Ask The Expert!
by Candy Harrington, editor of Emerging Horizons
Searching for an Accessible Resort
I am a travel agent for a family who wants to go to a truly accessible resort.Their 15-year old son uses a power wheelchair, and he absolutely loves the water. There will be four adults and two children. Do you have any recommendations?
You’ve really not indicated where they would like to travel, but since you mentioned the water, I’m going to assume they want to go to a warm weather destination. Granted that can vary depending on the time of the year, but I’d recommend renting an accessible Florida villa. Not only will it be big enough to accommodate the whole family, but they’ll also have their own private pool. And I have a perfect property in mind for your group.
Located in the St. Petersburg area, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom villa features level access, wide doorways and barrier-free access throughout the unit. The master bathroom has a roll-in shower, a portable shower/commode chair and a roll-under sink. There is level access to the screened-in porch, which features a pool with a hydraulic lift; and there's an accessible fishing dock located nearby.
You can find out more about this vacation home at www.florida-holidayhomes.org/. I sure your clients will love it.