We arrived and opened the door to our condo, and truthfully never wanted to leave! The description given to us by the owner ( who was so charming, polite and helpful) was nothing short of accurate! The condo was clean, everything worked!!! The kitchen was well stocked with every type of utensil, plate, glass, pot or skillet a cook could want. A beautiful stove with a modern oven ( even a convection setting), a microwave. A modern refrigerator with all the trimmings( makes ice, crushes, water etc.) An ice machine ( wow!! Great for the coolers and the drinks!). An efficient and effective dishwasher ( quiet) rounded out the stylish kitchen. Big screen TV, and TV's in every room. Nice big comfortable beds. A washer and dryer that really came in handy!! Clean bathrooms with spacious showers/tub. A jacuzzi in the master bath to boot! And the view...THE VIEW!!!! We fell asleep to the sound of gentle Gulf waves, and awoke to the same. There is also a grille on the e balcony, and we grilled tuna and shrimp and scallops fresh from Joe Patti's and ate them on the balcony. Nighttime views are magnificent- one can almost touch the stars. You're also 17 floors up, so it's quiet, quiet, quiet. Very romantic to say the least.
The beach is literally at your feet, and so accessible. Walk out the front door, and you'll find the Santa Rosa Sound right in front of you. Take the elevator down, and you're at the pool area..and 3 minutes later one finds themselves on the powder- white sands of the Gulf. We could also walk to the Boardwalk area, which has plenty of nightlife, restaurants and shopping. This is also a plus in case one wants to "party" a bit, and doesn't want to risk driving impaired, or pay cab fare. Literally 5 minutes. There is a convenience store about one minute from the gate if one needs adult beverages, soda or snacks. Very nice!
Parking was easy as can be, secure and well lighted. The facility boasts great workout rooms and spas to keep those unwanted vacation pounds at bay.
I couldn't recommend this place any more than I have! We're going back soon and plan to make a habit of it! And family members already have dibs on it too!