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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Private Homes, Mid Island reviews
Perfect family vacation home!
"The best Spring Break ever thanks in part to our wonderful accommodations at the Desert Rose! Three generations from California, Texas, Indiana and Florida enjoyed this wonderful Key West inspired house! You will feel at home here. The master bedroom is on the third floor with its own bath and walk out patio. There are two bedrooms downstairs which share a bathroom. There are plenty of linens to meet your needs for the week. I think each room had a TV but I do not believe any of us turned them on! That is a real vacation!!! Skip, the owner, has many books and movies for you to enjoy if you choose. Outside the main floor is a beautiful deck with a hammock which several of us took naps on! So peaceful and calming. The French doors open into a huge family room/kitchen area. The NCAA tournament was watched a few times on a nice flat screen TV! There is a futon and two couches which were great for the kids to sleep on. Seriously, plenty of room in this place! The kitchen had just about everything you need to cook fabulous meals! There is a Weber grill on the porch. Off the kitchen is a laundry room with brand new, large capacity washer and dryer. Out from the kitchen was the porch where we spent a great deal of time. It was kind of a rustic, western theme. At the round table we played cards everyday and build memories with the little kids! Downstairs you will find a pub style, poolside patio. There is a dart board where we had a couple dart competitions! The pool.....wonderful!!!! It was perfect!!! The beach was a short walk away and we went everyday for walks and even flew kites! Skip has a lot of beach toys, beach chairs and a wagon to cart everything. We watched several sunsets and loved the location! The trolley pick up is right down the road and very convenient. One thing I was hesitant about when we booked was the fact that the owner lived on the first level. No problem! In fact, it was nice to have him around. If we needed anything, he was extremely helpful. We look forward to seeing him again when we book this house in the future!!!! Thank you Skip!"
Guest: Julie C.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
"Very cute home. The beach was not far from the house at all. House was clean and kitchen was nice and neat. The AC is a bit big for the house, so we had to keep it high so it does not get FREEZING! Especially at night. Cute little fire place that has a fake crackling noise that can make naps sooo relaxing."
Guest: Poodle Lover!Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
"This was our first family vacation in 10 years and this was the perfect place to stay. It is a beautiful spacious home and it is extremely comfortable. The kids spent a lot of time on the dock in back fishing. They netted some mullets for our smoker and caught snappers, rays, and even sharks. The dolphin swim right under the dock daily and you get visits from the manatee that live nearby. As you fish you will have a heron and a pelican stop by looking for spare bait. We loved the dock!
The beach is a short walk away and eac time we were there there were hardly anyone else on the beach. The water was clean and warm like bath water.
It's a nice area for families and a beautiful home to stay in. Do yourself a favor when there and wake up early, grab a cup of coffee, sit on the dock and watch the sun rise over the mangroves. Then that evening walk to the beach and watch a spectacular sunset. What a great day that was!"
Guest: Philip N.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 22, 2015