"We stayed at Sea Dog and the adjoining Jolly Roger carriage house for a week in October 2016. We found the house to be very nice and accurately described by the photos and list of amenities. The property was clean and well-maintained, and the owner was quick to respond to our initial inquiries and contacts during our stay. The reservation and contracting process was very simple with costs adequately explained.
The main house is well laid out for a large group, with three bedrooms, private baths and a capable laundry area on the ground floor. On the main floor, the kitchen was well-appointed with oversize appliances, and had adequate cookware, utensils, dishes and so on for are large group. Some of the cookware was in need of replacement. The bedroom on the main floor has an attached bath, but note this bath is not “private” in that it is the only bath adjoining the main living area, thereby slightly disadvantaging occupants of the room. The third floor bunk area and associated bath worked great for our party. The roof is accessible by a drop-down stair on the third floor, providing panoramic views of the surrounding area. The main house comes with four bikes and the carriage house with two. Our group had a lot of fun ridding around town.
There were a few minor issues of note. The property had adequate internet bandwidth, but on occasion connectivity would drop out (important to the 20-somethings in our party). The house directions state to reset the modem in that case, however it was never mentioned where the modem is located. The exterior propane grill did not function properly. It could stand to be replaced or at least thoroughly cleaned. We had to borrow the grill next door. During our stay, there was an annoying major construction project nearby that created a lot of noise during the weekdays. It’s understandable that’s how it goes sometimes. However, the construction workers used a number of the limited parking spots around the property, creating problems for our guests with cars. While the property does have a double garage (one bay for the main house, one for the carriage house), the bays are undersized and unsuitable for larger vehicles.
Overall, we greatly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Rosemary Beach area and this property. The beach part of Rosemary Beach is world-class and easily accessible. The town has a quaint charm with several restaurants and tourist shopping areas within walking distance."
Guest: jw h.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: November 4, 2016