Gorgeous Villa!! (continued)
Submitted: February 3, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
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The central air conditioning system worked perfectly, including in the bathrooms. The ceiling fans in the living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and porch worked great and helped keep a very comfortable airflow throughout the house.
The large porch outside the living room runs the full length of the house, has couches and a large table with six chairs, and is fully screened in -- which made it a tranquil and comfortable place to sit and eat dinner, enjoying the beautiful weather without being bothered by any insects. You can also darken the porch by lowering the electric shades that cover the screened walls of the porch.
The pool outside is gorgeous and large, and very clean, with a bridge over the middle. Our children had a terrific time swimming in this pool. The pool area has plenty of seating, and a cozy hammock which we also enjoyed. The villa is right on the water and has a boat lift, and also has three kayaks (which we regretfully did not have a chance to use because the winds were too strong while we were there and the water was too rough).
The villa, like many others in the area, is built on stilts. For those who have difficulty walking up the flight of stairs from the parking area among the stilts to the villa itself upstairs, there is a fully functional private elevator. This is a thoughtful piece of equipment that makes this villa accessible to anyone.
The street-side of the villa is beautifully landscaped, and the semicircular driveway is neatly paved with decorative paving stones.There is ample parking area for at least three cars, and probably even more, along the driveway and among the stilts beneath the house. There is a utility room beneath the stilts, near the pool, containing a washing machine and dryer. This room was musty and humid, and can use some air fresheners and a new air conditioner, but it served its purpose and the washer/dryer worked well.
In summary, we are grateful to the owners, Kris and John, and the property manager Julie, for allowing our family to enjoy a terrific vacation in this home. We highly recommend it to anyone traveling to the lower Keys, and would be thrilled to stay here again on our next trip to the area.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you Zalman and Gila. It seems that this site did not post your entire review as the first page is missing. I'd like to respond to the laundry room being musty. It shouldn't be musty at all because we put a new air conditioner in there last spring, and there is a big ceiling fan. We normally go to the house each year and clean out the storage / launday area, Clorox the walls and floor, and make it smell wonderful. However, we haven't been able to get there this year yet because of illness. I'll speak with our manager, and see if she can spiff it up so that it's not offensive to anyone. Thank you for letting us know. We respond very quickly to any and every concern that our guests may bring up.
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