"I spent a LOT of time looking for the right condo for our family vacation (May 2016) and I am 100% convinced I got it!
AREA: The location is FABULOUS. We went to many of the other surrounding beaches and I honestly didn't see another I liked better than IRB. The condo is right across and down the street from many fun and quaint restaurants/cafes/ice cream shops. (Tip: there's an electronic crosswalk right outside the condo, nice if you have children.) We enjoyed getting ice cream at Tropical in the evening and walking home via the beach. There is a CVS down the street and a Publix 5 minutes away. The area is private and quiet and very relaxing--perfect.
CONDO: The condo was impeccably clean and more updated than the photos show. The view is simply, utterly amazing and we took full advantage of the wall of windows and the wonderful deck. You are closer to the beach than the photos show. The best thing about the condo were stairs from the deck to the pool/beach. Not many properties had this, and it might seem like a minor detail, but it was 100% worth it to be able to go from the deck to the beach whenever you wanted to. Really gave it that special "beach house feeling." The pool area was awesome and the beach chairs were perfect. Landscaping was impeccable and the flowers were just lovely (what are those yellow flowers by the stairs?) There's an outdoor shower station that was handy, too. Plenty of beach towels, two beach umbrellas, and lots of toys for the kids. We took full advantage of the grill for relaxed dinners. The condo is nicely stocked. There's a reverse-osmosis system in the kitchen sink for drinking water; lots of brooms for sand; plenty of nice kitchen equipment; cleaning supplies; and nice toiletries and extras like sunscreen. Not that you want to cook and clean while on vacation, but it made it feel like home. One strange thing, though, was that there was no toilet paper, paper towels, or dish soap when we got there--an oversight, no big deal to buy our own, but strange to lack these basics. Also strange was the malfunctioning washer (there was a janky "trick" to get it to work right)--this needs to be replaced or permanently fixed. These things did not detract from our stay.
OWNER: Joy is, well, a JOY to work with. Totally prompt, cheerful, and entirely professional. A total dream.
We would stay again in a heartbeat and are recommending it to all our friends and family. Thank you, Joy, for making our trip unforgettable!"
Guest: Katie S.
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: June 2, 2016