House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Quiet country retreat
My family and I loved staying at this home. So peaceful and in a beautiful nature environment. Off the beaten path yet so close to everything. 8 of us stayed in the home and it was very spacious and comfortable. The tiki hut was a great bonus room when it rained. We will definitely be back again!
Enjoyed the stay
Enjoyed the stay. Could not get to the main river from the house. The ceiling in bar did not work.
Girl Scout trip success
Our Girl Scout troop of 6 girls and 2 moms rented this home for our quick trip to snorkel with the manatees. The house was just fine. It was about 20 minutes away from where we snorkeled. When we were securing it on VRBO the photo of the bunk room did not have a race car bed but it did when we arrived. Not a big deal as we were still able to fit an air mattress in the same room for girl #6. The girls did use the canoe and kayak although the canoe has a broken seat so be careful. The paddle boards are plastic don't have fins so it's a real struggle to use them, especially if you have been on a real paddle board with a fin before but our girls made the best of it. They enjoyed making smores on the campfire and hanging out in the tiki hut. They did not enjoy the clean up & laundry that had to be done before check out but they managed just fine. Overall we had a great stay and we would recommend this home to other guests.
Enjoyed our stay
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. We came for scalloping and enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen, the grill, and the tiki hut. The washer and dryer were very much appeciated. My only complaint (and it’s a small one) is that I paid for the linen service and none of the beds was made when we arrived. Not fun to show up after a long day and have to make five beds!! Possibly that information is somewhere in the fine print, but I didn’t see it. All in all, we were happy with the house and the location and would stay here again.
Great scalloping getaway
Convenient to everything. The house is clean and well equipped with anything you might need. The 3rd room is great for kids, or grown ups who still like to sleep in race car beds. The biggest selling point here is the outdoor area. The tiki bar is much bigger than in looks in the pictures. Plenty of room around the bar as well as the game table. They have a boom box for music and a box fan to keep the air circulating. The deck, if you look closely, is actually an old boat (SS Minnow). There's a fire pit and a boat ramp. The ramp is great for launching kayaks or perhaps a small jon boat, but the water levels during low tide really prevent launching much else if you hope to make it to the river. That being said, there are plenty of other options for launching your boat at one of the nearby public ramps or at McRaes. You are so close to McRaes you can be there in a matter of minutes and easily avoid the weekend deluge that will happen if you try to get there after 9am.
Only downside was the extensive cleaning list at checkout: Kind of a bummer to end up your vacation mopping floors and cleaning the bathroom. I would have preferred a modest cleaning fee applying to the rental. It actually took a couple hours as we had to launder all the linens as well.
Great place to spend a fun weekend with friends!
We stayed a long weekend on the river and had an amazing time. The accommodations were good (lots of sleeping room), AC worked great and we had everything we needed. The best part about the property is the Tiki Bar on the river. We spent the majority of our time out there listening to music and laughing! The only suggestion I would make is for the owner to have some "copies" of the water ways, that highlight how to get on to the larger river from the canal. That would be helpful for those who bring their boats and drop in at the house. Other than that, Chris was great to work with and we had everything we needed! Would definitely recommend this home.
* Canoe/kayaking/swimming (in river or gulf)
* Nature tours
* Swimmming with manatees tours
* Dolphin encounter tours
* Scuba/skin diving (river springs & gulf)
* trail walking