2 Quartos, 1 Banheiro (Sleeps 5)
979 Vacation Property Services, LLC
- Idiomas :
Food fun family friends & and FISHING
Perfect home for a little get away
Wewill be back
Yes please do come back! You were fantastic guests to host and so glad the food, fun, family, friend and fishing (all the important Fs) were covered. Thanks for choosing our home for your Labor Day getaway!
Cute little beach house
This is a small beach house: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.
The bathroom is in the hall, not connected to either bedroom.
The "master" bedroom has 1 fullsize bed. And the room is small, so one side of the bed is pushed up against the wall.
The second bedroom seems larger, and has a bunk bed. The bottom bunk is a full size bed, and there is a pullout trundle bed underneath the full size bed. The top bunk is a twin size bunk.
I guess, with the trundle bed, you could have 4 people sleeping in the 2nd bedroom, and 2 people sleeping in the "master" bedroom.
But, the house would be very crowded with so many people, and there is only one bathroom.
We had 2 adults, 2 kids, and that was about perfect for the size of the house.
There is stuff (belonging to the owner?) in the bedroom closets, so we didn't try to utilize the closet space for our luggage or clothes. So, the floorspace of the master bedroom was crowded with our stuff during our stay. I should have checked the dresser drawers. We probably could have used those.
The kitchen is great. They had lots of kitchen equipment.
We ate "in" almost always, and they had all the kitchen utensils we needed including sharp knives, frying pan, toaster, coffee maker, etc.
Stuff we wanted, but wasn't provided:
Extra trash bags (we had 1 kitchen trash bag)
More toilet paper (we had 3 small rolls for 6 nights)
Extra paper towel roll
Kids, 6 and 10, had a great time at the beach, and there is an abundance of beach toys in the storeroom. We took different ones each time. They provided a surf board, stand-up paddle board, sand toys, noodles, a donut-shaped float, tonka truck, large sand pails (actually old paint pails, which are perfect!). And, there was a child's life jacket (I think size small) which fit our 7 year old.
The weather was great. But, IMO, it is too hot in August for mid-day beach'ing. We went in the mornings, about 7am-9am, and again in the evening at about 5 or 6pm until sunset at about 8:30pm. We didn't need sunscreen for those hours.
We had a jellyfish sting at the end of the visit. However, I never saw any jellyfish. In case of sting, I advise bringing a little bottle of vinegar to the beach with you. We didn't have vinegar, but we used the balsalmic vinegar from the beach house.
Internet service was excellent.
Thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough and thoughtful review! So happy you enjoyed your time but ouch on the jelly sting - appreciate the suggested remedy. Also, we so appreciate the additional feedback and suggestions. We take our guest's experience to heart. You were lovely guests to host and hope you'll return!
Great location, average facilities
The location was great. Just a short walk to the beach, and you can see the gulf from the living area. The screened in porch was great, especially with kids. And although there are several places where the screen is torn, we ate every meal out there. The beach toys and chairs were also a huge bonus because we did not have to bring our own. The living and outdoor areas were a great size for our stay. The bedrooms, however, are quite small, and with the size of beds and extra furniture, there really is little room to put your things or store a suitcase. The kitchen wasn’t quite as “stocked” with usable cooking utensils and pots/pans as we’re used to in rentals. Lots of “entertaining” kitchen pieces, but very little actual cooking pieces. My biggest issue, however, was the limited number of outlets. Each room seemed to have everything (lamps, tvs, etc) plugged in to an extension cord run under a rug or furniture, and plugged in to only 1 outlet. Not sure how appropriate that is as far as safety is concerned. Overall, a good place to stay for the price, but the details leave a little to be desired.
Appreciate you noting our beach pad's convenient location near the beach and our home's setup. Glad you found it a good value! Our cottage is small, but we like to think, mighty. :) Haven't heard any feedback on the outlets previously but appreciate your thoughts. Will share your suggestions on that and some more cooking pieces to the owner. Thank you.
Before renting this property, it would have been nice to know that the house next door was under construction. There was a porta-potty in the front yard between this vacation rental and the house under construction, as well as a large rented dumpster next door. We were awakened early both mornings to heavy machinery work by a dump truck and an excavator. We didn’t use the covered deck or front porch during our mornings before heading off to the beach due to construction going on and workers present. The A/C struggled to cool the place during the evenings and the white slip covers on the furniture in the living room were stained and looked dingy upon arrival. The proximity to the beach was very nice and the space itself was adequate for our family of 4.
Glad you appreciated the space and proximity to the beach. We wish they were done with the construction during your stay as well. We've asked the builder to respectful of guests especially early/late hours. So sorry they clearly did not respect that for you, arg! Hopefully they'll get completed soon. It's been pretty warm lately, but I'll definitely have the AC checked and run the slipcovers through a wash. Thanks for your visit!
Cute and cozy!
Very cute and cozy. Fresh and clean. Short walk to the beach. Loved having all the beach chairs, sand toys and other things to use. You might want to bring bottled water as the water is not so good to drink. But overall a great little place to stay
Glad you enjoyed your getaway at the beach in our cozy cottage! We do suggest in our reservation info you bring drinking water to all our Surfside properties. Hope you saw that before your arrival. Come visit us again!