House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
About Owner/Property Manager
As of 10/15/2014 I have turned over the management of 'Our Beach House' to ACP Real Estate. I am familiar with them and choose them over the other real estate businesses on the Island because of their great reputation and my personal experience with them. I know they will keep 'Our Beach House' to the standard my guests have come to expect.
It is what it is
The location is nice.
Been in web rentals many many times but always with people not mang. companies. With people they think about, not only what is required, but what are those extras that will make your stay exceptional, especially since you're in a new place and won't remember or even know what all you need. This rental failed on both counts.
On the extras, our family has never been to the beach so we don't have much. A rental in FL I stayed in had lawn chairs and umbrellas and a beach cart and much more. There the owner gave me the inside scoop on the beach and surf experience. Here it is a house with dishes. No dish soap or laundry soap expect one single-use packet required for your chores when you check-out. I needed to fix something, no screwdriver or anything resembling a tool (There were boxes with type-written threats on them if you opened). I wanted to use the primitive grill, no matches or lighters. 4 remotes on the table but no notes or instructions on how the TV works...I could go on. Lesson: BRING EVERYTHING YOU MIGHT POSSIBLY NEED
On the required items, half the lights in the house don't work or need bulbs, NONE of the underside lights work, there was a door broken in the hallway (placed carefully to look ok), etc.
Welcome instructions are kept to a minimum. An auto-email, a pre-generated text, and a 8.5x11 sheet. The nifty CHECKOUT TODO LIST before you leave is a nice touch after the "Cleaning Fee" you pay on top of the advertised cost (not to mention VRBO's cut). And even the TODO list(s) gave contradictory instructions.
Still, it's some rooms near the beach. Better than sleeping outside.
Thank you for taking the time to write a response. We typically send an email to all our rentals for suggested items to bring - hopefully you received that and just overlooked it. We also provide our telephone numbers in various places, in our welcome bag and in the house if. you need anything - and we have an office on the island are there if you need any help with anything. Try us again sometime! ACP
Great view and proximity to the beach!
Family had a great time! The furniture inside could use some updating. Great view, area and proximity to the beach!
Nice home steps away from a beautiful white sand beach!
We stayed during the end of July through the beginning of August 2018. We enjoyed the nice porch facing the beach, specially from where you could observe dolphins swimming early in the morning. It is a nice 3 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, decorated beach style. It's located only a short walk to the beach. We enjoyed the convenience to restaurants as well. I would recommend some updating: downstairs the deck/shower, better bed quality, and upstairs deck needs some work. They provided us with plenty of toiletries, has 2 refrigerators (a regular size and a small one), and all the kitchen appliances you would need. We were only 2 adults with 2 adults children. We truly enjoyed our family vacation!!!
A relaxing great time
First off we had a blast. The house had plenty of room for the 6 of us. It could easily fit 10-12. House was well stocked with kitchen utensils n things as well as plenty of towels.
Only down fall is the deck needs some TLC but didn't bother us much.
Bring plenty of groceries n beer because the island is expensive if you run out. But they do have most things you'd need in a pinch.
Also bring good shoes to walk to the beach in, the sand gets brutally hot. It is only about 100yds but very hot.
Beach was clean n not very busy at all. Plenty of room between guests.
Try the taco joint out at main intersection on Bienville.
Overlook the exterior for a nice interior, ocean view & steps away from beach.
Short 50 yard walk to ocean. Close enough that you can leave your gear and keep an eye on it from the deck. Exterior looks rough but the interior was stylish, beachy, and clean. Great washer and dryer and well stocked kitchen. Under house: Shady parking. Picnic table, grill, and very convenient hose with shower nozzle to wash the sand off before you head upstairs. Fabulous hammock (it’s stored upstairs. You hang it in the marked area when you arrive and stow it away before you leave).
Our AC was not cooling one night. The rental office returned our call promptly and the AC was fixed that morning. After hours check in process was easy.
Furniture, bedding, flooring dated but cheery, and home is super comfortable. The deck could use some TLC but just make it a rule to wear shoes and it’s fine. There are a few nail heads that stick up a bit.
Super friendly people on the island but customer service from restaurant staff was rough. Best advice is to eat early because there are so few options. Pizza place was out of dough by 7pm. And shop before you get to the island. There is not a grocery store. Chevron has the essentials and is a good back up for food, as they have a full grill. Definitely eat tacos at Miguel’s. Great fresh food but it is a to go joint only. Lighthouse Bakery has awesome rolls and danish you can pick up for the week.
Tip: bring shampoo, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, tp, dishwasher detergent, and paper towels.
Overall a great visit to a super casual location and closer to beach than we thought.
Well layed out and clean house
Two families with small children stayed in this home and fit comfortably. We had a late July week, the weather was pretty good with some rain. The house was situated with limited gulf views but you are close to the water with a 3 minute trek through the sand to the beach. Nice deck but the patio furniture was uncomfortable and falling apart and the deck wood has seen better days and many nails need to be pounded down. The out side of the house was a little run down, there was a large hole in the front apex of the house which made the house almost look condemned but it did not affect the stability of the house only aesthetic. House was clean, no bad smells... Housekeeping does a great job as we have stayed at many houses on the island over the years and whomever cleans this house did a fantastic job. Kitchen is well stocked. Wish there was a better shower under the house to rinse off but there is a hose to use.
Overall if you aren't super picky this house is a good value and really well layed out.
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