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This was the second year that my wife and I rented this unit, and we were very pleased with our stay there. The condo is very bright, well equipped, and has a great view of the golf course and the pond in front of the patio. We have rented at Heritage Oaks for the last 5 years, and have always enjoyed our time there. The golf course is great, and all the amenities are wonderful, and the people that run it couldn't be nicer.
Bob and Dee Pavone
My husband and I rented this condo for the entire month of February, 2012. We had a great time! The condo was truly well-equipped and comfortable. The people who surrounded us couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. In fact, the entire Heritage Oaks community was warm and welcoming.
The immediate outdoors was like our own bird sanctuary. There were many pools, all heated and immaculate. Golf is a given and available at any time. Tennis, with an instructer, is right down the street. Simple to difficult walking trails was an exercise enjoyed by many.
Unlike some areas of Florida, this home offered peace and quiet and an independance we really enjoyed. The town of Sarasota is an easy 15-minute drive away and offers just about everything - from first-class restaurants to sailing adventure. The many keys that surround the town provide wonderful sight-seeing and new experiences.
All in all, this condo was our very own "little touch of home"! Enjoy!
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Heritage Oaks in January, a welcome break from the dreadful English winter helped by the gorgeous weather we had there.
We actually stayed at a second apartment owned by the renter just around the corner but saw both whilst we were there. Both were well decorated and furnished beautifully. Roomy, comfortable, equipped with everything you're likely to need and both with fantastic views out over the lake and beyond to the golf course fairway.
Sitting on the lanai, or screened balcony, and looking out, the views and the wildlife are simply amazing: Sandhill Cranes, Osprey, Herons, Bald Eagles and even (at a safe distance across the lake!) the occasional alligator.
Being a keen golfer, and my wife and I both keen tennis players, we took full advantage of the facilities around Heritage Oaks. It's also a very short walk to the nearest swimming pool and a quick cycle ride to the nature preserve at the heart of the site. The people at HO are very friendly and if you want to socialise you'll find plenty of opportunity to do so. If you just want to 'chill' you'll find that very easy too.
Myakka River Park nearby is well worth a visit and a trip on the Airboat there a must, the beaches at Venice and Siesta Key are lovely. You'll need a car whilst there to really enjoy the various attractions around Sarasota but most are only a short drive away. Numerous excellent restaurants within a few miles (Madfish Grill on Cattlemen Road gets a special mention) and a very handy supermarket just down the road if you want to shop to dine in. The HO clubhouse also have very good dining facilities and a take-out service.
The owner was very helpful whilst we were there and also has a local agent in the area. Highly recommended..we'll be back!
We found this condo very clean and comfortable. We had plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 children. The facilities are good and the patio area is amazing with a lovely view over the golf course and lake. The location was really good, just 20 minutes to Siesta Key beach. There are lots of restaurants just a short drive away. We found Mary very helpful with any questions we had and we would definitely stay here again!!
We had a fantastic time at this wonderful location. There really is something for everyone here. We enjoyed the outdoor eating and used the grill a lot. What a wonderful view of the lake, which was great for bird watching while relaxing.The golf was great as it is so close by. The kids all loved being able to be independent and walk to the beach or the swimming pool or play tennis without us parents being around! Everything is very well kept and good quality. Home from home.
I would recommend a holiday here for anyone.
We had a wonderful time at this apartment last October, helped by perfect weather for 3 weeks -- hardly a drop of rain. Breakfast on the lanai with close views of sandhill cranes and water birds, a bald eagle and an osprey taking turns perching on a pine branch across the water. The incomparable, talcum-like sand of Siesta Key beach. Won twice at bingo, excellent food at the club house and a very friendly atmosphere there and at the neighbourhood pool -- funnily enough, lots of other Brits there! Kept in touch with home by wireless internet.