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This is a beautiful home in a lovely gated complex The location is just far enough from the main strip and close enough for a walk to the beach on the gulf side within 10 minutes. The kitchen had everything we needed with only the need for the groceries themselves. Spices, etc. were already in the cupboards. This unit was super clean and easy to keep up with the beautiful concrete floors on the main level. We would definitely visit Hula Hut again.
The host was super responsive, and the place was perfect for our needs! With children, we especially appreciated the fenced yard and bedrooms upstairs. The kids were free to wander in and out at will without risk. The Cabana out front was lovely and impressive! What a great place to hang out. The kitchen and the entire downstairs was airy, roomy and fun to hang out in. With kids, about the only drawback was the small tub in the cramped hall bathroom. The master is a shower only. But, this was a small drawback. We had a great time and would highly recommend this home.
Cons first, to get them over with. we had use of an elevator last year (we stayed here as well). It was great since we had a handicapped person with us. We actually only stayed here again because of that elevator. Unfortunately, this year it was locked down. When I called to ask about it, she said that it wasn't supposed to be used at all (last year included). Whatever the reason, let it be known that this rental is not handicapped accessible. Second, the shutters kept moving back and forth all day and night. It wasn't particularly loud, but it was distracting and annoying during an ordinary conversation at the dinner table.
As for pros! Spacious, super close to the beach. Oh, and the added gate! We had our dogs with us, and they just stayed in the yard (we picked up after them before we left, of course, with baggies that were available on the house in a box). The gate was definitely a fantastic addition to this rental. The kitchen is pretty much fully stocked, making it very easy to cook.
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Great little place. My daughter and I stayed for five days and we both enjoyed the cottage. Colleen is very accessible and accommodating.
Great house we were really pleased with the experience! Kitchen very well equipped and the beach is at a 2min drive at most!
This house is great! It was well equipped for cooking meals and hanging out. And there were so many porches!
It was a great time with family all together. Everything went well and Colleen was attentive to everything to get it set up and to any needs we might have. Will definitely go again... Thank you
This place is excellent! I went here with 5 friends over a long weekend and feel like the reviews and description dont do it justice.
The condo is big. There are 3 large bedrooms with big beds (one room has multiple beds). Each room even has some kind of balcony. Big living room with 2 couches, and a great oversized main balcony with a table and chairs.
Its literally feet from the water and Its got a dock right behind the condo that wraps around the whole block. The dock has lighting, boat ties and tons of fish. I wouldnt swim right there, but its beautiful especially from the front balcony watching the sun set over the water.
The beach is about a mile away, fun, not too busy and warm. You can even drive way out on the sand for some seclusion.
Theres not alot of stores down on the island and the house doesnt have alot of dishes so I would suggest getting food, ice, and plasticware before you arrive.
Strongly suggest this place. I will definitely be back.
I was a bit disappointed by this condo, but there were definitely things I appreciated, so let me start with those. It was very clean and spacious for a two bedroom. There is laundry in the condo, which was wonderful for dealing with sandy beach clothes/towels. Colleen communicated via email fairly quickly and responded to several lights being burnt out by brining by some light bulbs, which was much appreciated. We also loved being able to have our dog there!
On the down side, the building itself is a bit run-down and dirty. The view is of a parking lot, and the walk to the beach is definitely substantial when carrying everything you need to set up for the day (we often had to drive or make several trips). There is no wireless internet, and the cell phone reception is not great inside the condo either, which made it it very hard to look up restaurants, buggy rentals, surf lessons, etc. There were also very few amenities in the kitchen for cooking/eating (one coffee mug, no small bowls, etc. In general, I think the condo was priced too highly for what it offered, but if priced a bit lower could be a good value for the money.
Great guests! Colleen and her friend could not have been better! I would not hesitate to have them back any time!