We had a wonderful stay here in Florida. Most of our mornings here were started on the beaches that we explored around the area. I have to say the sand around here....LIKE WOW!!!
I booked The Favorite Sun for a girls' weekend getaway. We arrived late in the evening due to delayed flight but both inside and outside of the property was lighted for our arrival. It was clean and the pictures were spot on in terms of layout and actual space. We were about 10-15 mins from Fort Meyers Beach, where they happened to be having Pirate festival, and about 5 mins from the bridge to get to Sanibel Island. The beaches were amazing for fishing, jet skiing and especially shelling. The property manager, Lisa, was knowledgeable and friendly when we asked for recommendations for some fun places to eat and just relax in the area. The Favorite Sun is in an ideal location as we didn't have to drive far to experience the Ft Meyers area. The sunsets were amazing especially on Captiva Island. We were sad to leave after a great weekend but the added touches of being in a home away from home with amazing parting mug and some great coffee which were provided; I would have to say we were planning to book our next trip down for next year. I'd also recommend the Mucky Duck English pub on Captiva island for great food and an amazing sunset and the Tuckaway Cafe on Ft Myers Beach for some great steamed bagel sandwiches and amazing waffles. Oh and if you couldn't get enough of their coffee, don't worry The Favorite Sun has provided you with a bag to enjoy on those early mornings gearing up for some fun adventures. I'd highly recommend The Favorite Sun for a long weekend getaway or a longer stay. We can't wait for next year's trip!!!
I just wanted to take a minute to thank Lisa March and Matt Ward for making our fantastic, girls weekend possible! We stayed at their town home in Ft. Myers. It was incredibly close to the major beaches and we relaxed at them all! Thank you Lisa and Matt!
The Favorite Sun is my family's new favorite place. Anything and everything we could ever want in a vacation home is there. Lisa and Matt have thought of everything. The location is perfect as well. There were so many options with places to go, it was hard to choose where we wanted to go every day. We brought our 14 month old son and our dog so we were a little nervous about the trip. Once we arrived, having absolutely everything thought of for us was exactly what we needed. It was the most relaxing trip we have ever taken. We will definitely be coming back and referring all of our friends and family!
I would first like to start off by saying thanks to Lisa and Matt for all the wonderful and last accommodations they provided my family and I. This place was exactly what we were looking for when my wife and I decided to travel with our two small children for the first time. The property has everything you could ask for including beach toys and a crock-pot, which enabled us to enjoy the beach or discover the area without having to worry about cooking in the evening or overspending by eating out. The rooms were spacious, clean, and nicely furnished. The bathrooms were also very clean, well-maintained, and equipped with essential toiletries. The layout of the downstairs is very functional with a half bathroom and laundry room conveniently located on the corner next to the dining room. The living room was very inviting, spacious, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The patio had a sliding patio door that leads into the kitchen, which made it very easy to cook and eat outside in the relaxing patio. The patio also is equipped a grill, which is basically new and works like a charm. Lastly, property is located next to the community pool, which is heated, clean regularly, and well-maintained. The pool was a real life-saver since our beach time was sometimes cut short with a passing rain storm or threat of afternoon storms. As far as the location, this property is perfectly located between Fort Myers beach and Sanibel Island. There is also a nice little outlet mall barely five minutes away. Grocery stores, gas stations, and Walmart are all very close in proximity as well. Since my wife and I had never travel to the gulf side of Florida, this place was ideal for us as we ventured the Fort Myers area, even into Cape Coral and down to Naples as well. All-in-all, my wife and I were very pleased with this property, the accommodations are top-notch, and the owners provided prompt and excellent hospitality. Their recommendation to local restaurants were great and Lisa's guide to the beaches were very helpful. My wife and I would definitely return and would highly recommend this place to anybody travelling to the Fort Myers area.
This condo was absolute perfection. The details make it feel like home, from the spice rack in the kitchen, to the big thick towels in the bathrooms. Everything you could possibly want or need is right at your fingertips, along with recommendations from the owners and past guests about their favorite places in the area to visit. We were in the pool within minutes of our arrival, and enjoyed our stay until the very end. After your first stay, you'll be planning your next visit, I know I am!
