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- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Type: Apt. / CondoCONDO-2 bdrm w/garage close to Englewood beach, FL
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Tastefully FURNISHED and recently updated CONDO FOR RENT (advertised on Zillow for SALE by owners as TURNKEY @$115,000). This is elegant, comfortable and clean 2 bed/2 bath, 1136 sq. ft condo (CBS construction of 1996) with the attached garage for 2 cars on the lower level (only a half-flight away) and with large screened LANAI overlooking picturesque views of natural preserve with the community lake in the beautiful and quiet COASTAL (on Lemon Bay) FOREST PARK COMMUNITY with unique layout and setting and close to the BEACHES of Manasota Key (10 min drive), GOLFING, SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS and many points of interest is a gem in the paradise!...Read more
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Milla and Alex
Milla and Alex
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CONDO-2 bdrm w/garage close to Englewood beach, FL
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ENGLEWOOD, Charlotte Co., South-West FLORIDA.
This nicely furnished condo located in the beautiful WATERFRONT (on Lemon Bay shore of the Gulf) community of FOREST PARK with spacious Clubhouse, heated saltwater pool, tennis courts and shuffleboard. This community has pine trees, palms, tropical plants and nicely landscaped territory. Surrounding area of natural preserve is very peaceful and secluded. Nearby are great beaches. Visit the beautiful beaches of Englewood, Lemon Bay Park, Gasparilla Island, Stump Pass, and Venice.
ENGLEWOOD is a beautiful area, with lots to do, or just enjoy the many beaches it has to offer. There are no crowds, heavy traffic, or high rise buildings to spoil the natural beauty of the area. The white powdery beaches go on for miles...with beautiful aquamarine waters and soft white sand. Miles to explore, hunt for shells or shark's teeth or sit and read your favorite book.
Englewood area has plenty of attractions: Stump Pass Beach State Park, Lemon Bay Playhouse, Lemon Bay Tours, Indian Mound Park, Emmett's Salon & Spa, Whole Body Benefits Massage and Bodywork, Beach Road Watersports, Catania's Winery, Hooked On SUP, Captain Van Hubbard Fishing Charters, Englewood Parasailing & Tours, Another Keeper Charters, Reel Charter Fishing, DockOar Fishing Charters, Captain Jack's Charters, My Florida Fishing Vacation, etc. ENGLEWOOD's charming Dearborn St. and the city of VENICE are nearby with plenty of shops and restaurants.
Explore picturesque VENICE Historic District, filled with beautiful shade trees, fine restaurants and shops, and The Venice Little Theatre. Other interesting places there: The Venice Symphony, The Venice Opera Guild, The Venice Art Center, The Venice Community Center, The Venice Public Library, The Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, Historic Spanish Point.
Like your gators wild? Myakka River State Park is a fabulous place to view them and a great deal of other spectacular wildlife. Also a great hiking park. And it's only a 15-20 minutes drive from the condo.
If you are looking for a RELAXING VACATION, this is the place! We can definitely say that we have one of the BEST on the west Coast of Florida SAFE, PEACEFUL and QUIET residential COMMUNITY ("Forest Park") in secluded area of NATURAL PRESERVE (you can sometimes hear birds singing in the quietness), but CLOSE TO EVERYTHING. All condos there are "in the mid to upper end" and only a couple of owners, including us, rent their condos to vacationers and vacationers do appreciate that. Everything you need for a fabulous vacation can be found in the beautiful Englewood area of Southwest Florida within a few minutes drive of the GULF BEACHES and sparkling waters of MANASOTA KEY and BOCA GRANDE. GOLF courses, BOATING MARINAS and SHOPPING MALLS are nearby. One of the strengths of this area is the wide range of AFFORDABLE RESTAURANTS to eat: from casual waterside dining to fine restaurants (close to Rotonda West and Englewood Beach) -- the "Pig and Whistle English Pub" is a jewel in the crown offering fantastic food and a great atmosphere.
Although Englewood is not highly developed, it has some wonderful restaurants to enjoy, and Sarasota, Venice, Boca Grande etc. are all close enough to get to for other activities.
