"I was so lucky to find this vacation rental for a long weekend. My family, which consists of five adults and two boys under the age of three, had a great time staying at Mariner's Landing. The uniquely shaped pool was the highlight of the house, with a very deep end for the adults, and a nearby shade-cover for resting near the shallow end while the kids played. The shape allowed everyone to talk and feel together. Surrounded by lush green and the canal, the house has all windows on that side. I had work to do and sat at the kitchen island and could see the family playing in the pool. There were plenty of pool toys and large towels to use, and a tiled-bathroom on the lanai so you didn't have to dry off or traipse water inside.
The house is a one story that is a bit unusual in floor plan/seating arrangements, but it really works for a large family or multiple couples. Our little toddler loved riding his trike around the large kitchen island while we prepared dinner. We had large family dinners around the large table in the kitchen area (avoiding the family heirloom formal dinning area). The furniture was of nice quality, but not too formal, which is perfect with little ones. As others have stated there are plenty of condiments in the house in case you forgot something (which we did), and the grocery is close by the house. My husband and I enjoyed the split floor plan, since the master suite was on the other side of the house from the kids and grand-kids. Everyone said they slept great, good quality beds, and nice-sized rooms.
Janice, the owner, is very accommodating and generally wants you to enjoy her home. She has property managers in the area, and they stopped by to make sure everything was well. Our daughter and her family arrived into the area earlier than expected, and Janice allowed them early entry into the house which was so helpful so the boys could nap. We received our deposit, paid in full, in less than a week. If we are ever in the area again we would stay there, but longer and utilize the boat."
Guest: sunny b.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: May 14, 2016