Reviews

It’s been our third stay at this magnificent villa and WE ARE LOVING IT!

Irina (Bloomingdale, IL) June 2015

It’s been our third time coming to this great vacation villa and it felt like coming home:) This house has everything you might need for a perfect vacation: clean and cozy atmosphere of the house with stylish furniture, pool with comfortable patio furniture, fully equipped kitchen and stocked pantry, washer and dryer, fast speed internet and a perfect location. This property is only 10 minutes away from the famous and super healing waters of The Warm Mineral Springs, 5 minutes to the local park with tennis courts and volleyball and 15 minutes away from the Venice Beach. The owners of the property are very attentive to the guests needs and questions. We felt really special and welcomed when we received a complimentary wine upon our arrival. I would recommend this house to all of my friends and relatives and we would love to come back next year. Thank you.


We are Coming Back – this is a 10!

John & Deb (Manitoulin Island, Ontario) January 2013

We spend a lovely six weeks at Greg & Melanie’s Sable Trace villa, from mid-November to the end of December 2012. The villa is tastefully decorated in the best Home and Garden tradition. We especially loved sitting in the lanai in the morning and evenings, having our coffee, looking down the golf course. The way the light hit the trees, gave you the feeling of being on the Serengeti Plain.  The villa itself has a nice feng shui feeling about it. No matter what entrance you use, the place gives you a big hug when you enter the door. The master bedroom and bath are big and well appointed, from the comfy king size bed, to the lovely glass shower and two sinks.  When our friends came for a visit, they said the guest beds were equally as comfortable, with easy access to the bathroom right across the hall. The vaulted ceilings and the neutral colored walls make the whole place feel very spacious. An added bonus is the swimming pool in the lanai with its water feature coming on at 10 in the morning. It made us feel like we were in a spa. North Port is centrally located, close to Port Charlotte, Venice and their beach and Manasota Key and the wonderful beaches there. If you go to Blind Pass or Manasota Beach Pavilion the parking is free. All the beaches have sharks’ teeth if you look for them.  All in all, it was a 10 out of 10 experience and we would definitely stay there again!


Just Right!

Linn B (Washington, PA) October 2015

I want to thank you for providing an wonderful experience for my wife and I with our stay at your villa in North Port. Is was more than advertised and more than we expected. The villa was excellent in accommodations and had everything you would need for an extended stay. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I would highly recommend your villa to all. Thanks again for providing an enjoyable vacation of us.


Wonderful Winter Golf Escape!

Judy (Virginia) February 2011

This was by far the best equipped vacation rental we have ever seen. It is beautifully decorated and comfortable, and the place was immaculate when we arrived. The caretaker couple was available for cleaning, at a reasonable cost, during our visit. The owner was always available by phone or email, if I had any questions, since I am technologically challenged at operating electronic equipment. The view of the golf course from the lanai is superb, especially at sunset. Loved watching the different birds. We had great weather, 70s most of the time – a little chilly for swimming, but perfect for golf. We took a 3 mile walk each evening around the lovely neighborhood. We took in the Venice Arts & Craft Fair, visited the Ringling Museum & Mansion in Sarasota, lighthouse at Boca Grande, and explored Punta Gorda, Fort Meyers, & Naples. There are lots of nearby, inexpensive restaurants, and convenient shopping for anything you might need. Just the greatest 6 weeks ever!


Perfection

Laurie (Virgin Islands) December 2011

I have rented many properties in North America and Europe though VRBO and this property was by far the best! It is nicely decorated and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need. Venice beach is close and there is a well-known beach bar there called Sharkys where you can go to watch the sunset and search for sharks’ teeth. Thank you so much Greg!


A Perfect Getaway

Ron & Sharon (Eagle River, WI), April 2011

My husband and I rented this home for the month of April.  The home is extremely clean and has everything you could possibly need.  We used the pool every day and enjoyed the sunshine.  The neighbourhood is very quiet and great for walks.  We highly recommend this home and would definitely rent from Greg & Melanie again. 


A Wonderful Month at Sabal Trace 2

Pete and Ellie (Maine), April 2010

My wife and I are pleased to recommend this villa to anyone staying in the North Port area.  The unity was exceptionally clean, very comfortable, and well appointed.  The private pool was a joy and the gated community quiet and the neighbours friendly.  Sight-seeing was convenient, especially to Venice, Port Charlotte and the many beaches.  Being able to return to your own villa and private pool at the end of the day was especially nice.  The photos in the listing are accurate.  If anything, the villa exceeds what you see in the photos.  The owners were very helpful and easy to deal with.  When we return to Florida this will be at the top of our list. 


A Perfect Gem

Steve and Susan (Ottawa, ON), June 8, 2010

We loved staying here. Beautifully furnished and decorated, we were very comfortable with everything we needed. Quiet neighbourhood with friendly people. We experienced some cool weather so the community’s heated pool was great! “Hurray!”, the kids say – a plethora of beaches to explore, with picnic basket in tow. So many fantastic beaches!! We aren’t big shoppers but we did enjoy some interesting stories in nearby cities. Thanks Greg and Melanie for an outstanding home-away-from home!


Thank You!

Sharon (Boston, MA) December 2010

Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your home!  It is lovely, truly enjoyed the layout of the villa.  You and your wife have made it a very comfortable home for anyone staying there, especially for me and my family.  Wish we were still there!


We are Throughly Enjoying your Home!

Mike & Pat (England), October 26, 2010

All is fine here and we have been using the pool. It is sooooooooooooo hot! and we have just played golf and come back like two work out sponges.  Nice cool dip and now some nice cool wine.  We are thoroughly enjoying your home and going to the Halloween party in the clubhouse next Sunday.