Beautiful 2/2 Condo With Gorgeous View.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Owners were negligent
I heard from Eastins when i had questions about property & when they wanted payments-then they disappeared. I began contacting by text & call, 3 hrs prior to arrival, NO response, i repeated calls & texts until we arrived. We stood in the heat of parking lot trying to contact them for access code to condo door, NO answer. Staff of condo even tried calling Eastins, no response. They gave us # of Homeaway, i talked to agent who tried calling Eastins, no answer. Homeaway agent finally recovered code to our condo & we got inside 45 min. after arriving. There were 2 remotes next to living room TV, neither operated it. I left messages w Eastins for 2 days, no response. I happened to put my hand down couch cushion, found remote that operated TV, i contacted Eastins to let them know-again-no response. We were on 4th floor, it was under construction all week, drilling/couldn't use elevator/dust/noise. Contractor asked if our landlord told us that our floor would be under construction, i said "no" he said all landlords & condo management gave 30% discount for the inconvenience & asked if mine did. You guessed it-NO! I sent Eastins a text regarding the discount, no response. Nothing since they requested final payment on rental, yet their site states "owner typically responds within 1 day" i will N-E-V-E-R stay with VRBO or Eastins or recommend them. We take at least 1 trip a year but definitely not rent with them. Thankfully the Homeaway agent helped us even though it wasnt his rental. I had also sent text to Eastin asking if/when we would get clean towels, as maids were picking up & giving clean towels to all other renters, but i was told by housekeepers it was up to our landlord to provide. Again--NO RESPONSE, we had to launder our towels & reuse. The beds were comfortable, condo clean, great view of ocean but on a 1-10, I give it a 2 due to lack of interest from Eastins, got their money & done!
Great place to stay
We fee that the condo could be modernized. Took maintenance 3 days to address cable issue!
It rained every day, wished we could have viewed ocean from the pool area. Pillows had a old, musty odor! Was very hard to shut sliding glass door! We had to report tv issue 3 times then told on 3rd time that they were not authorized to go in. My wife fixed tv 2 days before we saw maintenance man that came to fix tv. When I go on vacation I don’t like having to worry about washing bath linens. On a positive we live Fort Walton, the view from balcony was breathtaking, The beaches are soft and incredible for a family with multiple kids!
Great location and solid accommodations
Nothing better than a beachfront condo for vacation! The unit is well located and delivers a well maintained and relaxing environment. Ownership is easy to communicate with and quick to respond. Can't wait until next year! Thanks Beth!
Not what was in the pictures...
Pros: The building itself, Island Echos, is a decent property, and its right on the water. The view from the patio is wonderful, and you can sit out there when it rains and still see out to the water. It is also right above the pool and close to the walkway out to the beach. The unit was spacious and had plenty of room for a family. Each room had cable TV, which the kids enjoyed. The owners were polite when I emailed them, and got back to me quickly.
Cons: The pictures were not accurate. I purposely picked this condo because the pictures showed an updated and functional looking kitchen, where we planned to cook most of our meals. The kitchen was NOT what is in the picture - not even close. The dishes and glasses were stained. There were no sharp knives and very little to cook with overall. We didn't even make coffee because the whole kitchen just felt dirty. While I understand that we are to bring our own consumable things, when I rent a condo I assume the basic necessities are there, especially for the amount of money we paid (and because every other VRBO I've done in the past hasn't had this issue). We were only given 2 trash bags. The furniture was extremely worn, the bedding in the master was stained, the ceiling was covered in water damage and the floorboards were in desperate need of a paint job. The toilet seat was chipped. Even the description didn't match (the patio was not tiled as stated, not that that matters, but it's the point of an inaccurate description, like the kitchen).
Summary: The view from the balcony and the location of the condo made the trip great, but I would not book this unit again. I hate to be the person with a bad review, but it's not fun to expect one thing based on what you see and then get another.
We were very happy with our stay!
We had a great time. The rooms were very spacious and clean. The view of the water is breathtaking. When we come back we would stay here again. Thank you for the memories!!!