Our stay at Creative Spirit in October was wonderful! We wanted a vacation home close to the beach, with a private pool and fishing from the back yard... and this house fit the bill!
Our family (9 total,we brought grandparents and a cousin) had plenty of room and privacy. The home was clean, but we arrived shortly after a major storm so the pool was in need of cleaning; a quick call to the owners took care of that, the pool company came the following morning. Grandma and the kids enjoyed spending time in the very large private pool. The kitchen was fully stocked. The wrap around double deck offered much relaxation and solitude. Two of the bedrooms had private decks facing the gulf!
Fishing and catching blue crabs in the canal on the private dock and off the nearby bridge was a lot of fun! The beach is close to the house, you walk past two houses and across the street. There is a bit of a sand hill to climb over to get to the beach, probably due to the storm moving the sand, it was a little tough on grandma to get to, but worth the effort. We enjoyed seeing the rays swimming close to the beach each evening. There were more shells in this area than you see in beaches further east, although the sand wasn't as white, it was still a lovely spot.
We were looking for a great local fish restaurant and didn't have far to go, the restaurant on the island, just past the bridge is our new favorite! I don't remember the name of it, sorry!
No one was bored, there was always something to do right there! If you want more excitement a 30 minute drive either way gets you to shopping, wind surfing, touristy type places and other restaurants. The Blue Angels practice in Pensacola and there is an light house to tour on the Navy base there.
I would definitely recommend this house. Those looking at the house realize the kitchen is 3 floors up, so you do get your exercise as well as plenty of R&R.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,