"We spent 6 nights at this rental and loved it. The pool is an absolute dream to have after a day of trekking around in the heat - and is a rare amenity in rentals in this area. It is located through a gate, at the end of the most adorable, colorful alleyway, with old cobblestones and rainbow stucco homes. The parking is not as tight as anticipated based on other reviews, and we think you could pretty easily get a small SUV in there if you needed to. After you park and enter through the gate, there is a lovely koi pond in front of the entry to the rental, with the swimming pool beyond the rental along the far wall. The rental itself is a converted coach house or similar, with two stories and tons of windows. The laundry is a huge perk, as were the kitchen and strong A/C. The only things that I might improve would be the shower toiletries - it wouldn't be insanely hard to source something a little more local or special (I forgot shampoo, so obviously looked at this right away) - and maybe de-clutter the space behind the house in case anyone wants to open the blinds up on that side. However, these are obviously not game changers. In the past, we have rented on the far east end of the peninsula, near the battery, which was a quiet, residential area. This is definitely in the middle of college town, but it is clearly an area that is in the midst of major revitalization, with lots of activity going on. We definitely felt safe walking around day and night. Both areas have their perks, but I think we would definitely choose to return to this rental in the future based on it being so close to everything (5 minutes to King Street and many amazing restaurants in all directions) and the swimming pool/courtyard area. Also, quick tip, there is a great coffee shop and bakery about a 1-minute walk west of the rental (take a left out of the alleyway), on St. Philip Street, called Brown's Court Bakery. Enjoy! :)"
Guest: Drew Z.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 11, 2016