We stayed for 7 nights, it was love at first sight! We had a great vacation. We loved the condo, the location, the properties...Everything in the condo was perfect. I loved the decor. Condo included comfy couches, large walk-in shower (great for rinsing the sand off), washer & dryer, 4 big chairs on the balcony, 2 king beds were really comfortable, plenty of towels, kitchen had everything you would need to cook. The property includes a grill area with picnic tables, playground with sand, a small pool outdoors, a large pool indoor and outdoors, the lake area with kayaks and boat access.. We avoided the lake in case there were any alligators. All the buildings have a shower and hose to rinse off, it was on the opposite side of the building as the condo, just a little extra walking for us. Our 2 boys loved the sand, it was powder soft and didn't get that hot. We found tons of shells, yet the sand is still super fine and soft. We saw several sting rays in the water, crabs and small fish. There are plenty of seagulls, pelicans, and herons to watch. There are a lot of ghost crabs in the sand, its fun to go out at sunset with flashlights and find all the ghost crabs. There are sandbars in the water that are great for kids, sometimes they'll create little pools of water, also perfect for kids. You'll want to rent or buy beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels (even though we hardly used the towels), beach toys.. We loved that the condo was away from the busy city area, where there are plenty of people who are there to party... You are close enough to 30A to visit any of the public beaches there or enjoy their restaurants. The C3 building has the best view, no buildings! Plus the C3-201 unit is on the end, away from the elevator. Some of the beach was blocked off for nesting. We saw a sea turtle nest. We saw dolphins several times, some were really really close to the shore. Sometimes the lake water comes out and makes the gulf brown for awhile, sometimes it would be for just a few hours. Some days the water is very calm and sometimes there are more waves. At the end of our stay there was seaweed for 2 days, we went down and enjoyed the public beach by Pineapple Willys, the water was crystal clear! Even with the seaweed and any water issues, we loved this, and would return here again and again. The donut hole is really close - great food, don't go on the weekend, its really busy. We tried tons of restaurants and loved them all. Pineapple willy's, Schooners, Runaway Island, Bayou Bill's Crab House, Mike's oyster bar were some of our favorites... We will be back, next year hopefully!!
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