Southern Vacation Rentals
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
After driving 8 hours, we expect to pull up to a nice blue pool for the kids to jump into. That was not the case for us. We pull in to find a green pool. We then proceed to go into the house and find bugs crawling everywhere, dirty comforters stained with food on the “clean bed”, and even a bed rigged upon bricks and concrete blocks from around the pool. The yard hadn’t been mowed in two weeks either. We contacted the managers immediately wanting a refund or to be moved. They insisted on coming out to check things so we told them to come on. He then proceeded to tell us the best he could do is have someone come spray the house on Monday and check on the pool. We arrived on Saturday so that meant our kids couldn’t use the pool for at least three days because it would take time for the water to become usable after someone comes to check on it and we would have to sleep with bugs for two days. This is not acceptable when you pay a lot of money to stay somewhere for a week. Come to find out, the pump hadn’t been running to the pool in days it was torn up. In my opinion someone should be checking on these things before new renters come in. As far as the bed, the frame was rotted and the repair man told them it could not be fixed. We contacted the owners and they were very nice and had no idea the property was in the shape it was. The fence was falling down around the pool,etc,etc. they were very helpful in trying to get everything fixed immediately and promised that we would get a partial refund back. We have yet to hear back from them and that was two weeks ago. Very disappointing to have to deal with that in an upscale part of Florida. Oh and another thing,the septic tank was messed up and backing up in the yard so we had to smell that and deal with people coming in and out to work on it. We should not have come into a situation like we did and have to deal with people coming in daily to work on things. THIS PROPERTY IS NOT in shape to be rented out. PERIOD!!!
Thank you for this review Candace. Please allow us to apologize again that this vacation did not meet our standard. We do appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention and allowing us to address them while you were still in town. We would love the chance to see you again and to show you a vacation that meets our true Southern standard.
Your Southern Team
The kitchen is well supplied and the walk to the beach or public beach parking is close enough and was not an issue at all. Internet and cable are great. Street is quiet and nice. Quick drive to Publix.
Not so great things:
The home has what you need but not very clean or updated design. The outside exterior needs cleaning. The pool was green when we got there but it was shocked eventually and was clean and clear our last few days. You can't tell on the pictures but the master bedroom (king bed) is not connected to a bath. Master uses guest/hall bathroom off of kitchen area. Does not come with dishwashing detergent or trash bags so be prepared to purchase/pack those. Oven heats more on the bottom area so we had to use a baking sheet on the lower rack to prevent any burning to food being baked.
Thank you for this review Becca. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation. We apologize about the condition of the pool but are glad it was able to be serviced and return to working order. We are happy to report that the oven has been replaced. We've also updated our listing to reflect the shared bathrooms and to include some items we suggest guests bring on vacation with them. Thank you again for this feedback. We do hope to see you in the future.
Your Southern Team
Good deal for being close to the beach. The handyman cane over real quick when we had a small issue.
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation! Come back and see us again next year!
Great house with pool
Overall very good experience. Southern was easy to work with and the house was as described with the exception of there being a grill. We were told there was not one. House was just right for our family, 6 adults and 3 small children.
Nitpicks: no ice cream scooper in kitchen, upstairs bathroom a little rough, pool area pavers very unlevel and could use some work, dryer doesn’t work very well, overgrowth around driveway put some scratches in our vehicles, and the description should state there is a charcoal grill available.
Overall very small problems for a nice little house at a nice price. If our family doesn’t grow we’ll be back in a year or two!
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your notes and we will look into working on the home. We hope that you comeback and visit again soon!
Small, no food storage and over grown landscape
Love the pool! Some lights around the pool for night swimming would be nice. There is only one light in the pool and that’s it. House was clean but really small. No storage in the kitchen for groceries. If you don’t mind groceries setting all around the counters or don’t plan on Cooking it would be okay. Location great, Really close to beach access. However all the over grown landscape scratching cars on entry and exit is awful and hides the cute house. I guess over all if you want a private pool in this area you can’t beat the price; however I think I would not pick this one again.
Hi Lee Ann,
Thank you for this review. We hate to hear that this vacation was not your favorite but are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pool and the location! We try to convey our properties as accurately as possible on our listings but we will check the pictures to see if there is anything else we can do. We hope to see you again in the future!
Your Southern Team