MiramarBeach/Destin. Sleeps 14 - BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED
Kymberley Krasnow Barone
Absolutely NO SMOKING ON PROPERTY.
Exceptions for service dogs
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
The property was beautiful and clean. There was a few boards needing replaced on deck for safety issues and under was boards with nails.
Everything worked great except for the garbage disposal that wouldn’t shut off, so we had to find and turn off breaker box to shut it down. My brother went and bought the piece to repair or, no other problems.
Close to everything. Destin is very busy and crowded this time of year, may want to go back when it’s less busy.
Beautiful beach. Poory managed and misrepresented property..
I'll begin with the positive comments.
1. The beach is spectacular and you are right on it.
2. It's a 2 minute walk to the Beach Bar and a 5 minute walk to the Whales tale.
3. There is plenty of space. The furniture is appropriate in the living space and bedrooms.
1. There is NO INTERNET. They kept giving us passwords that didn't work. Their response was, "use your hotspot".
Today, the day after left, I'm told there has not been any internet since the hurricane last year. This was a blatant lie and false advertising.
2. Parking is an issue. Another renter parked in our spot and we could not locate them. The response from management was for us to call the police and deal with it ourselves. Not acceptable, I pay for management to manage situations so I don't spend my vacation time doing someone else's work. I should mention they did finally offer to call the police... 4 minutes prior to checkout.
3. Master bedroom facing the beach has NO SHOWER. This is not a full bath as advertised. There's a king bed and two twin beds in this bedroom. Are we all supposed to bathe instead of shower. The other bedroom upstairs has a shower and bath tub. The four adults all had to share a shower. I'm not in college anymore!
4. The rear master bedroom has no windows that open. There's a sliding glass door there that does not open because they chose to be the only unit with out a balcony off the top floor. I don't know about you, but I stay on the beach to listen to the waves and breathe the ocean air. Who has an ocean bedroom with no working doors or windows?
5. There's a grill. All other units have a gas grill thats appropriate for cooking for 8-12 people. We had 4 adults and 4 kids. Try cooking dinner for 8 on a charcoal grill thats 14" across and 8" off the ground.
Bottomline is there are five units in this building, and this one is the big loser. Why give these people your hard earned money when they have a substandard unit and absolutely unacceptable management.
I recommend staying in this area; however, to recommend this unit would be just plain mean.
This is out 8th year renting a place for spring break, this is the first time we've not been happy with the place.
I almost forgot. After we booked our reservation, had it confirmed and paid the 50%. They told us they had the wrong price posted and refunded our deposit. We already bought air tickets! They finally honored the reservation.
Our goal is to strive to be the best that we can be and to offer our guest something spectacular for memories of a lifetime. Thank you for your comments.
In all fairness, I want to make sure as owners that we respond accurately for future guests.
First, I would first like to point out that this traveller booked this vacation through VRBO. VRBO had posted wrong pricing. This was not our fault, however, but we had several guests in the same situation. We had to cancel bookings and have VRBO fix the mistake and correct the pricing.
Andrea threatened litigation if we did not honor the pricing. We chose to do the noble thing and allow her to come at the booked rate. She was grateful and got a HUGE discount!
She is right. This beach is spectacular and it IS private: you will walk right off your back deck onto the sand!
We have the highest speed internet available in the area. We confirmed it while she was there. If the weather is bad along the coastline, internet sometimes is difficult to connect. Most of out guests understand this especially when it’s raining and are not opposed to hooking up to their own hotspot.
Parking was an issue for her. There are two private spaces that go to the unit that will park four cars in tandem. A car from another unit came in and blocked off her space. I told her exactly what the proper protocol would be so we could take care of the situation. Later I learned she did NOT follow the instructions and contact the local police as instructed, she called a different authority from the wrong county so they could not take care of it to her satisfaction.
Her claim that there is no full bath in the upstairs master bedroom is incorrect. A full bath contains a sink, a toilet and a bathtub and/or shower combination. Which both those bedrooms have!
Implying the master bedroom has "no windows that open" and calling it a sliding glass door without a balcony is absolutely ridiculous! Those are floor to ceiling windows that offer spectacular views for the guests.
It’s against the HOA to have grills on the decks because the unit decking is small for each one of the units. We provide a small hibachi style grill because of that. I have had no other guests complain about it except for her. There is a full-size electric grill in the laundry room for your use.
We have never had a guest upset with the scenario of the management, their stay, or their expectation of accommodations! She mentioned that there are five units in this building-called ours the big loser. If you go through their listing photos on VRBO, you will find ours is one of the most well-designed and renovated which is why it stays booked constantly. We have other vacation homes and this is one of our most successful units and is actually very difficult to get in to.
Check out is at 10 AM. They have small children and it was raining and they were trying to pack, etc. So I called them and offered to let them to stay the rest of the afternoon to enjoy and relax in the unit until they had to go to the airport. This way they didn’t have to drive around or try to find somewhere to sit for 4 hours waiting for their flight. This was much more convenient for her family. Andrea does not mention this in her review but at least her husband was very thankful and appreciative.
We love to hear the commentary from all of our guests… No matter what. We love what we do!
Our goal is to provide our guests with an amazing place with spectacular views AND beautiful accommodations so they can make memories that will last a lifetime!
The Barone's BoHo Chic Luxury Beach Rental
Gorgeous, Inside and Out!
My family just returned from this gorgeous property. We wanted to ring in the New Year down south and we had a fantastic time. The townhouse is laid out so beautifully we all have plenty of space. The owner had all the little things you need in a kitchen to prepare dinner as well as plenty of towels and linens. I appreciate the cleanliness of all the rooms and bathrooms. It was just lovely and I would highly recommend it to friends and family.
That's great! I am so glad that you all had such a good time.
It matters greatly to us that guests find our home clean and well appointed.
Thank you very much!
Perfect Beach Stay!
This property is practically perfect in every way. It is DIRECTLY on the beach which was very important to our family. There was a lot of space, inside and out, to spend time together or alone.
It is very nice inside and had everything we needed. It is close to everything. There are tons of restaurants, shopping, and full sized grocery stores nearby.
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay. It is so important to us and helpful to fellow travelers.
We are very happy to you and your family were so pleased and we hope to have you back to the beach soon!
We had everything we needed at our finger tips. The kitchen was well stocked and two of the bedrooms overlooking the Gulf were breathtaking! The house was clean and well maintained. We did not do too much eating away from the house that week but when we come back in July we have all intentions of doing just that!!! My friend is booking it for her birthday in August..
That's wonderful! We are so happy that your group had such a great time. You were terrific guests and we look forward to having you back for your next beach vacation.
Thank you for staying!