"We spent a wonderful week in Mack's beautifully appointed condo in Boca Grande with our son and daughter-in-law to celebrate my husband's birthday.
Mack is a very accessible, thoughtful & responsive host. There was a welcome "basket" of wine, coffee and nuts to greet us. He checked in with us periodically by email to make sure all was going well, and promptly addressed a concern we had about the a/c. We greatly appreciated that the condo was well-stocked with paper and cleaning products. (We did not need to purchase TP, PT, facial tissues, foil, plastic wrap, dish detergent, laundry detergent or even coffee filters!) There is a notebook with spot-on recommendations for places to eat and things to do.
This nicely-appointed corner condo has a spectacular view, and is conveniently located close to the beach and pool/clubhouse. The website pictures truly do not do it justice! The beds are very comfortable, and the linens top quality. The split bedroom floor plan provided privacy, and the kitchen is well-equipped. The screened lanai, with its very comfy new furniture, was one of our favorite spots to hang out.
I grew up on the Gulf Coast just an hour north of Boca Grande, and I honestly do not remember ever seeing the Gulf as beautiful as it was during our stay. The color was as beautiful as I have seen in the Caribbean, and it was calm and glass-like most of the day (until the late afternoon thunderstorms came up). The water was a pleasant 83 degrees and crystal clear. The water in front of the condo is shallow for quite a ways out, so it is a great spot for kids to swim. We found many starfish and sand dollars, as well as some nice shells. It was turtle nesting season, so it was fun to count the new nests. It was nice to have beach chairs and umbrellas provided by the club, and nice beach towels are provided in the condo.
We had a great time exploring the island and town in a golf cart we rented from Thoroughbred. (The Club's carts were already booked, but Thoroughbred in Englewood delivered/picked up at no extra charge.)
Boca Grande is truly a magical place, and we are looking forward to returning again with friends/family, and we would definitely choose this condo for any future trips.
Thanks, Mack, for sharing your beautiful place!"
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 16, 2015