If you want beautiful beach views, quite atmosphere, directly on the beach, beautiful condo, this is for you!! We tried to book this condo last year but were too late, it books fast...because it's that nice. We didn't let that happen this year, we booked early and we are so glad we did. We have taken a yearly beach trip for the past 14 years, this was by far the best vacation to date and mainly because of this condo and PCB. Owner is wonderful, easy to contact and quickly replies. The condo is absolutely perfect, it has everything you need for your stay. The rooms are very spacious, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived, the photos online do not give this condo justice, the living room is huge and the kitchen is so well designed for maximum space and seating! And the sliding glass doors off both the living room and master bedroom provide the most amazing views ever! You are literally right on the beach and the sun sets are amazing!! We enjoyed listing to the waves each night under the stars (which are amazing to see) from the top balcony. We enjoyed dinner on the patio each night while watching the waves. And catching crabs each night was easier than ever since you are one the beach..no going up and down elevators or taking long hikes back to the room...it's right there, with four kids, it was perfect, i could watch my kids run to the condo to grab a snack or their beach toys and I could continue relaxing on the beach. I really appreciated the large area under the deck, it allowed us to store the beach toys (which is a lot since we have four children) and with the water hose we were able to wash everything which is a huge convenience. The beach...oh, the beach...the best part ever! We found tons of sand dollars and sea shells, saw dolphins, it's just beautiful, the water is crystal clear. It felt like our own private beach...the condo is part of a small group of condos so their isn't hundreds of people heading down to the beach, it's only a couple so we had plenty of space for our toys, chairs, tents, etc. set up right on the shoreline. We would laugh because we would look to the right and left of us and see hundreds of people and then we look around us and it's just us, it was so nice. I was surprised to find that the beds are very comfortable!! There is also plenty of storage in the bedrooms, they made the best use of space and everything looks like a custom design to meet your needs. I was also surprised to find a third bathroom, I didn't remember that when i book it but that was nice as well. I was worried about noise, the kids can be loud and my hubby likes the TV loud, but it's sound controlled for sure, we never heard a thing from either neighbor. The condo was also very clean, one of the cleanest we've stayed in. The best part of all was bringing our fur baby along...he enjoyed watching us from the balcony and it was easy to take him out to enjoy the sidewalks and grass out front. It's so hard to find somewhere that allows pets so this was a huge bonus! Oh and the homemade artwork, Loved it, i even took photos, very cute with a personal touch to the condo and PCB.
The "pier park" is a lot of fun- plenty to do- we enjoyed riding the rides and walking around. We went to eat at the back porch (onion rings were so so, seafood platter was so so, shrimp poboy was good, kids got shrimp popper and pizza and they enjoyed them). We also ate at Sharky's ..twice..because it was so good. (traditional oysters- awesome, onion rings were better than back porch, shrimp poyboy was good, got the sampler appetizer and it was really good for the price (all dining prices in the area are a bit higher), wedge salad was good, the kids got shrimp and enjoyed it, seafood platter was good. The pineapple upside down..i think that's what it was called, was delicious, got it on both visits, and get it in the souvenir cup, it's a better value and the cup is cute. We also went for an early snack one day at a local mexican restaurant, Muy Wayne O's, only a couple of minutes from the condo, don't judge by it's looks. The chips and salsa are fantastic, margarita on the rocks was great, quesadillas were yummy, nachos were good but they do use beans..my kids don't like that but i enjoyed them. That's the only places we went to eat because we were enjoying the beach too much.
We did spend half a day at Ripleys Believe it Or Not Museum...so fun!! Plan for at least three hours and buy the VIP for all the attractions, it's so worth the money. We all enjoyed all of it, the displays, the mirror room, the laser lights, it was all awesome. And with all the people that were there it wasn't too crowded, we went around 10am, we left around 2 and there was a line out the door. We came back on a separate morning when it was raining to do the wax hands and we all enjoyed that as well, they don't come out "perfect" but they are wax and it was a fun experience.
Local shopping is the Carousel, to the left from condo about two miles, great wine selection and meat selection, got bacon covered steak and stuffed bell peppers and both were delicious. Winn dixie is to the right from the condo, about the same distance but takes longer to get to because of traffic.
Alvins Island is to the left of the condo, you could literally walk there. Great selection for souvenirs.
Ok, honestly I could go on and on but I'll stop here. I hope the information I provided was helpful, when deciding to do anything, reviews are the first thing I check and this review I'm giving is well-deserved...best vacation ever and can't wait to return!