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Mary Meade

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Mary Meade

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english
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HOME AWAY FROM HOME! (RETURNING GUESTS? ASK FOR THE 20% DISCOUNT!)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

Overview

The Summit Condo Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 5 - king bed, queen sleeper sofa, twin sleeper love seat.

Weekly rate: Depends on the season and always includes taxes, and cleaning. (Deposit and Insurance is fully refundable.) Just click on 'Book-It', then select your dates, (Saturday to Saturday) to see an invoice, payment due dates and amounts, as well as a credit card payment form! The weekly rates includes the 12.5% taxes, and the $75 cleaning fee; the Summit Complex fee at registration is an additional $15. You have to make the first payment to hold the reservation. NO REFUNDS (unless I can rent your timeslot.) In addition, I require a $200 refundable damage deposit and a refundable $49 damage insurance fee. You will be refunded for both, the insurance fee, and the damage deposit, as soon as I get my report from my housekeeper. (In 2 years I have only kept $25 in damage deposits.)

I only accept payment through VRBO.

ACCOMODATIONS:

Nicely furnished; even has an Amish fireplace! The bunk bed hallway space was converted to an office that includes an HDMI monitor, keyboard and color scanner/printer - just bring your laptop! Upgraded High Speed Internet is free!

Includes Basic Cable as well as a blue-ray DVD player with HULU, Netflix, and Pandora - and a cabinet full of DVDs for those rare rainy days.

Improvements this fall include:

New window treatment to darken the living room for those that want to sleep in!

New laminate flooring in the bedroom and office!

New kitchen with granite countertops!

Accommodations include:

Large closet in the bedroom plus a smaller 2nd closet. Has two toilets, two sinks, one shower/bath tub; all new hardware. The bedroom has a Hilton quality king bed and a cozy leather love seat. The living room includes a queen tempurpaedic sleeper, and a twin size sleeper love seat. Just rotate the love seat on the tile floor to parallel it with the couch before opening it. There's also an auto-inflatable elevated twin air mattress in a box in the office alcove that would be a cozy fit in the hallway. Flat screen TVs in both the bedroom and living room.

The well equipped kitchen includes dinner settings for 8, a full array of small appliances, as well as new stainless appliances including microwave w/convection oven, stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker, and filtered drink dispenser in the door. New AC/Heater (with turn off sensor when the patio door is opened) and water heater. There's even a high tech combo washer/dryer - throw the clothes in the wash before you go to bed and they are dry when you get up!

It's on the 9th floor, with a large balcony that overlooks the quieter garden area and beach on the west side of the complex.

Facility amenities include a well equipped exercise room, large inside and outside Jacuzzis, sauna, and one of the two large outdoor pools is heated to 85 degrees all winter. Walk to restaurants and lots of arcades and rides. Or, in the winter, join fellow residents in the downstairs lounge for group activities any day of the week!

This is my permanent home, when I'm not traveling for work, so it is set up for my comfort. (Unlike the majority of Summit vacation rentals that have the uncomfortable wicker furniture and poor internet service.) I want you to feel like a cherished guest in my home.

I work for FEMA as a Reservist and get deployed to disasters around the country as a map maker. (You will see maps and GIS books throughout my home.) When I don't work I don't get paid so your visit helps me to more smoothly manage those down times. Currently (August, 2014) I am working in Montgomery, AL on the spring flooding and tornado outbreak.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Mary Meade (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Mary Meade

I live here - when I'm not deployed to disasters as a map maker. I work for FEMA and travel for months at a time. I've been working on special projects in the Atlanta Regional office this fall.

Mary Meade purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mary Meade chose The Summit

My home is your home. I have made it comfortable for myself and my friends, who use it when it's not rented. I'd like to consider you as my new friends and for everyone I leave packaged foods, e.g., coffee/tea, condiments, snacks, etc. in the cupboards and fridge so you don't have to run out the night you arrive. Since my housekeeper only resupplies the basics, I hope you replace anything that is getting low or has run out the next time you get to the store so my guests arriving after you can have the same convenience. Or leave your own favorite non-perishable treats. Please throw out any perishables before you leave.

I removed the bunk beds in the hallway in favor of a comfortable oversized twin sleeper love seat in the living room. I made an office where the bunk beds were and I upgraded to the high speed WIFI Internet so I could enjoy Hulu and Netflix. I added a larger closet in the bedroom with lots of shelving. I have furniture that I enjoy living with, including a fine dining set that, by sliding the single chair out of the way and the bench over, let's me have a table set for six. I have a dinette on the balcony as well as gravity chairs and side tables.

While all but one guest has said how much they like having my personal things available to use (fiction, non-fiction and cook books, lots of kitchen gadgets, office equipment and supplies, beach toys, etc) I did have one visitor that complained that it felt too much like a home and not like a vacation get away. I offered them a full refund if they moved out the night they arrived, even found them an alternative condo in the complex, but they decided to stay. Go figure.

