We were very pleased with the closeness to the ocean -- when listed at two minutes -- it was two minutes! The pool is awesome. Patio, hot tub and outside bar complete with music was enjoyed by all. Inside the house is extremely roomy, There were 14 of us with room to spare. My only criticism is that the thermostat is preset at 78 degrees which makes for some uncomfortable times on those steamy days on Hilton Head. Otherwise the house is great.