About Marty Kirkley
Greetings from First Choice FL Vacation Rentals! We are a professional property management company, trusted by the owners of vacation homes to take care of housekeeping, reservations, maintenance, and guest care. We live in St. Augustine and we take care of our homes and our guests! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation experience in a unique property. Enjoy great service and convenience. You can trust that your home will be cleaned by professional housekeepers, and your calls will be answered by our dedicated team. We would love to help you plan your perfect getaway!
What makes this Condo unique
Relax on one of the 2 decks of this spacious, well equipped 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium. Totally updated kitchen with all the amenities. The unit is clean, bright and inviting with a soothing décor that makes it the perfect place to visit!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
Easy to book
While the online version of this condo looked great, in reality, it was not. The property had not been thoroughly cleaned and was not as pictured. The deck in front had a large screw coming out that we had to put a chair over to avoid injury, the deck in back had multiple wasps nests that we had to deal with, and the neighbors (owners) were unfriendly. The walk to the beach was much longer than advertised (4 city blocks, it turns out), and the condo itself just was clearly neglected. The bare minimum seems the norm for the cleaning crew.
We did our best to thoroughly clean it for the next guests, especially in the corners and the slatted doors to the air handler. They hadn’t been vacuumed in a VERY long time, nor had the area around the water heater. The property management (First Choice Florida) staff were, however, friendly and helpful, but I do think they need to hire better custodial and maintenance workers.
As for the Hibiscus grounds, we were disappointed in the lack of care. Some of the buildings were missing many shingles and needed painting, and the women’s restroom at one the pools wasn’t cleaned for over a week. I just stopped trying to use it. They do, however, have a security person who makes sure to kick everyone out of the pool at 10 sharp and always check for wristbands. I wish they would put some of that energy into taking better care of their buildings.
Overall, I give them three stars. They have a cute little place with a ton of potential, but they aren’t taking care of it. For what we spent and for that size and distance from the beach, we would have liked something cleaner and more cared for. We won’t be returning.
Sorry you were unhappy with this value priced condo. I will certainly pass on your concerns to the condo association. We expect our properties to be clean and the housekeeper for this unit has been replaced. You must have gotten lost on your way to the beach...Anastasia island let alone Hibiscus resort isn't 4 city blocks wide, lol!
Quiet at the beach
Spacious two bedroom condo easy walking distance to a private entrance to a pristine beach. Beach walking opportunity is excellent. Condo is a third floor walk up. Great restaurants nearby.
Thanks for the great review!
Nicely decorated, Lovely, clean, comfy condo.
We travel quite a bit and stayed here months ago and we still talk about how much we enjoyed our stay here.
Thanks for the great review!
Not Happy With Our Stay
We had my 88 year old mother with us and were not told we had to climb 3 flights of stairs to get to the condo. Exhausting. There was no elevator. There were live and dead bugs in the kitchen cupboards and on the floor. We will not be staying there again and would not recommend it to friends.
Great condo! Not great complex!
Pros: Condo was beautiful, clean, updated and comfortable. LOVE that there were no knick knacks all over! It was also very quiet inside the condo. I LOVE there were recycle containers on site!
Cons: No huge pots in the place. Can't boil crab legs or boil pasta in tiny pots.
Complex was like Fort Knox. To get to the beach we walked through 5 gates!!!!!
The "gym" was 2 treadmills so you might should take that off as an amenity.
Both porches were super nice but all you could hear was all the traffic on A1A.
The older residents could have been nicer. Seemed resentful of renters.
Thanks for your review. There is one gate to go on and off of the beach however, I am not aware nor have I ever seen 5 gates within the resort. The gym is small but adequate for a quick workout. Most condominium complexes on the beach do not have a workout facility at all. Sorry that you felt other residents were not friendly and that you had to leave a 3 star review. As you will notice from all of the other positive reviews, all other guest love this condo and the resort!