Every year my family and my sisters family along with our parents get a chance to rent a house for a family vacation. This is actually the second time we have rented the Gem of the Ocean. We stayed here in 2011 and had an amazing time. We found ourselves regretting we booked elsewhere in 2012 & 2013. Huge renovations were made to the house since our stay in 2011. We had the pleasure of booking Gem of the Ocean for the week of June 7-14 2014. The owners re-did the entire house and it looks like a brand new house. The addition to the tiki hut bar to the back of the house was an AMAZING addition. The location of the house is perfect. You are extremely close to everything you need from restaurants, grocery stores, to shoppes and activities. I spent a ton of time by the pool with the kids and our parents could sit out back under shade with a drink and watch the kids. The weather was absolutely amazing as we got lucky and had nothing but blue skies. The house gives each family its own needed space with the separate rooms. The adults loved how close you are to the beach. The proximity to the beach makes it easy to get on and off the beach at anytime for lunch, refreshments, and bathroom breaks. The outside bathroom and shower is a awesome feature. I will continue to rent this house every year if vacation is in the books, and I know Matthew will go out of his way to accommodate me and my family.