Staying with Rosemary and Robert was such a pleasure! This is our first time using Airbnb and things went very well. The apartment is separate from other living quarters and has a secure entrance and driveway; it feels like your own little cozy home. It has a living room with a table/chairs, full size fridge/freezer, stove, sink, microwave, blender, mini oven and every utensil/pot you can imagine to cook with! The futon is comfortable with a thick mattress and lots of pillows, and can double as an extra sleeping space if needed. Internet (good speed), TV, and a Roku including Netflix complete the room. There is a separate bathroom with shower, and bedroom with a queen bed, desk, ample closet space, and extra sheets, towels and a laundry hamper.
The pool is right outside the door and there is plenty of seating for eating or lounging. The way the pool is situated you can sit quietly in privacy, no neighbors staring at you, and read one of the many books provided in the apartment (also some books in French and other languages). Laundry unit is available onsite in a separate room just a few steps away on the other side of the pool. Recycle bins are also available.
Walking distance to Publix and Walgreens. Lots of restaurants within a few miles – so take your pick. Easy interstate access. Nice balance of sun and shade. Best time was when a rainstorm came through – you could hear the rain gently hit the pergola covering the walkway entrance. Very relaxing to listen to it while sitting inside and reading.
You can expect to see some small and large lizards if you take a daily walk in the neighborhood like we did. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of Rosemary’s cats. One is especially friendly and almost has the personality of a dog – beware if you pet him, he will follow you and want lots more petting and snuggling! If you are allergic, no worries, they tend to come out only in the evening and maintain their space unless you initiate interaction. They are not inside the apartment, but their sweetness makes you want to bring them in to stay with you (we love pets, so we didn't hesitate to give them lots of cuddles)!
Staying with Rosemary and her husband, Robert, is like staying with family – they quickly make you feel right at home! The few times we needed something or had a question they were always available and very responsive. They provided a small welcome packet with info upon arrival which made it easy to ‘check-in’ and were fun to talk to with all the many stories they have from living and traveling abroad. We would not hesitate to stay here again; a private oasis and still only 20-25 minutes from the beach. For the price, the service, and hospitality, you can’t beat that! We highly recommend staying here!