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Timberwoods Vacation Villas
Sarasota, Florida
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“Other owners Beware "they don't like children"”
Reviewed 17 May 2010

We stayed at Timberland Villas in Sarasota while our daughter attended a class at the hosptial in this area. We brought our 5 month old grandson and thought we would have a great time. The place we rented was very nice but another owner let us know when we got to the pool (late one evening) that our grandson could not get in the pool! We had not intended for him to go swimming but the attitude of this individual with the manager present made it impossible to enjoy our stay! Would NEVER go back~

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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, General Manager at Timberwoods Vacation Villas, responded to this review, 17 June 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for submitting your review to Trip Advisor about Timberwoods Vacation Villas. I am sorry to hear that your stay with us was disappointing. Timberwoods rents villas and our main focus is to make sure your villa is in great shape and exceeds your cleaning standards.

The situation at the pool that you mentioned is very unfortunate and I can assure you that the person you spoke to was not Timberwoods Vacation Villas' Manager or even an employee. I do not go to the pool at night time and we have always been friendly with children. Personally, I am a grandmother of a 8-month old baby girl and I would never behave in such way with any guests. Every Summer we have little league teams stay with us and they occupy all of the villas we rent.

There have been cases where owners who live or are on vacation in their villas (which we do not manage) have acted as higher authority without merit. We do not possess the power to rule how other adults behave at the Pool area, unfortunately, their actions affect us and we have asked for them to halt the hostility.

Once again I apologize for the inconvenience this caused and, even though you say you are not interested in coming back, we hope to have the privilege to have you as our guests once again. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Teresa Blanco
General Manager
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Reviewed 28 April 2010

Really enjoyed staying at Timberwoods and would definately come back. The resort is not too large so you don't feel overwhelmed with people. The pool and outdoor facilites are great and we never had to wait to use anything. The villas are lovely and very spacious. The grounds had lots of mixed wildlife, turtles, ducks, otters and lots of different birds which was a pleasure to see and although you feel secluded from noise and traffic etc when in Timberwoods you are also very near to local malls, restaurants and Siesta Key beach and turtle beach are only a short drive away so it is very centrally located for anywhere in Sarasota and the other nearby Gulf beaches of Venice in one direction or Anna Maria Island in the other.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 December 2009

We have been visiting this part of Florida for over 20 years and I think this must be the best all round place we have stayed in. The location is excellent, just on the outskirts of Sarasota close to good shops and beaches, the accomodation is great and has everything you could possibly need, the pool and hot tub are lovely and all this in the most beautiful surroundings. I wish we had found Timberwoods years ago, we hope to go back and back.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 21 February 2009

I am writing this review in the middle of a two month stay at the complex. We leave the end of March 2009.

TImberwoods Villas is a complex of 114 individually owned vacation villas. One books a reservation either through the office or privately, either through a real estate office or from the owner directly, depending upon arrangements the owner has made. Because the villas are individually owned, decor and amenities vary. Each villa is 1344 square feet and has two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchens and a lanai. The complex has a club house with a heated pool and hot tub. There are weekly get togethers with guests arranged by the complex, as well as events such as Valentine's Day parties, St Patrick Days Parties, etc.

The setting of Timberwoods is superb. It is wooded and set back from the road. The outside condition of the villas is excellent, as one would expect from properties that are individually owned.

The clientele is mostly retired people, with the usual visits from friends and family during school breaks, etc. That said, there are a number of villas (such as our neighbours) that are occupied by owners on a permanent basis - it is their home!

I strongly recommend Timberwoods. This is our first year here, but it will not be our last.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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La Chapelle-d'Armentieres, France
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Reviewed 16 June 2008

Once again we ve stayed at Timberwoods
A great place ...
Everything is perfect : the location, the staff and the villas...
Only one thing to say :
We ll be back as soon as possible

  • Liked — Freedom... tasting the american life
  • Disliked — Leaving....
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Bromley, Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2006

After looking around for a decent priced place we found out about Timberwoods from the local tourist information office. After looking at the place we thought 'looks expensive'. We rang the office when it opened and was surprised to find out how cheap it was as it was our first stay there. The villas themselves are everything you could ask for. They are very spacious and full of everything you could require for a self catering holiday. There was only the 2 of us and we had ample room and even if you went with 2 or 3 children you would still have lots of room. All of the villas are 2 bedroomed and 2 bathrooms with a washing machine,tumble drier and dishwasher.
The staff were brilliant and couldnt have been more accomodating to us. Thank you Diane!!!
The pool was clean and warm and the hottub was lovely. There are also tennis courts, a putting green, table tennis and a small basketball hoop. In the clubhouse there is a small library where you can swap books and also games, pool table and puzzles in case the weather isnt brilliant but the mall next door is great for bad weather times and shopping!!!
We had a fantastic time at Timberwoods and would definately recommend it to anyone looking for a nice quiet place to stay.
Saying that there was not a lot of children there it seemed more like a retirement complex. But on weekends there where a few more children there probably visiting grandparents.
If you would like any more information do not hesitate to email me.

  • Liked — The size of the villa and the wonderful pool area.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — 1st visit ask for the new guest rate.
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2003

My family and I have been visiting the Sarasota area for the last several years. We took a chance on an internet deal for the Timberland Woods Villas in May of 2003. We found the accomodations to be very well maintained,spacious with beautiful -peaceful grounds surrounding the villas. We enjoyed the spot so much we purchased one of the villas for our retirement! Loved it!!!!!

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Additional Information about Timberwoods Vacation Villas

Property: Timberwoods Vacation Villas
Address: 8452 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2936
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Timberwoods Vacation Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Famous Siesta Key is just 2 miles away! Located in 25 acres of wooded pines & a tropical park-like setting, you will enjoy walks along two scenic ponds inhabited by a wide variety of wildlife such as Great Blue Herons, it's Birder's Paradise! 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, living & dining, private garage w/remote entry, screened-in furnished patios. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, DVD, Cable TV, and FREE PHONE CALLS. ... more   less 
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