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One pool is at 85 degrees all winter! Plus 2 outside hot tubs and 1 more inside.

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

The Summit condo description

Summer weekly rate: Just $650! including taxes, and cleaning. (Refundable deposits extra) Just click on 'Book-It', then select your dates, (Saturday to Saturday) to see an invoice, payment due dates and amounts, as well as a credit card payment form! The weekly rates includes the 12.5% taxes, and the $75 cleaning fee; the Summit Complex fee at registration is an additional $15. You have to make the first payment to hold the reservation. NO REFUNDS (unless I can rent your timeslot.) In addition, I require a $200 refundable damage deposit and a refundable $49 damage insurance fee. You will be refunded for both, the insurance fee, and the damage deposit, as soon as I get my report from my housekeeper. (In 2 years I have only kept $25 in damage deposits.)

I only accept payment through VRBO.

ACCOMODATIONS:
Nicely furnished; even has an Amish fireplace! The bunk bed hallway space was converted to an office that includes an HDMI monitor, keyboard and color scanner/printer and b/w laser jet printer - just bring your laptop! Upgraded High Speed Internet is free!

Includes Basic Cable as well as a blue-ray DVD player with HULU, Netflix, and Pandora - and a cabinet full of DVDs for those rare rainy days.

Improvements this fall include:
New window treatment to darken the living room for those that want to sleep in!

New laminate flooring in the bedroom and office!

New kitchen with granite countertops!

Large closet in the bedroom plus a smaller 2nd closet. Has two toilets, two sinks, one shower/bath tub; all new hardware. The bedroom has a Hilton quality king bed and a cozy leather love seat. The living room includes one new queen tempurpaedic sleeper, and a new twin size sleeper love seat. Just rotate the love seat on the tile floor to parallel it with the couch before opening it. There's also an auto-inflatable elevated twin air mattress in a box in the office alcove that would be a cozy fit in the hallway. Flat screen TVs in both the bedroom and living room.

The well equipped kitchen includes dinner settings for 8, a full array of small appliances, as well as new stainless appliances including microwave w/convection oven, stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker, and filtered drink dispenser in the door. New AC/Heater (with turn off sensor when the patio door is opened) and water heater. There's even a high tech combo washer/dryer - throw the clothes in the wash before you go to bed and they are dry when you get up!

It's on the 9th floor, with a large balcony that overlooks the quieter garden area and beach on the west side of the complex. Facility amenities include a well equipped exercise room, large inside and outside Jacuzzis, sauna, and one of the two large outdoor pools is heated to 85 degrees all winter. Walk to restaurants and lots of arcades and rides. Or, in the winter, join fellow residents in the downstairs lounge for group activities any day of the week!

This is my permanent home, when I'm not traveling for work, so it is set up for my comfort. (Unlike the majority of Summit vacation rentals that have the uncomfortable wicker furniture and poor internet service.) I want you to feel like a cherished guest in my home.

I work for FEMA as a Reservist and get deployed to disasters around the country as a map maker. (You will see maps and GIS books throughout my home.) When I don't work I don't get paid so your visit helps me to more smoothly manage those down times. Currently (January, 2014) I am working in Springfield, Illinois on their late season tornado outbreak. After experiencing 30-50 below zero wind chill days here I can't wait to get back home for the rest of the winter!



Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                The balcony height is too dangerous for children under 5....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 - picture ID is required with initial registration....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                I live here and tobacco smoke aggravates my health....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Those are the complex rules....moreless

              • Alternative Lifestyle

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • 1 King size bed; 1 Queen Sofa Bed; 1 Living room chair pulls out to a comfortable Twin convertible bed. Sleeps 5 comfortably. (Also has an elevated power inflatable Twin mattress that can be set up in the hallway.)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Rotate the love seat and the dining table can be pulled out to seat six!...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Espresso maker and conventional coffee maker, as well as French Drip....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Equipped as if it were my home. Oh yeah - it is my home!...moreless

              • Microwave:

                With convection oven!...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Filtered water!...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                All in one washer/dryer; put the clothes in the washer and they come out dry!...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Heating and AC turn off automatically if the patio door is left open....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Small one-time fee is charged at registration....moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                On site...moreless

              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic cable service. Internet connected BlueRay DVD provides access to Hulu and Netflix....moreless

              • Books:

                Including a large selection of cook books!...moreless

              • Television:

                54' HDMI and smaller HDMI in bedroom....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Shared Hot Tub

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Paid extra for the high speed connection! Runs Hulu and Netflix great!...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Only works internally and locally....moreless

              • Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                One is heated to 85 all winter!...moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snorkeling
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Parasailing
              • Kayaking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Water Skiing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Scenic Drives
              • Boating
              • Beachcombing
              • Water Parks
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Marina
              • Laundromat
              • Wind-Surfing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.7
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer Weekly $650 total!
              Mar 29 - Sep 6, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $650

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              VRBO doesn't enable custom specials so prices on VRBO are for Spring Break or monthly winter rental. Other rates can be invoiced per request. Note that adjustments to payments can be made for Monthly rentals upon invoicing.


