Return Stay was Perfection!
We stayed in this home in September, 2010 for one week. When we decided to return for two weeks to the Space Coast area of Florida, we looked closely at a few other houses, but decided to return to this home. That was the best decision; we had a perfect vacation made possible by our "home away from home."
The house sits up on a hill in an attractive and safe neighborhood. The listing description is accurate about the layout, and the pictures show how uncluttered the rooms are - just the right amount of decorations. The game room downstairs provides hours of fun with the pinball machine, pool table and darts. Denise added a Wii to the living room; all of us (3 adults and two kids ages 4 and 7) had a great time playing games. But perhaps the best thing about the house is in the backyard - the pools! The kidney shaped pool is fantastic, and nicely deep on one end. We paid a little extra to adjust the temp in the large hot tub, and it felt great in the evening. My son did lots of grilling - marvelous to enjoy dinner on the patio outside listening to all the birds. We saw many northern cardinals by the house - love their song.
It was not our plan to do the Orlando attractions, however if you want to, the interstates are easy and fast. We spent our time at Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Playalinda Beach (parking area #13 was our favorite) and various Adventure Golf sites in east Orlando and Daytona Beach. If you have kids - or just enjoy mini-golf, check out Congo River, Pirate's Cove, Pirate's Island and Hawaiian Falls. We have nothing like these sites in Seattle - so much fun! I cannot describe how beautiful Playalinda Beach is - so pristine and not crowded. It's a must see. Other than that, we relaxed at home.
Our favorite restaurant in Titusville is Dixie Crossroads - we went 3 times in 2 weeks! Absolutely delicious seafood - the fritters they bring you when you sit down are divine - and the website has a coupon for free Krabby Bites. In Daytona Beach Shores a must do is Our Deck Down Under. It's on the river and the open design is wonderful. Both these restaurants have good service, great food and are quite reasonable.
Not only would we recommend this home to our dearest friends or family, we're considering going back every year! Denise is a peach to work with, and her goal is for you, too, to have the perfect vacation that we enjoyed. To quote my daughter-in-law, "this was the best vacation ever!"
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