Sandy Toes was a perfect get-away for us. My husband and I spent a relaxed week the end of March 2012. The unit was exactly as represented on their excellent web site, very clean and thoughtfully stocked with nice touches including a complementary basket of snacks and laundry detergent; the use of a beach bag, beach chairs, and umbrella; and an extensive notebook of information about local restaurants and attractions. In exchange for agreeing to basic limitations such as no more than two occupants, no smoking, no overnight guests, no pets, keeping the shades set to keep out direct sunlight in the middle of the day when you are out, and rinsing the beach sand off your feet before going inside -- you get an ideal location, helpful hosts, immaculate surroundings, tons of space, and quiet guests in the other units. If those rules seem unreasonable to you, then you would probably be happier elsewhere. We didn’t have any problem complying with them.
The structure consists of 4 units, one occupied by hosts Nina and Glenn, and 3 guest units. It is a 2-minute or less walk to the beach, across a short, little used dead end street (serving a few other low-rise houses) to a sand/gravel path through woods and over dunes to the beach. The beach itself was quiet and sparsely occupied, with nice sand and some good waves. It is located between an endless line of high-rise shore-side condos which start several blocks north of Sandy Toes and run northward, and a state park located several blocks to the south. Only a handful of walkers from the high-rise condos or the park seemed to make it to the section of the beach across from Sandy Toes. When we left the beach, we found plenty to do within a short drive including kayaking (one guided excursion and one half day on our own at a prearranged drop off spot, kayaking among dozens of manatee), exploring home-grown museums and gardens, going to a Mets game, and checking out interesting restaurants (Portuguese, Cuban, bar-b-que, seafood shacks, etc.) If you are looking for knowledgeable hosts and a comfortable, relaxing setting with all of the comforts of home, Sandy Toes fits the bill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience island life at Sandy Toes Beach Rentals condos by Vero Beach, Florida! Ideal for couples seeking condo conveniences without a crowded high-rise tower setting. The beach is just steps away! Directly across from the beach, Sandy Toes Beach Rentals offers 3 luxury vacation condos which let the ocean sounds and Florida sun shine in. Unlike typical 'tunnel' condos, the spacious 1100+ square ft CORNER condos, instantly calm and relax. Condos feature a living room with comfortable couch and chairs with a 32 inch flat screen TV, dining area, large granite counter top kitchen with upgraded stainless appliances plus dishes/pots/pans, a hypoallergenic king bedroom with 19 inch flat screen TV, separate office with desk, 2 bathrooms (one with shower, one with tub only), personal washer/dryer, quiet central air-conditioning and heat, off-street free parking, free wireless Internet, free mid-week towel exchange, free end of week linen exchange, free beach chairs & umbrella and a completely smoke free property! Highly discounted weekly rates! ... more less