There is a huge strip of BEACHES, other than ours, to enjoy along the coast - all within a few minutes from the condo. Here are 7 public beaches within 7 miles with first class saltwater fishing and water sports facilities all in easy reach. In addition, there are 8 public GOLF COURSES within 5 miles.
What is so great about our area - it is beautiful, quiet, with many beaches to explore and restaurants to enjoy, WITHOUT the crowds, traffic, noise and high rise buildings. Get in touch if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262/643-5734 (Milla).
Our 2 bdrm./ 2 bthrm. Englewood Condo/Townhome with 2 car garage is only in 5-10 minutes drive to the nearest Gulf Coast beach in SW Florida with white sand and lots of shells (Englewood Beach, with public bathrooms & shower facilities). NICE QUIET COMMUNITY of Forest Park is close to shopping, restaurants and all the beaches of Manasota Key. Car is necessary to move around.
ACTIVITIES: Water Skiing, Kayaking, Surfing, Sailing, Hunting, Hiking, Snorkeling/Diving, Cycling, Wind-Surfing, Jet Skiing, Racquetball, Rafting, Parasailing, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, Golfing, Fishing, Live Theater, Theme Parks,Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa, Museums, Zoo, Restaurants, Cinemas, Antiquing, Boating, Shuffleboard, Wildlife viewing, Shopping, Sight Seeing, Miniature Golf...
Condo is located in Charlotte County, which offers awesome TROPICAL BEACHES - for a fun-filled carefree vacation or long term living place. The surrounding area is full of activities for everyone.
BOCA GRANDE, known for its fishing and watersports, is a mere 10 minutes away.
The ROTUNDA features 6 public golf courses, which is only 10 minutes from the condo.
The CAPE HAZE, which is very close, is famous for its MOTE MARINE LABORATORY. The laboratory was founded in 1955 by Dr. Eugenie Clark. It was known as Cape Haze Marine Laboratory until William Mote named it after his wife. At first, the lab focused on shark research but it has since become an aquarium, touch tank, historical maritime museum, and lab for studying numerous marine species. They also have a special section for the protection of sea turtles, like loggerheads. The lab is roughly 20 minutes from Sarasota proper.
And there are numerous surrounding beach towns offering shopping, dining, entertainment, and beaches galore.
During your visit you should see other places in vicinity: SARASOTA's sites like the RINGLING CIRCUS MUSEUM and RINGLING MANSION. Sarasota is the winter home for the Ringling Barnum and Bailey Circus. Sarasota High has a circus program and throughout the year, there are circus-related events.
Among other nearby attractions are the CROWLEY MUSEUM and NATURE CENTER, Enterprise Sailing Charters, and FSU Center for the Performing Arts. The theater presents a variety of off-BROADWAY SHOWS like Evita, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and My Fair Lady. Sarasota is a performer’s town, with cultural events and festivals during every season.
While vacationing here you can enjoy WATER SPORTS such as scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, deep sea fishing, and Jet Skiing. One interesting DIVE SITE is miles out in the Gulf, where three military tanks line the ocean floor, making for a great deep water dive site.
It takes about 20 minutes drive from the condo to get to the HEALING "WARM MINERAL SPRINGS" and a much less time - to "MYAKKA STATE FOREST".
WARM MINERAL SPRINGS are the 2nd BIGGEST WARM WATER MINERAL SPRING IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE and the only warm mineral spring in Florida. It's water has the HIGHEST MINERAL CONTENT OF ANY WARM SPRINGS IN THE WORLD, even more than the famous spas in Vichy and Aix les Bains in France, Baden Baden in Germany and the Hot Springs in Arkansas.
The legal classification of a mineral spring varies in different parts of the world but it is generally accepted that it must contain greater than 100 PPM (parts per million) of naturally dissolved solids. Warm Mineral Springs water contains a total of 17,349 ppm of minerals, including magnesium, silica, sulfate, chloride, sodium, carbon dioxide, potassium, and bicarbonate, among others, making it the highest in the U.S. and the third highest in the world. Warm Mineral Springs also has a steady pH of 7.3. Soaking in or drinking the water is believed to help alkalize bathers’ blood chemistry.
