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The Idyll-by-the-Sea guest book:
"Delightful. Refreshing. Exciting. Unique."
"26 of our family gathered here in six cottages -- all of us agreed
that Idyll-by-the-Sea was the absolute best of the bunch and truly the
pearl of this community. We enjoyed your hospitality and felt so at home.
Thank you for allowing us into your home. You have helped us leave
with memories that will last for four generations."
"What a marvelous time my husband and I have had with my parents
celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. This is the most beautiful,
unique, well-appointed, and fun house we have every stayed in. My
Mother and I (antique lovers) went through a roll of 32-exposure film
one morning -- to show our friends and to use some ideas in our own
homes. Thank you for making this special occasion so memorable by
sharing Idyll-by-the-Sea with us."
"We have been coming for four years. This house is the best. Thank you
for sharing your home. This has been two weeks of heaven."
"We had a wonderful time. The house is spectacular! Will come again!"
"Enjoyed being in your holiday house so very much -- it was a perfect
week for our family -- this was our 15th stay in Seaside in the last
ten years -- We'll be back!"
"Our family had a wonderful time this week. Idyll-by-the-Sea is the
perfect house on this perfect ocean. We love Seaside and enjoying
your home made our stay even more special. Hope to be back next
year. Thanks for creating such a special place."
"Our family had the most wonderful time in years staying here!
Idyll-by-the-Sea is one of the most charming houses and we are
so glad you made it available to us."
"We've been coming to Seaside every summer since I was born and by
far this is my favorite house! The decorating is attractive and
useable. You've made this house so beautiful while also allowing
for the simplicity and comfort that comes with a week long vacation
at the beach. Thanks so much for opening your home to our family."
"Idyll-by-the-Sea is gorgeous. This is our second time to come.
I don't want to leave. It's like you are drowning in a sea
"Wow! Beautiful House! We had a wonderful week here celebrating
the new year -- very romantic too. Our best friends became
engaged here on December 30. Thank you for making this home
so comfortable -- we do not want to leave! Thank you -- we
will be back!"
"We can barely pack the car because we just don't want to leave!
Such a wonderful spot that this is where my sweetie proposed --
thank you for helping to create the perfect mood and setting.
We will always hold a special place in our hearts for this house
and our great vacation week!"
"This trip to the beach has been the best our family has had!
Your beautiful house made us feel like we were at our own house!
We can't wait to come back again very soon! Thank you for sharing
your home with us!"
"We truly loved this house. We can't wait to return with some
of our friends... Again, many thanks."
"This has been the most perfect family honeymoon. The weather
was perfect, the sunsets sublime, the food delicious, the Gulf
clear and warm. I hate to see this magical time come to an
end! We've loved this beautifully furnished and equipped house
like our own, and will never forget our Idyll-by-the-Sea."
"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with us.
Our girls, along with their girl friends, have had the time
of their lives. And thank you so much for allowing the pups
to stay, a family vacation is just not the same without them.
We are all leaving refreshed and relaxed!"
"Idyll-by-the-Sea is the grandest place we've ever stayed
anywhere! Because of the wonderful decorating with antiques
and your extreme thoughtfulness in the superb organization;
your checking on us; and your attitude in general -- we truly
felt as though we were visiting in a dear friends home! We
certainly hope to come back many times! Thanks so much for
sharing your personal dream place with us!"
"Idyll-by-the-Sea -- without a doubt the loveliest vacation home.
Carol and Jerry feel like old friends. Indeed your are new
ones. Thank you for sharing your house with us!"
"Our time in your home and Seaside was very special. Your home
is beautifully and comfortably decorated, with a magnificent view
of the Gulf. Thanks for the golf tip in Destin. You truly have
a piece of paradise. Thanks again!"
"All week long we have been noticing the little things, the
finishing touches that make this house an its decor so
special. You have managed to combine elegance and comfort,
with none of the intimidations. We all felt so at home here.
Thank you so much for not only sharing your beautiful home,
but also making us feel welcome staying here. Your efforts
are most definitely appreciated."
