Our stay in Joanna and Roger's house was unbelievable, one of our best holidays ever! The house is beautiful, comfortable, with nice furniture, objects, pictures... The swimming-pool and jacuzzi were great, we spent hours there every day. We could have stayed there forever, just observing the wildlife, watching the sun rise or set, it was beautiful and so exotic for us ! The area is fantastic too, with so many different things so close, from the beautiful beaches like Lido Key or many others (not too crowded, with warm turquoise water, white sand like powder, dolphins...), to museums like the incredible John Ringling Museum in Sarasota, or parks like the fantastic Myakka River State Park where we saw alligators, tatoos, etc. and where we went three times in our stay! Cities like St Petersburg or Tampa are not far either. Last but not least, Joanna and Roger were very easy to communicate with, always kind, helpful, well-organized, always willing to make our stay enjoyable. Thank you so much !
The property is idyllically situated in a fantastic park with golf courses on a small lake. From the terrace one has a great view over the water. It is very quiet, sometimes a squirrel comes by. We lived in company of sea turtles and Sally, an alligator who makes his rounds on the lake. A paradise! The huge house is beautifully and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed the great pool with jacuzzi. Thanks to the outdoor kitchen we had some nice barbecues, too. A screen around the terrace protects you from annoying mosquitoes. The neighbors were very nice and helpful, they even invited us to a musical! There is also a large community pool. All kinds of shopping facilities are in close distance, easy accessible by car, which Joanna + Roger left us for swap. Unbelievable beautiful are the wide-stretched, almost deserted white sandy beaches with turquoise water, dolphins and manatees. Joanna + Roger are fantastic exchange partners, totally down-to earth, reliable and extremely polite. Thanks!!