Excellent Spring Break
My family and I completely lucked into this home only a few days before our vacation -- the resort where we had reservations was undergoing major renovations and would not be ready for our stay. I jumped to VRBO.com and this was one of the first houses I found...and definitely the best.
I have to recognize the owners first -- both Mr. and Mrs. were very pleasant, helpful, and extremely responsive (vital, since I had 6 other people completely prepared to go to Hilton Head, but no place for us to stay). The circumstances came together perfectly for our partial-week, last-minute rental and the owners accommodated our every need.
The house is truly beautiful. It's a nice walk to the beach for adults (too far for our little people and the pile of accoutrement they require, but that was easily addressed by an alternate beach access point). The house is roomy, but still comfortable and quiet. The setting among the trees and on the canal is serene, and the heated pool (for a completely reasonable surcharge) was a godsend for an unusually cool and wet spring-break. Even on the overcast and drizzly days when it was just a little too cool to brave the beach, our family was outside in the warm pool, having a great time.
If you look with a critical eye (very critical), you will find some details that could use some sprucing-up and all those beautiful trees meant I skimmed the pool a couple times a day…but none of this impacted our comfort or relaxation at all. You’d have to be extremely critical indeed for any of these to be a bother. I suppose my point is that you shouldn’t expect a brand-new (it isn’t) perfect house (what house is), but a completely comfortable, relaxing, clean, well-maintained, fully-appointed, beautiful home in a fantastic setting provided by perfectly pleasant owners.
Really, unless you’re going to pay the huge premium for beach-front, this is the place for your family. Our family from 6-months-old to 53 loved every minute of it and hated to leave. We’re already trying to figure out how fast we can return.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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