"My husband and I returned to "Blue Waters" for the month of April, having enjoyed a 2 week stay a few years back. There is much to love about this home: the feeling of understated luxury and peacefulness that pervades, the many features and conveniences that enrich your stay, and the sense of seclusion. The large property is located on the end of a cul-de-sac with a pie shaped lot and lots of waterfront, and a wide view of a large canal intersection that feels like a lake. It is a quiet neighbourhood and feels very private, even the pool/patio area overlooking the water. Don't be deceived by the street view. From the curb this appears to be a sturdy yet basic bungalow - Step inside and experience the hidden gem. The open concept living area, upgraded kitchen, deluxe furnishings and Florida/Island designer style creates a perfect home-away-from-home ambience. One of the reasons we love this house is the fabulously equipped kitchen. Good quality tools for prep, cooking and serving in style. This home operates on a "pay it forward" principal whereby the occupants and housekeepers leave the staples for the next person. Guests top up the inventory as needed, as you normally would at home when you run out of something. A very economical arrangement. Take a half hour to review kitchen contents when you arrive. The inventory of seasonings and staples was impressive both times we arrived.
If rest and sleep are important to you, this home will not disappoint. The beds and bedding are top quality, "super comfy" as promised. We slept late every day, and spent a lot of time relaxing on the wonderful teak lounges beside the pool. There are 3 additional outdoor areas for lounging in sun and shade. The rustling of the wind in the palm trees might put you to sleep so beware getting sunburn!
Our daughter, son-in law and 2 grandsons (aged 3 and 5) joined us for 10 days. Amazingly, the relaxation continued. The adults swam, lounged and played board games while watching over the boys playing in the pool. The pool is in a secure lanai enclosure, and wonderfully shaded in the morning and late afternoon. There were lots of indoor amusements as well. We did several great day trips. There are lots of shops and restaurants nearby. All in all an awesome experience. We hated to leave!"
Guest: Debbie S.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: May 18, 2016