Wow, where to start... Sirenia by the Sea is awesome! The house is perfect for a large group; we had 12, and never once felt cramped. The colors are bright and airy, the kitchen is HUGE, and the pool/spa area is great. We stayed in the upstairs master bedroom, and felt like we were in a 5-star hotel. We used the pool area every day, even the days when the weather wasn't the greatest. I'd start each day with a walk down to the canal to see what the tides had brought in. There are two living areas, each with a large flat-screen TV and comfortable couch/chair. One is just off the kitchen, and that area became our central gathering spot. The second living room area is toward the front of the house, and provided a place to enjoy the serenity of the location. There is also a game room of sorts, with a ping-pong table; we had a family-wide tournament over the course of a couple of days. Included are a wagon and beach chairs, towels, and some beach toys. The weather was a bit on the cool side the first half of our stay, so we didn't get to the beach as much as we'd hoped, but we had two really great days. The location is superb. The house is close to the main drag, yet far enough away where there isn't any traffic noise. It's only a block or so from the beautiful white sand beach, and if you rent a bike, you can get to any part of the city in minutes. We rented a golf cart, which are legal to drive on the city streets. The owners, Terri and Nancy, were always quick with a response to any questions we had, and offered us suggestions on places to rent and places to eat. We've stayed at VRBO properties before, and never had owners who were so helpful. We ate out way too much, which was weird because the kitchen is so well-appointed. I'd definitely plan to visit both piers; there are restaurants at the end of each, and we had great seafood there. We also ate twice at the Sandbar, went to Ginny and Jane E's 3-4 times for caramel rolls, and had hand-decorated donuts from the Donut Experiment. We rented our golf cart and bikes from Beach Bums rental and had a good experience. The best recommendation I can give is that we're hoping to stay at Sirenia by the Sea again - if we can work out the schedules of a dozen people!
Jan 7, 2016