Misc We booked in Summer's Edge in Seagrove. Will we love it?

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  1. cwalen

    cwalen Beach Comber

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    We are renting the Conch Cottage at 51 N Ryan. We have two kids - 7 and 6 - and will be driving so we'll have bikes. Who can tell me about the development?

    Is any SoWaller's familiar with this house?


    Is it family friendly/lots of kids? How's the beach crossover at that area? I hope it is not too steep. I fear the massive steps I've seen at Blue Mountain and the like. My mom will be with us (yay for free babysitting) and she's not elderly but i think she'd be intimidated by the massive steps at some of the tall dune beaches.

    Is anything close to Summer's Edge in terms of food/eat? For those who have stayed at Summer's Edge, what's walkable? Where to bike? I *think* Seaside is not too far. Is that where most people bike to?
     
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    Is that the clothing optional place?
     
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  4. Abby Prentiss

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    It is a nice neighborhood with restaurants not too far. Seaside is a few miles. Not an easy bike but not too bad. The beach access will be a bit crowded. Not steep no Bluff at all. Not even dunes. Near eastern Lake outfall and Lake which your kids will love. Will be lots of families.
     
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    Thank you! Do you recommend using a beach service or having our own chairs? I read horror stories about the chair line ups at some beaches....
     
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    We ride the bikes from Seaside to there and a little beyond to Watersound. Really not so bad BUT we do it early because it is a popular route for pedestrians and cyclists. There are several places to eat nearby on 30A whether you go east or west, but you'll probably want to drive most of the time. Ellen
     
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    I am very familiar with that home (I was the listing agent when it sold last year) and the location (I used to live across the street). It's real easy to get to the beach from the home and your children will love the fact that one of the two neighborhood pools is between the home and the beach. When at the beach, you will, as someone stated above, be very close to the Eastern Lake outfall which is a lot of fun. Don't worry about the color of the lake water. It is naturally the color of tea due to the tannins from the pine trees which are all around the lake north of 30A. As to location and proximity, it's a nice bike ride to and from Seaside or The Hub, and all spots in between. You can also walk to Cafe 30A for dinner or a bit of a longer walk to Old Florida Fish House for lunch or dinner.
     
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    Thank you so much! I'm in love with that house. Do you recall the houses adjacent to it that are also rentals? Our friends are interested in something as well but it's hard to tell from google maps.

    It looks to be 2 blks to beach?
     
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    2 blocks is about right and most of the houses on the street are rentals. It is a really cute house with great outdoor space. I doubt you'll be disappointed!
     
  11. William McCracken

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    How large a home are your friends looking for in Summers Edge and for what week? I own a rental home in Summers Edge...you will love it there! About a four minute walk to beach from your rental. A great restaurant that is walking distance is The Perfect Pig....great reviews and wonderful food. About a 10 minute walk from your rental going west on 30A. What else do you want to know?
     
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    Spring break next year - 4/8-4/15 - and a 3 bedroom!

    I understand it is gated, correct?

    What time do the pools close? Does the beach get very crowded there?

    Is it fairly easy to walk with your beach stuff? Do ppl bike up (our kids will have their bikes - not sure if there is place to lock bikes near the beach entrance)?
     
  13. William McCracken

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    It is gated along 30A, so you can't get into the community from there. However, it is not gated off Eastern Lake Rd. I believe the pools close at 10:00 pm. Definitely bring your bikes....N. Ryan is a quiet street due to the gate along 30A, so small kids can bike on the street. The 30A bike/running trail is just a minute from your rental house, and that trail leads to Seaside going west and The Hub going east. I think it is a bout a 2.5 mile bike ride to Seaside....fun ride! The walk from your front door to the beach walkover is about 4 minutes. Most of it is flat; the only stairs are at the dune walkover, and it is only about 6-7 steps. To me, it is an easy walk. At our rental home we provide beach carts that can be loaded with coolers, chairs and umbrellas. That makes it easier to carry a bunch of stuff. I don't know if your rental provides that.

    My home is probably a little to large for your friends group. We are a 5 bedroom home that sleeps 12. We are across the street from your rental and a few house up. There may be another opportunity down the road if you, or your friends, have a larger group or want to stay together. My home is on VRBO: VRBO.com #640671 - 'Sea-Esta' ~ Luxurious Designer Home! 2 Community Pools & Short Walk to Beach.

    You will have a wonderful time. Summer's Edge is great community and we have many renters who come back year after year.
     

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