We absolutely loved this house. It’s the perfect vacation spot. Carolyn has thought of every detail. You literally only need to bring your swimsuit. The tiki hut is so fun, the swinging chair was a favorite, there is enough seating for everyone to be comfortable. The house decor is not only charming but also so cozy. Carolyn was so quick to answer any question we had and so easy to talk too. We absolutely LOVED the location and the house. We can’t wait to come back. Thank you for a wonderful time with family!!
This home was perfect for us! Our group included my mother and father in-law, my husband and me, our adult daughter and her spouse, and our teenage daughter and her friend. My in-laws, husband, and I took the upstairs unit and our adult daughter and her spouse, and our teenage daughter and her friend took the downstairs unit. We spent a lot of time together outside (the pool, tiki bar, and dock were wonderful), but were able to spread out and have our own space inside when we wanted to. When we ate in, there was enough room for all of us to eat together in the upstairs unit. Everything was clean and in good condition. And the mattresses were VERY comfortable!
We spent the vast majority of our time out back. We saw manatees off the dock almost daily - sometimes several times during the day! They came VERY close to the dock - it was amazing to see them so close! There were always lots of birds, fish, crabs, and lizards to watch from the dock as well. Sitting on the dock in the adirondack chair, drinking my coffee, and taking it all in each morning was my favorite time of the day!
Using the kayaks that Carolyn provided and kayaking through the canals was fun for the girls! Our teenager daughter and her friend rode the bikes we rented to the beach several days. And my husband and I rode the bikes around the northern end of the island several mornings and evenings. I really enjoyed riding around and looking at the houses and scenery. It was a fun way to get some exercise in each day!
Someone else had mentioned in their review about ordering groceries online and having them delivered. I'm so glad I saw that - what a GREAT idea! We ordered groceries ahead of time using Instacart and had them delivered shortly after our arrival time. And to note - there are several store options on Instacart that will deliver to this location.
Communicating with Carolyn was easy - she answered all of my questions quickly. Her home is in a great location to get to the beaches, shops, and restaurants (many within walking distance) and the setting on the canal is perfect! The home is well appointed with everything you'd need to thoroughly enjoy this little piece of paradise that is AMI! Don't hesitate to book this one - it won't disappoint!