"From the very first email with the owner, Fred, I knew this place was going to live up to its name. Fred is very welcoming, thorough, and timely when returning emails and phone calls. He was very patient answering all of our questions and handling our reservations.
We were in close contact with Fred in the days leading up to our visit and he was very accommodating. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with a welcoming smile and given a quick tour. He takes a lot of pride in his home and it shows. He never made us feel unwelcome, rushed, or like we were a nuisance.
The pictures are beautiful, but walking around the deck for the first time and seeing the Ocean right there was breathtaking. I have been to Ocean City, Virginia Beach, Outer Banks, Panama City Beach, and Port Aransas. When I say this place is gorgeous, I'm not speaking as a person who is seeing the Ocean for the first time. Heaven by the Sea lives up to its name.
Inside the home was immaculate. Fred was bringing up the bathroom mats from the washer and dryer as we began unpacking the vehicles. (We arrived a little early.) My first thoughts were how clean it was and how beautiful the Ocean view was from the main living area. Fred walked us through the house. I was impressed by how much was included. There were two kayaks on the side of the house with about a dozen boogie boards and several life jackets kept in the utility room. There were even sand toys for the kids. Inside the home, there were games, movies, beach towels, bath towels, cards, and a fully-stocked kitchen. I had brought my own playpen for the baby, BUT I found a few kept in a bedroom closet. I didn't really need to bring mine after all. I can't speak for anyone else, but the bed I slept on was so comfortable that we ordered a new mattress when we got home.
Our time there was so enjoyable. From watching dolphins at sunrise to walking the beaches after sunset, the entire vacation was incredible. We waited until the last day to try the kayaks- Don't wait until the last day! We should have had the kayaks out everyday. They were a lot of fun. Nobody wanted to leave- we all were so impressed by the beauty of God's creation and the care Fred took in his home. It is very clean, well taken care of home, and has everything you can think of included. We have already started a vacation savings to return again next year- God willing."
Guest: Kristen M.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 17, 2015