Felt LIKE HOME but with a better view : )
Very accomodating, comfortable, clean rental home. No, it's not a 5 star hotel or house with all the stuffy, fancy, plush fufu stuff but it is a 5 STAR LAID BACK Florida Keys OCEAN vacation rental.
This was our 3rd trip to the Keys in the last 10yrs. and we throroughly enjoyed this place for our family (5 adutls, a 4yr. old) because we come to the Keys to sit back, relax and get away from the "real world", thus why we stay away from tourist trap beachy resorts/areas.
Snorkeled SOME (really not tons to see, gotta be honest) and we did let the 4yr. old walk around in the water during lower tide, but really she had rather swim in the pool (and proud to say she did her first full length solo swim across the pool with no floatation device : ) - great memory).
The private pier was a big deal for us, being we love to fish and it was exactly as expected-GREAT! We caught all kinds of fish: sand sharks, snapper & some we never got to see because they stole all our line off the poles! Saw numerous rays, a couple dolphin, crabs and pretty little fish. When not fishing, it was very relaxing & peaceful just sitting on the end of the pier and enjoying life.
Next comments not negative IF you know the Keys very well and IF you are not expecting beautiful pristine white beaches as far as you can see. It's the KEYS - IT'S THE, raw untouched by maintenance cleaning crews, OCEAN! Yes, there is sea grass. Yes, sadly quite a bit of trash that does/is washed up but you can't blame the owners-one could TRY to keep clean but as oceans do, the tides come & go da. Turned a negative into a positive by reinterating to the 4yr. old why we don't litter and why we all need to be concious and concerned about littering. Only adding this because it is a fact, the way it is and if you do expect an emaculate shoreline etc. you will be dissappointed.
BUT we did walk the semi-rocky shoreline and found some cool natural ocean "stuff": shells, coral, driftwood etc. and plan on making our own natural souvenior with these pieces.
Back to the house - best way I can describe: it was "our comfortable lived in home" for a week. The grounds are well kept & private (unless you don't like a family of peacocks as your neighbors that come over, quite often, to visit.)
Shanie is great to work with thru the booking process etc. & deposit refund returned quickly. If you want info. pronto best to call rather than e-mail, she's a busy lady : )
12 Thumbs up to returning!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 5/6
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