Bedrooms 6, Bathrooms 4.5, Sleeps 18
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Nice location. Home in need of many improvement
First off let me say Destiny East is an awesome location for this home! We are annual Destin visitors, and we loved the gated community, security, and clubhouse (pool and basketball courts). All very well maintained and awesome.
The house itself has a nice layout. We loved the bonus carriage house. However upon arriving the house had a very “mildew” odor. We had three children with us- we took their shoes off (as we do at home) and their feet were solid black- within a few minutes. There was mold and dirt (noticeabley thick) on the vent regulates on the ceilings. We found lots of hair on floors/couches etc. I realize some of that can’t be helped but for what we paid for rental/cleaning fee we were very disappointed. We had to take half of a day getting cleaning supplies and cleaning ourselves. Thankfully we packed a vacuum!
Also, the kitchen was the first I had stayed in that didn’t even have a mixer. The kitchen has plenty of plates/cups. But the cooking supplies were scare. If you aren’t planning on cooking then it wouldn’t be an issue. There were also many lightbulbs/switches that didn’t work and that needed replaced with no bulbs on site to change.
Apart from the home, the RealJoy staff was very kind and courteous. They were also very helpful and patient. Enjoyed speaking with them.
Positives: amble parking, house is close to pool, shower by laundry room was very convenient to get rid of sand, double washer/dryers, and plenty of porch space.
Hey Cortney, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Please know this is not a common experience as you can see from the previous reviews. We’re happy you enjoyed the gated neighborhood, the amenities, and the carriage house. While these issues should have never happened, we wish we had been contacted during your stay. We could have recleaned the house at a convenient time and brought extra cooking supplies for the kitchen. Our operations team has been notified of your concerns and are working to address them immediately. Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to see you again.
The Break at the Beach
The beach break was an awesome rental property. My family really enjoyed the options of having 2 houses to go back and forth to.this place was very clean and spacious for us.we had 2 kitchens to cook in and enough restrooms for everyone. We cant wait til next year to come to this place. I really enjoyed my stay there.
Hi Angela, thanks for your response on Destiny East! We're so happy to hear the property was spacious enough for your family and that you enjoyed the option of 2 houses! We appreciate you booking with RealJoy and look forward to seeing you again next year!
This home was absolutely amazing! It accommodated my family well.
This home was absolutely amazing! It accommodated my family well. I will definitely stay again
Hi Jasmine! Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you and your family enjoyed this amazing home and it was nothing short of perfect for you. We hope you enjoyed the short distance to beach, awesome community pool, and relaxing on the beautiful porch. Thank you again for your feedback, and for choosing RealJoy!
Our family of seventeen had the best vacation ever! The proximity to the beach was perfect. The house was spacious and the guest house was great for the part of the family who liked to sleep in. Bringing our dog made life much easier since there was no one at home to leave him with. GREAT TRIP! THANKS
Hi Sandra! Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you and your family (and pup) enjoyed this amazing home and had plenty of space for 17! We hope you also got to have some fun at the awesome community pool! Thank you again for your feedback, and for choosing RealJoy!
Family long weekend
We enjoyed our stay. Home was clean and spacious for our large family. We liked the guest house as the family with the 2 & 4 year old stayed there. Very close to pool. Walkable to public beach for adults but will need to drive a short distance if you have children.
Hello Linda! Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you and your family enjoyed this awesome home and its ample space. We hope you enjoyed the awesome community pool, and relaxing on the beautiful porch. Thank you again for your feedback, and for choosing RealJoy!
Great week at the beach
Very nice home and surrounding area.
Hi Robert! Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you loved this amazing home and it was nothing short of perfect for you. We hope you enjoyed the short distance to beach, awesome community pool, and relaxing on the beautiful porch. Thank you again for your feedback, and for choosing RealJoy!