3 course,the sun loungers at Englewood and Siesta Key Beaches and the bicycles to ride to Placida Pier and other locations. The heated swimming pool was a great way to cool down as necessary. The accommodation was very comfortable and very well resourced. The Wifi was high speed and the free telephone service to UK was greatly appreciated We would thoroughly recommend Zelia.
Barney and Pat Evans
The house is exactly as described. In fact, its actually better! The area is quiet and perfect for relaxing (especially if you don't have kids! :) ) It is extremely clean and nicely decorated. Everything you could possibly need is there. Our host was very gracious and checked in periodically to make sure we didn't have any questions. We would definately recommend and will hopefully be back!
We just couldn't fault it - the house was wonderful. It had everything we needed and expected and more besides. Games, books, DVDs, local guide written by owner etc. House very clean but not so fancy that we were scared to stay there with our kids! Area also fabulous. The beaches at Boca Grande especially nice, and kayaking close to the bridge at Boca Grande was an amazing experience. I very rarely want to go back to the same place, simply because I always like to see new places, but I will make an exception in this case and say that we can't wait to return.
Layout of house was great for us with the master suite on one side of the living area and the two double bedrooms and bathroom on the other side.
Pool area was especially enjoyed by us all. Very clean and safe, with own toilet and shower, and BBQ & eating area.
The whole family loved the house - the only thing missing according to my husband was a cheese grater ;)
Not sure where to start...This place is absolutely beautiful. I loved how the rooms were laid out. Everything we needed was there. My kids loved the pool. There was plenty of water toys, sand toys, cooler, and beach towels which was a relief. The master bedroom has a wonderful bed it was hard for my husband and I to crawl out of it in the morning because its so comfortable. The house is well maintained. We had a minor problem when we first got there. I called the number that was given for any problems and it was took care of within an hour. The owner is amazing and patient. She answered many questions I had in a very quickly manner. We visited many beaches in the area and are favorite was caspersen beach which is about 40 minutes away. The water there was very clear and the beach had many big shells. It was a great place to snorkel. Boca Grande was another beach we fell in love with. It is only 20min away. We got to see live star fish, Manatees, Dolphins, and Sting rays. This beach is not as busy which made it great. We would defin. go back and stay. Thanks again for allowing us to making memories at your home.
Me and my family loved this property. Our stay was perfect. So many accommodations. And so close to many of the beaches and farmers markets. 5 star all the way...
This is the perfect rental. Fully outfitted kitchen with everything u need. Very comfy beds, beautiful heated pool overlooking a beautiful canal, generous walk in closet, big walk in shower, and it's spotless. Garage contains bikes, golf clubs, tennis racquets, and everything u would need for a trip to the beach. Denise has thought of everything (including a good selection of books, DVD's, and games) and her communication from start to finish is flawless.
This is our second stay here and I hope to be back again. The area is upscale and beautiful with 5 golf courses within a few miles and a 7 mile paved bike trail called Cape Haze Pioneer Trail less than a mile away. Tennis courts at the community park just a short drive or bike ride away. Baseball at Charlotte Sports Park within a 20 minute drive. I just can't say enough nice things about this rental. Thank u Denise for another relaxing, wonderful stay.
Tip: For great, casual waterfront dining--head to nearby Placida Road and the Lighthouse Grill. Great place to enjoy a casual meal and beautiful sunsets from the marina dock.