"My husband, his parents, our grown son and I had a wonderful time staying in your lovely vacation home on Hutchinson Island. What a delightful place to spend a week.
What a thrill to have the ocean with sunrise out the back, and the intercostal with sunsets out the front. We were steps away from both on this narrow section of the isle.
It is obvious you take great care and pride in keeping up the home. Your kitchen was marvelously stocked for every need. We did visit local breweries and restaurants, but spent most of the time eating in and enjoying the house and its views.
The furniture is very comfortable to sit in, and your dining room table and chairs are delightful with their beach colors. There is so much room, plenty for a much larger group.
Every one of us slept well, the beds are very comfortable.
Our parents (who are in their 80’s) thoroughly enjoyed the front upstairs patio, where they could avoid the ocean breeze (which was too strong for them on some days while we visited).
My husband and son brought their own poles, and after purchasing fishing licenses at Walmart, loved catching fish off the dock. They caught enough that we had a Fish Fry for our Thanksgiving dinner!
The beach was wonderful to walk, and the unique stone formations along the shore were intriguing to investigate.
My husband, son and I spent a day kayaking at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which is not too far south, and had a great time! We investigated Trapper Nelson’s Interpretive Site 1/2 through our paddle as a way to stretch our legs, and was surprised to be greeted by a guide who gave us a tour of the entire complex.
My husband and I even went snorkeling down at Bathtub Beach at the end of the isle.
The only problem we encountered: the Eliot Museum decided to close early the day before Thanksgiving, so we did not get to go in. We ended up across the street at the Florida Oceanographic Society, which was amazing for seeing wildlife and learning about them. They let you get your hands on so many species. Due to some issues with the tank, we were not able to touch the stingrays upon arrival. We got a much better surprise later, as we got to feed the stingrays instead. This was a once in a lifetime experience, and the highlight of the trip for me!
Overall, if we are able to travel back to Florida, we certainly plan to stay at your home in the future.
We appreciate receiving the security deposit back in a timely manner, as well."
Guest: Valerie F.
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: December 3, 2016