"The condo served our needs well! There were 4 of us adults and 2 kids (ages 10, 7). We went to the beach daily as well as downtown where the shops and restaurants are. This was our 4th year of staying in S. Haven but first time in this condo. We were familiar with where this condo was located, so that played a big part in our decision to stay there. We typically walked to the downtown area but drove to the beach because walking 5-6 blocks with 2 kids and all of your beach stuff is a little too ambitious for us. We didn't mind paying the $9 daily fee to park close to the beach. It's only a few blocks to walk to the Harbor where our favorite places to eat/drink are located: Idler, Admiral Jack's (newly built in last year), and Lou's, all right on the water.
The upstairs living area, dining area, and kitchen were perfect for our needs. We enjoyed the balcony that had a view of the river and boat docking area. The bedrooms were good sized and we were able to use both twin air mattresses for our kids and put them in room with us. It made one bedroom a little tight for space, but that's to be expected. The 2 bedrooms are ideal for 4 people rather than 6, but of course we were saving some money by not renting a 3BR and putting the kids in their own room.
We appreciated all of the beach chairs, towels, cooler, beach toys, etc that were available for us to use. If you want shade on the beach, just bring your own umbrella. That was about the only thing missing, but it didn't bother us. We enjoyed getting some rays on the beach for 3-4 hours in the afternoon each day. :-)
We also used the grill on the deck for multiple meals in the evening. It came in handy. The kitchen was stocked with all utensils, dishes, pans, that we needed, which was great. My only complaint on the kitchen was that we had to make our own ice. I assume the ice maker is not hooked up, even though the new fridge has the capability? Since we packed a cooler for the beach daily, an ice maker would have came in handy.
We biked almost daily and didn't discover the bike trail just on the other side of river from the condo until later in the week. The trail rides along the river, is very flat, shaded and scenic. That was a great little trail and very close access to condo. We also rented kayak and paddle board one day and where able to put them on the river right by our condo. That was very handy!
We would definitely stay there again! Thanks, Connie for providing it!"
Guest: Chris R.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 29, 2015