We stayed at Capri by the Gulf in the "low" season in April 2013--between spring break prices and summer prices. The property was smaller than most of the other big establishments and due to this, it seemed more "intimate" and not so impersonal. The time we went was a lower price due to being between two more "desirable" seasons. We were very pleased with the time we went as the crowds were minimal yet the weather was not too hot nor humid. Eating in restaurants was also easy as once again, there were fewer people. The location was amazing--especially for the price. I went on a 3 gal trip and the room (106) suited us well. We had a king size bed and a pull out hide a bed so the 3 of us had room. The bed was comfortable and the room was quite clean. Recent renovations had been done to the unit we were in--tile floors, granite counter tops, bathroom redo, new cupboards in the kitchen, big flat screen TV. We were also just steps away from the beach and having the beach be private, there was lots of space (again, we were not in "high season"). The chairs and umbrellas are a must and they provide for your use two chairs and an umbrella. If there are more people in your party than the 2, then you pay $5 for the additional chair. Knowing this, and having the opportunity--bring your own chairs if there are more than just the two in your group.The beach is extremely clean and the city has it machine cleaned every other day. What a treat to sit there and watch dolphins swim right off shore. Also, the fishermen are more than happy to explain and show how and what they are fishing for. New experience for us as we are from the NW of the US. We arrived after the office was closed and had the code for the locked box to retrieve our key--however, the salt air made the lock not work but no problem, the manager came to help us in @ 10 minutes. The only problem we had was our TV would not play the DVD player as the people staying before us had used the TV to play games on and did not connect the wires back correctly. The maintenance fixed that for us readily. We also did not have a hair dryer--but some units do. Each unit is individually owned so most are similar with supplies, but not identical. Best to ask when making reservations what is and is not supplied. You do get good "starter supplies" (soap, shampoo, 1 toilet paper, dish liquid, dishwasher detergent) but must buy other supplies if you use these up. There is a central laundry room--but we did not use this. It is nice to have a security gate but don't forget the code. Also different code for the drive in gate and the walk in gate. The unit next to us had half of it washed out to sea during hurricane Ivan as well as portions of the deck and swimming pool. I did hear that they plan to have a new pool reinstalled fall of 2013. I would rather be in the ocean or near it rather than a pool. I would stay there again given the chance. I prefer smaller places like this one rather than the "big box" type places. Seems more relaxing. We loved that our room was the next closest to the ocean as we sat in our chairs each morning and evening drinking our coffee/wine and reading books or watching the sunset.
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