"Three of us (childhood friends/sisters) stayed in the Gulf Cottage for 4 wonderful nights. Myrtle and Abby greeted us upon arrival and showed us around the cottage and property. Myrtle's property is absolutely beautiful and peaceful, and all within steps to the beach. Being in the Gulf Cottage, we were able to see the water as soon as we got up in the morning. The gardens were so pretty and quaint, and although the cottages are close because it's a small property, the gardens and paths gave us perfect privacy. Each cottage had its own private seating area and garden. There is a laundry room, storage room with beach chairs and umbrellas to use, outdoor shower to wash sand off our feet, and even a hidden clothes line to hang wet clothing or towels if desired. The Gulf Cottage was just perfect. Myrtle has high quality bath towels, beach towels, bedding, furniture, etc., and there is really nothing we lacked. It was spotless and completely comfortable. Sometimes it's hard to sleep when in a strange place... but not here. We slept soundly. The kitchen was fully stocked, right down to the coolest silverware we ever saw. We had purchased some groceries at Walmart before crossing the bridge into IRB, were able to cook breakfasts and lunches in, and could have gone the entire time without using the rental car. I had been struggling with a health issue and found a walk-in clinic not too far on the other side of the bridge.. just in case anyone needs that information. That was the only reason for using the car. Otherwise, we sat on the beach or walked up and down the beach during the day, watched the sun set every evening, and would then get ready to walk to the restaurant of our choice for dinner. There are several great places to eat; all different, and all within a short walk. We loved Lulu's, Slyce and Crabby Bill's. There was a CVS too with very reasonable prices. Myrtle was very nice and was available for anything we might have needed. This getaway to Sandy Shores was just what my friends and I needed; we felt completely at rest during our stay. Myrtle, we thank you for opening your beautiful cottage to us, and hope that at least one of us gets to return one day soon!!"
Guest: Kathy and friends
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: December 14, 2016