Oustanding location and value
Submitted: April 3, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
I want to first thank John and his family for extending the courtesy and pleasure of renting their house to my family. My initial response from the photos was a little concerning, but I was sold on the beach front location. However, upon my arrival, I was pleasantly surprised by the extremely well laid out accomodations, the excellent condition, and overal large size of the house. The property is much better in person than the photos reveal. The owners put a lot of thought and detail in the design of the house including faucets at every entry to wash the sand off your feet and equipment, an interior/exterior shower to clean off on your way inside, 4 bathrooms (need I say more), 5 well appointed bedrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 large living rooms, and last but not least, there was a nice fish cleaning room. The house had great stereos in both living rooms, which you could also use to have music out on the patios. We had a party of 18, with the majority being kids under 16yrs old, and we never once felt cramped, despite having record cold temps that week.
I really enjoyed the short walk to the fishing pier, and the fishing off the pier. We caught some nice trout, a few redfish, a bunch of small blacktip sharks, a spotted gar, which is usually a freshwater fish, but we found out they venture out into saltwater on occasion. We also loved the great beaches and shallow waters, which allowed our 3yr son a lot of fun in the small surf. The low tides also created numerous tide pools, which the kids all loved to explore.
This is very little commercial development around this area, which we found to be very relaxing, so if you want a lot of shops to visit, this area isn't for you. We loved the seclusion of the private beach, and the friendly people who visit. Our dog loved running on the beach without a leash (only recommended if you have a very friendly dog, as there are a lot of other dogs that roam around). Do not bring a dog that is untamed or barks a lot, as that will not be enjoyed by the other visitors. The day we left, someone was in the house next door that had two dogs that barked at us nonstop as we loaded up, and I was about to ring their necks. If they had been there all week, I would have not had such a positive review.
I would recommend this house to large families, and I would definately return. I'm actually considering booking this property again next year.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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