this condo is spacious. the owner just did some nice renovations in the kitchen and bathroom. the balcony view has good beach, and pool views. this is a very quiet condo property. it would have been helpful to have a condo map as we got in very late. the owner was helpful with recommendations. location is central to many beach activites. having 4 tvs was very nice as we had a full day of rain. there are beach chairs, buckets, shovels, ponchos, a blow dryer, water noodles and toys. the master closet is huge. there are extra fans. there are 2 nice eating areas, we only ate in the kitchen as we have children and didn't want to dirty the carpet. the washer and dryer are nice to have. sunsets (when it's not raining :) are very pretty from the balcony. we had the pool to ourselves alot, but we were there during off peak. it is a very nice pool and area. the appliances are nice, but the fridge is old, it works fine. master bathroom is nice sized.
the renovations were done just before we arrived, so we were the first to test out the plumbing, well it flooded the kitchen and bathroom on the friday that we were preparing to leave and the building shut the water off for 2 hours of which we were notified and then it randomly shut off in the evening when we were showering and what not trying to get the kids ready for bed ( our flight left at 6am the following day). so we spent several frustrating hours with plumbing issues. This was NOT the owner's fault, but the property manager was not helpful as we shut off the water and they were not able to fix it. the owner was just fine to work with.
we prefer our room to be dark, and this room's blinds let in a bit of light. some commented that the bed was awesome, which is a personal preference, we didn't care for it. so those two reviews should be taken lightly. there are slats on the bed that came out twice, once while laying down and once when we both sat on the same side of the bed. they went back in easy enough, but we kept wondering if they would fall out again while we were sleeping.
Beach Pizza Plus down the street is great and very reasonable. John's Pass has ok shopping, but fun atmosphere. we liked Tarpon Springs for culture and Greek food. Fort De Soto's north beach was very pretty, but tons of birds and what comes with lots of birds. the pier was dirty.
if you arrive late and need food go to walmart. get gallons of water for drinking.
this is a VERY quiet area.
Owner's Response: First of all these were great guests to have during the plumbing problems caused by the remodeling. They did all in their power to protect the condo and it is greatly appreciated. I do feel that if you remove the problems related to the remodeling the rest of their comments should have resulted in at least a 4 star rating. They knew they were the first people in the condo immediately after the re-modeling was complete and they also received a discounted rate. As regards the old refrigerator the new one had not yet been installed and will be next week. I do appreciate their detailed review and helpful hints to other guests as the the area and I am going down next week to insure everything has now been corrected.
Helpful votes: 6/7
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