Come home to the good life just half a block from the beach at Ocean Drive Princess, our beautifully furnished, spacious family home. With a huge new HDTV, gourmet kitchen, backyard patio, and lush landscaping, it's the ideal setting for your beach vacation! <br/><br/>From the moment you pull into the driveway, you'll feel as though you're borrowing the house of beloved relatives or old friends. Everything at Ocean Drive Princess is welcoming, from the peach tones of the exterior to the ultra-comfortable living room couches and chairs. Pile on the pillows and sink right in! You're here now, and the best vacation of your life is underway!<br/><br/>Distinctively decorated in warm-toned woods and tropical plants, Ocean Drive Princess has personality to spare, but it's the comfort and convenience you'll really appreciate. There's plenty of carpet space in the living room for the kids to sprawl out with their projects, the couch is just the right size for napping, and the big windows can either admit tons of warm Florida sunshine or be shaded to provide a dark, cool atmosphere. No matter what the season or weather, you'll be comfortable in this house!<br/><br/>The dining area and kitchen are side-by-side, which makes mealtimes easier. Of course, you may decide to dine al fresco on the covered patio out back, in which case the dining room table will just have to become your computer station (you have free wireless Internet at Ocean Drive Princess) or game area. Go ahead -- put on your favorite CD, rustle up some popcorn and frosty blender drinks, and settle in for a night of Cranium! Sometimes the best part of a vacation is this time alone with the family, just having old-fashioned fun.<br/><br/>Whether you're a cook or a takeout specialist, you'll appreciate the gourmet kitchen at Ocean Drive Princess. With its central island and big pantry, it's designed for a crowd. You'll find it fully stocked with all the cookware, dishes, utensils, and appliances you need to prepare just about anything -- just add groceries and you're good to go! And little conveniences such as ice and water in the door of the fridge, a new microwave, and a coffeemaker make life easier. <br/><br/>Chances are you'll carry your meals straight from the kitchen out to the table on the patio, which overlooks our grassy, fenced backyard. Adjacent to a giant stand of canna (if you're here anytime in the summer or early fall, you'll probably catch it in magnificent bloom!), our patio is breezy, cool, and beautiful. From here you will breathe in that wonderful salty ocean air, and on quiet evenings you might even hear the murmur of the surf. Plan to eat lunch out here, then let the kids frolic in the yard. Long afternoon naps are guaranteed for the little ones after all that fresh air and fun!<br/><br/>Speaking of naps, you will love the bedrooms at Ocean Drive Princess. No more cramped hotels -- here you have quiet, soothing rooms with plenty of closet and floor space for everyone, not to mention slumber-inducing beds. And all of the pillows, blankets, and linens you need for every bed are provided here, along with towel sets for the bathrooms and a full-sized washer and dryer to keep them (and all your vacation clothes) clean and fresh. <br/><br/>The master suite is simply palatial, with a king-sized bed and en suite bathroom boasting both a shower and a big tub, his-and-her vanities, and plenty of natural light. <br/><br/>The second bedroom offers a comfortable queen-sized bed, and the third contains 2 twins. We have a second full bathroom convenient to these bedrooms, as well as a half-bath.<br/><br/>There are even two adult bikes, two children bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers provided in the garage! But the best part of all is our location. The ocean is just steps away down our friendly little street, and the beach is wide and beautiful. Come stay at Ocean Drive Princess and see it all!
Additional amenities include: biking, boating, beach, fishing, washer / dryer.
"Charming home with elegence and comfort. Perfect for our family plus dogs."
Left on 07/26/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | Dennis KReviewed Jul 26, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
Although the house is now orange and blue on the outside, the inside is lovely. The owners seem to have rectified past complaints. There were plenty of bikes and the kitchen was stocked well with appliances. The home was very clean and convenient to everything. We hope to stay here again and again. The only suggestion to the owners is to fix the ice machine in freezer.It works but not to fill the cooler. Noted also is that you must run the dryer many times to get items dry. A very minor inconvenience.
Left on 09/04/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Manfred S.Reviewed Sep 4, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
We love this house and it's location. We always come back and would come back again. I saw that it's gone done a bit though. The blinds were broken and left off the back patio door. I found them stored under the Master bed. Also found some in the pantry closet. Found pictures off the wall in the Master room, behind the headboard. Living room carpet had stains and in need of changing. Patio furniture desperately needs changing, the PVC piping it's made out of gives me no desire to sit outside. Little changes could make it more pleasant. But I love this house and location and will be back if these changes are made.
Left on 08/06/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | John L.Reviewed Aug 6, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Upon arrival there was no start up supplies. The air conditioner was not working properly and the house was hot, and would not cool down until late night every night. Ceiling fans in guest rooms make alot of noise. The carpet needs to be replaced and or deep cleaned (has runs and stains in it) also the nails from the tack strips in carpet go through and you can feel them on the bottom of your feet when you step into rooms. Kithcen does not have all basic pots and pans? Grill is in garage and not working? Furniture was nice.
Left on 07/29/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 29, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We were pleasantly surprised with what a great house we found on short notice for the Fourth of July week. The location was perfect. Just a short walk to the beach. Our dogs liked the fenced in back yard. Would definitely want to go back.
Left on 07/11/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Paul J.Reviewed Jul 11, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
Can't believe this beautiful place was available last minute. Vrp really saved us when our vacation rental was sold out from under us just days before departure. Princess House was a short block to the beach and we were surprised with a garage full of beach gear, bikes and giant grill. All got plenty of use. The place was spotless and perfect for our family. Can't wait to go back!
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