"This is our third trip to Ocean Lakes and it's the furthest we've stayed from the ocean. Previously we've stayed in larger more modern homes right on the beach. I missed the view, but aside from that, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this place even though it's not right on the beach. The short drive in the golf cart to the ocean (like, less than 45 seconds) really didn't change as much about our stay as I thought it would. We were late in booking this year and happy to find this place at a very reasonable price. It's not one of those fancy stick houses, but it was comfortable and exactly what I expected for the location and price. My husband and I and our 2 and 4 year old kids stayed here with my mom - the only place we were a little cramped was the kitchen, but there's plenty of space in the dining area and living area to be comfortable enough for a week. There was room for my son's pack'n'play (travel crib) in the back bedroom, although it mostly blocked the door to the bathroom when it was set up. There's plenty of space in the living room just outside the bedroom to set up a travel crib if you have a child less needy than mine. If you haven't been to Ocean Lakes before, know that these little cabins/houses are practically built right on top of each other, so if your neighbor likes to party or make lots of noise, you're going to hear it - not the property owner's fault. The street was quiet in terms of golf cart/car traffic, which was very nice. It's not a main thoroughfare, but rather a side street. Ocean Lakes management has been cracking down on loud/rude behavior, which is appreciated. We stayed a week in August after the public schools had started, so it wasn't as crowded as peak season, which was also lovely. The water park is an awesome addition to the property and we were there every day with the kids. The owner, Lyn, was great with communications and did everything that we needed in terms of telling us what to do, how to get into the house, etc. The place was clean and ready for us when we got there. The golf cart worked well - no problems at all. We would stay here again if we find ourselves travelling in a small group again in the future. Usually we have 10+ people in a bigger home, but this was a change that I ended up enjoying more than I expected. Thanks for the great vacation :)"
Guest: Sara F.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 1, 2016