Peaceful Island setting
Our second year on SGI. We found "A Place in the Sun" to be as portrayed in the listing. The interior is fresh, clean and beautifully decorated. Comfortable beds! Kitchen is well equipped and pleasant for the cook. Mirror above the sink is a nice touch, allows views of the gulf while working! Rent is favorably comparable to other rentals on the island.
The variety of restaurants on the island is adequate for most tastes. We enjoyed BJ's pizza place for the first time. Fresh seafood is always nearby, either in restaurants or to prepare "at home".
The island is great for walkers or bikers, level and with little traffic worries. The gulf beach always calls to us, and is dog friendly.
In the "low" season, the island is very quiet and (usually) peaceful. Unfortunately our desired peace and quiet was disrupted by exterior work on the house, with very loud hammering, circular saws and air compressors for three full days. Also, it appears there is little or no sound deadening between the floors, as our upstairs neighbors were very extremely noisy at all hours of the day and night.
I don't feel these issues were the responsibility of the owner, as he told us to expect the workmen and he cannot ensure the courtesy of other occupants. Owners communications were cordial and informative.
We will likely return to SGI in the future, and would enjoy staying at "A Place in the Sun" again!
Owner's Response: We are very sorry for the inconvenence you experienced while staying at our unit due to noisy renters and construction. That is normally, not the case. We are only 1.5 hours from Florida State University and I believe the week you stayed at our unit, was the week of FSU's spring break. You may very well have had some wild and crazy spring breakers staying above you. :) Go Seminloes!!
I assure you, normally A PLACE IN THE SUN is very quiet and peaceful. In the six years that we have owned our unit, we have never had an issue like you experienced. I am happy to read that you would stay at our place again. I think you would be very happy with all the outside revovations, painting, gardening and updating we have done on the entire building. I am just sorry it was going on during your visit.
Thanks for your comment and please come back again. It you do, we will give you a 10% savings on your rent.
Loretta and Nazih Haddad
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