Perfect Family Vacation!!!
Submitted: April 23, 2011
Stayed: April 2011
Title says it all. It was a perfect vacation!!! Travelers included myself, my wife, 9 year old daughter, 6 year old son, and mother-in-law. All the rooms and furnishings were very nice and clean. I think the actual rooms look much better than the pictures. This was definitely a luxurious and very comfortable place. The rolling cart was especially useful (as with some of the other water toys/items). We used that thing every single day carrying our items to the beach. Even the 1st person view on Google maps doesn't do justice to the actual proximity of this house to the beach. it was an extremely short walk. We used the pool at the house and walked to the beach every day.
There is wireless internet connectivity, and was pretty good. I tested the speed between 10mbps to 14 mbps, which is pretty good. It was useful to us to look up restaurants, things to see, and my wife uploaded hundreds of pictures every day to share with family and friends.
There were only 3 small negatives:
1. The kitchen garbage was not emptied and had old shrimp in it, which caused a terrible smell. We placed that garbage can outside. This was the one and only cleaning issue.
2. The elevator did not function as it was stuck on the 3rd floor and the door would not open. Called down to the office, but nobody came by. I also reminded the office when we checked out. Wasn't a big deal, but would have been nice for loading and unloading our luggage. Also, only the first 2 burners on the stove worked. These were the only 2 non-functioning things we encountered in the house.
3. Swimming pool heater worked great the first day, but then got colder each day after. Called the office, and they had someone at the house in about 2 hours. Not sure if the heater timing was off, but it was never the same as it was the first day. Still fairly nice to get into though.
I think the best compliment I can give is to say this was money very well spent. The entire family absolutely loved this vacation and staying at this house, and our entire experiences from booking to checking out was very pleasant. I emailed the owner a couple of times during the process and he was always very responsive and helpful.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments. I feel like you did enjoy your stay. Elevators are a little touchy. If a door is not closed properly, it will shut down the elevator. Usually it is the inside door (the folding door). I checked with my cleaning person and found that to be the case here as well.
Don't know why the burner was not working. As for the pool, I don't know why it would not keep up. It is a heat pump and does need time to work which means it will not work well in cold weather and you may need to put on the pool cover if the days are cloudy. If someone messed with the timing, then maybe it is not coming on early enough to heat it up?
Again I appreciate the comments and trust you will come again some day.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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