Great Location...only house with Pool and Beach for miles around!
Our family rented this home for a week. We chose this property for its location (quiet neighborhood on a dead-end street) and the direct beachfront access with its own private pool (shared with the neighboring duplex unit).
We had plenty of space for the 5 of us (g'ma, g'pa, myself, husband and 1.5 year old daughter)...even though the layout is a little funky (multiple floors for the bedrooms, lofts, etc). We really loved having a separate area for our daughter to sleep (and the porta-crib was already available with the house...along with a high-chair). The kitchen was fully stocked and we easily filled the pantry/fridge with food from the Publix (~1 mi down the road).
The proximity to the beach was fantastic...walk out the patio door and down a few steps to the beach. The beach was nearly empty the whole week we were there..plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the sand and waves. We also appreciated all the pool chairs, toys, floaties, beach towels, etc. We didn't have to purchase any of that stuff which made our vacation so much easier. It was nice to also have our daughter napping inside while we all enjoyed the pool/beach outside...with the baby monitor in-hand. There is also a great little playground nearby (short walking distance away) that we enjoyed with our daughter.
The only reason I didn't give this property 5/5 stars is:
(1) lack of restaurants within walking distance...I guess that's the price you pay for a quiet, dead-end street. There is a tiki bar (Ka Tiki) and Caddy's Beach bar/restaurant but they weren't too family friendly for a 1.5 year old. We ended up driving & exploring for restaurants.
(2) Floorplan was not ideal considering 1 of the 2 bathrooms is located in a room with 2 twin beds (where our daughter slept) so it prevented us from using it when she was napping/sleeping. Not a major issue, jut not ideal.
(3) Pine Trees in back yard dump a TON of needles and literally cover the patio and pool area. My husband and dad would clean clumps out of the pool daily to try and make the pool 'swim-able'. Again, not a major issue, just not ideal. Would have been nice to have the pool cleaned.
Overall, great house with great location and ammenities. Owner (Suzann) was responsive...would email/text if there were any questions/concerns we had during our stay. Hope this review helped...happy vacationing!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The pool is professionally maintained by a pool company located on the island. The scheduled cleaning day is Saturday before guests check in. At times when there is a storm with strong winds from the south the needles from the one pine tree blow into the pool. A simple call to me would have resulted in an immediate response from the pool company. I am sorry I was not made aware of the problem until I read your review or I would have responded to it promptly.
Helpful votes: 3/3
Did you find this review helpful?