|Minimum Stay||3 - 8 nights|
This property offers stunning views from a wraparound balcony . . . south over the Gulf of Mexico and beach, east over Little Sabine Bay and the island, and north over the sound. You'll find TV's and DVD's in the living room and every bedroom. The master has a king bed, the second and third bedrooms have queens and the living room has a sofa sleeper. It is across the street from the Gulf.
Keywords: Ocean Front Condo
We rented the condo for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We had family out for Thanksgiving and had plenty of space for all. For Christmas we used one of the trees in the condo and decorated it for our Christmas tree. There were 5 adults and 3 children and everyone was comfortable. We will definitely be back. Everyone from the rental company was very responsive and helpful.
My family of eight stayed comfortably in the condo. It was well furnished and stocked. It was also much larger than it appears in the pictures. We ate in most nights and the kitchen had everything we needed. The pool and hot tub were convienent and the sugar white sands are just right across the street. Fort Pickens is right down the road. We went there several times. We cont wait to come back!
I can honestly say that our week at Emerald Dolphin was one of the nices beach vacations I've ever had. I grew up in Pensacola and visit there often, and have stayed in a number of hotels on the beach, but this was my first experience using VRBO to rent a condo. I was drawn to this unit because of the pictures of the stunning views of not only the Gulf, but also the island and the bay. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! When you walk in, you are greeted by floor to ceiling windows to the south, east and north, and the views are nothing short of spectacular!!
The condo itself was bright, clean and inviting. The 3 bedrooms with attached baths were comfortable and nicely decorated. There was plenty of room for my daughter, 2 grandsons and me without constantly being in each other' space. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare the meals we stayed in for, although we did take advantage of some of the great seafood restaurants on the beach. There was plenty of seating room for meals and for relaxing in the living room in the evenings. I worried that we might constantly be waiting for an elevator since we were on the 16th floor, but that was never the case. The swimming pool was never crowded; there were always plenty of chairs available. The beach is a short walk across the street, taking only 5 minutes or so.
Jacqui was great to work with from the time we first decided to stay here until our vacation ended. Any questions or concerns I had were addressed in a timely manner. When we got to the condo we noticed that a number of light bulbs were burned out. I contacted her and she had someone out within a few hours to change them. When we had another issue with the dining room light fixture, the maintenance guy was again out within hours. I would caution others that when she says to get the parking tag in your car quickly, she means it. I waited about an hour and had a warning on my windshield.
If I had any complaints or suggestions at all it would be these:
* We had trouble figuring out how the front door lock worked. Instructions on this included with the door codes, etc., would be helpful.
* Hand towel bars by the bathroom sink and hooks on the back of the bathroom doors would be nice
* There's no place at all to sit inside the condo when you have on a damp bathing suit. Waterproof coverings on the dining room chair, perhaps, would be nice, so you could run up for lunch and back to the pool or beach without changing.
We already knew we loved Pensacola--and we knew we loved the location of Emerald Dolphin, having stayed there years ago...but this time we needed way more space. This is the unit!! My oldest son arrived first and called: "Holy _____,, Mom!! This place is huge!" And it was...and we could see water from every single room! Across the road from the beach, it's actually closer than some "beachfront" condos. We had a short walk to paradise daily! I would heartily recommend 1610 to anyone wishing to have a beautiful, well-equipped unit with breathtaking views. I cannot say enough good things about this vacation rental!! Thanks for the memories!
Our family keeps coming back year after year to this awesome condo for the Blue Angel Air Show. It is by far the best view. You are eye level with the jets as they pass by. Then they turn and come right back around over head. The water was so clear and beautiful this year. We often see dolphins jumping.
Our two adult children and their spouses have plenty of room. Each couple has their own space, with bathroom. We've added two granddaughters since we started staying here!
And we always pay a couple of visits to the Down Under at Peg Legs. Best Oysters and grouper nuggets on the beach.
I highly recommend this condo. It's beautiful and Jacqui is a joy to work with.
This condo has such great views of the beach and is beautiful! The balcony is so big and you can see forever. The location is great and peaceful. The condo is very clean and furnished with everything you need. I look forward to staying here again.
|Cleaning Fee||£122 + Tax|
Reservations can be made with a $200 deposit on your credit card. The balance is due 60 days prior to check-in date. We also require a $200 refundable damage deposit. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 60 days of check-in date. A $200 processing fee is charged for all cancellations prior to this date.