I am almost uncertain where to begin as there is so much excitement about this review. I booked this property for my 30th birthday as my vision was to have a private boat party with a group of many friends. Let's begin with booking. It's true, John is extremely responsive, helpful and considerate. He accommodated non-traditional check-in and check-out times. I also want to add that this property was booked about 1 month in advance (which made me nervous as planning began 3 months prior) after other property owners proved to be "scammy".
The pictures honestly do not do this property justice. All information about the location, layout and amenities are accurate. The home was so clean and although it is a very, very large home it is still cozy and provides for intimate moments.
My friends and I had plans to visit many places on South Beach (which is about a 15 minute drive) but couldn't pull ourselves away from the home! The heated saltwater pool made for a great morning, noon and night gathering place. For those who love to tan, there are as many lounge chairs around the pool as a small resort. This home also has a full outdoor kitchen that includes a gas grill, burner, ice bin, refrigerator/freezer combo and sink as well as dining table that overlooks the water and oscillating fans! Indoor kitchen has all the supplies you will need. Property managers JD and Jeanette are so personable and hospitable!
We rented the boat for a day and the captain was extremely knowledgeable and catering. He took us to a waterfront restaurant to top off our experience. It's not everyday that you pull up to a restaurant on a private yacht...or maybe you do. Inside of the boat was equipped with plenty more seating, outlets, kitchenette and a bathroom.
My group was made up of 12 women and we all slept comfortably with room to spare. All of the furniture is so comfortable that some of preferred couches to beds; even the outdoor furniture.
Thanks John, Jeanette and JD for making my 30th something to never forget for my friends and I.
We look forward to coming back every year!