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**PLEASE PURCHASE THE TRAVEL INSURANCE....THIS IS A BARRIER ISLAND AND THERE ARE MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ESPECIALLY DURING HURRICANE SEASON" NO REFUNDS BY OWNERS OR VRBO"
Please DO NOT BOOK your long-term reservation without purchasing traveler’s insurance. NO refunds on a MONTHLY RESERVATION for any reason at any time, even within the normal 60 day period. Reservations for winter months are made up to six months in advance and greatly reduces my chances of re-booking when cancelled.
FIVE STAR RATING! A HIDDEN TREASURE! Cozy 2 bedroom beach condo on the East end of the Island AND RIGHT BEHIND THE BEACH FRONT HOMES, sleeps seven and is less than 100 easy steps to the new and improved beach path in front of the building. "Mermaid Cove" is first tier and an easy stroll across to the white sandy beach. It is located only 6.5 blocks away from the lighthouse, playground, shopping areas, an easy walk, golf-cart or bicycle ride. If you do not want to be on a crowed beach, this is a great location
Freshly painted inside and out with cute beach decor. Master Bedroom has a comfortable King Bed, Second Bedroom has two twin beds and a set of bunks which is single over full. (MAXIMUM GUEST LIMIT ALLOWED IS SEVEN with a MAXIMUM OF FOUR ADULTS.) NO adults on top bunk, please. (MINIMUM AGE OF REGISTERED GUEST IS 25.) For safety reasons, we DO NOT ALLOW ADULTS TO SLEEP ON THE TOP BUNK. If you have a large party you would like to accommodate, I will be happy to give you nearby rentals so that you can all stay in the same area. There are five condos in this complex so book early for a family reunion, wedding guests, etc. so all guests will have their own privacy, yet be staying close by.
Laundry Room available on site at no extra charge. Covered patio and table with large umbrella and four cushioned chairs to relax and feel the gulf breeze and hear the waves splashing against the shore. SEE THE OCEAN while sunning or watch the stars at night on the upstairs deck with two nice loungers, table and chairs with umbrella.
There is a shower outside the unit for your use and ALSO ANOTHER one at the laundry room which is a common area for all guests AND allows a large area for washing off gear, showering outdoors, etc.
Mermaid Cove provides two back-pack beach chairs, an umbrella and a locking storage bench for your use. (Please provide your own lock)
There is a bike trail nearby so you can walk or ride your bikes all around the island. Kayaking, surf-fishing, fishing from bridge or State Park, scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular on the Island. Don't forget your fishing gear or sunscreen.
You will enjoy the clean, fresh unit during your stay. Cable and Free WIFI. Our condo offers an AM/FM radio in the kitchen for your enjoyment, we recommend the local station 100.5 Oyster Radio that features Beach Music, local events, Island history and WEATHER UPDATES/WARNINGS. IN THE CASE OF A HURRICANE WATCH, the Island may be evacuated. If this happens during your stay, please take all of your belongings with you at the time you vacate as no-one will be allowed back on the Island and we can not be responsible for your belongings.
While we love pets, due to the desire to make our condo available for those with allergies, we have decided to make our condo pet-free and smoke-free. SGI does allow dogs on the beach IF they are leased. You are allowed to SMOKE OUTSIDE the condo and in the common areas. I receive many inquiries asking me to allow them to bring their small pet, but once I make one exception, it is no longer considered pet-free. As important as our bookings are to us, our word that it is pet-free is more important to us.
We have a small deposit that is refunded within 7 days of your departure if the unit is left in acceptable condition. We charge you a cleaning fee of $105 which is exactly what the Housekeeper charges us. If you stay more than two weeks, you will be charged an extra cleaning fee and the Housekeeper will come in and clean, wash linens, etc. for you if you desire. Please follow the checkout rules provided to receive a full refund on your deposit.
We appreciate our guests and love that they want to stay with us again, so please ask for a discount for a repeat guest before paying.
There is a lock box on the front door for your convenience. The code will be sent to you prior to your reserved date. Please contact me if you have not received it by your check-in date. For your safety and protection, this code is changed on a regular basis.
NO SALES TAXES are added at checkout.
NOTE: I DO NOT have access to your phone number until you have actually booked your stay so if you would like me to call you, please text me your phone number with your request so that I may do so.
SGI RULES: There are NO LIFEGUARDS or safe swimming FLAGS on the beaches near the condo, swim at your own risk and please be mindful of rip currents and use caution when swimming in the ocean. Rip currents can be present at any time of the year, but most especially present during stormy weather. Please research rip currents and be familiar with what to do in case you or a family member is caught up in a rip current.
At no time are bonfires allowed on the beach OR on the condo premises. There is a charcoal BBQ Grill at Unit #4 and also a Park-Style grill in front of our building near the picnic tables, please bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid and pull the grill away from the building and covered patio before grilling.
Please DO NOT leave trash, chairs, umbrellas or any beach gear on the Beach over night, they will be picked up by beach patrol. Please DO NOT dig holes unless you cover them up before leaving the beach. Our baby sea turtles can not get out of the holes and it is also dangerous for those of us that love that night stroll on the beach. There is a County Ordinance that you can not leave beach chairs, towels or any personal items on the beach after 9:00 pm or before 7:00 am. If these items are left on the beach before/after that time, BEACH PATROL will pick them up.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have prior to your booking or stay, I try to answer you right away.
Please read cancellation policy prior to booking your stay in my condo. Please secure travel insurance in case of severe weather conditions on the Island. I have a strict cancellation policy and do not offer refunds or rescheduling due to hurricanes or storms unless cancelled 60 days' in advance of your stay. Please request Travel Insurance when booking your stay.
We look forward to having you as our guest and hope you will book with us. Thanks, Phyllis