|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This studio unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a living room/bedroom area. Convenient murphy bed folds down out of the wall at night then can be folded back during the day to give you full function of the living room area. Units are situated around the pool and laundry area.
Sandpiper Cove, a 43 acre resort, has 1100 feet of sugar white beaches that rest against the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include a 9 hole par 3 golf course, tennis, shuffle board, horse shoes, boat docks, 3 hot tubs, 5 pools, a restaurant, and BBQ grills scattered throughout the complex for your convenience.
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Stayed for 6 nights. We were coming from a really nice Beach House in Pensacola... so this was a bit of a letdown.... very dated property. We loved the location and the amenities... They need to spend a little bit to spruce up the property. Sloppy painted, repainted areas near the trim in the Bathroom. When we travel, I just look at everything as, "Would it look like this if it were in my house?".... The price was right and other positives put this into a good value category. It was very very clean.
We had a great honeymoon staying in this room!! The price was good! The location was perfect and we had access to our own private beach! I will definitely be booking this place again!
The only downfall or constructive criticism I would give my stay is the room could have been cleaner. Overall it was clean but I am a professional cleaner so I may be a little harsh. The blinds and base boards could be cleaned and the door to the a/c unit definitely could be cleaned!!!
We stayed late March/early April 2016.
1.) Location: End unit, not far from the property gate with the (non-heated) pool right outside the unit and about a 5 minute walk to the beach.
2.) Tech: Excellent wi-fi access and cable TV. Although you may be planning on spending all your time at the beach or pool, when those gulf storms roll in you'll find yourself inside being thankful you have these amenities.
3.) Comfortable: Has many of the kitchen amenities you would look for (except salt and pepper... the only "food" items I would expect to be provided). The couch, chairs and bed all met expectations. Even the A/C worked great.
1.) Bathroom: As my wife said, "this seems a bit 'grotey'." It's not repulsive and we both showered in there, but it just felt like a room that needed a touch-up.
2.) Size: Though I think this is enough space for a cozy getaway for 2, I would not advise trying to get 4 adults in this space. Actually, I wouldn't even try doing 2 adults and 2 kids. That review isn't just for this unit, but for all studios at Sandpiper Cove. Unless you're REALLY CLOSE to 3 other people, I would stick to just 2 people in the studios at this property.
3.) Windows: In full disclosure this might not be a negative, it just might be that I wasn't able to figure out how to get them to work. Either way, we couldn't get the windows on the walls to open. It seemed like they had some sort of lock on them and I tried figuring them out but I didn't want to break anything. It would've been nice to enjoy more of the gulf breezes, but unless you opened the front and deck doors you were out of luck. Again, this may be user-error on my part, but I just wanted to put this out there.
Overall, I would recommend this unit in particular and Sandpiper Cove in general to anyone looking for a quiet gulf coast getaway.