Plan Your Next Staycation at Verandah

The Danes call it ‘hygge’ some call it a stay-cation, but whatever defines the feeling of home, we can all agree that “staying in” is the new “going out” – or at least that’s how the residents of Verandah see it. An active adult community nestled up against Southwest Florida’s Orange River just fifteen minutes from Fort Myers, Verandah by Kolter can be summed up in two words – all-inclusive. Even the poshest resort can’t match the convenience of having it all at your fingertips whether it’s water sports, going out to lunch or meeting friends on an award-winning 36-hole golf course. Nightlife and spin classes? It’s all on-site.

Planned communities like Verandah focus on building not just beautiful homes, but a lifestyle that nurtures the health and social vitality of residents. With all the sports activities, fitness classes and outdoor recreation offered, staying active has never been this fun. River Village, otherwise known as the neighborhood retreat, goes from cardio to cocktails on the dance floor with everything from on-trend spin classes to spa services to innovations like Har-Tru tennis courts featuring unique clay surfaces that are both joint friendly and slow the ball for precise game-play. Outdoorsy types can grab a paddle and a kayak and head out to the Orange River boat launch, or experience what it feels like to drive it like an A-Lister with members only tee times at Old Orange or Whispering Oak golf courses- both rated in the top 25 by Golf Advisor, and voted #1 by Veranda’s golf pros.

The leisure hub of River Village, River House has great food and even better company. Pick-me-ups start at Blossoms Cafe for freshly brewed motivation before heading out onto the 9-mile trail and boardwalk, taking the canoe out onto the river or hanging out in the pool-it is Florida after all! With all the clubs to sign up for whether you’re into photography, music or horseback riding, River House Lounge is a perfect dining spot for all your social meet-ups. Verandah doesn’t mind letting it go to the dogs with its expansive park that gets an enthusiastic paws up from canine residents and also offers a covered seating area for pet parents to socialize. You could always move to an average neighborhood and pay gym membership fees and only dream of living on the water- or just start living the good life right now at Verandah.

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