6th October, 2018
Great property, location, and owners!
My wife, 3 kids, and I loved staying at the Redfish. Lisa the owner was great to deal with, even working it out for us to add an extra day that wasn't originally bookable online.
The condo is very nicely decorated and well apportioned with all dishes, utensils needed, etc. Wifi and TV/Netflix/Prime Video was included for our electronic focused kids. The two queen beds were very comfortable, and the bunk room was just big enough for my two daughters (13 and 11) to share, even with their luggage. The views from the balcony were great, and the sunsets from several different vantage points were amazing.
Just a few tips for others considering the Redfish:
Salt Creek Restaurant had really good seafood, and Lily Creek up in Horseshoe Beach area was great for lunch (we drove the Dixie Mainline road up there for a little adventure). The Shrimp Boat in Horseshoe Beach is also worth the drive.
Bring charcoal and lighter fluid for the community grills down by the pool.
Parking underneath the building was adequate for my boat trailer and Suburban. Lisa has a golf cart for rent that's not in the ad.
Close to great fishing, boat ramp at the marina and slip were easily accessible. Gateway Marina has ethanol free fuel available 24/7 with pay at the pump from the fuel dock, and a pump with regular gas on land. They have bait, ice, and the standard marina type stuff.
My 18 ft skiff was well suited for this area. If you have larger than a 25-27' boat, it would be difficult getting it in or out of the boat ramp or the slip, especially during a busy week or weekend. There are other boat ramps in the area, but didn't use them. Also watch the tides. Low tide can make the Alligator Pass channel impassable, and McGriff pass gets in the 3-4 foot range based on my experience the first week of October 2018. These are not knocks against this property, just trying to inform as this was a new area to me, and it was hard to find local information in advance of booking.
All in all, this was a great size condo and location for us. We'll definitely rent again unless I can convince my wife to buy one of the condo's for sale.