4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Spacious House, Great Location but ...
The house is spacious and in a great location. Check in, via VRBO was simple.
Couple minor things: The cleaning service left 3 sets of sheets in the washer, which we did not discover until 4 days into the vacation. We rung out the sheets (the spin cycle had stopped) and split the sheets into 2 loads. The cleaning service left an envelope asking for tips - which I felt was inappropriate considering the amount of the cleaning fee paid with the rental. I notified the owner that one of the showers had mold - initially thought this was due to lack of cleaning. The cute white front porch swing was broken and taken away on Saturday just as we were unloading the cars. Someone propped it up against the shed a few days later but it was never hung - it would have been nice to enjoy during our beach vacation.
The major issue was halfway into the vacation the upstairs master bath began to leak water into the first floor master bedroom closet - including dripping thru the closet light fixture. The leak resulted in buckets needing to be placed in the closet and we moved our things out of the closet - we did not want to turn on the light when water had been leaking thru the fixture. We also did not use that bathroom for the remainder of the week because we were concerned about additional damage to the house. It appeared to be a shower pan issue which as a homeowner I appreciate is not an inexpensive repair. We notified the owner immediately and while he apologized for the inconvenience, the problem was not fixed during our visit. I understand that the major repair could not be completed in 24-48 hours however upon further review the water issue did not appear to be a new problem. The first floor closet ceiling had multiple water rings and the shower, which I referenced earlier as having mold around the floor, was the same shower which leaked. There was a clear silicone around the base of the leaky shower - looks liked efforts to seal the shower previously. Behind the clear silicone seal was the mold.
I use VRBO a few time a year and also like to provide honest, accurate feedback. My main issue with the low rating here is the fact that the leak was known. I reached out to Home Away and notified them of the water issue and they issued a case #. To date, I have not heard back from Home Away and or the Owner. Great Location - Just need the shower repaired.
Fun family vacation spot
Booking was quite easy. The property is located in a neighborhood that has paver laid streets and similar house styles. It it a beautiful community. Trams are readily available to take you around the neighborhood. There are shops and small restaurants close by. Seacrest is about 10 miles from Panama City beach which has all types of shopping and The Pier. The house itself is well appointed. The beds are very comfortable and the master bathroom is great. The double rain head shower is very relaxing. The washer and dryer are conveniently located on the second floor between the bedrooms and bathroom. There was nothing in the house that I would change. Our large party of 8 had plenty of room and a most excellent time! We would love to return in the future.
June 2018 Family Vacationers
We were happy with the booking experience. Everything was organized and went as expected. When we arrived, at first glance the house was very nice and the layout was just as we expected. After about 30 minutes of being there we realized that the bottom of all our feet were black! It is obvious that the floor had only been swept and cannot have been mopped or cleaned in quite a while. In reading the comment book we found in the house, we saw that we are not the first to comment on this. The first day we were there we took the trolley to the beach. All we had to do was make a phone call and the trolley was there within about 15 min. We were very surprised when we saw the "deeded beach". Most of the beach was taken up by the rental chairs. We also saw that we were not allowed to take an awning to set up on the beach and that we could not take a rolling cooler. Then it started raining and we found out that the trolleys would not pick you up if it is raining, so we had to walk all the way back in the rain, carrying all our things. We decided that we would rather find a public beach access location than to deal with all the rules at the Seacrest deeded beach. We were able to find a wonderful location about a 5 minute drive away. There were several things in the house that either didn't work (the ice dispenser, the grill, the range hood) or need to be updated (not a single sharp knife in the kitchen). As I said before, the house is nice enough, it just needs a little TLC.