What an incredible family vacation we had at Gone Gulfing! From the first communication with Trudy, the owner, to the welcoming visit from Carol and Rob, the property managers, we felt their personal pride and care in making sure that we would enjoy a wonderful vacation.
The location is perfect…..on a quiet cul-de-sac, yet within a five minute walk to the beach, Gulf Place’s restaurants, shops, and Sunday night concerts. Paddle board and ocean kayak rentals are very close by, too. There are so many nice restaurants in the area!
For our family of five adults and two children, there was plenty for everyone to do ….all of the time! Every morning, we walked to the gorgeous beach, with the wagon loaded with umbrellas, chairs and beach toys, which were provided in the shed. In the afternoons, we loved swimming in the beautiful backyard pool, lounging in the many chairs around the pool, napping or reading in the cabana. In the evenings, some of us were in the pool while others enjoyed the delightful spa. The landscaping in the backyard was gorgeous and lighted at nighttime to add to the atmosphere! With our friends also staying in the area, it was easy to host a large group for dinner around the huge table in the backyard. The music system, which played inside and out, was enjoyed by everyone!
Inside is as awesome as the outside! The home is beautifully decorated….yet so very comfortable! We cooked most of our meals during the week, so we appreciated the well-stocked kitchen, which had every appliance and piece of equipment we could have possibly needed. The kids loved watching Netflix movies in the living room and with the huge TV screen, they thought that they were in the theater! The bedrooms and bathrooms were luxurious, to say the least. Between the comfortable mattresses and bedding, complimentary bathrobes, coffee makers AND coffee, TV’s and balconies, we could have stayed in our bedrooms all morning long!
This was truly the most wonderful vacation we have ever had! You will be hard pressed to find accommodations like this……or more wonderful people to make sure that your vacation is as worry free as possible! The only negative part for us was leaving at the end of the week!