"This house was the perfect choice for our Vero Beach vacation! Our extended family of 8 thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay.
Renting the home through Home Away was simple. David Moore, the owner, made this process very easy. He responded promptly to any communication.
Meg, the house manager, met us shortly after we arrived. She was very friendly and welcoming; taking time to answer questions and give us great information about area restaurants and things to do.
The house is truly beautiful! We loved the well-stocked gourmet kitchen, the gorgeous sun rooms, the high ceilings throughout the house, the spacious rooms and the private pool. Other than our food and a few other supplies, the house provided all that we needed.
Located just a short walk from the beach (about five minutes), we enjoyed time at the beach every day. The surf was very mild; the bottom sandy and flat for easy access. We collected shells, played in the ocean, watched the pelicans dive for fish, built a sandcastle, and even had professional family pictures taken. (Sea Glass Photography by Angela and Danny Tappen.) Surprisingly, there were very few people on the beach...so it felt like our own private beach.
We also enjoyed several adventures. We participated in a "Turtle Walk" at Archie Carr Refuge where we got to see a loggerhead turtle lay eggs, bury them in the sand, and then return to the ocean. We took a scenic cruise on the Indian River through Treasure Coast Cruises and were thrilled to see several pods of dolphins. Round island, a short distance by car, gave us the opportunity to see manatees. We'd recommend all of these trips.
There are many restaurants within a 15-20 minute driving distance. We loved trying new places and would recommend the following: Bobby's, Shrimp Lips, Dockside Grill, Mulligans, Waldo's at Driftwood, Joey's Seafood, and Garage Woodfired Pizza. There were many others on our list to try; we just ran out of time!
We would definitely recommend this house! Thank you to the Moore family for giving us the opportunity to rent your gorgeous home!"
Guest: Linda C.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 31, 2015