We opted to rent a condo in Ocean Village while in Florida to attend the NY Mets spring training games. The OV development on Hutchinson Island was about a 40 minute drive to the Mets ball park, but the trade-off was well worth it. While in OV we had everything we needed right there and really enjoyed ourselves.
OV is a large condo complex with a 9-hole golf course, beach frontage and several swimming pools. They also have tennis courts and offer lots of activities that even short-term renters can participate in . We spent every day that we weren't at a ball game at the large main pool. Although there were a few young families staying in OV, for the most part the daily population at the pool was decidedly over 65. There were water aerobics in the mornings. Although we loved being only a block from the beach, the surf was pretty rough during our stay we we stuck to sitting and reading on the beach.
We found our rental through a rent-by-owner website, but there are many ways to find condos to rent. Ours was a very well maintained 2-bedroom with a balcony looking over the golf course. Expect to pay more for a beach frontage unit. The owner of our unit was willing to negotiate on the price and we paid a very, very favorable rate.
The development is beautifully landscaped and maintained. There are 2 on-site restaurants--one of which is an open-air more than snack-bar at the main swimming pool. We ate lunch there several times and thought all the food was great at reasonable prices.
We will definitely rent again in Ocean Village. Our condo was just right for us, near to the beach, a 5 minute walk to the pool and a reasonable drive to the Mets park. The only downside was that you have to drive about half and hour to get to a large supermarket as there are only a couple of convenience stores on Hutchinson Island.
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Village Hotel Hutchinson Island