"I booked this condo based on the reviews of other travelers so I want to be as honest as possible. With that said, I became increasingly more nervous as I read some of the negative reviews and did a little more research. I reached out to VRBO/managers with questions and received quick responses which put me more at ease. My parents arrived to the condo first and the code was not working to the condo or pool, but we got this quickly resolved by calling the number provided. We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The photos closely match the condo-definitely not a bait and switch. It is about 10-15 min car ride from the Pier Park area and about 30-40 min. from the airport, so I do not recommend this place unless you have a car. This is a more secluded area so be aware, but this is also exactly what our family was looking for. The condo is spacious and well kept. I will say that it is a beach home so I'm sure it's difficult to prevent the occasional mold/mildew (per a review about the master shower). I consider myself a pretty clean person and this definitely met my standards. The balcony was amazing-plenty of seating and a gorgeous view. The grill really came in handy for us-spent most of our time there when we weren't out exploring. The condo is located right on the beach-beautiful clear blue water and sugary sand. The pools are amazing. They are huge and one of them is even heated. Our kids could have stayed there all day. It wasn't super busy so it was just the perfect getaway. I wouldn't say that the condo was well stocked with toilet paper or soap, but I didn't get the impression that it would be. You will definitely need to pick up some additional items if you plan on staying longer than a couple of days. The kitchen is well stocked with plates, bowls, cups, pots, etc., but you will probably need to pick up some additional staples (salt, pepper, oil, etc.) if you plan on cooking.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend this condo. It was everything we were looking for and expecting. The only other important piece that should be considered is that the condo is non-refundable for cancellations. This piece also made me nervous as I was traveling with 2 small children, but it turned out fine. Just something to consider. This place is perfect for a large group."
Guest: Katie L.
Date of Stay: April 2017
Review Submitted: April 20, 2017