A full array of spa services are also available on site, including massage, acupuncture, facials, reflexology, Reiki healing, detoxifying body wraps, ion cleansing, ear candling, paraffin dips, and body waxing. The cost is $20 per day for adults and $8 per day for children under 12 ($18 with AAA discount or $14 for students). A 10-day pass is also available for $150. Warm Mineral Springs is open every day, weather permitting, from 9 am to 5 pm.
While most tourists head for Florida’s gorgeous beaches, others come to soak in the healing waters of Warm Mineral Springs, which many believe to be the fabled Fountain of Youth sought by Ponce de Leon. During the ice age, Warm Mineral Springs was an underground cave with a lake at the bottom. As glaciers receded and the ice caps melted, the water level rose. Eventually the ground over the cave collapsed, exposing the lake. Over the years, divers exploring this sinkhole have discovered 11,000-year-old remains of prehistoric hunters, saber tooth tigers, a giant sloth, and camels, proving that the cave was once above water. Today the spring is an hourglass shaped geological feature that is 230 feet deep. More than 9 million gallons of warm water flow into the springs each day from a 3000-foot deep aquifer, keeping the water at constant 87 degrees F year round.
This water contains 51 HEALING MINERALS! Proponents of BALNEOTHERAPY – the treatment of disease by bathing – believe that the minerals in spring waters can be absorbed through the skin. More than 65,000 people travel from all over the world every year to immerse themselves in these waters, purported to cure or alleviate ailments that include arthritis, skin conditions, fibromyalgia, stress, pain, and muscular problems. Even those who come to the springs with no ailments claim to emerge from the water feeling better and with glowing skin.
There are mostly European visitors there - very health conscious people! Water pleasantly warm and SALTY, more than ocean! Easy to float and swim because of saltiness of water. There is a slight odor of sulfur, but after a view minutes you don't notice it anymore. Skin becomes so smooth and silky after swimming in this miracle lake and you feel tranquility, happiness, lightness after soaking. People watching is great. Everyone has large hats, glasses with sun nose protectors, hydro-gyro class is included with admission so take advantage of it. People walk in circles around the lake…bring clogs so you do not step on rocks. If you aren't a good swimmer bring a noodle as it is over 200 ft deep in center but they do have low areas marked off. Everyone is friendly and glad to share their stories. Low key resort with a lot of tranquility. Very relaxing and healing. Nice escape from hustle and bustle of every day life. .
WARM MINERAL SPRINGS Location:
12200 San Servando Ave Warm Mineral Springs, Florida 34287
Phone: (941) 426-1692
Situated approximately halfway between Ft. Myers and Sarasota. Take Exit 34 on I-75 to U.S. 41, then left for 3 miles on San Servando Ave. Or Take I-75 to exit 191, RIVER ROAD (bear right). 5 miles to U.S. 41. LEFT ON U.S. 41 - 2.5 miles to Ortiz Blvd. Left on ORTIZ to The Springs (1 mile on right).
This site is now a commercial bathing spa advertised as a relief for conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism and skin disorders. The water, consisting of high amounts of minerals, including chloride, sodium, sulphate, magnesium, potassium, bicarbonate, and calcium, gives/ like "fountain of youth" qualities. Those that drink the water quickly find that the minerals also work as a swift laxative. SCUBA diving is not permitted at this site. Swimmers must stay within the shallow area the is roped off.
The web site for Warm Mineral Springs can be found here.
Read and view more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGfOeFhTkok&feature;=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK39wSneWAY&NR;=1 http://attractions.uptake.com/blog/warm-mineral-springs-north
If you like EUROPEAN FOOD (Russian and Ukrainian speakers prevail there) you can visit the specialty stores in nearby North Port:
1) Premier European Food (941) 423-3775 13655 Tamiami Trl, North Port, FL34287;
2) International Food (941) 429-1239 13201 Tamiami Trl, North Port, FL34287.
We have ANOTHER BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED SPACIOUS 3+ bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms VACATION RENTAL CONDO (2,440 sq.ft.) with private front fenced yard with OUTDOOR FURNITURE and TROPICAL GARDEN in wonderfully QUIET and peaceful WATERFRONT BOATING Meadowlark Cove COMMUNITY of south FORT MYERS (IONA area), which you can also reserve for your vacation: http://www.flipkey.com/fort-myers-vacation-rentals/p324582/.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Car is not necessary