What a great place (specifically talking about #36). My wife and I arrived Thursday at 3pm ahead of 5 others for a total of 7 for a 4 night stay. We called Troy to see if it was ok to check in a little early and he gave us the go-ahead. Wow - we were both very impressed. The house was immaculate. We keep our place clean and this house is very, very clean. The open living room/kitchen is much larger than the pictures make them appear. I think this is what caught us off guard the most. Also, the master bedroom is gorgeous and equally huge. We explored the house and loved how perfect it would soon be for 7 adults. We cooked 2 nights for dinner and the kitchen comfortably allowed 3 people in there all at the same time with plenty of room - all while cooking, prepping, and moving around. The top bedroom balcony is awesome as is the patio on the ground level - the pool is literally 10 steps from the back door and both the patio and balcony have a perfect view of it. It really could not be more convenient. Also, the picture of the pool fails to show how nice the pool area really is. It has a covered patio with dozens of lounge chairs, chairs and tables with a coke machine and 3 (yes, 3) gas grills. We grilled out on them 1 night and had a blast. There was almost nobody else there so it felt like it was ours. Even when there were other families, everyone was very kind and seemed happy to be there. There is another "nicer" pool with a kiddie pool and whirlpool at the condos a little further down (2-3 min walk) but these tended to be more crowded. We never needed anything beyond what was in our own backyard. The mainsail resort is excellent - the homes are a tremendous value. The walk to the beach is not bad at all (5-7mins) with the back path taking a little longer as it winds through the tennis courts and main pool. The front street, however, is a straight shot and we did this daily. We loved the beach - it was perfect. It should be noted that the Mainsail resort beach service (2 chairs/umbrella) is only for the condominium guests - NOT the houses. It is otherwise $31/day. This was never an issue for us as we brought all of our stuff. Also, know that the whirlpool tub in the master does not have working jets. This is well documented in the bathroom. Again, did not bother us, Just letting you know.
I can't over-estimated how delighted we all were with the home. Much better than the already nice pictures. Troy was excellent. Will stay again without a doubt.