It's rare to be able to go somewhere new and experience a homey atmosphere. But that is exactly what we got staying at the Bon Aire! This resort motel is reminiscent of the resort we stayed at several times when I was a child. My husband, daughter, her boyfriend and I stayed in a Deluxe Bedroom apartment that was very spacious. While this property is not brand-new, the staff was constantly working to make it wonderful. Everyone I spoke to was friendly and helpful. We arrived a few hours early, but luckily our room was available and check-in went very smoothly. We stayed for 4 nights, August 20-24, and it was phenomenal! We ate at Sandbar Bill's every day, as it was convenient and reasonable. We did get a pizza from Buonardo's one night and it was HUGE! We enjoyed the pool, the beach, and our patio. We met several other travelers and everyone was so friendly! Our room was clean and up-to-date, with a full kitchen. While there were a few idiosyncrasies (i.e., the bathroom door wouldn't shut properly if the seat was down), it was nice to have 2 sinks to get ready. The housekeeping staff was friendly, polite and ready to help with the smallest details! Melody was by far the friendliest maid I have ever met! All-in-all, I will definitely stay there again! Hopefully next time I can get an oceanfront room (ours wasn't, but all we had to do was step out the door, look to our right and there was the Gulf).