Romantic Retreat, Sweeping beach view
Wonderful studio, impeccably furnished, we thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay. Bright and fresh with a sizeable balcony with an incredible sweeping view of the entirety of Orient Beach. Sylvie has thought of everything with her special decorator touch so it felt so much more tlike a home than just a rental unit! While our days were spent on the beach strolling, swimming, picnicing (with our furnished beach chairs and cooler) and people watching, breakfast and dinner were almost always on the balcony, we never tired of the grand view...We enjoy cooking and the kitchen was perfect with high end appliances and quality cookware and utensils and the supermarket was about a ten minute drive away. Luxurious towels, a comfy bed, much, much storage space. It was just perfect. We each remarked we felt like we were on our honeymoon despite the fact we've been married for over 45 years!
The Mount Vernon Hotel property that the studio is part of is a bit shabby and faded, but its location is superb. It is strenuous to walk down down the hill to the beach and up the hill to parking so it is essential that you be fit and in good health if you wish to stay at the Mount Vernon. I suggest bringing a wheeled duffle or crate or some such for transporting your groceries from the car, and for sure wheeled luggage. You will need a car and a parking space.
We are swimmers and definitely preferred to do our long swims in the ocean, but on windy days were grateful for the immense, well maintained pool, which by swimming "under the bridge" allowed a length about 3/4 the distance of an Olympic pool. Always open, I found it a real treat to swim "under the stars" The biggest negative was the smoking around the pool--including cigars--a real turn off in what should be a fresh environment. But the studio is a modern tranquil oasis, quiet, private, and upscale, we guessed with the BEST location for view on the entire property--probably even the entire beach--we loved it!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Did you find this review helpful?