Wonderful month at Big Blue!
We stayed at the Big Blue house for a month this fall. It was my husband and I, our two small children, my mother, and our two cocker spaniels. We had a wonderful time.
The house was perfect! It has everything we needed and is tastefully decorated. The color scheme in the house is very bold, but at the same time all the colors work well together and make you feel happy and recharged. The size of the house was ideal for our needs. The layout is very practical, maximizing the space. My husband had to work during our visit, and he was using one of the downstairs bedrooms for his office. The downstairs area was private and quiet away from our noisy kids. The internet signal downstairs was a bit weak, but it did not end up being too much of a problem.
I absolutely loved the convection oven! It takes a few times before you get used to it, but it works so well. I’m getting one for my kitchen at home. I also loved the bathrooms – they were large, with beautiful stone throughout, skylights that allowed looking at the stars and moon, and large showers that felt so comfortable after a day at the beach. The wrap around deck was fantastic for everything – cup of coffee in the morning, glass of wine in the afternoon, and of course watching amazing sunsets!
Location- The house is on a quiet street with the bay right in front of you. It is nice to take the kayak from the garage and go exploring the shoreline and houses on the canals (it reminded us of the canals in Venice, CA). The walk to the beach is fairly short for an adult, but you do need to cross a busy street (with no cross walk) to get to the other side of the island. My mother and I and the dogs went for a sun raise walk on the beach every morning and did not mind walking across the island. However, when we went to the beach with the kids and all the equipment that comes with kids, we drove. There is free parking by the beach, and since we were there in off season, we always had a spot to park.
The owners are very responsive and want to ensure that you have everything you need to enjoy your stay.
In a nutshell, we had a wonderful, relaxing vacation. We have many great memories from the Big Blue house. This is where we saw the first smiles of our baby boy and first heard him laugh out loud. The house started feeling like home…we didn’t want to leave. Well, we definitely will be back. Dave and Gay, thank you for sharing your home with us. It is a very special place.
The Joneses (Austin, TX)
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