The house was exactly as it is described on the internet. It has everything you will need and more! It is very well maintained and if you have any concerns at all the property manager is right on it. We had a couple of days of really hard rain and I called him to check out the pool and he came right out and we were swimming again that evening. What was nice was that even tho it was raining, we still got to sit out by the pool because it is enclosed. We had 16 people and had plenty of places to sit together out there. The house is really laid out nice and the rooms are big. Everyone said how comfortable the beds were also.
Everyone did their own thing ....some did the beach and others liked to just stay home by the pool. Some of us went to breakfast every morning to the Olympic Cafe on Manatee Ave. This was a great place to eat and we even went back for dinner a couple of nights. It is a little Greek Restaurant that has really good food and friendly people. We also went to Pier 22, Riverwalk, Ellenton Outlets, Red Barn, Mixin's, and down the coast to Venice and Siesta Key. There is so much to do in this area. The owner has a basket with all kinds of things to see and do on the dining room table...be sure to go through it and you will find some pretty interesting things to do.
Someone in our group caught a bullhead and a big mouth bass right off the tiki hut. His son is a chef so we had them for dinner! What great memories we will all have!
Carol, the owner, is awesome! She always answered my questions whenever I called and even let me see the house while we were in Florida in January. She even called after we got in to make sure everything was ok.
I would recommend this property to everyone. It is set up for small kids, handicapped, and teens. There is always something to do. Pool, table tennis, books to read, even when it rains, you can keep busy.
Thank you Carol for letting us enjoy your home and I look forward to checking with you in the future to see if you can put us up again.