"We arrived here at the tail end of a very wild Spring Break for Panama City. We had stayed in another condo at Sunrise Beach property previously, and knew the property had a lot of pluses, including being located in the quieter west end of the beach, and having a huge awesome heated outdoor pool, which we love. The condo was on the 16th floor, offering awesome views of the beach, and we also enjoyed watching birds fly by, and the parasailers taking off from boats offshore. Even though it was overcast during part of our trip, the water was beautiful and it was such a pleasure to just sit on the balcony and read and look out over the water.
The condo was about average for what we have rented in Panama City Beach and other locations - nicely decorated with two good-sized bathrooms, one with a large garden tub, a master bedroom with its own sliding doors to the balcony, which was great, and a soft and comfortable king sized bed in the master. There were bunk beds in the smaller "kids' room" which we did not use. The kitchen was a good size with lovely granite counters, plenty of dishes and cookware, and all the appliances worked okay. The owner, Rick, was very pleasant and responsive.
We did have two disappointments in the property. First, it was really dirty when we arrived, floor had not even been vacuumed or mopped, bathrooms and kitchen dirty, etc. Although we pointed out the many dirty areas to a cleaning supervisor who stopped by, and left for several hours to give the service time to remedy the situation, nothing was done and we had to clean for three hours to make sure we felt safe. When we contacted the owner the next day, he was very apologetic, and afterwards, the cleaning service immediately called to offer us a free cleaning, which was of course unnecessary at that point. It was a very rough start to our vacation after a long drive that day. The other problem is that the sofa and armchair cushions in the living room are pretty saggy, not too comfortable. Other than that, we were very pleased with the condo and especially with the bed and the lovely view."
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: April 22, 2015