Our family stayed at "Tropical Island Hacienda" in March. We had a great time and your home is really awesome and for sure the largest and most prestigious home in the area! There were 9 of us...my daughter and her family and 2 other friends.
The home is beautiful and is in the best LOCATION! It is just a couple of blocks north of the bridge and the "Time Square" area where there is no traffic ... the north beach area of Fort Myers Beach is definitely the best!.
We also loved the wide, sugar-white sandy gulf beach which was only a 3 minute walk. This was Spring Break and there were a lot of High School and College Kids. The two older teens really enjoyed this experience! We all enjoyed walking to Times Square (about 10 minutes) in the early evenings to hear the live music. Most nights we stayed and ate at one of the nice restaurants. Beach Pierside Grill was our favorite!
We rented four bicycles and toured all over the island, but especially the north side...we enjoyed the fabulous Bowditch Point Park on the north tip... we went with a blanket and stayed most of the day! The kids loved finding seashells in this area!
Every morning we had coffee on the lanai overlooking beautiful Matanzas Bay! We saw the yachts, the Key West Express, scenic cruisers, shrimp trawlers and fishing boats going and coming from the Gulf. They passed right in front of the dock. We also saw manatees and dolphins while we were there!
The two identical master suites with large deck were super for our two families! The other three bedrooms are very nice also. Plenty of room for everyone.
The kitchen is totally equipped and great for hanging out at the large bar. The living room has great views of the bay.
I never rented a vacation home with a garage before. That was really handy for storing bikes and beach gear (and my car!)
The highlight of our stay was the awesome pool and hot tub! The tropical landscaping makes a very private setting. The pool is "over the top"!
We will definitely be back to stay next year! We want to rent a boat at the local marina and dock it on your boat lift.
Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful home!
Joe and Marsha