4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8
Dune Allen Realty
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Nice older home, has a few quirks
The photos need to be updated especially the exterior. There is now construction going on where this photo shows an open space beside the house. The construction is 3 stories high and looms over the house. The interior was very clean and functional. A few odd things.:
There was an air leak around the front door and when the wind blew, it made quite a mournful whistle.
To access the bathrooms you must go through a bedroom so if anyone is using the 4th bedroom, they do not have direct access to a bathroom.
There is a water spigot with hose on the outside of the house to clean up after a beach walk, unfortunately, it is on the far corner of the home and you have to walk through grass with burrs to access it. The fix was a bucket of water by the door to dip sandy feet in.
It was nice to be in a stand alone house but the location is packed with condos and giant beach homes surrounding it. It was cold during our Christmas stay but there were still a good number of folks walking the beach. I can't imagine how crowded it would be with good weather.
Overall we did enjoy our stay because who can't love the beach.
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at this "old Florida" style house. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Spacious with an awesome view
Great spot with direct access to the beach. Kitchen and living areas were well equipped and all appliances were working correctly. Air conditioning worked well and all rooms were equipped with ceiling fans. Beds were not very firm and not to our taste. Internet was not working upon our Saturday arrival and did not become available until Tuesday. Dropped offline again on Friday afternoon. Management told us that several other properties were also offline. They said the ISP was the only service available but in all our previous years' stays in Blue Mountain Beach in another property we never once had a problem. We also had a problem with roaches and killed at least a dozen and found droppings on the dishes in the cabinet. Reported the problem to management and they offered to spray. I declined because I did not want the smell of pesticide. Would love to stay here again but will need to see some positive reviews before I will repeat.
Thank you very much for your review as your feedback is extremely valuable to us. This old-Florida style house is all about its location and gulf front views! I am very sorry that your stay was anything less than perfect. “Blue" is a favorite of generations of guests to Blue Mountain Beach who enjoy the old-Florida style! We greatly appreciate your comments about the mattresses that need to be updated and are sharing your feedback with the owner and suggesting an update. The wifi signals do go in and out here at the beach, and we will look into getting a wireless router booster for the house. We are very sorry for the palmetto bug issue and appreciate your acknowledging our immediate action to address the problem. We know that palmetto bugs can sometimes be a problem in any Florida home, but please be assured the property is on a regular pest control program. We have contacted the pest control company to deep-treat the home. Rest assured, as I said above, the proper attention will be paid to your concerns. We hope that you will accept our apology, and that you will give “Blue” a second chance in the future.
Not what we had hoped
The people at Dune Realty were very nice and pretty easy to work with. There was one time when I did not get a response, but overall they were fine. The house needs some work. I can appreciate the 50's style, but it does need work. We had to clean the ice box because there was something growing in there. The dryer didn't dry clothes until after 2 or three runs. The grill was really rusted! I was concerned about cooking on it, so we had to use foil. There were bugs coming out of the drain in the private bathroom. There wasn't any room to put any of our shampoos and soaps for the shower and sink, making it hard to shower without leaving water all over the place. The plumbing needs serious updating. Some nice patio furniture would make the patio more welcoming and comfortable-like all of the other houses around this one. The house was nicely stocked with everything we needed, however, that left little space for the things we needed to purchase and bring. The beach side of the house could use some love. It seems like such a wasted space with very little furniture and all the prickly plants. I feel like we overpaid for the house that we got, it really needs some updating and care.
The view was amazing! I loved being close to the water and beach. This made up for some of the problems above. I wish we would have known there was a side storage with sand toys and other items for our use when we got there. We happened to find it while sitting at the picnic table. We rented bikes one day and that was amazing. The area is a bit busier than we like, but it was still a pretty good fit for us. The weather was beautiful and we still made the best of it, but we would not return to this house.
Thank you for your review and your complaints are well noted. Blue is a favorite of generations of guests to Blue Mountain Beach, most of whom, like you, appreciate the 50's style. Unfortunately, we overlooked the rusted grill - had we been notified we would have promptly replaced it. As far as the ice box, we assure you nothing was growing in there - it is an older ice box with age marks, but it works like a champ. We apologize for any inconvenience, as well as for any bugs - again we were unaware and would have immediately sent the pest control service had you notified us. Please be assured that Blue has regular pest control service. In addressing the price, Blue is a very reasonably and appropriately priced gulf front property which over the years has received very few complaints. Most people love it for its old charm. We are happy that you enjoyed the amazing beach front location and the gorgeous views and hope one day you might give Blue a second chance. Whatever the case, we do appreciate your having taken the time to let us know how we can improve.
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