A SPECIAL GETAWAY ON THE GULF – A FAMILY TRIP TO REMEMBER
“I loved Sea Oats and the beautiful pool where I could swim all day with my cousins.” our 4 1/2 year old great granddaughter”. It has been a tradition in our family for all of our kids, grandkids, great grandchildren, spouses and significant others to vacation together at least once each year. Finding the right place presents an annual problem for us, not only because of the sheer number of us (27), but because of the diversity of age of four generations (from age 1 up to 83). But this past December we hit the jackpot! We stayed at the palatial and luxurious Sea Oats in Captiva, a glorious “home” a stone’s throw from the Gulf of Mexico to the front, and a serene channel to the rear. Not only were the home and the ambiance remarkable, but the items available for us could not have been better thought out — fishing gear, kayaks, a bar, TVs, a media room, enough kitchen supplies and refrigerators to feed an army, and a golf cart for tooling around. The very large, heated swimming pool, surrounded with comfortable lounges, tables and chairs, was the hub of most of our activities, although our granddaughter gave her Yoga lessons to all of us either on the Gulf beach or on the home’s fishing boat dock. Magnificent sunsets and wine was a nightly ritual at the Gulf Beach. A tennis/basketball court with all the equipment was in a beautiful setting for use of any of family who wanted a good exercise. Everything worked, everything was spotlessly clean, and everything was up to date. We would be remiss not to mention Vicki, the on-sight property manager, who showed us everything, explained everything, and kept everything in order. Her constant smile and good nature, she was always there to help. The owner was so helpful in the planning of our trip. Any reasonable request was honored. Every one of us loved Sea Oats, and we’re already talking about a return trip.
01/13/2019 at 9:31 PM