Best Beach Vacation Ever!
Submitted: December 9, 2020
Stayed: July 2011
I've never rented a home on the beach before and did not know what to expect, but I did conjure visions of what I wanted it to be like and I was NOT disappointed! We invited my family with my 9 yr old nephew, and friends to join us for the week and everyone agreed that this was the best vacation ever! Very relaxing, quiet and tranquil, the uncrowded beach a sheer joy (although plenty of friendly people, think secluded rather than remote), terrific ocean swimming, kayaking and walking. The house was clean, clean, clean, with 2 kitchens that made it so easy for my brother's family in the morning...yet evenings we all gathered to cook upstairs and enjoy each other. Nicely appointed, but not so that you felt that you couldn't relax in it. We thought we would go sight-seeing, eat out, go to the movies, shopping...nah! We chose to stay to ourselves. Although a 10+ mile drive would take you to all those things. My favorite part was all the wildlife that abounds; pods of leaping dolphins, wild horses on the beach and in our backyard, crabs of all sorts, birds galore, only a couple of miles to the National wildlife refuge, and having our much domesticated (and spoiled) dogs with us just made it perfect! I expected to have to leash my dogs on the beach, but it was not necessary and no one complained, and the beach is well patrolled but as long as your dog is under your control they do not interfere. We were prompted by other reviews to bring our own cleaning, paper products, etc...so I did, but there are plenty of pots, pans, dishes, eating and cooking utensils. Also, people did leave left over amenities like dish detergent so we left ours too for others to share. Beach umbrellas and some beach chairs made it easy too. Don't forget bath tissue and soap and laundry detergent. Everyone agreed that the beds were great! A good night's sleep in a comfy bed is paramount for my happiness! I would like to share this advice; when they say let the air out of your tires before driving on the beach (there are NO roads)...let the air out of your tires! Our menfolk were unreasonably resistant to this idea, not having experienced beach driving before they thought it unnecessary with a 4-wheel vehicle. NECESSARY. So ladies, apply pressure to menfolk from the point you leave the road; let out at least 11 lbs in each tire to traverse the beach.
All in all, we were so spoiled by Carova Beach and the house, I don't think we can stay in any other
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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