First and foremost, I have to acknowledge Janie at Phoenix Rentals/iTrip for being the best and most pleasant rental agent I've ever worked with. She is incredibly quick to respond to any questions and concerns I had leading up to the rental. A+ all the way! Second, the owners were very accomodating in working with my group for a non-standard rental time-frame...thanks much!
We couldn't have asked for a better location for our dive group, as we were going out with Conch Republic Divers, located at the marina just a stone's throw away. Plenty of dining, diving, fishing, watersports rental options located very near the house.
The house itself is represented accurately in the photos and, having 4 single beds, 1 king and one pull-out, it works very well for groups not wanting to share beds with one another. That being said, having been one of the 3 in our group to stay in the seperate lower-level area, I would advise that this space could use some serious TLC/rehab. It has a ton of potential to be a great little space, seperate from the main living area but it needs work (new shower head, new beds/bedding, and just some more creature comforts to give it more of a homey feel rather than a converted storage area feel). The main, upper level living area was MUCH better though, so don't let that scare you off!!!...just know what to expect. My group was a very low-maintenance bunch of guys so we were fine with it.
All in all, awesome location and better option than most of the hotels in the area at a much more reasonable price.
We plan on being back in the future!