My husband and I, along with our brood of 9 (ages 17-2), stayed for a week at Sirenia Cove. We had a blast. All of us. The sunshine and warm days were a literal breath of fresh air, coming from the tundra of Michigan.
The heated pool was used extensively. I loved the size of it (3-5 feet deep); less worry for a mother of young ones, yet plenty of space for all to jump in and splash around. Everything was very cozy, yet there was ample space for all of us to stretch out and relax. I am still amazed that I was able to read an entire novel during the stay (while sitting in the lounge chairs out back, enveloped by the glorious sunshine, of course). The kitchen was stocked well, so after a trip to Fresh Market (akin to Whole Foods), and Publix (a standard grocery), healthy meals were easily prepared.
Terri and Nancy are superb hosts and were wonderfully responsive to any of our needs. Maintenance people were very respectful, and attentive to the curiosity of small people, answering ALL the questions they could imagine.
We rented a double kayak from down the road, which was delivered, and enjoyed the canals and Bimini Bay for a few days. Bridge Street provided an evening out of live music for the hubs and I, while the children enjoyed popcorn and movies on Netflix at the house. Manatee Beach is beautiful and full of life. We played in the sand and enjoyed the peaceful sunset. On another day, we decided lunch at the beach. Good idea, badly executed, when we set up ON the beach vs at the picnic tables. Seagulls bum rushed us, and stole our vidles. So just don't do that, and you'll have a grand time.
We hope to stay again in the future. It really is a fabulous dwelling, and Nancy and Terri go above and beyond to make guests comfortable.