"We rented this house in August of 2016 for our growing family of 8 adults and one baby. We used all the bedrooms and the downstairs beds, we didn't need to use the den for sleeping. The den space is really very nice and easily could be used for another private bedroom. It was nice to have 4 full bathrooms. The pool was shaded in the afternoon and great if you felt like you got too much sun earlier in the day. The baby monitor that we brought with us reached from the back bedrooms to the pool. The kitchen has recently been remodeled and have nice modern appliances! The full size grill was great for fixing fresh fish!
The beach was very private and beautiful! It was wide, with beautiful white sand and shells. The sand was hot in August, but flip flops were adequate, you don't necessarily need water shoes. We brought water shoes but only used them for long walks on the beach. We were excited to see multiple turtle nests, marked to keep humans away! Easy walk to Sanibel to the south, take your shoes so you can walk across the bridge. The water of the gulf was calm with mild waves mostly, we had rain a few days and some stronger waves those days. We still managed to get out of the beach every day. The rain made us miss the sunset a few days, but it is beautiful from this house (no need to go anywhere to view the sunset).
There were plenty of beach towels, beach chairs and two umbrellas. I noticed beach toys as well. I brought a few inflatable floats, which were fun in the pool and in the gulf! They don't take up much room in your suitcase. The only thing I wish I had rented was maybe another umbrella or two or a beach tent of some kind, because in August the sun is pretty strong. It was cloudy the beginning of the week and once it got sunny we just took turns under the umbrellas. If you have multiple children you may need more beach toys, but there are some there.
The house is a little difficult to find, the sign is very small with the house name and there is no indication of house number at the street. Watch the other house numbers to find it.
This was a wonderful house and we all intend to come back in a few years! When we come back we want to stay here again (which is unusual for us)!"
Guest: Teresa Z.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 23, 2016