Briarwood is located off of Radio Road, east of Livingston Road and West of Interstate 75. Briarwood is a gated community that is minutes from Naples beaches, Third Street, and Fifth Avenue shopping district. This community offers conventional amenities that include a heated pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, and 3 acres community park. Briarwood consists of single family homes and coach homes This 4 bed and 3 baths an electric pool heat . Has the added luxury of both family and formal living areas. Overlooks a Lake, Exposure is North West, but still gets plenty of sun. Shops, restaurants and golf courses all close by. Old Naples and beaches jus...t a short drive away Electric pool heat can be requested and carries an additional $140.00 per week charge
Additional amenities include: near golf course, golf nearby, platinum collection, laundry, single story.Read more
Dishonest, Warning Do not Rent from Universal vacations !!!
Left on 01/21/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Canadian
This company is very dishonest! One day before we travel, they did the bait and switch on us. Told us the house we selected "was suddenly" not available and we had to select a lower value house at the same rate. Then they charge us $140 for pool heat that was never turned on. Do not work with Universal Vacations!!! They are very dishonest and extremely poor service. Read more
This review does not reflect the home you stayed in, as readers will determine from the previous reviews – Here are the facts of what actually happened
You are correct on December 09th we notified you that the home you had selected would not be available for your vacation – this is not a decision we did simply on impulse as suggested. It is a difficult situation however the owner of the property notified us on the same day December 09th that he was coming down to use his property from 12/13-12/19 and that he wanted the booking removed. We had very little option, but to offer you an alternative choice of accommodation which we did – in total 4 homes were offered to you and the one you selected was in a higher price range, however you felt that you shouldn’t pay the extra for that home so you selected another at the same rate as your original booking.
As you arrived outside of our normal office hours you collected your check in pack from our out of hours lock box – that check in pack requests that you return the day after arrival to check in. You elected not to come and check in that day so we visited the property you were staying in and left door hangers on 2 separate occasions asking you to visit our office so we could register you and this would have been a perfect time to discuss the issues which you were unhappy with.
At no point during your time staying with us did you register in our office at which point you could have raised further your unhappiness about the late switch in properties or your dissatisfaction regarding the pool heat charge – pool heat is an extra and if your require the pool heater to be on then we are happy to facilitate this however their of course is a charge which is stated within the description of all our homes which have pool heaters.
Whilst I understand that you were looking forward to staying in the house you originally selected the matter was beyond our control and I believe that we did everything possible to find you suitable alternative accommodation. Again if you had raised the issues when you were here and either visited or called our Naples office then we could have seen what else could have been done for you rather than leaving the matter until over a month after you left the property.
Summer Vacation 2013
Left on 07/10/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Ivonne
This was the perfect house for the 7 of us. The house has 4 lovely bedroom, it offers a great view over a lake and the pool. It is extremely well located in the middle of Naples and it takes only about 10 minutes to drive to downtown Naples and 8 minutes to the beach. The house is very nicely furnished in a contemporary style, and very clean. The 4 bedrooms are furnished with the following bedding:
- master bedroom offers a king-size bed and has view to the pool area
- guest bedroom offers a queen-size bed with view to the pool area
- second guest bedroom offers two twin beds
- third guest bedroom offers a queen size bed
all bedrooms offer an own TV.
This house is tiled throughout except for the bedrooms, are the only areas that are carpet. This vacation home offers a beautiful patio with a dining table and seats for six people. It also has three chaise lounges around the big pool and in the covered lanai. I specially, enjoy this lovely house which was equipped very well. You will find a open concept kitchen with lots of dish, pots and pans, a toaster, blender, coffee machine, dishwasher etc.
The closets are full with towels for the bathrooms and the pool. Next to the kitchen there is a laundry with a washer and a dryer. This laundry is connected with the garage which is big enough for one car.
The only thing I liked the least was that the bedrooms are carpeted. It would be great if it could be tiled like the rest of house...
There is no doubt - this house is a delight. I recommend this house 100%
Andy & Julie Bowie
Location, Location, Location
Left on 06/23/2013 for a stay in April 2012 | Andy & Julie Bowie
We have stayed in this delightful property on a number of occasions - our last visit being april 2012.
The property is ideally located for exploring the beautiful beaches and excellent shopping that Naples has to offer.
It is very well situated in this gated community with stunning views across the lake and the pool and its surrounding area are very private and not overlooked at all by any other properties.
We have found the property to be very well appointed and it has always been cleaned to a high standard on our arrival.
We can,t wait to go back !!!
Lovely Holiday Home!
Left on 06/03/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | LDavies
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this villa. The whole villa (inside and out) was very clean and each room had plenty of clean bedding and towels for us all. We found this home very spacious and was ideally for our family. My daughter spent nearly the whole time in the pool which was lovely and heated. We found everything we needed to cater for our family.
We would definitely stay in this villa again and recommend to others.
A perfect holiday villa in quiet suroundings ideal for families
Left on 01/06/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Tina
We could not fault this property. After a week traveling around South Florida staying in motels this was a perfect place to relax and unwind for the second week of our holiday in December. It is located in a quiet, secure residential area of Naples overlooking a peaceful lake where turtles are sometimes spotted.
The house and pool were overall very clean and is well stocked with all the appliances and cooking utensils we needed. A short drive away is Naples beach and pier where we spotted dolphins on more than one occasion. The sunset here is also lovely to see.
It is also an ideal location for visiting the Everglades which is only about an hours drive to the visitors center.
St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Another fine holiday
Left on 06/19/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Louis Bonomi
2012 was our 5th or 6th stay at 1955 Terrazzo and our 13th stay with FL Choice and Universal. We keep coming back to this address because of its location to all that Naples offers. The location and placement of the house on the lot in relation to the water and other homes in the immediate vacinity provides a degree of privacy.
While the house is ideal for a long term stay as most of ours have been six to ten weeks, the furnishings and appliances, interior and exterior paint, bedding (one set per bed), towelling (bathing and kitchen),cutlery, pots/pans are tired, worn out or just not there.
We have had friends holiday with FL Choice and Universal and are well aware of the vastly different upscaled accommodation and furnishings that do exist in your rental portfolio for much the same rental fee. It is not my intent to critzice what is or is not, but to bring awareness so that all areas of need can be addressed. We fully understand that rental properties are often misused and abused, however the Haynes family and Mandy know that when we left after our stay the home was in better shape than when we arrived. Louis Bonomi
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