Immediately upon entering this 15th floor Gulfside condominium the picture perfect view from the balcony can be seen through sunlit windows and mirrors lined perfectly along the wall. Sugar white sand aligns with clear emerald water that stretches to the horizon and meets a blue sky that promises unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. This air of tranquility continues inside with comfortable furnishings and tasteful décor. The beautiful beds draped with clean, top quality linen, the view from the Master bedroom, the fully accommodating kitchen and spacious living/dining area will leave you wanting for nothing. But just in case… The owner of 1504 leaves no detail unattended when it comes to your entertainment and relaxation. The Home Theatre including a 46-inch flat screen HD TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, 5-disc CD player with Bose speakers in the living room and flat screens and DVDs in each bedroom will surely keep you entertained. The wireless internet service will keep you in touch. Designer bath products, a fully stocked kitchen
and even chocolate candy await your arrival… more extras from the owner. While at the beach the owner has provided for your enjoyment the use of 2 chairs and 1 umbrella each day of your stay. The friendly beach service attendant will set it all up for you.
Hidden Dunes is located across from the premier Silver Sands Outlet Mall and is highly requested for its great amenities. Right on property you will enjoy 6 championship clay tennis courts complete with tennis pros, 3 pools with hot tubs, 27 acres of lighted walking trails, a basketball court, 24 hour security and even a business center for those who need to squeeze in a little office work during vacation. Our Vacation Specialists are standing by to turn your fantasy into reality. Thank you!
During Spring and Summer this condo requires a 7-night, Saturday to Saturday stay. Any other time we require a 3-night minimum stay.
This rental unit was clean and comfortable. I was impressed by the bedding in the MBR (only BR we used) which made for a good night's sleep. However, if you like to have a lie in on vacation, the white blinds allow all of the daylight through early in the morning (it amplifies with the white bedding and mirrors) so the room brightens up quickly and you can forget any chance of sleeping past 7am, even when it's cloudy. The LR was very cozy. The Home Theater system that is advertised, uses a special remote to run everything which would be great if it had actually worked. It's battery wouldn't hold a charge. The only thing we could operate without it by hand was the cable box. I had to make 5 phone calls and finally go by the office two days later in order to get it resolved. It rained most of the time we were there so that was a huge inconvenience. Many of the outlets are wore out and won't hold plugs; none of them worked in the bathroom so I'd have to dry my hair in the LR. The dresser drawers are falling apart which could easily be fixed, like the outlets. The kitchen was stocked ok. The microwave was old. Took 11 minutes to heat 1 small bowl of pasta. They do make sure to have pricing sheets for everything on the inside of the cabinet, down to how much you'll owe if a fork is missing. I found that to be distasteful as I've never seen that in any of the other properties I've rented. I guess the designer bath products they mention were the two small, hotel size bars of Aqua brand soap. The "friendly" beach attendants must have been on vacation this week. We felt like it was a chore for them to direct us to the seats they wanted us to have and they were constantly closing our umbrellas; even while we were under them. At first, we thought it was because of storms but then they were doing it even while the sun was out...to everyone. I have had skin cancer in the past so I have to use an umbrella. As I mentioned, it rained a lot so we would literally perch on the balcony waiting to run out when the rain slowed down enough. Every time the afternoon rain slowed down around 3pm and we'd go back out, they'd tell us they were going to start taking the chairs down in an hour and they did. Lastly, we never got any chocolate candy ;) I probably would have never taken the time to write this review had there not been so much "puffing" throughout their description... especially on things that could have easily been remedied.
Condo was just as pictured. Very spacious & property has a lot of FREE amenities. Will definitely stay again in years to come.
We've stayed at multiple units over the last 10-15 years. The view from the balcony is perfect! The unit had good electronics and the furniture was comfortable. The HVAC worked great especially since we were in this heat wave. We did experience multiple problems in the unit with the kitchen and our rental agency did send a technician that needed a part to repair the ice machine. He did return the next day with the part but the ice machine still didn't work as it should have but we managed. The front door was needed an adjustment because it made a scraping noise every time is was used. I also used my own screw driver to fix the handle on the sliding glass door to the balcony. Not a big deal but I didn't want one of my kids pulling it off.
It was a nice freebie that the rental agency provided an umbrella and chairs for the week as well. We had a restful week, good weather on the property. During the summer peak, it is challenging to find parking in the small lot at HD Gulfside. We will go back to Hidden Dunes but will probably select another unit.