3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8
About Keith Heil
I was born and raised in Buck County, PA and continue to live there with my wife and 2 Golden Retrievers (Apple & Cider). When I am not working, I enjoy being at the OCMD where I take pleasure in deep sea fishing, clamming, boating & waverunning.
Keith Heil purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Keith Heil chose Ocean City
I have been coming to OCMD for vacation as long as I can remember and as soon as I came across this property I fell in love with everything it had to offer and wanted to own a piece of it for myself. Bahia Vista is a great waterfront location with a lot to offer; may it be sunning at the beach, fishing & crabbing from the pier, boating, or just hanging out at one of the many bay side restaurants taking in the local color.
What makes this Condo unique
The condo has a wonderful open space layout with wonderful views of the bay from the family room & master bedroom. In addition, you can't beat the location. With a short walk to the beach & boardwalk and local restaurants. The direct walk out access to the bay, provides easy access for fishing & crabbing from the pier. In addition, it is nice to dine outside on the spacious deck enjoying the view of the bay. Also, it is really great to have access to a pool for a quick dip or a relaxing time to cool off on those days the beach is too much.
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Definately worth the money..great location on the water..
Nice, but we won't be back
-The condo is well appointed and spacious.
-It is not very kid friendly: Lots of breakables, not many games or things for them to play with...not even the Disney channel on TC. There's no gate on the deck stairs which is steps from the bay -easy for little ones to escape and fall in. I would not bring a toddler to this condo.
-The location is nice, but it's about a mile walk to the inlet.
-The view is good, but surely better from upper levels.
- The pool is terribly small and crowded, we avoided it completely. It was a major disappointment as one of the reasons we chose this condo is because it had a pool.
-No wifi and only basic cable.
-Owner has no relationship with a linen service to provide pick up/delivery so you have to make your own calls to find a provider, and then pick up and deliver your own linens. Very inconvenient.
-Owner requires additional cleaning upon check out beyond "typical" - Specifically, you not only have to straighten the place up, but clean the floors; you have to not only load the dishwasher but wait for them to be washed and put the dishes away. I imagine some people wipe off the dirty dishes and put them away rather than washing them before leaving.
-Apparently they only wash the comforters if there is a visible spot on them... that's kinda gross.
When we reported a high pitched tone emitting from one of the TVs, the owner came over and couldn't hear it. So we just had to keep the TV off because I couldn't stand the sound.
After checkout, we were emailed that we were being charged $75 because the housekeepers were charging extra as we did not empty the dishwasher and there was a visible spot on one comforter, which required it be washed. I asked for a copy of the bill, as I was unaware of any spot and the fee seemed very high for washing a blanket and emptying a dishwasher. The owners were unable to provide this.
Overall, the condo was nice but we won't be back.
We are saddened by the inaccuracies in this review. We take great pride in our home, and ensure it's cleanliness between tenants. Imagine our concern when housekeeping reported the condition of the condo was left in upon check out which was much worst than stated above. This is NOT acceptable and unfortunatley if you abuse our home during your stay you run the risk of incurring additional costs, damages and a "heavy" cleaning fee as this type of cleaning is not part of the normal housekeeping duties and is cleary outlined in the lease agreement. An invoice was delivered to the tenant on July 29th.
Fortunately, this is an outlier event as many of our tenants have a pleasant experience and return from year to year.
Absolutely beautiful and clean!
This property was very well kept. . We did choose to go to Ocean City on "senior week" so we were predictably questioned by Donna as to who would be staying here and how old everyone was. I was more than happy to let her know upon booking that we were a family with three grown children, our son-in-law, and mother-in-law. 7 in total. She made sure verbally and in the book of rules we received, that we understood there was to be no partying, no pets, no smoking, no towels on the porch...etc. We checked in on Saturday, Keith walked up to us while on the porch and introduced himself. Very nice man, told us of all of the friends they had surrounding his condo and wished us a nice stay! Feeling glad it would be a peaceful stay! A few hours later after dinner(sat. evening), we realized there was no air conditioning. I called Keith. He said "I will get someone to look at it right away." MONDAY evening we had air again. Understandably things happen ....but I am not sure he called anyone until monday morning as the man that was repairing it told us they "just got the call that morning". Then on Monday night two doors down, there was an "all night party" happening outside on the neighbors porch, complete with very loud kids...smoking....and vomit all over the dock in the morning. My husband had to clean it up as it was right in front of the steps to our porch! Each morning we had dog doodoo in our grass also as there were pets in EVERY other condo in the building. The condo with all the noise sat on their porch and smoked like a chimney, so needless to say, we really couldn't enjoy our porch in their cloud of smoke. Unfortunate neighbors, yes. Nothing Donna and Keith could do about that. Living with no air in Ocean City and not being able to use our porch, unfortunate again. Were we asked if our stay was as predicted, no. Not once. Beautiful place, very kind couple it seemed, but unfortunately poor customer service. :( I thought it would have been appropriate for Keith and Donna to "ask us abouty our stay". And being that we left their condo in perfect condition and followed every rule in their book, perhaps a "Thank you" ?
Thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback and am sorry to hear that you had some issues around noise and smoking but it is always a risk when vacationing during senior week. We try to accomodate our guests the best of our ability and we understand your frustration however we are unable to control other homeowners/renters actions.
This was the perfect rental experience! Great condo, great location, very clean, couldn't ask for anything more!! Will definitely be staying here again!
Thank you for the Excellent review. We work hard on keeping everything first class and are thrilled to hear you had a fabulous stay. Look forward to hosting your next stay.
Great Golf Getaway
This condo is centrally located to all of the great golf courses (Glen Riddle- Man O War, Rum Pointe, and The Links at Lighthouse Sound, etc). After a long day of golf it was relaxing to sit back on the deck and enjoy the views of the bay. I highly recommend this condo, it is extremely clean, the amenities are top shelf and within walking distance to some lwonderful ocal restaurants & bars like the Reel Inn and Da Lazy Lizard.
Thank you for such a great review. So glad you had a relaxing vacation taking in the beautiful views OCMD has to offer. Also, we really appreciate your family taking great care of our unit and look forward to seeing you again next year.
Our first time renting via HomeAway. It was a seamless process. Donna was most accomodating and responsive, awesome to work with!! This unit is beautiful inside. Larger than it appears in the photos. Most importantly, it was spotless. Top of the line ameneties! The view of the bay is priceless! Thank you for sharing your home with us! We hope to visit again!! The Skinner Family!
Thank you for such a great review. Having great renters who respect our home is something we truly appreciate. We look forward to you as a return customer. The housekeeper was so grateful to see that you did a great job cleaning up behind yourself. It helps us keep our cost down. We hope you return during the off season and thank you again.