17819 week 26, as a family of four we had plenty of room and enjoyed our stay. We really liked the area and were so glad we didn’t stay in Clearwater due to the crowds. We were thrilled by the wild life of the bay. The short walk to the beach was never a problem. Our home for the week was quite accommodating. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Though, in my opinion, there are some opportunities for improvement.
The check-in process needs to be refined. Seemed very un-organized.
There were only two televisions in our home. This caused problems for my kids at bedtime.
No window blinds in the master bedroom or the living room. A small picture was leaned up against one of the bathroom’s window to conceal view.
No garage door openers were provided. We had to call the owners to get a code for the outside keypad.
Small, tight parking area.
Lots of steps, they were also really slick. Be careful!
Several areas need general maintenance and TLC.
The game room was a mess. It contained a rough ping pong table with no net, a futon with a box spring leaned behind it, and a small plastic picnic table. It was basically a block room with a concrete floor.
No DVD players, stereo, or video games.
The plastic Adirondack chair backs were broken.
A bed in the kitchen along with a futon???
Never had a face to face or phone call from the owners to check and see if we needed anything or if everything was OK, even though they lived next door. They did leave a number for us to call them.
Like others, we had trouble getting our security deposit back. Nothing was offered until we asked for it. Seems to be a pattern.
The positives outweigh the opportunities:
The home was clean and beautiful.
Very nice furnishings
Great location! You do have to cross four lanes of traffic to get to the beach but it was never an issue for us.
Very picturesque. Incredible sunrise and sunset views
We saw manatee, rays, dolphins, lots of different birds, and lizards.
Nice shelling on the beach.
Plenty of towels
Loved the ceiling fans
Great floor plan with plenty of storage.
Nice appliances and amenities.
Lots of beach toys and even a wagon.
Huge garage. I’d like to have one just like it at home.
Loved the shower in the master bath.
Cots, roll-a-ways, futons, and makeshift beds everywhere. The unit could have slept 14. I don’t know how comfortably though.
I’m not trying to be critical just providing honest feedback in hopes of helping the owners and other visitors.