Fall Break Retreat
Our four night visit at this condo during our fall break was wonderful! We were a group of four adults and four children, so having four bedrooms and baths was great for us when trying to get ready to go out. The condo was tastefully decorated and well maintained. The pictures on VRBO are a good representation of the condo, but in my opinion, it is nicer than depicted in the photos. The kitchen was well stocked, and we prepared several meals there. Staples such as salt, sugar, spices, paper towels, and trash bags were a welcome find. The washer and dryer came in handy. We had a good supply of towels, but with eight people, we washed them several times. Our only problem was upon our arrival at 10 p.m., when we couldn't get into the condo due to the deadbolt being locked and a missing key. We contacted the owners in TN, and their cleaning lady came to help get us inside after about an hour and a half of waiting. (I would hope that this is a rare occurence!) There is no lobby or desk area at the Tropic Winds complex, so you are on your own except for a friendly maintenance man (Rodney), who tried to be helpful and was eager to lend assistance. We had a convenient reserved parking space, but it was a tight fit for our large vehicle. The second car in our party had to "look around" for a spot any time we left, and I am sure parking is much worse in the summer months. Even though we started off with a problem, the overall experience was exceptional. There is an indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub that the children enjoyed. My favorite feature of the condo was the balcony. It was very large and well furnished and had a nice seventh floor view. The beds and furniture were comfortable and clean. While there, we ate at one of our favorites, The Boatyard, and had a great steak at nearby Salty Sue's. We drove down to Destin one day to shop and enjoyed a slow scenic ride back along the coast. We watched dolphins as we drank coffee on the balcony each morning and even saw a large shark on our last day. I would recommend this condo to my family and friends and would stay there again, if I had a large group and needed the space. The fall rates were very reasonable, and I got my damage deposit back promptly.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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