This was the perfect place for my husband and I. This was so close to the ocean and beach. The walk was literally right across the street. The view from the balcony was awesome no matter the time of the day or night. Everything was clean and fresh.
We stayed here for a week with 2 other families. The location was really great. The closest beach access was a quick golf cart ride away and not crowded at all compared to the beaches in Seaside 5 mins down the road. Having the golf cart was a big perk.
The home itself was just as described in the listing. The beds were all comfy and linens were clean. The doors upstairs were a bit squeaky and could use some wd-40. We had one minor issue upon arrival and the company was quick to respond to our call with great customer service.
One thing was the pool was not the cleanest. Definitely not as clean as pictured.
Overall we definitely enjoyed the property and will likely be back in the future!
The size and location of the house left nothing to complain about. Two masters and a third bedroom with a king made it a great family reunion rental. However, the house was very very dated and it felt in need of a good cleaning. Stairway carpets were dirty and worn. Stains were all over the drapes in the living area. Blinds did not work so we could not open them. Some lights were either out or not working. It had received some negative reviews for similar complaints a while back but recent reviews were higher so we took a chance in it. Our stay was not a bad one because of the condition of the property but it certainly seems to me for what is charged they could do some updating.
The Aloha Cottage is very nice and spacious. There were 4 of us and a toddler and we had more than enough room. All appliances work well, the ice maker always had plenty of ice. The pool is great. We wish we'd have known about the shed full of water and beach toys behind the house, we didn't see it till the last day. Charcoal grill was brand-new. The house is a short walk to the beach. The wagon was very thoughtful. We loved it and are already planning our next stay!
The house was very nice and within walking distance to the beach. We walked the beach every morning with our dog (who absolutely loved the top balcony watching everything). Kids spent hours at the beach, we went fishing on the Okaloosa Pier which we saw dolphins, baby shark, stingray, jellyfish it was awesome. Went sailing on AJ's sailboat and saw more dolphins, had an awesome time. The only negative was we thought the main king bed was not very comfortable, but other than that everything was great.
Where to start? At least when we arrived the property and condo were fairly clean and stocked with the basic amenities, but that is about where it stops. The bedside lamp didn't work because there was nowhere for it to be plugged in, so no nighttime reading or relaxing there. The toilet ran constantly and the neighbors upstairs sounded like they were doing yoga with elephants, so it wasn't possible to ever really "relax" in the condo. The worst part was the cable remote or box didn't work so we were stuck watching 1 channel all weekend. I know I am on vacation at the beach, but seeing as we had inclement weather, a few basic channels would've been nice so we could plan our day. However, the worst part was having to work with the management company to try and get things fixed as they weren't local and kept telling me service people were coming who never showed. It was very frustrating and I will probably not be using any TurnKey properties again. I spent time every day having to work with them on issues. Not h
We found this house at the last minute and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. The house is very accommodating. We throughly enjoyed our stay and kept extending. We were seven people that didn't want to leave the area. We walked to the beautiful beach several times/day.
This was an upgrade over our original rental, as the AC unit for that house broke before we arrived. The property managers were very professional and helpful. The house was clean and comfortable. The back porch is more storage area than a sitting area, but it worked for us as the kids made use of the floats and beach toys.
We had a great time here at Emerald Mist. The house was great and close to the beach and pool area. Our family vacation was perfect thanks to the staff at Crystal Waters Vacation they answered all our questions and were very nice. We can't wait to come back again.
Our family totally loved the home.there was enough room for 10 of us and no one felt crowded. Close walk to the beach was great and the wagon with all the beach stuff was a life saver.we all want to come back next yr.thank you so much,xo
relaxing with nagging frustrations. entry to front door was never accomplished without repeated attempts to release door lock. this required up to 10 min. each time. no instructions for TV remotes caused hours of trial and error. no labels on wall switches prevented use of many lamps etc. these small inconveniences really spoiled the experience of the stay.
We were so anxious to begin our vacation early and were accommodated for early check-in. This truly helped us to start relaxing right away. Everything was perfect and the house was much bigger than expected. Very, very satisfied. We hope to be back soon!
Our family has stayed on the Gulfshores area for vacation the last ten years. Our Mediterranean 502west has topped all past stays. The condo represents itself much better than the pictures. Plus, Metri was the greatest.
Place was really nice. The beach and area was I think one of the nicest in Destin.
The management was nice and helpful! A+ there. That being said the The pillows was very flat probably should've been thrown away five years ago the furniture seem to be a bit worn out not all the furniture was bad just some of it was worn. A few things broke but was repaired when I contacted management promptly! That being said the master bathroom door knob did not lock. Kitchen was lacking paper towel holder and some miscellaneous things . Not much places to put your clothes away no dresser in the master bedroom. Big walk-in closet with one shelf and like maybe 10 coat hangers. Nowhere to put your clothes for the bunkbeds. One sliding door did not work going out onto the balcony. All that being said was a nice big penthouse.