Lets start with the area first: I.R.B. is a wonderful area with a more relaxed feel to it, with a lot of good to great restaurants, great beautiful beach walks, centered in between St. Pete's and Clearwater, all accessible by Gulf Trolly for inexpensive fares. The house itself when we arrived was better than the pictures, so be prepared to be pleasantly surprised-the outside grounds are well taken care of, the neighborhood is quiet and clean, the back yard pool area is well kept, as are the services and maintenance. Inside the house the decor is wonderfully vibrant and colorful, and loaded with every appliance that you could possibly need. EASY to keep clean on a day to day, which makes it totally easier on the sad day of departure, beds are comfy, baths are easy to use, house is large enough to "do your own thing" (we didnt spend a lot of time apart; we were having so much fun that every room was acceptable between 6 people). This place took quite a bit of worries OUT of vacationing with so many, and yet we were able to cook some traditional holiday meals, while also having the option of walking to delicious local restos. I even got to rescue a possum by the Kooky Kokonut on my way back from a late nite snack. All in all I'd say we were all happy with the house, area, ease of airport access, transportation. I really would like to thank Bruce and Lisa for their foresight in such an excellent location and a beautiful property. AND for answering every question that I had about anything. This was the first one that I've done (almost) by myself, and they made it clear and easy for me, and we had no glitches or hitches.