About half way up the beach, I was ready to turn around and go home. We were kind of "lost" because we didn't trust the instructions of going 8.5 miles up the beach. I kept seeing signs with different number that confused me. Just drive. Drive the 8.5 miles and follow someone else that can navigate what is ahead. Look for the (small-ish) yellow diamond shaped road sign with a black fire truck on it at the beach access entry. Also, the entire mile prior to approach, you can see a TALL but thin, gray tower. It is far taller than anything else around. It has a blinking red light on it.
We were arriving right after a storm, very close to high tide and I was REALLY nervous. FYI: the next time and all the following times down the beach were MUCH less stressful.
Beautiful and large home. I appreciate how, unlike other rentals I've been in, your maintenance/cleaning people actually LEAVE useful items like garbage bags, soap, dishwasher tabs, etc. I know these are not to be counted on being there but certainly nice that they were.
Most of the game consoles, DVD players were unusable and not working without some technical know-how on the cords. BUT you should be at the beach anyhow, lol.
The drive to the beach took a little longer than expected because of all of the craters in the road. On their first time in, people should DEFINITELY follow someone else in to know where to drive. Do NOT go in the holes when they are filled with water unless you can walk through it first or follow someone else. It feels like you a baha-ing. I'd say 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet deep gently sloping craters make it crazy but fun.
FYI: we had a AWD vehicle, Cadillac Escalade ESV, which made it through the sand and holes just fine. But saw similar vehicles with rear wheel drive get stuck.
Nice pool, lots of pool toys/floaties, boogies boards, chairs. We used the huge pot and our propane tank to do 2 dozen corn and fry fish. Tried the crab trap with no success.
Horses...not only did we see them every single day, we saw them multiple times a day, several at a time. One day, they even became a nuisance when they parked themselves in the small area between the pool and house and stayed there for 2 hours, blocking our access to the propane tank, which was basically in one horses crotch, lol. We finally went to talk to the fire dept about what to do. (flashlights!!) They said this is a FAVORITE HOUSE FOR the HORSES!! so cool!!! Lots of passing horse tours watching us!