An amazing place for a family vacation or a romantic getaway!
Submitted: August 12, 2011
Stayed: August 2011
The Highview is an amazing value. The reality of the condo exceeded what was listed on VRBO. Everything for a family to enjoy a beach get-a-way was provided, all you need to bring is toiletries and food if you want to stay in to eat. Our unit was very clean and well organized upon arrival. From the unit you could hear waves crashing and nothing else. The location is really in a quiet area.
All our communications with the owner and the property manager were responded to promptly.
Every day of our vacation we walked to the beach. While the property does look over the beach-side housing, to get to the beach you have to walk about three lots south and then turn west and enter at the public access. It's less than five minutes walking and there is a beach cart provided to make the short journey a piece of cake. The beach was not crowded at all and very clean. It's not a powdery white sand but a very nice crushed shell and light black sand. Peak shelling season is during the winter but we found some nice shells washed up and several wonderful live shells in the shallow water.
We usually ate in but did travel once to Flounders and once to the Lock and Key. Both served great food but at tourist pricing. I suppose if you want to eat in paradise you have to pay for it so be aware. Florida sales tax is quite low compared to Texas so we did catch a break there.
There was a nice large flat-screen TV with digital cable, smaller flat screens in the two bedrooms also hooked up to cable. There was secure wireless connected to the internet through a cable modem. There was also a wireless phone with answering machine.
The cellular coverage was two bars most of the time and we had no problems the entire stay using 3G services.
We loved our stay and look forward to going back. I would heartily recommend this rental as a great place for a family or as a secluded romantic getaway.
If you have bad knees or problems with stairs you should take that into consideration. The unit is on the third story and the observation deck is even higher.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Hello Tim! Thanks for the FIVE star rating and pointing out two very important things in your review. Our home is very clean and an amazing value. Our goal is to provide you with spotless accommodations and everything you need for a fantastic vacation. From the free kayaks and bicycle to the Weber grills and Observation deck , we have more amenities here than any other rental on the Island. I hope you got to try all the beach paths. Each being very different and interesting. The closest being less than a minutes walk with beautiful palm trees waving by the blue gulf waters, the one north that has Australian pine trees for shade and then theirs Stump Pass State Park. A two minute walk brings you to the opening of 265 acre, untouched pristine barrier Island. One walk through this park to the tip of the Island and you will know what heaven looks like. Thanks so much for choosing our home for your vacation and come back and see us soon!
All the best,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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