Not only was the condo unit spacious, clean and well furnished but the location within the Mariner Sands gated community is perfect. The pool (with snack bar), tennis courts, fittness center, golf driving range, golf short game practice facility and club house are within a two or three minute walk. Everyone we met, mostly owners, were friendly and welcoming. The public beaches at Hobe Sound and Hutchinson Island are only fifteen or twenty minutes away and the downtown area of Stuart, with it's restaurants, gift shops and performance theater are also only a fifteen minute drive. We only stayed four weeks this year, because that was all that was available, but are staying six weeks in 2014.