"This Thanksgiving our family decided to gather at St Simons Island since we were unable to meet there this summer for our annual visit. It was the best decisions we have ever made. As we began perusing the choices of beach houses on VRBO, Itylldo caught all of our attention.
Itylldo hit every target on our list. With three generations celebrating this holiday together, the house boasted the six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms we desired. We were amazed that every bedroom had a beautiful ocean view. Since we needed a place to seat 12 for several meals, it was perfect for us at Itylldo to seat everyone together in the spacious sunroom. The fully appointed kitchen provided everything we needed to serve our large crowd. The elevator was icing on the cake. It worked beautifully in transporting our luggage, groceries, and guests to the second and third floors. The indoor entertaining area was lovely and spacious, and the adjoining screened in porch overlooking the beautifully manicured grounds, swimming pool, hot tub and deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean was a favorite gathering spot. Young and young at heart all enjoyed the well appointed gym and large sauna. Proximity to the village was a real plus for us. The little ones loved running to the playground, the lighthouse, and the pier.
Jane Holmes, the owner, was a fantastic plus to our visit. Mrs Holmes welcomed us upon our arrival with a delicious locally caught shrimp cocktail and information about Itylldo and the island in general. Her recommendations made our stay on the island much more enjoyable.
Even though our visit was at the end of November, Itylldo's hot tub made it possible for the children to swim all day for most our visit. The pool area and deck allowed all the family to gather with food and drinks as we laughed, lied, and watched the huge ships sail a few hundred feet from our deck. At twilight, the men built a fire in the provided fire pit on the deck, and the family convened to watch the glorious sunsets and raise a toast to a spectacular day shared in paradise.
Our family is clamoring to make plans for our return visit to Itylldo. This trip has proven to us that any time our family can gather on St Simons at Itylldo will be the very best time of the year to book our vacation.
NC, SC, GA Crew"
Guest: Marie H.
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: December 2, 2016