This home was wonderful and relaxing. The pool was great. The pool at Gardenview is not under a lanai and we thought that we would be skimming it a lot. This was not the case. The pool area is surrounded by beautiful plants and trees but they do not extend over the pool so there is very little debris to skim off. This also makes it very private and tranquil. We were looking for a peaceful weekend getaway and this place was perfect. Gary was very responsive to any texts we sent. The house itself was well equipped and had many areas to hang out in. Overall we had a great time at a great place.
We recommend Gary's place as the location is perfect, close to everything, the Barefoot beach is 2 min by car but we biked there (7 minutes) ; also many restaurants are just around the corner, and we enjoyed mini-golf which is a 5 minutes walk. The house is small but very clean and well maintained, the best spot is the veranda and the pool and hot tub. It was a resort like vacation for us, thanks to the host. All little things were well thought of, including internet, cable TV, collection of CDs, kitchen equipped with all utensils including coffee maker and juicer, pool toys, etc. Once again about location, there are several places along the main road where you can rent a boat, it was a very nice and fun experience for us. We also took a 45 minute trip to Shell Factory in Fort Myers, they have a zoo there, fudge shop and a restaurant, as well as paddle boat station. We had lots of things to do and explore while staying in Gary's place and would definitely recommend it for a small group or family with kids.