Imagine falling asleep to the lapping of waves upon the beach and waking up to sunshine reflected on the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. When you stay at Sandy Bottoms, you don’t have to imagine: The 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath condo looks out directly onto the ocean, and the apricot sands of Flagler Beach are just steps away. Other people have to jump in their cars, deal with traffic, and hunt for parking before they can feel the sand beneath their feet; you’ll be able to walk there in a flash.
The master bedroom of Sandy Bottoms doesn’t simply look out onto the ocean; sliding glass doors connect the bedroom to the rear balcony. After a fabulous night’s sleep in the queen-size bed you can slip outside early to watch the sunrise without waking the others. Additional features of the master suite include a flat-screen TV, plenty of storage, and a private bathroom. The 2nd bedroom features a pair of twin Murphy beds. During the day—or if you’re vacationing with just your sweetheart—you can keep the beds closed so that the room doubles as a sitting area.
You’ll probably want to spend most of your indoor time in Sandy Bottoms’ main living, area. For one thing, it also opens onto the rear balcony via large sliding glass doors, so you can revel in the ocean view even while indoors. Decorated in classic Florida fashion, with wicker-frame furnishings and tiled floors that will feel so refreshing when you return from the beach, the living area is a true haven. Stretch out on one of the well-cushioned couches and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable, surf the web via the complimentary WiFi, or treat yourself to a nap.
The balcony is furnished with a patio table that seats 4, so you can eat outside in the sunshine; the salt-tinged ocean breeze will transform even the simplest meal into a feast. Of course, you can opt to take your meals at the indoor dining table, which also seats 4. And while you might not plan to do much cooking during your stay, once you see Sandy Bottoms’ kitchen, you could change your mind. Open and bright, with glass doors leading onto the front balcony, the kitchen is fully equipped with sparkling stainless-steel appliances and a full array of cookware and tableware. There’s a dishwasher too; after all, when the beach is practically your backyard, who wants to waste time scrubbing plates?
When you arrive at Sandy Bottoms you’ll find the beds made up, plenty of fresh towels in both the bathroom and the powder room, and extra bedding ready and waiting. If you want to start your vacation with a shower or a nap, you can. For added convenience, the condo has its own washer and dryer, so you can pack lighter than usual.
You will want to bring your swimsuits and sunscreen, though. Because Sandy Bottoms is just a block from the beach, you can head out first thing in the morning to fish off Flagler Pier, return after breakfast to paddleboard or kayak, go back again in the afternoon to build sandcastles with the kids or swim, then return after dinner to watch dolphins and whales frolic in the waves.
And there’s even more to do just a short drive away: Marineland; Daytona International Speedway; St. Augustine, with its historic Old City; boating along the Matanzas River; hiking and biking at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area; plenty of shopping… even the theme parks of Orlando are only a day trip away.
So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at Sandy Bottoms today—before someone else beats you to it!