Listing description was accurate - there was even more things there than listed. Place was clean and everything was in perfect working condition. Diane answered my questions via email super fast and gave great suggestions for restaurants and rainy day activities!
The location was superb! Top floor (no noisy feet above you), corner (more views of the ocean) was key for us. The locked storage room downstairs was an awesome bonus for us as we have 3 kids and it was nice to drop off all our stuff (sand toys, life jackets, pool toys, chairs, umbrellas...) there at the end of the day and not have to drag anything up to the condo. Having a keypad to get into the condo was great too...no keys to misplace, and even our 5 year old could remember the code and unlock the door. Our 11 year old and his grandmother volunteered to set up our chairs out at the beach every morning. They were usually out there around 7 am and always got a good spot.
The kids took advantage of the family games, puzzles and stereo that were there.
Kitchen was well stocked - however we were glad we packed a few plastic cups for our kids (the condo only has glasses and the main dining table is glass as well) and a large griddle to make plenty of pancakes at once. There were plenty of pans, mixing bows, pitchers...you name it! Large pantry for all our food.
We had a blast at the beach. We saw 2 dolphins and a small (3 foot) shark almost daily. TONS of sand dollars. We even swam out to the sand bar 3 days and found starfish, a few jelly fish, a small stingray, and a horseshoe crab. The kids (and grown ups) loved it!! The kids each came home with a gallon size ziplock of shells - some to put in their rooms and some to add to the collection in their sandbox. :)
We spent 1 day inland. Had a fun time seeing alligators at Cypress Gardens, then we really enjoyed the ships at Patriots Point. Grabbed pizzas at Papa Johns on our way back to the condo. One night, we went out for some great seafood at Sullivan's.
Weekly rate was affordable..$2375 ($2756 with cleaning fees and taxes). Hoping the rates don't go up too much for next year...we just may return! :)