"We have always dreamed of staying at a house on the beach and
now our dreams have come true. You have a beautiful place, and
we were so comfortable. Thanks for a really wonderful vacation."
"Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful place and your
lovely home with us. We had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed
our stay. I don't know who enjoyed it more, us or the pup.
Our mini-reunion worked out wonderfully. The house was absolutely
the perfect setting. Thank you again for allowing us to have
a wonderful vacation."
"I didn't think our second trip to Idyll could possibly live
up to the first... Boy, was I wrong! Knowing the house made
it even more relaxing and wonderful. We had incredible weather
and the Gulf was gorgeous. The monarch butterflies were here,
migrating to Mexico; and we saw the prettiest sunset of our
lives! The food was incredible -- a perfect stay for our whole
family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home."
"We can't tell you how much we enjoyed your wonderful home.
All the little details made the trip much more special. We
were all in the need of calm and respite and your home offered
this in such a wonderful way. Again, thank you for letting us
share in your Idyll-by-the-Sea."
"We enjoyed the relaxing time spent in Seaside in your
beautiful home. Thanks again for the wonderful opportunity.
We hope to come back next fall."
"Thank you, Carol and Jerry, for your generous hospitality and
for sharing your home with us. Most of all, we appreciate the
concept of Idyll -- and exquisitely beautiful environment,
totally organized in the most thoughtful ways, created to be
relaxed-in, enjoyed, and shared! We will forever remember
"We've had a great week in your wonderful home! You've given
us inspiration for the new home we are building. Thanks so
much and we look forward to being here again!"
"Thank you so much for sharing your home with us this week --
the only thing better than the house are the views! The pup
has had an especially great time and thanks your puppy for
his hospitality. All of us hate to leave, but we look forward
to our return and seeing you soon."
"We all have a very wonderful vacation in your beautiful home.
The view to the ocean was spectacular and the porch we surely
enjoyed and used daily. Thanks so much."
"Very exceptional and very special. So grateful for being
here. Everything was perfect. Our eleven year old son wanted
to know when we would be coming back. We will have great
memories of a wonderful vacation in paradise. Thank you Carol
and Jerry for sharing your haven with us."
"This week was my Mother's day gift from my daughter. We
had a terrific week -- fantastic weather -- the home you have
conceived is hard to describe except by perfect. We came
especially to bring the dogs, but it turned out to be so much
more! Thank you both for this week -- needless to say we hate
"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. I have
enjoyed recuperating here so much! I can not get over your
organizational skills -- it really helped! I know that my
family and I will be back again soon!"
"Seven perfect days in this perfect beach house. Its getting
harder to leave each time we return to Idyll-by-the-Sea. Thank
you, as always for sharing paradise."
"What an incredible two weeks. Your home and the beautiful Gulf
of Mexico is exactly what we needed. Idyll-by-the-Sea is just
like being at home... You had everything that we needed to
continue everyday life... You really met our family's needs.
Thank you for going above and beyond our expectations for a
perfect vacation. We hope you had a wonderful summer and we
look forward to visiting Idyll-by-the-Sea next year."
"Thank you for sharing your special beach home. Idyll-by-the-Sea
is a perfect spot for vacating every day life. We all agreed that
your home is our favorite. You have thought of everything to say
"What a glorious, fun, and incredibly beach home you've created!
We're building a farm cottage on a family farm and we're so
inspired by your impeccable attention to detail and your
delightful furnishings. Many thanks! PS: The double chaise
longue in the living area is a terrific nap spot!"
"Eight days of soft sand and beautiful ocean water. Eight nights
of sunsets and dining under the stars... What a great vacation!
Carol and Jerry, your Idyll-by-the-Sea is fabulous. We've loved
being here again. You've created a very special place. Thanks
for sharing it with us."
"We've had a really great time. Your house is so well set up.
Each day was great. We look forward to a return trip."
"Thank you for sharing your wonderful home on the beach with us.
Your attention to detail makes the home warm and inviting. It's
probably the only home on the beach that we have felt comfortable
in. Thanks again."
