An Awesome Week!
Five Stars for Daniel Dunes!! We had 15 people (10 adults and 5 children) staying in the house and it was an awesome week! The house had ample room for everyone and the separate suite in the basement was perfect for the couple without children who needed a break now and then from the chaos. We utilized all the extras in the garage daily (ping pong, kayak, paddle board, beach cart, sand toys, beach chairs, life jackets, bicycles, etc, etc). Having lots of options for the crowd was delightful. We loved loved loved having 6 beach chairs with 3 umbrellas set up for us daily at the beach. What a special treat not to have to cart SO much to the beach each day. There’s plenty of shopping and restaurants within an easy drive and a nice little coffee shop within walking distance. The area is very active with families all enjoying themselves and in no way did I feel any stress from loud or raucous neighbors. There are lots of comfortable sturdy lounge chairs around the pool and enough seating on the decks to accommodate us all for dinner. The views are very good and offer plenty of happy sunshine to float into your living environment. We had one small issue with a bike lock and Marina was easy to get hold of and quick to offer a couple of options for solution. Overall a very comfortable, safe and enjoyable week for us all.
John C Bibb
Great Family Vacation!
Daniel Dunes was a perfect choice for our first ever (grownup) family vacation. There were 7 of us (one mother-in-law, 2 sons/daughter-in-laws, 3 year old and 20 month old). Everyone had a bedroom and bath. The access codes were great – no problems! We were the envy of everyone on the beach with the fabulous beach cart! The pool was wonderful and heated as requested. Our favorite spot was on the main level porch – the kiddos loved it, very safe for children. We’d have to spend a couple of weeks at Daniel Dunes to enjoy all the ‘extras’ in the garage. The included daily beach chair/umbrella set up was a wonderful! Thank you for sharing your home!
Thanksgiving Family Reunion
My family enjoyed an entire week at the Daniel Dunes vacation home. There are 14 of us in all including three generations ranging from 68 years old down to one year old. There are four separate sleeping quarters including a little apartment that was perfect for my son’s family who have a baby and a toddler. We used the kitchen to cook constantly. It is well stocked and the full sized oven cooked our Thanksgiving turkey. All of the toys in the garage were great. My 16 and 13 year old grandsons thoroughly enjoyed the paddle boards and kayaks, as did their fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts and grandparents! We went crabbing and actually caught some blue crabs. We used the bikes to go back and forth to the little town of Seaside where we saw a parade, ate delicious oysters and ice cream. There is also a Publix food store within minutes of the house.
The home is very nicely furnished, with tons of sheets and towels available. It’s also very quiet and we listened to the surf gently breaking every night. The beach is absolutely amazing with white, soft sand and clear blue water. We saw schools of Manta Rays who were feeding in the surf right off the shore, and there were plenty of shells.
We all had a wonderful time and would love to go back one day!
Barbara M Candelario
Celebrating a wedding in Watercolor
Funny story… we stumbled upon this house. My best friend’s daughter was getting married and we were looking for a house to rent close to the MOB. So we called what we thought was the house that they rented hoping for a local recommendation. Oops, the house # was off by a couple numbers and we almost gave poor Marina a heart attack. (Sorry Marina !) All turned out well and Daniel Dunes was available.
It was the perfect home for 7 adults and walking distance to 20 other friends and family members. I was a road warrior business traveler for many years, so I am drawn back to the few things that meant the most when I was on the road and the house had them all. Very comfortable beds, excellent water pressure in the shower, good internet that allowed me to connect to VPN and a Keurig. Life was made easier with lots of beach chairs, umbrella and such. We definitely enjoyed the kayak and bikes as well.
Marina was very helpful with suggestions for local restaurants and was available to answer any questions. If you are looking for a quiet place at the beach but very close to great activities, I highly recommend Daniel Dunes!
As a side note, I rented my dress for the wedding from Rent the Runway; UPS delivered it with no problem and it was waiting for me when I arrived.