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Pet Friendly, Canal Front Pool Home - Sleeps 8, Boat Dock, 350 Yards to Beach.

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights


Ilexhurst House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This home is on the water with a boat dock and only 350 yards walk to over 7.5 miles of soft white sandy beach!

Please click on Virtual tour link below for full viewing.

Located in a quiet dead end / cul de sac with just mangroves and trees opposite the house

Easy walk to shops and restaurants.

**FREE** Shuttle bus to all island attractions

There are 4 bedrooms (including 2 master suites) and a guest bathroom. It sleeps up to 8 people.

There is a large modern open plan kitchen, dining area, lounge with TV, DVD player and boom box.

**FREE** WiFi internet access

**FREE** All calls to USA & Canada

The south facing screened pool (heating is extra) is surrounded by a large pool deck with shaded area and patio table and chairs.

There is a king master suite with TV, one queen master suite with TV and 2 twin beds.

The large garden has palms and grass area leadin to boat dock

Pets are welcome with an additional $125 non-refundable pet fee.

Keywords: Pool Home

  • pets considered

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Pet Friendly, Canal Front Pool Home - Sleeps 8, Boat Dock, 350 Yards to Beach.
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Peaceful winter break

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd yr at bayside. The home is neat and clean, everything worked well. Love the pool and deck. We spent all our time outside. Location is perfect....easy access to the gulf, shopping, restaurants. Plenty of room to spead out. Plenty of places to walk. Will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed the home again this year and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Just OK

  • 3 of 5

First off the house is nice and the location is great. It's very close to the beach (just a shirt walk) and on a quite street. Just a block away is a stop for the free AMI trolley which I recommend and the is a Walgreens and a Publix just a few blocks north.

The house has a ton of dishes, glassware and flatware but the the knives and pots and pans stink. Knives are all too dull to cut anything. The kitchen is huge and there is plenty of table seating. My other complaint is that all of the mattresses are horrible... however every VRBO I've rented (about 10) NEVER have good mattresses. I think owners just don't spend money on them.

We had pool issues while where there and the management company was great, however the pool never worked for more that a day as the filter needed to be replaced and the guy had one ordered, he came by twice to clean it until the replacement he ordered arrived. He was also very nice. There are a ton of pool and beach toys there so no need to buy any. There are also fishing poles and a bait bucket, so just bring your spinning reels. Also the pool deck was filthy when we arrived.

Like the previous reviewer the wifi is bad. We only got one iPad connected and we had 8 devices.

There are other minor complaints like all the broken blinds but all-in-all, it was just OK.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always disappointing to hear the accommodation has not matched up to expectation. We do ask all guests to contact the local management company during their stay with any queries and not wait until they get home. Having double checked again today with the pool service, I have been advised the pool heater was only off line for one day and the pool was usable all week. If the other housekeeping points had been mentioned at the same time as the pool heater query, they could have easily been rectified. A quick call to Brighthouse, would also have resolved any wifi issues. I have taken on board the items mentioned and the management company are taking action.
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Could have been better

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I shared this rental with another couple; we did not sign the contract. The house looked like it would be a good place to stay, except we couldn't find any washcloths on arrival. Late the first evening I sat on the queen bed and it collapsed. We elected to wait till morning to call the property manager and went to bed in one of the rooms with twin beds. Around midnight, my wife said the toilet wouldn't flush; fortunately the chain had just come off and I fixed that. In the morning, I got ready to shower and the shower curtain and rod came down on my head (I fixed it) - things weren't looking good. Called the property manager next AM and she had owner call us. Owner came over with queen bed frame which the other fellow and I installed; taking the existing bed apart and placing it in another room. She said thank you. Wi-Fi in house didn't work; owner called provider. We had to stay around next AM to meet repair man. Out on dock - when I knelt down, it turned out there was a totally unattached board - could have been dangerous if I was standing on the edge of the dock. The house was clean and large and is close to beach - would likely be a good house for a large family (probably not with young kids because of pool and canal) that wanted to spend lots of time on the beach. However, my experience wasn't the best and I wouldn't go back. Would have hoped the owner would have done more than say 'thank you' considering our difficulties.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to read this as having spent some time with the guests I did feel everything had been rectified speedily and to their satisfaction. I offered to meet the Brighthouse technician but guests declined as they would be at home first thing the next morning.
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Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for a birthday celebration with family and friends and had a great time! The house was clean, large and had everything we needed. The patio was nice to enjoy our morning and afternoon breaks from touring the Island. The location of the home to the trolley pick up and beach was perfect, no need for a car. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know a great deal of planning went into getting everybody together for this special celebration. I am delighted I was part of making it such a great success.
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Outstanding location and very comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

Home had everything you need for a carefree vacation. The outdoor furniture is the best! The owners are super responsive if you need anything. Easy walk to the gulf, "Peaches" for breakfast, Walgreens and the nail salon.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and delighted you enjoyed your stay . I have your email to rebook for next February and look forward to welcoming you back
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Family Get Away

  • 4 of 5

We woke up to a family of manatees cavorting in front of our house every morning and again in the evenings. We had lots of storms, but always had plenty to do. We had a few bumps in our vacation, but the Blue Fish Realty people were great. We took our boat as well as our grill and enjoyed fishing and snorkeling on De Soto Fort. Just riding in the boat in a different environment was new and exciting. The house is about 3 blocks from the beach and there is parking on the side street for those who have mobility problems. We were there the week of the 4th of July and it was very crowded. But the fireworks were beautiful from the beach. Our children were 10, 11, and 17. The walk didn't bother them at all. We brought their bikes and locks and they rode those to the beach. There is a wagon there as well. Everything they advertise was there. Good luck to all and hope you have a great summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and it is really good to know the management company Big Fish Real Estate were quick to respond and very efficient during your stay.
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Rates & Availability

Ilexhurst House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 23 2017
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Clean Fee $130 + Tax
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Minimum stay permitted is one week
Maximum Occupancy 8 people including infants

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Ilexhurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

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