Riveting to know you experienced such a charming, well-rounded fall beach retreat at our San Carlos home! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words. Glad you appreciated the high-speed elevators. They actually are the fastest on the island, and we always are thankful that guests can get to the shore, and the condo, quicker because of it! Wink! It is delightful that you could enjoy the beach during the sweet-serenity time of the year. Since the San Carlos is a high-profile condo on the island, and not all complexes have the luxury of having direct-front, beach-chair services, we are grateful that, for eight months of the year, it does (please feel welcome to bring your own beach chairs or pick them up affordably at all of the local stores here). Sorry to hear you were sad to leave, but it is moving to know your stay left an imprint on your heart's memory! We are grateful that you and your family had a grand beach retreat and are hoping to return! Visit us on the Alabama island at any of our shoreline homes in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach! The captivating experience awaits your return. . .