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Jake and Kay Stieger

Note from the Owners


Dear Kay and Jake,

Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed Manatee Haven.  After two days back in the day-to-day grind, we wish we were back in Florida.  Your home is beautiful, has a great floor plan, is well maintained, and we were especially impressed by the attention to detail and all of the things being there in the spot a person would expect.

We look forward to next year.

Steve and Marni W.

Dear Kay and Jake,

I figured it was about time I sat down to write and tell you both what a wonderful time Kevin and I had at Manatee Haven.  Staying there was like staying in a friend's private home.  It didn't feel like a renal house.  Although the house is designed to house a crowd, Kevin and I were nice and cozy.  The privacy of the pool and sitting poolside for lunch or reading was heaven.  I am so impressed with your DVD organizer, I have decided to do the same thing here at home!  It usually takes Kevin two or three days to decompress but he was in the North Captiva groove immediately.  We both said we would do it again and wished we had another week.

We beat the nasty Katrina weather coming home.  Hope all is well after Wilma.  You all have a wonderful place to escape to and we thank you for letting us share it.

Take care,

Robin and Kevin M.

Dear Stiegers,

We just got home from our terrific week in your house on North Captiva.  We had a wonderful stay and your house made everything so easy!  Ralph and I had our daughter and son-in-law and two babies, so the portacrib and high chair were godsends.  One night the power went out for several hours around dinner time, and we had cheese and crackers for dinner and had to break into your stash of Triscuits - so we left you a couple of bottles of wine in the little refrigerator!  We also used some of the brown rice because I forgot to buy it at Publix.  I also left you some packets of Stevia which is an all-natural, no chemical, no cal sweetener that I recently discovered.

Thanks so much for everything - hope we can come back soon again - this time for two weeks (one with the grandkids and one without)!!

Ann P.


Dear Kay and Jake,

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us.  It is certainly all that you described.  The only problem we had was buying too many groceries, bringing way too many clothes and also bringing way too much stuff for the kids.  You had more than enough to make all of our kids comfortable and entertained, even on a really wet, rainy day and evening.  Your pool is simply fabulous and we are now looking forward to another trip to Manatee Haven coming up very soon; this time with my sister and mother.

Take care and thank you again for such a wonderful holiday.  You made the trip easy for us, your managers are terrific and helpful and your home is, once again, fantastic.


Karen A.

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