This was the perfect spot to escape from a very snowy winter in New England! Although my husband and I rented this large home primarily for ourselves, we hosted 2 small dinners during our week-long stay and the home was a big hit with everyone. The pool table and several large high-def TV's were wonderful to keep the grand kids entertained, while the adult guests enjoyed the huge bar area with super comfortable seating as we'll as the dining table with amazing canal and intracoastal views. Simply put, this house just made us smile every minute of our stay. Publix market, CVS, and many fine restaurants were only blocks from the house. There is an easy path access to the beach which is right across from Bermuda Rivera and the bikes in the garage were a big plus for us too. The best seat in the house (in my opinion) is the balcony right off the master bedroom. Every day started right there with a cup of coffee. The area is private, quiet, secure (security cameras which you can view from 3 TV monitors take care of this). We felt at home the moment we walked in this house. The mattress in the master bedroom was a dream. Best nights sleep I have had in a long time. And Manny, who will greet you at the door, will answer all your questions and point out some of the homes features you might miss. Oh, and unlike some rentals, this pool was really warm! We very much enjoyed this home. There was a new discovery around every corner and you can catch the afternoon sun from the little balcony off the library. We hope to return in 2016.