"Before I get into all of the little details, let's talk about the view. THE VIEW! No, really...the view from this home is absolutely amazing! They even have a telescope set up to get a closer look. If nothing else in the listing sells you on this house, the view will suck you in! A full panoramic view across the full width (and then some) of the house!
The request of our oldest son on his 16th birthday, was to have the whole family together. How could we say "no"?! We ended up with a group of 20. Half of them were children, who's ages ranged from 16 down to 18 months. This house couldn't have been more perfect for us! It had EVERYTHING we needed (except for a built in cook and maid). :)
Communications with Chrissy were very easy and pleasant. She always responded quickly and was very accommodating! She even left us a welcome basket!
The home was clean and well maintained. We have had our share of unpleasant surprises in past vacation rentals, but this one was not lacking in any area! Beach toys, ping pong, board games, surround sound (upstairs AND downstairs), game room, an arcade game, the hot tub, the list goes on! We really liked the idea of having two "family" bedrooms. Two families in our party had young kids, so it worked out great for them to be close. There is no question that the owners have put their heart into the set up of this home!
Beach access was less than a block away. This was like spending a few days in paradise for all kids and adults, even though our weekend had plenty of rain. There are not many businesses/restaurants within walking distance, but this wasn't an issue for us.
My only complaint (if you can call it that) is that one part of check out process was a little stressful. We are pretty habitual when it comes to cleaning up after ourselves, but we found it nearly impossible to wash the towels on the morning of check out, even though we stayed on top of washing throughout our stay. Everyone wanted a shower on the last morning and we still had to wash kitchen towels/cloths from breakfast that day. This wouldn't stop us from staying here again. I felt horrible, but Chrissy was understanding. I think I would either bring some extra towels from home next time or make sure everyone gets an earlier start, so I wouldn't be so pressed on time.
Overall, I think this home and its owner's deserve a blue ribbon. It really is a gem."
Guest: Leah T.
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 21, 2015