“Just got back from a wonderful stay at The Moorings at Edgewater. For us a huge house in a very peaceful community with a stunning view from the breakfast table (what a way to wake up!). Most of the time we had the pool for ourselves. Overall warm feeling about the place and the surrounding areas. Plenty of things to do. Polly & Don checked their email almost daily and asked if we needed anything. Very sweet couple ! We felt very sad to leave the house!”
Polly's reviewsAs a host (5)
“Nous sommes français de Bourgogne (proche Joigny, maison avec un Spa) et nous avons effectué un magnifique échange simultané avec Polly et Don durant 6 semaines !! Ce fut un véritable bonheur. L'appartement en rez-de-chaussée est situé dans un superbe condo en bord de lac. Chez eux, c'est la magie de la nature avec tout à proximité. Polly et Don sont des hôtes extra, plein d'attention. L'environnement est très calme, la piscine superbe et le confort de la propriété dépasse même nos attentes. Le logement est très propre, il y a même une femme de ménage. C'est sans aucun doute, notre plus bel échange de maison. Merci à Polly et Don ainsi qu'à Home for Exchange. Florence et Thierry ”
“I stayed 3 weeks at Don and Polly's lovely home. Communication was very good and all the information for local things to do and see was available. The property overlooks a lovely lake and has everything for a relaxed holiday. Within 5 minutes walk to lovely restaurants and bars, I especially enjoyed the Scottish/American bar, McAllisters. It was lovely to visit the lovely beach Siesta Beach, one of the loveliest in the US. Fort Myers and Venice all within an easy drive. It was my pleasure to meet Don and Polly when they came to my home in Stirling, my home was left clean and tidy. I would certainly recommend a home exchange with Don and Polly if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity. ”
“We had a wonderful stay at Polly and Don's house. The house is huge and very comfortable with a perfect view on the lake. You can spend the day watching birds, turtles and squirrels. Lakewood Ranch is a perfect place to enjoy the many beaches from Sarasota to Tampa. And this coast of Florida is much more interesting than East coast, moreover if you travel with kids. Polly and Don did everything to make our stay unforgettable and were particularly welcoming with our son. They gave us advice for restaurants and markets which were very useful. Meeting them in Rouen was great so we could exchange tips.”
“Our stay in this location was absolutely wonderful. We loved the comfort of the home and the whole stay. Our guests did everything to make the stay as memorable as possible. We enjoyed the home, the view and the area. There were many nice trips in the immediate environment and we discovered them all, thanks to the information we received both beforehand and on the spot. Beautiful home, great comfort, close to a range of shops and nice restaurants. Disney World is a two hour drive, but other theme parks are even closer. We had tears in our eyes when we left. Beautiful memories and one of the best exchanges we have ever had.”
Where is it?
Our neighborhood is called The Moorings, and it is located in the larger community of Lakewood Ranch. We are just a couple minutes' walk to a high-end "Main Street" shopping area with plenty of good restaurants, bars, shops, an 8-screen movie theater and miniature golf. A little further away is another neighborhood shopping area with a large grocery store and more businesses and restaurants. The entire area of Lakewood Ranch has more than 100 miles of sidewalks and trails for biking and walking. There are many preserves and it is common to see deer, armadillos, many endangered species of shore birds, eagles and more. We are just 20 minutes from downtown Sarasota, a gem of a small town renowned as the cultural capital of Florida. There are numerous professional theaters, opera, ballet and symphony all available (in their various seasons) in downtown. Just about 5 minutes further drive brings you to St. Armand's circle for very upscale shopping and dining. Or, the same amount of time (25-30 minutes drive) will take you to Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach. Both are drop-dead gorgeous, uncrowded and safe. Siesta Key Beach has been rated #1 in the U.S. by Dr. Beach (who has been rating U.S. beaches for many years).
Our fabulous International quality shopping mall (5 minutes drive) opened in fall 2014 with an Apple store, excellent shops and a host of new restaurants.
All sorts of spectator sports (in season) including spring training baseball, polo, cricket, soccer tournaments, rowing, extreme frisby, lacrosse, ballroom dance and figure skating.
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