|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
If you are looking for the ultimate beach vacation home, then this is it! This spectacular 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath 4,000 square foot home has its own private pool, is just steps from the beach (100 yards), and is located in the gated beachfront community of Old Florida Beach. This home offers tremendous Gulf of Mexico views from the main living area on the 2nd floor and from the master bedroom and den on the 3rd floor. Each bedroom has its own private bath. Two king and two queen bedrooms plus a bedroom with two twin beds sleep ten with ease. There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the 3rd floor den area along with a loft in the master bedroom that offers a twin trundle bed. Wireless high speed internet lets you stay connected anywhere in the house. Walk two blocks to Goatfeathers Restaurant for happy hour and the Early Bird specials, or to pick up fresh seafood from the market to cook in the gourmet kitchen. Access to the beach is via the community walkover just a few houses down Old Beach Road. The traffic in the neighborhood is light, enabling families to stroll and ride bikes at leisure. Watch the sunset from the roof top widows' walk or meet your neighbors at the walkover for cocktails (and snacks if there is a full moon!). Life is good in Old Florida Beach.
Our family absolutely loved our time at Sea Section; the house itself is impeccably built and decorated, and the view from all of the porches and widow's walk are phenomenal. Wish we could have stayed longer!
This is an amazing beach home and was perfect for us to spend a lovely week with our children and grandchildren. We had 3 families, so the layout was just right for us, with the different levels providing plenty of privacy (the 3 bedrooms on the first floor, the 2 large bedrooms and den on the 3rd floor) and plenty of common living space with comfortable couches and chairs. The many levels did make for lots of steps- good exercise for all. The 5 different porches were our favorite places, along with the awesome crow’s nest with the best view around. The beautiful website photos and description are very accurate. The home is very well-appointed in all aspects, and the Old Florida Beach community is lovely and convenient.The home's private pool was just a great place for us all to enjoy time together, as well as private swims! The beach, the water, and the shallow pool of Draper’s Lake were simply wonderful for us all to enjoy the week. I can’t say enough about the responsiveness of the owner. There were a few internet issues during the stay due to a storm, and she immediately contacted the provider who sent a technician to remedy the problem. From start to finish, Ginny was great to work with! I highly recommend this home to others!
We love staying at Sea Section; it perfectly accommodates our large family! The home is just a short walk to the beautiful beach and Draper Lake.
We really enjoy grilling in the backyard while the kids swim in the private pool; such an added bonus for this home!!! The new refrigerator worked great and the Internet worked fine, as well. My husband had to work online all week while the kids played on their IPads and there was no issue for us.
The owners are so nice and are very responsive. We look forward to staying at Sea Section, again!!
Overall, it’s a beautiful house with some minor problems.
First the Bad:
The refrigerator is nice and large, but it is old and I had to unplug it twice and leave it unplugged for around 30 minutes each time to reset it. We followed the instructions not to put too much in it at first, but it still failed. The owner did return my calls and we received a replacement one to put downstairs. The internet speed was fine when we went in 2015. But this year I believe either the router or the modem is on its last legs. I would reset it and it would work beautifully for about 15 minutes, (10-25Mbits/sec) then it would fall back to less than 1Mbit/sec which was basically unusable. So the problem was not the ISP. The pool area needs at lot of work. First, the pool was listed as heated. It is not. The heater is broken and last year we received a $200.00 credit. This year we did not. All of the vegetation is tremendously overgrown. No grill to speak of; just a portable round beat up one in the garage that doesn’t look like it has been used in a decade. Speaking of vegetation, one of the Palm tree branches outside was hitting the window in the den so hard it was going to break it. I used the clipping shears from the garage to trim it. Also, every other trash area for the other houses had a small opening to put the large garbage containers in it. In this house you had to pick up the containers and lift them over the gate. Tip: do this before you fill them up…:))
Now the Good:
The house itself is beautiful and has plenty of open space The beds, bathrooms and showers were all in excellent condition. The kitchen is very spacious and has everything you will need for cooking. The microwave and coffee maker are a bit outdated but work. This was important to us since I like to cook; and we save money this way. A small toaster oven would be a nice touch.
Great location, beach area is absolutely beautiful.
We would definitely consider renting this house again if the refrigerator is replaced and the internet problem was fixed, the pool heater replaced and a nice grill is available. I think, however we may bring our Golden Retriever with us next year so we will have to search for a house that allows this.
Your house is beautiful! Our family had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect. The beds are great with top of the line sheets. The rooftop deck was our favorite place to watch the sunset. There were plenty of chairs and umbrellas for us to use at the beach. The location of your house is great. We were close to restaurants and shopping. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We will be back next year!
We had a marvelous time in your lovely home!! Both air conditioners in the two upper bedrooms went out so it was very hot. However, the maintence men came out that same day we called & fixed them. We were very thankful & appreciated their prompt response & they were very helpful & kind in their attitude! Please relay our thanks to them & that we are truly appreciative. We know it was peak time & they had a large workload. Your home is very well equipped with beach chairs, floats, sand toys, umbrellas & all kinds of cleaning supplies, so nice. We loved the location, short walk for our large group!! We really enjoyed the biking to shopping & ice cream!! We want to come again!!!! Thank you, also for your emails to me, very helpful! Our hostess was so sweet as well!!! Wonderful experience!!!!!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
|Cleaning||£284 + Tax|
Reservation may be cancelled with full refund up to 30 days before arrival. Payments may be made by check if preferred. The damage deposit will be refunded in the same manner of payment after satisfactory inspection of the property.
Fall weekly rentals will be booked Sunday to Sunday.