Best Trip Ever
My wife and I visited the Whaley House along with 13 friends for the annual spring pompano run. The house is remarkable in every way. Even with 15 of us in the house, none of us ever felt crowded; there is plenty of room for privacy, but there are also great areas for gathering as a group. We were especially grateful for the massive, well-equipped kitchen as we were cooking fish or some other seafood almost every night. We could not have without the ground-level refrigerator and freezer as we needed room for all the ice we used, bait, and overflow groceries. The ground-level half-bath allowed us take care of business without tracking sand into the house and the stench of fish and bait into the house!
The fishing right in front of the house was OUTSTANDING. We stopped counting the number of fish we caught/kept at about 400 and that doesn't even include all the throwbacks. Fish caught included whiting, pompano (about 40-50), sea trout, black drum (largest was 36" and 28 lbs), sheepshead, sand trout, catfish, stingrays, two 7' dusky sharks (250 lbs., and 275 lbs) , a 5' spinner shark (100 lbs.), one tarpon, and one cobia. We caught so many fish that we actually got tired of catching! On our past trips to SGI we have always gone to the point in the park or to the jetties, but there was no need to do that because of the perfect beach and water conditions right in front of the house. If you're a fisherman/fisherwoman, this is the place to go.
Many thanks to our hostessfor making this the most memorable (and comfortable) fishing trip I have ever been on, and everyone else in my group feels the same way. It was also great to meet our host's brother and his wife who were staying in the house next door and were extremely friendly and gracious. They even took on the task of taking our group pictures.
I've already started putting our group together for next year. All the years I've spent looking for "beach heaven" are over because I found the Whaley House!
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Owner's Response: I have had an opportunity to see some of your vacation photos and it seems your group fully experienced what The Whaley House is all about; having a rich experience spending time with friends and loved ones doing your favorite activities at the beach!
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