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Both of the houses were perfect for our very large group. Plenty of space on the patios and in the pools for everyone to hang out. The docks were perfect for renting a boat, fishing, wildlife watching. We had two manatees come right up to the dock, say hello, then go on their way.
All of the beds were extremely comfortable and everything was clean, with the exception of the freezer which had clearly been used for bait and/or fish and had a distinctive smell, but not much can be done about that. The kitchen was stocked with bare essentials like spices, foil, bags, etc. We were unsure of what kind of food items (non-perishable, or refrigerated condiments) could be left, which led to a lot of waste. Suggestion would be to ask owners in advance or the church across the street if they take donations. Anything that was not in order (one of the houses was missing their beach towels) was taken care of very very quickly.
There was plenty to do nearby including fun tiki bars (Sunset Grille and Sparkys were our favs) and there is a bus stop a half a block away for a day trip down to KW, for those who may not want to drive ($8 round trip). Close proximity (a few miles) from the grocery store, liquor store, and Kmart and lots of fun places along the way to stop and shop.
One downfall would be the proximity to a large house next door allowed for echoing voices back into the street/neighborhood. Luckily there were very few late nights for us, but if your group is loud, you may want to consider keeping evening fun at the blue house which is surrounded by privacy fences and water. Neighbor complaints are not fun while on vacation, trust me.
I would avoid getting the larger “suites” option with the third house due to its ragged nature (though that should not deter you from these homes—they are separate owners and fabulous). We would definitely stay here again, just with a smaller group to avoid the third house.