Sandbridge is a special place. The beach and community balance a small town feel with a welcoming wave to a multitude of out-of-towners that make it their home for a week at a time. When you arrive at Sandbridge, you buy in, possibly unknowingly, to the vibe, history, and quaint family atmosphere it offers. Jim-N-I Dream is a welcome site to the traveler, and as our year plus long anticipation mounted, this beach house did not disappoint.
The information and pictures from the management company website, Sandbridge Blue, present an accurate picture of what our stay really was. We appreciated that everything we expected was as expected, with a few perks we that furthered our great experience. There were high end deck chairs on all decks and at the pool for everyone. Whether we ate breakfast on the third floor, looking for dolphins, grilled on the opposite side of the house, just off the kitchen, or lounged by the pool, there was more than adequate seating that made it ok to just sit.
The endless decking was made from a non splintering, durable, composite material that was welcoming to the feet. The babies could crawl on it with out any worry of injury. As our feet took the brunt of our beach vacation, we came to appreciate this.
The pool, hot tub, and bar area were great transition amenities between the house and the beach. As if the beach wasn't close enough, the pool was closer and more than welcoming to the kids. The dark blue bottom surface heated quickly each morning with the sun and retained the heat after the sun set each evening. One of our group members brought supplies to make snow cones, which the kids (and adults) really looked forward to at the "shack" each night.
Every bedroom was wonderfully appointed and highly regarded by each couple in our group. The only thing we thought of for improvement was the possibility for more hooks in the bathrooms to hang towels and clothes to dry. Since children shared the bunk bed rooms (spacious double beds for the older ones!) we often misplaced their towels and probably could have developed a better system to keep track of what bath towel went with what child. Two sets of washer/dryers were always available if we needed to clean anything during our stay.
Cooking for 22 at dinner was not only possible, but enjoyable with easy access to high end appliances and full cabinets and drawers of dinnerware and utensils. Counter space was consistent with this and 2 refrigerators. 2 ovens, 2 toasters, and 2 dishwashers were a welcome redundancy!
The tablet based Sonos sound system with full internet access to streaming music was a awesome addition and the wifi more than accommodated everyone during our stay. The app enabled TVs allowed us to log in to any and all of our streaming accounts such as Netflix, Youtube, etc. We didn't even think we'd need it until we discovered it on the first day.
The Jim-N-I Dream beach house is well thought out, accommodating, and capable. We never got over the third floor panoramic view of the ocean, nor the front row spot for each morning's sunrise. Thank you for making us Sandbridge and Jim-N-I Dream believers!
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