5/5 Stayed Jun 2019
Kim F.Ridgeley, wv
Lovely home. Had everything we needed. Great beach access! Great location! Would definitely stay again!
Published Jun 15, 2019
Family Florida Vacation
5/5 Stayed Jun 2019
We recently stayed at Beach Dance and were thoroughly impressed with the property. It was the perfect set-up for our group of 9 and the grand daughters were ecstatic over the bunk room that seemed to be built just for them! The VERY short walk to the beach was also made extra special with access to the variety of kids toys, beach loungers, and umbrellas to use during our stay.
Our communications with Bungalow Bob were very prompt, thorough, and seamless from the point of placing our deposit through the check out process.
We would absolutely and without hesitation work with Bob on our next Florida get-away, and if the head count warranted, stay at Beach Dance again.
Published Jun 11, 2019
Fantastic Home for a Beach Vacation!
5/5 Stayed April 2019
Our families very comfortably stayed at this spacious house for a week (all 12 of us!). The location provided for everything: a very very short walk to the beach, one of the trolley stops (for the free island wide trolley service), and a shopping plaza. It's also only a short walk to some pubs and restaurants too. Truly perfect! The nearby plaza has everything your party could ever need: a grocery store, a pharmacy, coffee shop, smoothie shop, a liquor store, hardware store, souvenir and apparel shops, and a fantastic local family run ice cream shop - be sure to stop at Holy Cow to get their homemade soft serve! Holy Cow even has multiple dairy free ice cream options. Our kids were happily there nearly every day after wearing themselves out at the beach! Our kids ranged ages 10-13. We comfortably let them walk between the house and beach, to the ice cream parlor and other shops, and bike/scooter around on the side streets on their own. We did bring our own bikes and scooters. You can rent bikes from a place in the plaza if you didn't bring your own and want them, but bikes (and cars, for that matter) really aren't needed. Everything is truly only a short walk away and if its further than a walk then grab a ride on the free trolley...and Publix participates in Instacart, so you can have your large grocery orders delivered! This house itself is very nice. The kitchen was super stocked by way of dishes, toaster, coffee pot and french press, pots, utensils, etc. Gratefully, it even had some basic spices and salt & pepper shakers too. We really only needed to supply our own food, and boy did we ever cook up some fantastic family feasts in that kitchen and on the grill! The house graciously came stocked with loads of beach gear, towels, cart, and toys for our use. The house has porches and decks at each level to enjoy the breeze and water views. The pool, pool living area, elevator, and garage were awesome bonuses too! We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this house and would highly recommend it, along with property manager Bungalow Bob's Vacation Homes. Bob and his staff were fantastic to work with. They were very responsive, helpful, and communicative before, during, and after our stay. He definitely made our stay at Holmes Beach as seamless as it could be. I would be happy to work with Bob again too! 24 thumbs up from us!!! :)
Great house and location. Loved it
5/5 Stayed Jun 2018
We had 8 adults and 4 small children. There was plenty of room for everyone. The pool was just the right size for the little ones. Everything we needed was within walking distance and the beach was less than 5 min walk.
Submitted Jul 4, 2018
5/5 Stayed Jul 2018
This house was absolutely beautiful and had everything we could possibly need, from kitchen pans/utensils to everything needed on the beach. We were pleasantly surprised when we found beach chairs and umbrellas stored for our use and even beach toys for the kids. It was just a short little walk around the corner and the beach was right there. The view from the top balcony was beautiful! Management was very helpful and always returned my emails/calls for every little question I had prior to our trip. My whole family loved this house and we will definitely be returning!
Submitted Jul 27, 2018
Great location, very clean
5/5 Stayed May 2018
Very close to shops and the gulf. This home was perfect for our two families! We will be back!
Submitted Jun 15, 2018
Property was real close to the ocean
5/5 Stayed May 2018
Machele M.Indianapolis, IN
Bob,Suzanne and Ellie at Gulf island rental addressed my every need the house was wonderful and i will rent from them again it was fantastic!!!!!
Submitted May 12, 2018
Wonderful Family Vacation Spot- Exceeded All Expectations
5/5 Stayed Mar 2018
What a fantastic family vacation!! We absolutely loved everything about our stay at Beach Dance.
The layout of the home was well thought out and built to house large groups. Loved that we were able to accommodate our family of 9 in private rooms and ensuite bathrooms. The house is beautifully styled and we'll maintained. The house is also fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. I was surprised to see how well prepared the kitchen was with plenty of cookware, gadgets and serving platters for our large group. Much more than you typically find at a rental. I also appreciated the large inventory of beach gear. More than enough chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, etc. for our full family.
The location of the house was also fantastic. Close proximity to the beach and convenience of being located near a shopping plaza which had everything you can need from groceries, bike rentals, old fashioned ice cream shop, tourist beach shop, etc. At first I wasn't sure about the location being so close the main road and a shopping center. But it was really was absolutely perfect. Street noise was never an issue and we loved the convenience of being steps away from the shopping plaza to grab random supplies as needed (which we literally ran to multiple times a day). Also loved the beach views from the main living space and roof levels.
The island itself is very quiet with not a ton of nightlife- which made it a perfect spot for a family vacation with young children. We loved being active during the daytime and happy to get everyone off to bed by early evening.
Finally, I found the property managers to be extremely responsive and ensured that every ask was met. Overall I could not have been happier with the property and our stay at Beach Dance.
Submitted Apr 6, 2018