"As enchanting as the beautiful sea, this most exquisite luxury rental will serenade you with unsurpassed ocean views, grandiose decks and gathering rooms, beautiful decor, and a backdrop perfect for a family vacation, special event or wedding. Bella Vita offers a vacation experience unlike most vacation rentals. An eleven bedroom coastal mansion with a beautiful indoor heated pool and outdoor pool (not heated), both with gorgeous views. Expansive decks surrounding the outdoor pool offer the perfect place for entertaining your guests, or to be entertained by the ever changing channel of the sea. Dolphins, swooping gulls and soaring pelicans are just a few of the daily delights. The bedrooms are located on each of the three floors, five King Suites with private baths, two Queen Suites with private baths, two bedrooms with two queen beds in each, and two “children’s bunk rooms”. One of the first floor bedrooms is handicapped friendly, with a ramp and separate entrance as well as a private handicapped friendly bathroom. An elevator is available to make getting around easy for all. Multiple gathering areas are beautifully appointed with designer decor, gas fireplaces, large flat screen TV’s and of course a splendid view of the sea! A theater room with seating for 15 allows you to watch a movie or cheer on your favorite team in style! Other amenities only found in upscale vacation rentals include a gym overlooking the indoor heated pool, a small library complete with books and wireless internet access, and a billiards room. Beautiful hardwood floors as well as stone and tile throughout the home. Whether you are vacationing with your extended family or enjoying a family reunion, retreat or wedding, the gourmet kitchen will accommodate your needs effortlessly. Commercial grade kitchen appliances include two large capacity refrigerators, two dishwashers, and double ovens. The granite counters offer areas to prepare and present your meals, and the large dining tables will accommodate everyone in the same room. A convenient kitchenette for extra food and beverage storage as well as a great place to grab a cold drink and a snack while at the pool or on the beach. There are several great deck features, too, with an indoor/outdoor cabana, grilling station, and divided areas which allow for a perfect wedding set up. Other amenities include Net Flix, a hot tub, ping pong, shuffle board, and an outdoor hot and cold shower. Fireplace for off-season use only October-May. Enjoy the standup paddleboard and kayak available for your use. Call for more information!
Bonus feature: You will be able to accommodate up to 150 people during a wedding or special event when you rent Bella Vita together with Palazzo. These two homes are located side by side, which adds excellent convenience for family and friends to attend and share in special moments. Bella Vita accepts reservations for full weeks only (Saturday to Saturday) April 1st to October 31st of each year. 2016 reservations booked in 2015 will require a 25% non-refundable payment within 24 hours of the booking date. The remainder of the first payment will be due in September 2015. Holiday weeks are an additional $1000 in rent. "
Additional amenities include: pool table, ping pong table, theater room, exercise room: private, special event, linen package: seasonal, elevator....Read more
Left on 02/20/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 20, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
The house was gorgeous and more than accommodated our 23 people. The kitchen was well stocked. We had some repair issues but they were promptly and completely addressed by the management office. The variety of indoor activities for mid-winter kept all of our group (ages 4 mos. to 92 years) occupied.
Left on 02/14/2014 for a stay in September 2013 | melody feezleReviewed Feb 14, 2014Stayed Sep 2013
Our stay at your house was simply wonderful.It was our first time going to the beach and we wanted a house on the ocean with everything. We got that and so much more.We also have a daughter in a wheelchair the house was perfect she had easy access to everything. The elevator was a perfect fit for her chair.We will be back after trying a few different houses at Sandbridge Realty.
Left on 02/12/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 12, 2014Stayed Nov 2013
We rented this place for a week in Nov for friends and family to stay / visit for our daughter's wedding.
We spent the first 5 hours of our visit cleaning. Dirty dishes, silverware, the oven was a mess, toilet seats worn down with cracked and chipped finish. We must have cleaned up 50 dead bugs and flys laying all around the house. Picked up several half empty cans of beer and had to empty and clean a couple of full ashtrays. The lower floor was covered in sand. Also picked up about a dozen slivers of broken glass outside around the hot tub. Paid extra to have all the beds made and found several where the lines were just tossed on the beds. Lots of screens missing or torn and one window with a large crack through it. Bulb in the projector in the theater room was burned out ... it was replaced but this is another example of no one caring enough to make sure the house was ready.
During our stay, the ice machine failed and leaked all over the floor and down into the exercise room. We turned off the line and put a trash can under the leak to catch the water and called maintenance. A guy arrived quickly, said the pump had cracked, said it would be a week to get the part. Not really a big deal but no one ever came back to clean up the mess!!
I put my complaint in writing, turned it in to Sandbridge Realty and waited for a response. A month later after no response I called and spoke with a "manager". She refunded the $75 we paid to have the beds made and sent a $300 certificate. Keep in mind that this place that costs around $12,000 for a week in the summer.
We have rented similar (size, age & price) previously through Seibert Realty with no problems. We will visit here again but will not rent a house managed by Sandbridge Realty.
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