What a fantastic vacation we had!!! Our family of four (me, my husband & our 7 & 9 year old kids) spent an incredible, relaxing, fun week at this beautiful house. The pictures perfectly depict the house. It is very charming and relaxing with plenty of room for our family (with plenty of room to spare).
The description of the house was very accurate. We found literally everything we needed there: cooking utensils, a blender, grills (gas & charcoal), beach towels, a washer & dryer, beach chairs and more beach toys than you could even think about playing with. They even had a bocce ball set & a paddle ball set that we got a great deal of enjoyment out of.
The pictures that show the proximity of the house to the beach are not doctored - you are THAT close!!! It made it very convenient when someone had to make a quick bathroom trip or a special drink or snack was forgotten. We spent almost every day on the beach having SO much fun!!!
For the times that we wanted to eat out, we found the nearby restaurants were really great. Slyce Pizza was particularly awesome (went there more than once) and JDs was great too (with live music every time we went). A couple of times that week, we took a long stroll down the beach and made our way to the Kooky Coconut for some of the best ice cream I've had. It was a bit of a walk, but you don't think about it while walking on that gorgeous beach. We saw several cranes on one of our walks there.
There is a grocery store within driving distance that has everything you'd need. We even made two different trips during the week to Legoland & Busch Gardens (both within 1-2 hours from the house). Our favorite times were at the house, relaxing on the beach, eating on the porch & watching the view, drinking coffee on the sun porch & watching the beautiful sunset.
The property was clean and very well-maintained. Karen (the owner) was beyond great. She was very responsive and helpful. Our daughter even left behind her beloved stuffed animal (which we didn't discover until unpacking the night we got back home). We immediately contacted Karen; she got in touch with the cleaning service & they promptly mailed her back home, safe & sound (with a very sweet note). It was very touching to see the personal touch that Karen provided, and our daughter was so thankful to have her "lovey" returned so quickly.
We would HIGHLY recommend this house to anyone! We cannot wait to come back!!