About Marty Kirkley
Greetings from First Choice FL Vacation Rentals! We are a professional property management company, trusted by the owners of vacation homes to take care of housekeeping, reservations, maintenance, and guest care. We live in St. Augustine and we take care of our homes and our guests! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation experience in a unique property. Enjoy great service and convenience. You can trust that your home will be cleaned by professional housekeepers, and your calls will be answered by our dedicated team. We would love to help you plan your perfect getaway!
Why Marty Kirkley chose Saint Augustine
What makes this Condo unique
Creston House 4D is a spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath ocean view condo. Located just south of St. Augustine in Crescent Beach, you’re going to love the peace and quiet. Creston House 4D has a good selection of amenities!
Not what we were expecting!! Dryer vented inside master bedroom!!!!! Dust/ lint EVERYWHERE
The place itself was a major disappointment. It was VERY dirty. The manager was very helpful yet still the place was not what we expected for the money we spent. The manager did send them out to clean again but still she didn’t have enough time to do deep clean like it needed. The main reason we decided to stay here was because location and it had a washer and dryer. However we didn’t know that the dryer and washer were in the master bedroom, still that’s was ok; then We figured out that it was vented to inside the room with a catch bucket. Never have I seen that! The room was extremely dirty and dusty. All over ceiling and carpets upstairs and downstairs are very old and pulling out at edges. The edges are dirty against walls. We have a 1 year old and it was very stressful knowing the flooring was so dirty and unkept. We slept on pull out couch the entire time because the dust issue upstairs. The pull out is a full not a queen. Luckily I had brought a full fitted sheets and blankets from home which we slept with. The shower upstairs has little to no water pressure. The tub drain is very slow and the plug is broken off. The kitchen was ok. NEEDS MAJOR DEEP CLEANING AND NEEDS TO UPDATED FLOORING. We have a 4 year old and 1 year old they love to play together and of coarse that’s on the floor so they can play safe. Major disappointment due to the dryer and flooring. We will NEVER book this town home again.
Great time with the family
The condo was great! Had everything we needed! The kitchen was well stocked. I cooked most of our meals while we were there, but we did hit up Back 40 A1A, just across the street, a couple of times for Happy Hour! I can't wait to go back!
We had a wonderful time but my only issue is that the living area could not accommodate all 6 of us to watch tv. My suggestion would be to provide a bigger sofa or more chairs.
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I wasn't really impressed with this condo. While being in a good location,
it didn't have a GREAT ocean view. Nowhere in the description did it mention it was a split level condo, my sister had a time with the stairs. There were no ramps or elevators to bring your luggage up to the first floor either, that was alot of fun bringing everything up from the car. The glass sliding doors in both bedrooms were pretty dirty and so was the carpet at the top of the stairs and the carpet in the master bedroom felt and looked filthy. The nightlight in the up stairs bathroom didn't work which could be a real hazard for some one coming out from the bedrooms at night being that you come close to the top of the stairs.Some of the dishes in the kitchen had to be washed before we used them because they were so greasy. Dust in the second bedroom and upstairs bathroom was pretty thick on some surfaces. Also there were a lot of scuff marks on the walls. We were glad that we didn't stay another night. Needless to say we wont ever again. I agree this place needs some TLC.
Thank you for your feedback. The location and ocean views are spectacular! You must have missed the photos showing the stairs in the condo! They give a really good view of the layout. We are sorry about the dust. The condo can get dusty quick being so close to the ocean. Regardless, we could have sent our housekeeper to to care of it. This condo is a great value based on location and views!
What a great location!
Let me stress the headline just a bit more...what a great location!
Our family was entirely satisfied with our stay here. We had easy beach access from the condo, with just a short walk over the sand dunes. We could see the ocean and the pool, and that made for great views.
The condo was out of town a bit, so we didn't have to deal with any traffic or loud city noises nearby. There was a small grocery just across the road, and several nearby restaurants. We really enjoyed Violas and Tonys Pizza. I would not return to Paulas Grill though, as the service there was horrendous.
We took in several of the suggested attractions, such as Fort Matanzas, the Pier, and the Alligator farm. All very nice. We did especially enjoy the free boat ride at Matanzas.
The condo was exactly like we saw online when we booked, the pictures were current, and the description honest. You could tell that the company hires great housekeepers, there wasn't a speck of sand to be found, which is tough in an oceanfront location.
We did have good service also from the rental company. They were located pretty close by, and we picked up our keys and welcome pack there. They gave us some suggestions for shopping and dining out, and we thought they did good with their suggestions.
I would absolutely recommend the condo to friends or relatives. Everyone should have a stay like this!
Love Creston Hous condos
This condo could use some updates - kitchen cabinets were rough, edges loose. sink stained and some rust around drain. Minimal cooking supplies. carpetingt was fraying at edge of tiles. lighting was poor - most outlets missing bulbs so those of us older folks who need increased lighting had some trouble reading. There was only 1 outdoor chair available for the balcony and a bird was nesting on it so no sitting on balcony which is what I enjoy in the early morning.. needs at least 2 chairs. We made due to enjoy our stay but had had stayed at another condo in this group for several hundred dollars less that was in better shape.
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We take all comments seriously and will review them to make necessary updates where needed. Not sure what you mean by outlets missing bulbs. Housekeeping has confirmed that the kitchen is properly equipped and the one burnt bulb has been replaced. This is a great unit and is priced very well!