Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
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About Martin Hering
Our family lives nearby in Winter Park, Florida and we love staying in our beach condo as much as possible. With our children in school and involved in many activities we usually have to enjoy the property vicariously through our guests who often send us emails and photos telling us how much they have enjoyed their stay at our special beach home.
Martin Hering purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Martin Hering chose New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach is the beach where families from Central Florida (Orlando) have been going to for many years. There are many other choices for beaches in the area (Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Ponce Inlet, and others) but New Smyrna Beach is the number one choice amongst locals here in Orlando. Why? It is very family friendly, easy access to Orlando (1 hour drive), and has a beautiful 14 mile pristine beach. The easy drive to Orlando allows guests to enjoy Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios and other fun attractions that Orlando offers.
What makes this Condo unique
The Southwind condo is one of the few properties that are gated which makes our beach area much more private. Our condo is the only one on the beach that has a manicured lawn between the property and the beach making it very much like a private home. Our property is located on the southern end of the beach which does not allow cars to drive on the beach (the north side does allow cars to drive on the beach). With our unit being on the second floor corner unit you have incredible views of the beach and ocean. Our unit has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths which is great for our family. Most 3 bedroom units on the beach only have 2 baths. There is a huge difference between our condo and most others. We bought this property with the goal to make it the most guest friendly one on the beach. We love having families with children enjoy our condo and have added many amenities for children that very few other properties have (baby monitors, side rails for beds, many many toys, games, books, DVD's, and more. Check out our guest comments and see what other families have said that have stayed in our condo and we hope to share our unit with you too.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amenities not working
When we,7 people, got to the condo in the afternoon we did not have enough towels for shower, beach towels, glasses to drink from.
On the second day the air conditioning did not work.
They came 3 times to fix it and in between we had to restart it. A lot of hot nights
The ice maker didn’t work and that was another call to the manager.
The furniture were old and dirty.
The only good thing was the location and the wies from the balcony
After 16 years of owning this amazing direct oceanfront beach condo we have enjoyed sharing our home with so many wonderful families. We have found out that we can provide a beautiful home and do everything we can to make everyone happy BUT we can not make unhappy people happy. This guest never called me once regarding any of the issues they have now shared online. They did reach out to our property management company who responded immediately to their complaints including about the coffee table location which is exactly as shown online (guests are always able to move things around to best suit them). The guests also requested additional towels )(in-spite of their being a large supply of bath towels and beach towels) which our property management company purchased and hand-delivered right away. They complained about the wine glasses so we had new ones delivered right away. They did not like the wine glasses that were delivered (they told the property management company that the quality of the ones delivered were like a “slap in the face”) so we delivered 8 additional glasses. The air conditioning issue (air filter replaced) was attended to right away and 2 of the 3 calls as per the AC company were to lower the temperature on the thermostat. The furniture is not old and dirty and is cleaned after each guest departs. The property management company called me to let me know that this guest was very challenging to deal with and said that they wanted a full rebate since the wine glasses were not acceptable to them. I instructed the property management company to do everything they can to make the guest happy and to offer the guest to check out any time on Saturday (normal check out is at 10:00 am). The guest was very rude in response saying that a later check out was not going to work for them. One of the few unhappy guests in 16 years.
Beautiful direct oceanfront condo
A wonderful beach condo for families to enjoy!
Wonderful time with family at the beach!
We enjoyed our stay so much. The location being so close to the beach and pool are great! The condo has many toys for kids and everything you need to take to the beach. The views are awesome! We had never been to New Smyrna Beach and we will definitely be back.
So glad you enjoyed your stay and are planning on returning. I checked with VRBO about your upgrading your rating to 5-stars but they said that once a guest submits their rating even if they made a mistake they can not edit it. Most importantly glad that you did have a 5-star visit and plan on coming back. We look forward to sharing our home with you again.
Great for kids, a lot of toys, 3 full bathrooms, great beach views. The front of the building was under construction during our stay which made a couple early mornings noisy but nothing super inconvenient. The pool heater was broken so the pool was too cold to be used until our last day when it was fixed. It was great once heated! The owner was very responsive and helpful from start to finish. I realize the pool temperature and construction are totally out of his control and we did not feel it necessary to complain to him about these items during our trip. The beach is a short walk down one staircase and was never crowded even during prime Spring break time. Overall, nice and spacious condo for the price.
Large condo with 3 bedrooms and beautiful view
This condo has a beautiful view of the ocean and very good access to the beach. The pool area is lovely with lots of chairs. The other amenities are very good. The condo has ample space to enjoy time with family and friends.
Great place for families
Great location and everything a family needs for a week at the beach.
Recreation Room on 12th Floor (with 2 pool tables, card tables, couches, deck with incredible direct oceanfront views), Tennis (on-site), Basketball (on-site), Shuffleboard (on-site), Horseshoes (on-site), Five Golf Courses nearby, Canaveral National Seashore Park, Walt Disney World, Magic, Kingdom, EPCOT, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, Daytona International Speedway, Jet-skiing