Reconnecting with old friends
Submitted: May 12, 2010
Stayed: February 2010
As a first-time island visitor, I was charmed and delighted by the whole experience. The short ferry ride over to the island really emphasized the "get away from it all" aspect of the island. The house is located directly on Kettle Harbor, with a private dock where I could sit and sunbathe and watch the dolphins and sea birds frolic.
It is on "stilts" like other construction on the island, with a wonderful deck right outside the door. The extra height provides an added sense of privacy, although the placement of the homes and the wonderful landscaping and mangroves already insure that peaceful feeling.
This is an awesome place to spend some "away" time alone or with good friends or family. I have bad knees which limit my walking, so I highly recommend renting a golf cart for your island exploration and to get you to the perfect beach spot each evening for the amazing sunsets over the Gulf. My visit was a "reunion" with two college friends from 30+ years ago, and we had a great time. We enjoyed the respite from cable TV, (now I see there are satellite receivers) taking advantage of the large DVD selection. (Don't forget to bring popcorn!) There were also many board games to choose from, but mostly we just enjoyed the place and our visit/catching up on the years. The kitchen was well equipped for our needs. My two friends handled the cooking, and I was the dishwasher.
One night we took the golf cart to the island's lone restaurant, for cocktails and a yummy fish dinner (macadamia crusted tilapia) There was live music to enjoy, and we had a great moonlit ride back to the house. It was a bit chilly for my taste, but my more daring friend used the outdoor shower under the stars that evening.
This is a perfect spot for a couple (or anyone) to spend time together and "recharge" their connection. I hope to return again soon.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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