There's not much more to say that the other reviews have not already said. We were extremely satisfied with this vacation home. The screened porch and even the open area below, which became the favorite for many of us, offers great views and an incredible breeze. It's a great retreat away from it all, yet close enough that a few minute drive will have you in the heart of Gulf Shores.
The home is very nicely decorated, excellently maintained, and very clean. We found everything that we could have needed for cooking. There is a nice dishwasher so you won't have to spend a lot of time doing the dishes after dinner. A big plus on vacation! There is plenty of room for even large groups to spread out, both inside and out. We used the outside dining table nearly every night. It was great to eat dinner with that fantastic gulf breeze.
The lagoon is very shallow and perfect for small kids. We waded out several hundred feet and the water was only chest deep. We spent many early morning and late afternoon hours fishing in the lagoon. For the fisherman going, the fish love the shrimp. You will have a bite in just a couple of minutes. I caught a very nice black drum about 100 yards off the dock and we all caught croakers and a trout or two.
Lastly, but most certainly not least, Martha! Martha was great, she went above and beyond to make sure that everything was just perfect for us upon arrival. She quickly responded to a battery of questions that often result when vacationing with a large group. We even changed up the plan just before our arrival and she was all over it. It was such a pleasure dealing with her. A+ for Martha!