"My family of four--two adults, two teens--spent a wonderful week here. The property is exactly as pictured, and in excellent and clean condition. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped; I was especially pleased to have even a coffee bean grinder so I could enjoy my favorite coffees. I don't remember how many people the unit claims to sleep. The MBR is great with a comfortable king bed; the 2nd bedroom has two queens--great for my teens to stretch out in. That 2nd BR also has a bunk bed, so two more children could sleep. In a small loft area above this room, accessible by ladder, there is a sleeper sofa. The person sleeping up there would have to be old enough to be careful coming down the ladder if necessary in the middle of the night, and young enough to be able to do so! With the two sofas downstairs (regular, not sleeper sofas), you could go up to 9. One thing I think is important is that there is a circular staircase (in most if not all of these Executive Bay Units, I believe) that isn't so easy to negotiate. My husband has ankle/Achilles issues, and he managed, albeit slowly and carefully; my teens and I were OK, but anyone with an issue might want to consider this. The back beach area--something that was very important to us--was really nice. You should know, however, that, like most areas in the Keys, it's not a beach with a gradual, sandy decline into the water. There is actually a little wall, maybe 1.5-2.0 feet, and then the water, with rocks, etc. My point is that I wouldn't walk from the lounger directly down into the water without water shoes, because it's a rough walk! It can be done, but I would definitely recommend water shoes so that you're comfortable. This back area is wonderful, however, and we thoroughly enjoyed sunbathing, watching the sunset, the boats coming and going, etc. The boats and lighthouse are very scenic, and the covered pier is wonderful to hang out with your fisher-folk, etc. I think there might be a fish -cleaning station too. The aquatic life is wonderful--we saw rays and many fish from the pier and while snorkeling the area. There are small barracuda, but as any snorkeler/diver knows, they don't want to bother you. My one complaint is that the propane tank on grill was empty; we didn't want to use precious time to refill tank and get reimbursed, so we had to do without. About 1.5 hr from MIA, 1.5 to Key West. Great area; responsive owner. Would definitely consider staying again."
Guest: Ann T.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: April 12, 2016