Excellent Bang for the Buck!
Submitted: August 21, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
The pictures do not do this place justice! This house has a lot of room and is great for a family get together at an affordable price. The house is well located and far enough away from the big condos that you have your own private beach. We spent many nights enjoying the large deck at sunset! A large kitchen, dining room, and living room are joined together. There are two bedrooms, two baths on the first floor (the master bedroom has the only attached bath). Upstairs, there is a nice gameroom with a balcony (not shown in the pictures). Three bedroom and two baths are upstairs.
The property contains everything you need from bath towels to kitchen utensils. The washer and dryer are a big plus and allow you to take fewer clothes. They even have board games for the family, and beach chairs and kids toys for the beach.
The only reason I gave this property four stars is because I reported some minor issues with the house (such as the ice maker not working, doorbell randomly rang) to the property manager and never heard back from them during our trip. In addition, a few upgrades would be welcomed, such as updated bedding and linens. One of the upstairs mattresses was in disrepair and some of the pillows had stains on them. Also, a TV upgrade in the living room would be a welcomed addition. Overall, none of these issues detracted from our vacation and we would definitely stay here again.
Tips: Do yourself a favor and take advantage of the Dollar General located across Thomas Drive it will save you a lot of money and time for the little things and they sell some beer products. Schooners is a wonderful bar/restaurant open to the ocean, located about a half mile southeast of the property on Gulf Drive, they have live bands and shoot a cannon off at sunset every night. I also recommend using the Publix or Winn-Dixie on Thomas Drive rather than the Wal-Mart, they are more expensive but Wal-Mart had nothing on the shelves.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Our 2013 guests will be very pleased to hear about the upgrades made during the off season. We remodeled the back deck and replaced all the railings, horizontal deck boards and stairs. The deck is now so much nicer. We replaced the refrigerator, dishwasher, and garbage disposal and many of the kitchen items. We also replaced the first floor living room furniture, master bedroom mattress, three of the TVs, including the main living room TV, all linens, and comforters in 3 of the 5 bedrooms. We also repainted all the interior walls. Gulf Breeze now has a very fresh feel and we look forward to welcoming our guests this spring and summer!
Helpful votes: 5/5
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