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Recent Private Homes reviews
Beware of the check out time
"Beware of the early check out time. Whenever I had rented a house or condo before the check out time was 10 and 11:00 so I was really surprised when I was told I had to be out by 9:00 and even more shocked when they said they would be there at 8:00 to clean! It was quite chaotic with myself and family of 10 trying to get our things out while trying to work around the cleaning lady. I realize it is a big house and takes time to clean however I think they should send a team of cleaning people rather than just one so the departure time for guest does not have to be so early. We did not get to enjoy our last night there because we were having to pack up our things and be prepared to leave early the next morning. Myself and spouse arrived earlier than expected on arrival day and the owner was very gracious and allowed us to check in early, however the remainder of my family (8 others) did not get there until late in the day. We did have an issue with the door knob. It locked and would not turn so we had to open it with a screw driver and tape it. The wind sometimes blew it open and I was constantly worried my little dogs would get out. We could lock the dead bolt but with so many people going in and out without a key in hand, we didn't lock it unless we all left or were going to bed. The owner did get it fixed but we had to tolerate it for 4 days. All in all, it is a very nice, clean house in a good location and except for the early checkout, this is a great place to stay if you want a quiet, uncrowded place near the beach. It is a very short drive to Pier Park and restaurants and shopping."
Guest: Linda R.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 21, 2015
Family Vacation - 10 People - Memorial Day Weekend
"My family stayed at Casablanca over Memorial Day weekend and through the remainder of the week. The house was perfect! It was in a non-commercialized secluded part of Front Beach Road. The beach was rarely crowded and access was directly across the road from the house! The small community pool (shared by 3 other houses) was nice to take a break in when we wanted to get away from the ocean for a couple of hours. There are plenty of dining options about 15 minutes away in Panama City or Rosemary Beach which is about 5-10 minutes away. Access to 30A is about 1/2 mile from the house and several grocery stores are nearby as well.
We had 10 people go on this trip 3 couples (6 people), 2 singles, 1 seven year old and 1 two year old. The house was plenty big enough to host 10 people and the layout of 2 bedrooms per floor allowed for each of us to have our own privacy when needed.
The owner of the unit was reliable, trustworthy and extremely kind and polite. She made this process smooth and very pleasant. Our family would love to stay at Casablanca again and I highly recommend this house for any responsible/clean family vacation."
Guest: AdamDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 9, 2015
"My family has been getting together annually at a beach (FL, SC, GA) for 30 years. I have rented and stayed at much pricier homes but I have to say that this cottage was the "cleanest rental" I have ever encountered. I usually spend the first day of vacation "re-cleaning" dishes, counters, floors etc that are not up to my standards. I was so pleasantly surprised that this cute vintage cottage required nothing from me but relaxing mornings with my coffee and a view of the ocean waves. The floors and rugs had no sandy grit that beach rentals usually have. The cottage is vintage including original bathroom fixtures and tile but it has a great "home-y" feel for your time to rest and relax. Dr. Manning did greet us shortly after arrival and took care of the only issue we had all week which was a battery in the smoke detector. The only suggestion I have is that the outside shower would be more convenient with a latch on the inside instead of outside the shower. Enjoyed the home, thanks Cara for recommending it and Dr. Manning for sharing it with my family."
Guest: twebDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 22, 2015
All of the things you expect in a rental and more!
"The house was very clean and well maintained. We found everything we needed inside. However, the outside of the house is the real star here. The screened in area includes picnic tables and a gas grill (with the option of charcoal in the storage house), and an outdoor shower. The backyard firepit is nice as well (s'mores!). The storage house had EVERYTHING you and your kids will need for the beach. The owners were both very helpful and offered to help us with anything we needed. We'll definitely try to rent this place during future visits. There was only one small detail missing: The TV was an older one and our game system would not work with it (no HDMI). A more modern flat screen TV would be nice, but who watches TV when you have the beach anyway?"
Guest: Timothy W.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 14, 2015