Get the whole gang together and enjoy the Florida sun from this Naples vacation home in a gated community with a private pool.
This house is in the community of Briarwood, five miles east of downtown Naples. The zoo and the beaches are a few miles drive away, and the Everglades is a short way to the southeast.
With an open-concept layout and huge glass doors that let in plenty of sunlight, the living spaces are cheerful. Settle onto the suede furniture to watch cable or a DVD, or log onto the WiFi to upload beach shots so the folks back home can see what you're up to.
The full kitchen has all of the necessary appliances, and a few convenient extras as well. Plan a special dinner with recipes you've been curious about and brew a pot of coffee to keep up your energy while you do the prep. Gather around the dining table for a sit-down meal, or eat at the less formal kitchen table.
In the heat of the day, have a dip in the pool to cool off then read a book in the shade for a while. Make sure to bring along plenty of sunscreen!
There's room for six in the three bedrooms. The master suite, decorated with plants and beautifully carved wooden furniture, has a four-poster king bed and an en suite bathroom. Of the other two bedrooms, one has two queens and the other has one queen. A family with older children or couples traveling together will appreciate all the space, not to mention the three full bathrooms and private washer and dryer.
Reserve a tee time at the nearby Kensington Golf & Country Club, then celebrate a great game with a nice dinner at Bistro 821. After a delicious meal of paella, visit Tony's Off Third for dessert and choose between pastries and a slice of cake.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, a serene beach on the Gulf, has stunning marine life that you can see when you snorkel or swim. Bring your binoculars for bird-watching, as well as a picnic for your lazy day on the shore.
Whether you're excited to feed the alligators or just bask by the pool, you're in for a great time.
*The pool can be heated for an additional fee - call Vacasa for details.*