              Cancellation policy:

              Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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              Last updated: 07/11/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: I live here - when I'm not deployed to disasters as a map maker. I work for FEMA and travel for months at a time. I've been working on the tornado outbreak this winter in Illinois.

              Why the Owner Chose The Summit:
              My home is your home. I have made it comfortable for myself and my friends, who use it when it's not rented. I'd like to consider you as my new friends and for everyone I leave packaged foods, e.g., coffee/tea, condiments, spaghetti/sauce, snacks, etc. in the cupboards and fridge so you don't have to run out for groceries the night you arrive. Since my housekeeper only resupplies the basics, I hope you replace anything that is getting low or has run out the next time you get to the store so my guests arriving after you can have the same convenience. Or leave your own favorite non-perishable treats. I removed the bunk beds in the hallway in favor of a comfortable oversized single sleeper chair in the living room. I made an office where the bunk beds were and I upgraded to the high speed WIFI Internet so I could enjoy Hulu and Netflix. I added a larger closet in the bedroom with lots of shelving. I have furniture that I enjoy living with, including a fine dining set that, by sliding the single chair out of the way and the bench over, let's me have a table set for six. I have a dinette on the balcony as well as gravity chairs and side tables. While all but one guest has said how much they like having my personal things available to use (fiction, non-fiction and cook books, lots of kitchen gadgets, office equipment and supplies, beach toys, etc) I did have one visitor that complained that it felt too much like a home and not like a vacation get away. I offered them a full refund if they moved out the night they arrived, even found them an alternative condo in the complex, but they decided to stay. Go figure.

              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
              The view is amazing! I have never seen anything more beautiful than a lightning storm come in over the waters at night. I enjoy the camaraderie of the locals and meeting interesting people from all over the world. Or just napping in my gravity chair, listening to the waves breaking on the shore, soaking up the warm winter sun that bakes the balcony in the afternoon. Spinakers is my favorite place to eat in town and it's just a short walk down the beach with tables on the beachs' edge.


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              Speaks: english

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              • One pool is at 85 degrees all winter! Plus 2 outside hot tubs and 1 more inside.

                One pool is at 85 degrees all winter! Plus 2 outside hot tubs and 1 more inside.

              • Patio has 4 gravity chairs and a dinette table for four.

                Patio has 4 gravity chairs and a dinette table for four.

              • Living Room, new Queen couch and Twin love seat convertible beds in Spring 2013.

                Living Room, new Queen couch and Twin love seat convertible beds in Spring 2013.

              • Blue-Ray DVD w/HULU, Netflix & Pandora. Cabinet with DVDs of all genres.

                Blue-Ray DVD w/HULU, Netflix & Pandora. Cabinet with DVDs of all genres.

              • Full office set-up. Just bring your computer! (Those two are mine.)

                Full office set-up. Just bring your computer! (Those two are mine.)

              • Master bedroom. King bed. Wool rug with new laminate floor.

                Master bedroom. King bed. Wool rug with new laminate floor.

              • Dine on the beach!

                Dine on the beach!

              • Some days the water colors are unbelievable!

                Some days the water colors are unbelievable!

              • Swing on the bench with that special someone while watching the sun set.

                Swing on the bench with that special someone while watching the sun set.

              • Umbrellas and chairs can be rented - or bring your own.

                Umbrellas and chairs can be rented - or bring your own.

              • Quick snack or the cheapest beers on the beach.

                Quick snack or the cheapest beers on the beach.

              • The hallway now has baskets of beach play toys for your enjoyment.

                The hallway now has baskets of beach play toys for your enjoyment.

              • Your cozy home away from home... It's so bright outside it's hard to see inside!

                Your cozy home away from home... It's so bright outside it's hard to see inside!

              • New kitchen, Fall 2013

                New kitchen, Fall 2013

              • Door locks for privacy. Down pillows. 100% Cotton sheets, towels. Two closets.

                Door locks for privacy. Down pillows. 100% Cotton sheets, towels. Two closets.

              • Bedroom. Love seat, HDTV with DVD player, surround sound speakers with mp3 port.

                Bedroom. Love seat, HDTV with DVD player, surround sound speakers with mp3 port.

              • Spacious balcony! Early in the morning the beach is empty! Perfect time to walk!

                Spacious balcony! Early in the morning the beach is empty! Perfect time to walk!

              • Peaceful garden area below the condo patio.

                Peaceful garden area below the condo patio.

              • Spinakers is just a short walk down the beach. Listen to music from the patio.

                Spinakers is just a short walk down the beach. Listen to music from the patio.

              • The Tiki Bar by the pool serves specialty mixed drinks.

                The Tiki Bar by the pool serves specialty mixed drinks.

              • You are on the upper left side of the complex.

                You are on the upper left side of the complex.

              VRBO #436019

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Friday, March 07, 2014

              $650 per week (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

              View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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