What makes this condo unique

The view is amazing! I have never seen anything more beautiful than a lightning storm come in over the waters at night. I enjoy the camaraderie of the locals and meeting interesting people from all over the world. Or just napping in my gravity chair, listening to the waves breaking on the shore, soaking up the warm winter sun that bakes the balcony in the afternoon. Spinakers is my favorite place to eat in town and it's just a short walk down the beach with tables on the beachs' edge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mary, many thanks for renting your home to us for the week. It is a lovely place with such personal touches. I feel like I'm staying at a friends' home. I have bragged on you and your lovely condo and everyone is so jealous. We have had a wonderful time relaxing! My son did the go-carts, husband and son golfed at Hombre Golf Club, and went on the 2 hour jet ski dolphin tour. Water is a little too cold for me. The weather has been beautiful all week. 75 is and sunny every day! Tomorrow we head back to Indianapolis, but I have taken one of your cards and we hope to return again, sooner rather than later. God Bless.
Mar 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Home away from home! (Returning guests? Ask for the 20% discount!)
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
It was an amazing trip. The owner is by far the best I've ever dealt with. She was truly amazing.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Many thanks Derrick. I really appreciated your assistance with the washing machine repair guy. They told me to buy a new one but I found on the internet a repair that recommended a $200 part and it worked! I'm glad you were able to enjoy your stay and look forward to your return next year!
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Louisville KY
4

Nice, clean and updated!

  • 4 of 5
I've stayed at the Summit many times, some great experiences and some not so great. I will have to say this is one of the best condos! Everything we needed was within the condo, it was very updated, and had plenty of seating, we had a great time! We had 3 teenage girls and 2 adults and everything was perfect. The only thing I would change is moving out the bookcases in the halls, it just made for a tight fit. Other than that everything was perfect! Very quick on the deposit refund too! Thanks again, hope to rent again!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in my home! I appreciate the comment on the book cases. I use the hallway book case for my "office" when I'm not deployed so didn't realize others would find it gets in the way. Of course I love my cook books in the kitchen book case so I'll have to see if there's a better place to put that one, or my cook books, as well.

Hope to see you next year!
Warmly,
Mary
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5

BEST SUMMIT CONDO

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at the Summit several times over the years in different condos, but this condo (Mary's) is by far the best one we have stayed at! She has gone above and beyond with providing her guests with everything you would ever need and little extras too for a wonderful vacation there! The king size bed here is so very comfy!! And the table and gravity chairs that she has on the big balcony was a great idea and we absolutely loved them! Thanks Mary for sharing your home with us and making us feel so welcome! We just hope that everyone will do their very best to take care of it while staying here so that it will always be as nice as it is and also so that Mary will want to continue to share her home with others like us!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Michelle, thank you for your generous comments. I am gratified to know that my efforts to make you feel welcome are recognized. With all the traveling that I do for work I am quite choosy with accommodations I stay in and wouldn't want my guests to stay in anything less. I look forward to your next visit! Mary
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wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
This is a very comfy, home away from home. The owner is great to work with. The condo has all the comforts of home, everything you could possibly need. I will certainly see if its available next trip I make to PCB!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5

Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here for a week in march for spring break with my best friends. We had a wonderful time! Mary is so nice and makes sure that everything is taken care of. We really had a wonderful experience and I would recommend this condo to anyone!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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5

My Wonderful Visit

  • 5 of 5
Hi Mary, I would like to thank you for sharing your home with us. It was just what we needed. It is truely a home away from home, comfy and has everything you need. I love the gravity chairs! I have seen them but never really thought they would be that great! The view from the balcony was just as you described. This is my first time renting from someone and now I know it is the only way to go.I do wish it would have had a blind or something over the sliding door though, my kids slept on the pull out sofa and were up with the sun (5:45), lol. I hope we will be able to book it again next year. Again, Thank You Very Much!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Pamela,

I'm glad you and your family had a great time! The water should be wonderfully warm by now - unlike the water on the Long Island beaches where I could go. I'm too spoiled!

Thanks for the feedback about the windows. I did have heavy drapes up there but during Spring Break the brackets holding them pulled out of the walls. When I made a 3 day trip home after the break I was relieved the only damage was a broken cup and the drapes. When I looked at the wall, I just wasn't sure what to put up there that could withstand lots of use so I left the decorator valance up and determined to come up with a solution the next time I got home.

Unfortunately my condo has been rented every week through mid-August. My assignment in NYC should be finished by September so hopefully I can find a better solution when I get home. I'm guessing it will have to be a professional Home Depot kind of install. I'm open to ideas. :-)

Added NOTE 10/25/13:
I've decided on a set of vertical panels that Home Depot is installing next week. They are room darkening panels with 4" overlaps and, when open, they slide against the wall behind each other leaving the windows completely open for that beautiful view.
Once again, I'm glad you felt at home and I look forward to seeing you next year.

Warmly,
Mary
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Availability & Rates

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The Summit Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
30 night minimum stay
$999
 
 
Spring Break book before Jan 1
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$999
 
 
Spring, Weekly total!
Apr 5 2015 - May 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Summer
May 17 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes Spring Break price will increase to $1,299 after January 1st. My reasoning is that I will get more responsible renters if they are the type that can plan ahead to look for a bargain. A win-win.

Returning summer guests - ask for the 20% discount!

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

The Summit Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 1 King size bed; 1 Queen Sofa Bed; 1 Living room chair pulls out to a comfortable Twin convertible bed. Sleeps 5 comfortably. (Also has an elevated power inflatable Twin mattress that can be set up in the hallway.)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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