We had such a wonderful stay at Matt and Lisa's home. Aside from being just a beautiful house, the location was perfect, and all the amenities and little extras just made the stay so much more relaxing and amazing. You can tell a lot of love and effort was put into the house and making it so comfortable, and not a thought was spared. We really appreciated that, and treated the house as we would our own. In addition, the location was JUST PERFECT! Literally minutes from Sanibel Island and the main drag of Fort Meyers Beach, stores and restaurants. The pool was pristine and soooo relaxing. My family and I had an amazing time here and would definitely return!!! Thank you both for sharing your home!!!! -Krystal
We enjoyed our time at Favorite Sun and would recommend to family and friends
We had a great stay- the property was clean and very accomodating. Anything you would think of needing is at the condo. We loved the proximity to sanibel island... but the inside has been nicely redone and has been spectacularly decorated 🙂 great price too!
The Favorite Sun is a wonderful place to enjoy a vacation. Just like "home". The pool was wonderful and the proximity to just about everything was great. So close to Sanibel Island with numerous beaches. Just beautiful. The Edison-Ford Museum was something that our whole family enjoyed, as well as dinner at Ford's Garage. We are definitely going to try to get back there!!
We love Sanibel and this put us as close as we could get without breaking the bank. A quick ride over the beach, if you time the traffic right, and you're there. While enjoying the heated pool we met some friendly neighbors that day and many more afternoons after visiting the many parks during the day. Besides Ding Darling on Sanibel (which we visited 4 times to walk, bike and drive) we enjoyed Lovers Key and Lakes Park. Lots of good food at the Lakes Park farmers market on Friday mornings. The unit is outfit very well with the right kitchen stuff beach equipment and even flashlights that helped us walking the dog at night. And the bath towels are soft and absorbent, better than other rentals. Starz for pizza, Sunrise Cafe for breakfast (served fast and hot) and Courtney's for a good dinner. Thanks for being responsive to our needs during our enjoyable stay.
This property was very nice and located just off the beaten path yet very close to the bridge over to Sanibel Island. It was a nice and quiet complex and we met some very nice people during our short stay. We were gone all day each day and did not use the pool or grill but they were nice options to have. We enjoyed breakfast outside on the lanai a couple of times. We golfed in Estero and would recommend Stoneybrooke. On our rainy day, we went to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates (lots of walking outside) and found it very fascinating and spent more time there than we thought we would. We ate out and enjoyed Ford's Garage, Doc Fords, and did try the bagel/waffle place listed in the Welcome booklet. All very good! Very nice outlet mall in Estero and we also ate at Ted's Montana Grill after golf one night. We enjoyed a nice walk to soak up the last bit of warm sunshine before we had to head to the airport. We would definitely consider renting this property again!
Dear Lisa and Matt, Where do I begin? This condo was perfect! All of our needs and expectations were met - right down to the last detail. This was great location for our mother and son reunion. We had much fun exploring the beaches on Captiva, Sanibel and Lovers Key. Joe has successful fishing adventures, catching snook, sheepshead, catfish and mullet while I lounged at the beautiful white beaches and enjoyed the ocean. Joe cooked our meals on the grill and in the well stocked kitchen. All in all we had a terrific week and we hope to return someday with more family. We wish you much success with this venture. Thanks again.
I met my mother at the 'Favorite Sun' at the end of October and stayed for six nights. We liked the condo a lot. The condo has been renovated throughout and is like new. The beds and furniture are very comfortable, and there were plenty of brand new, fluffy towels. Lisa has thought of everything. There are beach towels, chairs and a rolling cooler for days at the shore. The kitchen was stocked with all the utensils and spices we needed. The pool and patio were perfect. We will definitely stay again when in Ft. Myers.
I was only able to get away for a few days and I was very pleased with this property that is in a very convenient location to enjoy the attractions in the area. All the creature comforts of home have been anticipated making the stay very cozy.
The house is inside - probably down to the bathrooms - newly renovated and is very cozy (especially the Sanibel-bedroom is great). It is well equipped, exudes coziness and the beach stuff provided go far beyond the normal extent. Kudos for that!