We've been back home more than a week, and I am still having trouble putting our experience out of my mind. Since we've left, I wake up every morning disappointed that I am not waking up at the Seacrest Home.
The online photos do NOT do this home justice! The property is private, tranquil and luxurious! The home is SO well appointed, and exceeded my family's expectations. I will be honest, I expected to have to bring "extras" from home, but didn't. The linen supply was excellent....from beach towels to bath towels and blankets and extra sheets, I was pleasantly surprised. In addition, it is immaculately kept.
Until this trip, we were having frequent arguments over upgrading to a king from a queen. I was reluctant (read: stingy), but after a week on the king master suite bed, I am sold, and won't settle for less than the comfort of that bed!!
The pool was the perfect retreat for our family, and as novice environmentalists, we appreciated the salt water vs. chlorine pool. We loved the views of the pool from the upper level decks, as well as the view of the bay.
The decor was perfection, and the updated baths created our own private shangri-la. I wish the weather had allowed us more use of the unique and fun Tiki Bar area....perhaps we'll come back when the weather cools down.
That being said, a venue is only as good as its staff. I cannot sing the praises of Rosie, Jill and Vickie (and Vickie's husband...please forgive my memory lapse as to his name) enough. Any concern was dealt with before it occurred, with professionalism and care. As a real estate professional, I set a pretty high bar for these folks, and they exceeded all expectation with regards to customer satisfaction. I adored the "vacation" album left for us. Not only did it provide instruction on the property, it was a collection of tips and treasures from past guests, right down to carryout menus from local restaurants. As a service professional, I appreciated the attention to detail, and the personal messages we received during our stay. It made us feel as though this "rental" was our home.
The beach really is a short walk away....I had my doubts ;) We expected a longer hike, and were pleasantly surprised. The cart and sand toys made for less grumpy children, which made for a MUCH less grumpy mom.
We truly can't thank the Seacrest team enough for catering to us, and for making our visit memorable. If they'll have us, we WILL be back!