"Propert manager Shawn picked us up in the boat at the marina. The entire boat ride over to the island, Shawn briefed us on all aspects of the house, island, boat and all other important info. Very good and thorough use of the time in the boat.
Upon arrival at the house's private dock, Garret and Espen welcomed us as they were all on the island doing some work around the house that morning. While Garret transported our luggage and groceries to house, Shawn and Gretchen gave us the walk-through. Again, very thorough and informative.
The house is awesome!! Just like a beach house you'd see in the movies, tucked away in the palm trees and vegetation behind a slight wind-break sand dune.
The beach was practically deserted! As far as we could tell, there was only one other house occupied. It was the very adjacent house, but they are spaced far apart, and they were far enough down the beach that we practically didn't even notice them.
As per Shawn and Gretchen's advice, in an effort to keep the heat out of the house, we cooked almost all meals on the outside grill using either the grate or the cast-iron skillets. It worked out great!!!
Speaking of food, I highly suggest sticking with their recommendation of Wynn's Market for seafood and steaks/meat. It's a bit pricey, but the seafood was fresh, the selection was awesome and the people there were incredibly nice!
It is totally worth noting how kind and accommodating the entire crew were. We traveled with my wife and two daughters, and my wife's parents. Our 3 year old has special needs and has some sensory sensitivities including auditory sensitivities. She gets very frightened by, and cannot process certain noises - especially loud, unfamiliar noises. This is the first time we have taken her on a vacation - first time on a plane, first time on a boat. We were extreme nervous how she would react to the sounds. We explained this ahead of time to Shawn. Shawn was so careful with the boat and how fast he was going. He kept looking to see how our daughter was reacting before he would - very slowly and gradually - accelerate the engine of the boat. It was very noticeable how much attention he took to making sure she was okay and comfortable. He was so careful with gradually introducing her to the sound and feel of the engine that she soon fell asleep for almost the entire boat ride out.
Garret drove us back at the end of the week. He was just as careful and thoughtful as Shawn. Thank you all very much!!"
Guest: Emily P.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 17, 2016