The Shops at Surfside (with Starbucks, Pizza, Grill, Bank, Department Store, etc.) are a 4 minute drive by car. The Publix-Supermarket on SW Pine Island Road is approx. 7 minutes by car.
To Sirenia Vista Park ,who offers Manatee Viewing and Kayak Launch (also planned is a boardwalk and information center),it´s about 10 minutes by car.
You can rent kayaks for the above mentioned manatee-area around Matlacha at Gulfcoast Kayak (guided tours are also available) - only 9 minutes by car
In a 15 min radius by car you´ll find multiple golf courses.
The Sunsplash-Waterpark is only 15 minutes away.
Also Cape Harbour with lots of shops and restaurants (for example the famous "Rumrunners") can be reached in 15 minutes.
Shopping-Fans get their money´s worth at Edison Mall .In 20 min. you´re there.
Ft.Myers Beach/Pier - approx. 35 Min.
Sanibel Island - approx. 40 Min.
Miromar Outlets - approx. 40 Min.
Ft.Myers Int. Airport - approx. 35 Min.
Miami Int. Airport - approx. 2h 35 Min.
Tampa Int. Airport - approx. 2h
Orlando Int. Airport - approx. 3h
Fort Lauderdale Airport - approx. 2h 20 Min.
More distant destinations (for day trips):
Bush Gardens (Tampa) - approx. 2h 10 Min.
Naples - approx. 1h
Sea World (Orlando) - approx. 2h 50 Min.
Everglades National Park - approx. 3h
Marco Island - approx. 1h 25 Min.