Our family stayed here at Sea Shells in May 2011. The pool, shuffleboard, and tennis courts were well maintained--the whole property was in perfect order. When we came in, the screen door to the unit was broken. Management had someone down within the hour to fix it and we had no other problems the rest of the time we were there.
We stayed in Unit #2, which is a ground floor unit, closest to West Gulf Drive. The unit was well apportioned as we never lacked for utensils, plates, towels, etc. Of all the units it has one of the shortest walks to the beach. The only draw back to the place was, as we have two small children, the glass coffee tables, glass dining room table, and folding doors which aren't good for little fingers. Although we worried some, we had no troubles with them. Additionally, the wireless internet seemed to have weak signals in random spots in the condo. The screened in porches were perfect places to keep beach toys, towels, etc. in a safe place (away from wind and the like). The covered parking space was much appreciated in the late afternoon.
As the property is not gulf front, one must take a short stroll up West Gulf and walk across the street to a private path. This path is tree covered and during the early morning and late evening it was a haven for bugs. We remedied this by using some bug spray--but be careful!
The location of Sea Shells is nearly perfect. You are away from "downtown" (if there is such a thing) and yet just a quick drive or bike ride away from everything on the West end of Periwinkle. The beach in this area was largely deserted and provided some nice shelling (although, you'll find the best shells at Blind Pass). The weather in May was perfect as well--nice and warm, but not to hot, during the day, quick shower each night--very comfortable.
We are very likely to stay at Sea Shells again. Although we are beach people, the walk wasn't that bad and certainly the prices can't be beat.
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