Beautifully decorated and best kitchen remodel in Gulfview complex
Submitted: September 28, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
You cannot beat this location and I have researched online and on location extensively. The best part of Gulfview is that the beach is just a close walk away. Even if you have to return to the condo multiple times in the same morning (don’t ask) it is not a problem. The amazing part of this stretch of beach is that it is so un-crowded. It is away from the high rises and public beach access. We stayed at Sandestin Resort and there were 3-4 rows of chairs and umbrellas, making finding a spot near the water impossible. We even paid for chairs and still couldn’t even see the waves hit the sand. For the next few years we stayed at Gulfview and love it. This location is close enough to easily get to everything (between Harborwalk Village and Sandestin’s Baytowne Wharf), but is in a quiet area away from it all; the best of both worlds.
What is excellent about this particular unit within the Gulfview complex, is that it has the only kitchen remodel with an island that I have seen. Especially if you have more than one person in the kitchen (and considering that the door to the bathroom is in the middle of the kitchen this is inevitable) the change from an L shaped counter top to an island was revolutionary on its own, but when combined with the addition of a floor-to-ceiling pantry to place groceries in and a desk - WOW! What a difference that made. The bar at the end of the island made it so that you could really use the barstools for dining, unlike the other units. There is no table, but the desk and bar were ample for our needs.
The unit was clean and the owners were friendly and replied to questions personally. So much nicer than using a rental company! The bed was very firm, which my husband found uncomfortable, but he has back issues and is pretty picky about his bed. It was nice that the unit had 2 chairs and an umbrella provided. They were older and the umbrella kept collapsing, but it was still nice to have them. They also provided sand toys and pool toys (noodles) for the kids. Very nice! We did miss the better view of our old unit on the East side of the building, but the remodeled interior made up for it as the view wasn’t that amazing – you couldn’t see where the waves hit the sand, just the blue of the ocean in the distance beyond the parking lot. Besides frankly, a beach view like that just isn’t available in this price-range. I have looked and looked. ;) The research points to this unit as the best place for the price.
Families with Teenagers,
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Owner's Response: We are so happy that you loved the condo. I appreciate your complete honesty and I am sorry that the umbrella was damaged. I had another one and took it to the condo after I found out about it. I am looking for chairs to replace for next season. When you take them to the beach they do not last but one season and they have to be replaced. We so hope you come stay with us again. thanks
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