"We spent a week at this beautiful town home 8/14-8/21/16. It appeared to be newly remodeled and professionally decorated! We loved the space it provided for our 2 families with 5 children. The main floor had a large living room with plenty of seating, a well-equiped full size kitchen with large island, one bedroom with a king size bed, and a separate full bathroom. The upstairs had a huge master bedroom with large en-suite bathroom, a very large bedroom with 2 queen beds, another bedroom with en-suite full bathroom, a main hall full bathroom, and full size washer and dryer. Balconies off the living room and master bedroom provided beautiful views of the gulf and sunset. Parking spaces were provided underneath the building and there was a locker with beach chairs, umbrellas and floats.
We split time between the pool and the beach each day. The pool is shared by the adjacent town home as well as a 9 unit complex, but we never saw anybody else use it. The beach was maybe a 50' walk past the pool along a sandy path. The gulf was warm and calm, and multiple dolphins swam past daily! From a listing in local information provided by the home owners, we rented double kayaks and paddle boards, which the shop immediately delivered and later picked up. Because we rented in early afternoon for 24 hours, we were able to use them the following morning as well. Everyone was able to participate--picture a 4 yo and 5 yo heading out together in the kayak!--and had a great time. We ate most breakfasts and lunches at the house, then went out to dinner every night. There were plenty of restaurants along Gulf Blvd to choose from, acknowledging eclectic varieties of pizza at Slyce and good seafood at Guppys. We had a wonderful time!
There were just enough bath towels at the house for everyone, but there were no beach towels! Preferring to shower with a clean towel after being at the beach all day, as presumably most people would, we had to buy ourselves beach towels. We also had to purchase toilet paper, Kleenex, soap and garbage bags, which we did not expect. Luckily there is typical shopping (grocery, Target, etc.) merely minutes away. Also note that the main level bedroom was warm, especially when closed, being the only bedroom without a ceiling fan.
Overall, we absolutely loved the home and its proximity to the beach and amenities! It was a relaxing week and we can't wait to go back!"
Guest: Kristin P.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 2, 2016