Our Second Stay Here -- Great for families with kids!
Submitted: May 23, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
This is the second year in a row that we have stayed in the villa for a week-long visit. We love it -- the place is very clean, beautifully decorated (which really puts you in the mood for the beach!), and VERY well stocked in the kitchen and in beach supplies too.
This year there were four of us: my husband and I in the main bedroom, our 7 month old baby in a pack-n-play in there with us too (which fit just fine), and my 4 year old daughter in the ADORABLE kids' room. There was plenty of room for all of us, and probably would have been plenty of room for more people too. It's nice to have two bathrooms, and by next year the baby will be able to stay in the kids' room too.
The beach supplies are such a life-saver -- nice cart to put everything in, beach chairs, buckets and shovels and toys for the kids, beach umbrella, coolers in the pantry, etc. The only thing we needed to bring for ourselves was life vests for the kids and some sunscreen and beach towels -- everything else is already there.
And it is a short walk to the beach -- find the path that goes through the gate for walkers. WITH kids and cart and stroller, in flip flops, it took me 8 minutes to get from villa to beach. Without kids or in better shoes, I'm sure it would be faster.
We love Folly Field Beach, but this year we also had a lot of fun in the pool which is right beside the building -- very easy after swimming to just run right upstairs with the little kids. And we played ping-pong in the clubhouse. Actually, the people at the gate were super friendly and helpful this year, which was nice too.
The Kenyons' place has some really sweet touches -- like children's books on the nightstand in the kids' room that we used for story time each night, beautiful dishes, helpful tips posted inconspicuously (which helped me to figure out how to use that fancy HDtv!)
In my opinion, it's a lot better than a hotel room, because we have the kitchen, the two bedrooms (for early kid bedtimes!), and all the beach supplies. It's a lot homier.
So I am really grateful that we found this place, and yes, after two visits, we are already planning to come back next year. It is SO nice to stay here. Thanks, you guys!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 2/2
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