"Last year we stayed in two separate condos on the beach side of the island for our big family vacation, which was great. For this year, we wanted a place big enough to all stay together. We were also interested in trying out the bay side instead of the beach side. This townhome was perfect for us. We had a total of 17 people for most of the time, and up to 19 for 3 nights. We had 2 three year olds, 3 seven/eight year olds, 3 thirteen year olds, a 16 year old, and the rest adults. The loft was perfect for the tweeners. We all loved the game room. We loved being on the bay side and being able to fish right from the dock. The kids caught lots of fish, a couple of sea urchins, and a crab. They loved watching the sea slugs swim by. They netted a few and were fascinated when they "inked" going back into the water. The adult guys still went out on charters for "real" fishing, but they had a blast fishing from the dock in between those trips. We saw a sting ray swim by one evening while we were out on the second story balcony. We also sat out in the evenings and waved at all the party boats and dolphin watch cruises as they went by. Another huge plus were the 4 kayaks. We wanted to rent kayaks last year, but decided it was too expensive. It was awesome to have 4 right there at our disposal, and if you figure the cost of renting kayaks it makes the cost of renting this townhome even more reasonable. We all loved the kayaking (even me, a 56 year old grandmother!), but the 13 year olds would hardly get off of them! The living areas, kitchen, and baths were all wonderful (everything is IKEA - and we are big fans!) - well stocked, ready to use, and very nice. As far as the difference between the beach and the bay sides, we had the advantage that my Dad lives in a 2 bedroom condo on the beach side, so we were able to go to the beach and use the pool there. We also went to Clayton's which has great beach access. The listing description was accurate regarding the location (we walked to Liam's). The photos accurately reflected the rental's appearance and amenities. The property was clean and well-maintained. The owner was helpful in answering your questions or concerns - over and above. Klaus was exceptionally helpful. My oldest son left a toolbox in the garage and didn't realize it till we got home (9 hours away), and Klaus has been most helpful in getting it back to him. I highly recommend this property to friends, relatives, or anyone else! We plan to stay there again."
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: August 20, 2014