Beautiful Okaloosa Island 2 bedroom 2 Bath Gulf Front Condo
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Minor issues, but all in all we had a wonderful vacation.
Positives: short walk to beach (no stairs) and complimentary umbrella/chairs; nice size condo for small family; great location.
Negatives: Dryer broken and not fixed till 2 days before our departure.....owner did bring towels but forgot to provide washcloths. We had to go buy loofas/sponges to wash. The door to condo is extremely old and hard to open and close...looks like a prison door. Bathroom shower plug did not go down in either bathroom so you couldn't take a bath....only a shower. Complained about people above our condo making noise throughout day and night....sounding like they were moving furniture. Condo was also located near elevator so very noisy for the spare bedroom. Hot tub was not hot at all and code did not work for 2 days. Pool was not very clean. Overall I would stay in this complex again if hot tub was fixed and I would choose a different condo because of the small issues we did have.
Perfect location. Close to all the restaurants. Property owner was super helpful and very friendly.
The good: The view is gorgeous and exactly as pictured. If you are planning on spending your days outside at the beach, you cannot get closer than this. The property manager was VERY responsive and super helpful. The pool was very close and well maintained but the bathrooms at the pool were filthy smelling highly of urine and there was almost no light inside. Use your condo bathroom.
The not so good: The condo itself needs updating by the owner- entirely. It has black mildew covered caulk lines in the showers, humidity damaged panel on the dishwasher, flooring missing under vanity area of the spare bath, a broken down couch, and many empty hooks throughout on the walls where possibly art used to hang. It was fine as far as the kitchen had what I needed to cook but the pans were dirty requiring me to re-wash prior to using. The staged photo for the listing shows comfy seating which does not exist on the balcony. It's just cheap lawn chairs without cushions and a tiny round table that would hardly hold 2 dinner plates. I read in a previous review that the entrance door was rust covered and nasty, needing to be repainted. Still does AND the deadbolt never worked the entire time due to poor alignment. All the baseboards are dirty. The updated faux wood flooring and tile were a nice addition.
Summary: We usually go to Hilton Head. The immediate/walking dist establishments to this condo were; a breakfast place (in a truck parking lot), a seafood restaurant, a stripper club, and a liquor store. Not super posh surroundings. If we had known more about this area, we would have gone all the way into Destin or back to HHI.
If all you want is a place to sleep and spend 99% of your day at the beach or at the pool, then this is fine for the price. If you enjoy any downtime at all in the condo on your trip, consider waiting until it is updated. I want to reiterate that the property manager was wonderful and very responsive.
Wonderful area, nice condo
Unit was clean and we loved the location!
Love the location
We loved the location. Short walk to convenience store, Waffle House, AJ's, souvenir shops, and restaurants. Sea Oats complex was clean and updated. Hot tub could use a little love. We felt safe even though it isn't a gated facility. Individuals who live there fulltime were helpful and friendly.
Our condo was a little out-dated but we didn't mind that. The king bed was comfortable. Air quickly cooled the condo. It is close to the elevator and there were plenty of carts for unloading and loading. The straight on view of the gulf is fabulous!
We would like to see some maintenance and deep cleaning before we stay in condo #405 again. It wasn't anything we wanted to interrupt our vacation with; however housekeeping needs to pay attention to details!
Musty smell when we opened the door that continued everytime we went in and out. Door had extensive rust damage and was difficult to open. Inside of cabinets in both bathrooms and kitchen smelled musty. Mold on the caulk in both bathrooms.
We could not get the light over the kitchen sink or the bright cooking light over the stove to work. Two of the four bulbs in the overhead kitchen light were out. We could not get the back right burner to come on. The other three and the oven worked fine. The frig was cold and made ice quickly.
Tile floor and baseboards need a good scrub with a brush. Our feet were filthy when walking about barefooted. Popcorn ceiling was visibly dirty around fans and vents. Couch cushions were flat and very difficult to sit on.
A picture was missing from over the TV in the livingroom and a lampshade in master bedroom was already torn up. The paint on the walls was in GOOD shape with few wear marks. All the window blinds worked great and were clean.
We hate to be negative about the cleanliness but feel strongly that housekeeping has been careless with the upkeep.
Refund of deposit.
Our stay at Sea Oats was great. However, we returned home on the 20th of April and as of May 1 we have not received our damage deposit back. I am 100 % sure there is no reason not to return my dd.