We rented Bob and Kathy's house for the first two weeks of July. Everything from the time we arrived to the time we left was perfect. The house was immaculate. It was beautifully decorated with what appeared to be new tile-work throughout the house. The house was nicely equipped with plenty of towels and linens for our family of seven and dishes, pots and pans, utensils, and enough soaps and detergents to get us through the first few days.
The house is very large and roomy with three living areas, two of which have large TVs and cable. The other is kind of outside/inside and very nice. It was, in fact, the area in which we spent the most time when around the house.
The pool was clean, well maintained, warm, and very pretty. The pool area is covered by a screen as is common in S Florida, has nice pool furniture, and a Weber grill.
The backyard is very cute with a fence and has a large wild area behind it. Because of the curve of the street the backyard is quite private. The neighborhood itself was nice and very quiet.
The owners provided a garage door opener which was a welcome bonus. We rent vacation houses several times a year and most of them keep maintenance stuff in the garage instead of allowing you to park in them and the ability to park out of the Florida sun was so nice.
The owners were very courteous and polite and answered any questions that we had before arriving. We only spoke on the phone with Kathy once because of a question we had and she was very nice, exceedingly friendly, and said we could call her anytime about any little thing. We didn't, but it was nice to know that if we needed her she was available.
All of the appliances and fixtures were nice and up to date unlike some of the homes we have vacationed in. In fact, according to the invoice still sitting on it, the clothes dryer was recently delivered and brand new which speaks a lot to the responsiveness of the owners.
The main living room TV is large and has HD cable including movie channels. We don't watch much TV usually but after a day of activity it was nice to able to relax with a movie. WiFi is also provided, to the great relief of my children.
The house is about a 5 minute drive to grocery stores, shopping, and restaurants and 20-30 minutes to several beautiful gulf beaches.
We absolutely loved this home and are already looking forward to next year hoping to stay again. We stayed 15 nights and did not want to go home!
Thanks for the lovely stay Kathy & Bob!