"I regularly check reviews before I rent any property. I am honest about my impressions. That being said, this is a lovely home. Our host, Mark, could not have been more helpful and the condo was absolutely as described. Having Mark available for several conversations only improved the trip. I was so impressed with the unit and the complex, that I'm looking into buying.
My wife and I booked this unit at the last minute when our family circumstances allowed (one mother with Alzheimer's, another on chemo). The owners could not have been more helpful.
Upon arrival, the condo is beautiful, and clearly has been recently and thoroughly updated. We had everything we needed. We only cooked a couple of times, because we discovered the adjacent restaurant was better than anything we could prepare, and was moderately priced. The kitchen was adequately equipped for our needs and most of it went unused.
It was hot while we were there, especially in the afternoons. We weren't there then, as a rule, so it really didn't matter. The A/C units in the bedrooms were more than adequate, and will freeze you out if you don't properly set the temperature controls. The master bed was extremely comfortable, which caused us to spend more time in it that we might have otherwise. The bathrooms were refreshed and adequate. The bedding and towels were great and having a washer and dryer meant we brought home few dirty garments.
The decorating motif was artistic, interesting, and pleasant. The furniture was new and comfortable.
As for the complex, you are right on the water. The sea grass issue mentioned by others has largely dissipated. There are four condo complexes linked by beach, so you have an expanse at your disposal. The view is amazing. Based on what I observed at adjoining complexes, as a property manager, I think Colony Cove is responsibly managed, well maintained, and belies its age in terms a appearance.
In summary, you would be hard pressed to find a better bargain with better hosts anywhere on the island. I will definitely return. Many thanks to Mark and Kevin (property manager) for making this an amazing trip for us."
Guest: John McIlhenny
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 25, 2015