"5 moms looking for a quiet escape had a grand time on the island! The condo was ultra cute, clean, and comfortable with a fantastic view of the main channel. The owner, Paula, was super nice and quick to respond to our pleas for help. She provided information about rentals, good places to eat, and the ferry. This condo is a deal and the ferry (which will be replaced with a land bridge in fall, 2014, I understand) is a fun adventure! Just plan your trips off on the island to leave at the top of the hour. Or stay on the island the whole time, like we did!
If you are going to be doing any extra fancy cooking, you might want to bring any special supplies you may need. The kitchen is nicely equipped with basic supplies (blender, toaster, measuring cups and spoons, cheese grater, some bowls, a few cutting knives, a few pans, cooking spoons and spatulas, some cooking glassware, a can opener, cutting mats, a few food storage containers, spoons, forks, knives, plates, glasses, plastic cups -- almost all the basic supplies!). We wished we had packed a wine opener (which the condo typically has and Paula kindly offered to bring out to us (!!), but we found a helpful neighbor instead).
The condo also provides 4 beach towels, kitchen towels, plenty of bath towels, some reusable grocery bags, sample sizes of shampoo and soap, a little bottle of liquid dish soap, a roll of paper towels, a couple dishwasher soap packs, and some fabric soap*. If you're staying longer than a weekend, you might want to pack trash bags, toilet paper, more dishwasher soap packs, a bigger bottle of liquid dish soap, extra paper towels, more dishwasher soap packs, and more laundry supplies.
*Some of these may have been left over from a previous renter. I don't want to claim that the home-owner will always provide these things!
The pool is very nice with a great view of the lake and a kid-friendly zero-entry end. The beach chairs a bit short on number (especially on Saturday) and there is no shade, so if you are inclined, we recommend throwing in that beach umbrella and a couple of chairs.
We had a GREAT time relaxing on the deck (that's where we ate our meals), sleeping in, vegging by the pool, and generally enjoying ourselves. Other condo-owners were nice and helpful. I highly recommend this condo as a fun, relaxing place to stay! We're hoping to go back next time we're at the lake!"
Guest: The Beach Buddies
Date of Stay: July 2014
Review Submitted: July 15, 2014