Our family of 12 ranging from age 9 months to 90-years old spent a wonderful Christmas week at John’s house. It was even better than advertised. John was so prompt in responding to every question and thorough with reservation details and instructions that we felt very secure with the whole renting procedure.
There were so many places for us to gather together as well as be alone.
There was seating for 12 inside and out where we ate our delicious meals cooked in the well-appointed kitchen or on the gas grill outside.
We enjoyed cocktails around the large bar under the lanai, lounging in the Adirondack chairs on the dock while watching the boat traffic on the canal and relaxing on the shady porch. The living was huge and TV great, but we only watched a little Sunday football. Too much else to do outside!
Specifically the pool; clean, perfect temperature and used 12 hours a day. Children and adults were in and out from 7am to 7pm.
There were a couple of days people never left the “compound”. But when we did the Design District and Bal Harbor were a mere 15 minutes away. The beach was about 5.
It was also very easy to get to airports, Costco and Publix.
The property manager, Randy, was incredibly friendly and helpful. He was there to greet us and show us around, answered all questions, accepted a package when we were out and mailed clothing left behind. Incredible service.
On day 2 the 6-year-old announced “I wish this were my house”, we all nodded in agreement.
We had such a good time we have already reserved this beautiful home for next Christmas.