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Danielle Cheek

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Sandy Cheeks - Ocean View And Newly Renovated

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms.

Newly Renovated Ocean View - 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath. Main level had 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The first bedroom has a queen bed and the second had two twins or can be used as a King. The master suite is on the second level with a private 1/2 bath. Great porch with ocean view and lots of outdoor seating. All new appliances, and outdoor Napolean gas grill. Outdoor shower and ice machine are located under the main level. Pet friendly home with no carpet anywhere.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Danielle Cheek (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english


based on 12 traveler reviews

Sandy Cheeks - Ocean View And Newly Renovated
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews

PERFECT for us!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Thompson's from Missouri LOVED our vacation from May 23-30th, 2016!!!!!!!!!!! We had an AMAZING time! Everything we needed was there except for the food. The beach is absolutely perfect!!! This is the place to go for seclusion and relaxation! There were a few families here and there, but we felt like we had our own private beach! This made the seashells and creature hunting so much more fun as we didn't have to fight for space! Snorkeling was awesome!!! We came at the perfect time- the water was calm all except for one day. If you are looking for luxury, this place isn't for you. If you're looking for a nice place to sleep with the essentials so you can be at the beach every day--HAVE NO FEAR AND BOOK IT NOW! If we get the chance to return to the Island, I would book this house again. The house is literally just a few steps to the beach. I always wonder if people were exaggerating or not when they say that---->> this property is like walking from your car in the parking lot of Wal-Mart to the front door. It is right there! the only thing I would do differently next time is have a boat rented ahead of time. I would have liked to go exploring. When we went, all of the boat rentals were taken for the holiday weekend. We appreciate being able to use this house and can't wait to go back! Thank- you so much for letting us stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique island, good location, rustic property

  • 3 of 5

The comparatively large house is located in the northern part of this remote, unique island, close to the public beach; its just a 3 minute walk on a sandy path. Don't expect five-star amenities, however everything 'to survive' is available. Furniture is a mismatch of different styles, fabrics and vintages, not really attractive nor typical for a scenic sub-tropical beach house. Floors a faux-wood rolled vinyl. The bathroom was clean, the kitchen wasn't. The outdoor grill was filthy; before we used it we gave it a good half-hour scrub. Contrary to the ad Wifi wasn't provided (we were alerted to this by the owner prior to our arrival) and the dishwasher was unusable. The location is good for a relaxed, rustic vacation; price is too high for what you get.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Less Than Expected

  • 2 of 5

Would rate 2.5 out of 5 stars. While dealing with the owners was easy and I found Danielle willing to assist when asked, the property itself was, in my opinion not as advertised. The location is very close to the beach (close enough that from the porch you can hear the waves most of the time) and the bay but the Ocean View is through thick foliage and minimal at best. I would describe the house as recently partially renovated rather than newly renovated. While it was obvious the doors had all been replaced, there were newer appliances, the kitchen cabinets had been refinished, the bathrooms had been updated, and the flooring had been replaced there were issues. There was an odor when we first entered the house. I don't know if this was from previous pets or other possible causes. There were exposed wires in the first floor bathroom above the vanity and the entire outlet box pulled partially out of the wall when removing a plug, the paneling and ceiling in one of the first floor bedrooms showed signs of water damage, the window above the kitchen sink was cracked (though it did not appear to be missing any of the glass), and the general quality of the finish work was poor (mismatched/missing trim, paint that did not cover entirely/at all etc.). The flooring was very inexpensive vinyl over a very uneven sub-floor. I might have thought this was standard for the island rentals but I had two other family members staying the during our stay and while one of the properties was not significantly better, it was in better shape, was three bedrooms, two baths, nearly the same location as ours and it included a golf cart and was $45 less per night. The other property was at the South end of the island and while not as close to the beach it was considerably larger, 4 bedrooms 2 full & 2 half baths, front and rear deck, was VERY NICELY renovated and was the exact same money as our rental. I was also disappointed that Internet access was cancelled only two weeks prior to our arrival. Everyone does not use their cell service for a large amount of Internet access and many people do not have large data plans. Internet access was provided according to the contract and that should have been honored.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Comfy, family vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

First, I have to say this was the best family vacation in years--it reminded me of mine growing up. The house has everything you need and a bit more: the kitchen is fully equipped for cooking meals (a good thing because there is no restaurant or food store on the island) and there are plenty of linens for beds and beaches. There's great shelling and swimming literally a 200 feet away at the beach where we spent most of our time. We kayaked, they're included with the house, walked the beaches and explored the free lending library. It was a great, old-style family vacation together. Would do it again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I don't really know where to begin. Neither my husband nor I (or the dog) knew what to expect when we booked the 2 weeks in Feb. We knew that we were to bring whatever we needed in the way of food and drink but that was about it. We loaded up at Publix, brought more books than changes of clothing, threw in some card games and remembered treats (and waste bags) for the dog.

From the moment the 3 of us arrived it was like stepping onto paradise. No traffic, no schedules-except for sunset-and no worries. The only activity is hunting for sharks teeth. Perfect! Outside of turtle egg -laying months, well-behaved dogs greet each other off leash. That's pretty perfect for them, too.

Sandy Cheeks has a clean well-stocked kitchen of different sized pots and pans, and certainly enough beds and dining chairs to accommodate 6 comfortably. The verandah is fabulous for just doing nothing. Our only drawback was in the sitting area where only a futon and one easy chair were available. That was not an inviting layout. Also, our stay being in sync with some of the primaries, it would have been nice to have had just one local station. Fortunately, our neighbors did, so we had our fill of the craziness of this pre-election time. Other than that, the lack of television didn't bother us, though It might matter to the next person. (If none of the rentals had access, I wouldn't even be mentioning it. After all, you don't go to L.G.I to watch TV)

All in all, I just about had to be carried off of there. Even the dog was depressed upon leaving. We all definitely want to return, and hopefully we shall!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandy Cheeks stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our island stay! Even with the cooler spell triggered by the Northeast winter storms we had a fantastic time! The place was clean and had everything we needed. We rented golf carts one day to explore but the rest of the time we walked.. Everyone we met on the island were so friendly!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning Fee Included for anything over 4 nights. Checks are accepted. Please contact me for details.

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Or Converts to 1 King
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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