"The sunsets have been breathtaking; the bird formations
early mornings (rather actually late mid mornings) soothing...
Idyll-by-the-Sea, where interesting decor, outstanding woodwork,
and careful attention to guests needs are ever present."
"What a great place to share Thanksgiving with family and friends!
We couldn't ask for anything better. Every time that we come here
we find more reasons that we don't want to leave! Thanks for your
hospitality and friendship; They are something that we gave thanks
for this Thanksgiving. This was a wonderful way to start the
Christmas holidays! I haven't felt so relaxed and happy in a long
time. The house is just perfect, and the feather beds and
comforters made it extra cozy. Thanks for a lovely oasis."
"This has been a wonderful Christmas by the sea for our family.
Your home is absolutely fabulous. We appreciated your hospitality
from afar. There was nothing that was missed. We all felt so
comfortable, even our German Shephard."
"This has been one of the most relaxing spring breaks ever... We
loved your house. Luckily, we had great weather to go with it.
I loved your house. I wish I could stay forever. We had a really
great time. Thank you for letting us come! PS: Everyone loved
the feather bed in the living room!"
"We are now packing up the car and really not looking forward to
leaving. You home is so comfortable and so lovely! Our grandson
has his first beach experience and he loved it! We just finished
building a home on the water after two years! -- We understand
your pride and your pain. Thank you for everything."
"What a lovely, charming and warm home you have. We have perhaps
had our best family vacation ever! Thank you for all the nice
touches and sharing your slice of paradise with us. My children
would like to stay forever!"
"Each time gets better! We had a ball. Thank you, as always
for this magical home by the sea."
"Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. Everything
about it is incredible. We do not want to leave and do hope
to be able to come back again in the future. We all had a
"We've had a great time so far, and I wish we could stay
forever. Carol is so organized. It is great to know where
everything is. The weather was perfect. I love having a
TV in my bedroom. The Koher bath tub is great. We hope to
be able to return again."
"We have had a lovely time in your beautiful home. The weather
was perfect. This is our second time in Idyll-by-the-Sea, and
we are looking forward to our next visit."
"We love your house! Great decorating and organization! The
weather has been great, and we are having a wonderful time.
We will be here next year for sure and the next and the next.
We feel so at home."
"Not our first week, but another wonderful, restful week."
"We have had such a fabulous time! Thank you so much for letting
us stay in your awesome home! We have had so much fun just
relaxing. It's such a great house, and we love the Jacuzzi!
It rocks seriously."
"With all the unrest around us -- we felt we were in an oasis!
Though our European jaunt was cancelled, Idyll-by-the-Sea made
our second honeymoon better than our first! Thank you for the
concept that a rental home can feel like home!"
"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We
celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here, and it couldn't
have been more idyllic!"
"We are still in awe of Idyll-by-the-Sea, and its magical powers.
We had a very relaxing and romantic six year anniversary. As
always, we are truly thankful to you for allowing us this special
time in your beautiful home. Again, thank you!"
"Based on your advance publications, our family came to
Idyll-by-the-Sea with high expectations. Upon our arrival,
we were impressed by the elegance of your home, which showed
ample evidence of the planning and care taken to provide a
home where every facet of the design of the home and its
furnishings was devoted to satisfy the needs of its occupants.
We thank you for the foresight and talent you invested to make
our little family Christmas reunion a rousing success."
"Having peeked in a few times, what a joy to live here. Every
detail is lovely, first class, and most importantly, livable;
A real treat for the entire body. What a view of the Gulf!
This is truly a quality home, and as good or better than many
five star hotels -- you have a talent."
"What a great week -- the kids needed the break so much!
Everything was so comfy and there wasn't a thing we needed
that wasn't here -- beautiful blue skies, family, friends,
and all the wonders of God's creation from the view of the
porch -- thank you for all you did working with us and
the wonderful home away from home you created and provided
for our family."
"Five days was just not enough! The kids had a ball, and so
did our yellow lab. We hope to be back again soon. Thank
you for a wonderful, much needed vacation!"
"Perfection = one week at Idyll-by-the-Sea!"