Fresh paint in early 2014, new furniture additions but still the
The balcony, which can be accessed from the living room and the
The Master Bedroom has a king bed with a beautiful comforter a f
The living area is large and inviting. The new light brown secti
The living and dining space is very large and accommodating for
The living area has a small computer desk, which is the perfect
Alternate view of the spacious living room featuring the amazing
The dining area is large and gives plenty of space for all guest
Additional seating at the breakfast bar.
The full kitchen features lots of cabinets and plenty of counter
THIS MASTER BEDROOM IS HUGE!!!! Plenty of space, private entry t
LARGE flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure
The Master Bathroom has a nice palm tree shower curtain and coor
The spacious Guest Bedroom has two full-size beds with matching
The guest bedroom also features a flat screen TV and DVD player,
There is added privacy with this second coastally decorated bath
Located just beyond the kitchen, a full size washer and dryer ar
Lovely direct beachfront view from this second-floor unit.
Master bedroom NEW BEDDING -this photo shows the new bedding th
Alternate View of the guest bedroom
The balcony, which can be accessed from the living room and the
Sd 208:large beachfront unit- Wifi, balcony, pool, tennis,Free Beach Chairs
EVERYONE LOVES THE SURF DWELLER CONDOS! Very spacious second floor condo with amazing views and huge beach front balcony. Very comfortable and cozy but most of all with AMAZING VIEWS of the sugar white sand and emerald water. Welcome to paradise!
This spacious 2 bed 2 bath non-smoking 2nd floor condo is located directly on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The living room and 2 bedrooms are carpeted and the kitchen, dining room, baths, laundry room and halls are tiled for easy maintenance. The kitchens updated appliances make you feel at home. The full size washer and dryer make laundry a breeze. The living room and master bedroom have patio doors leading to a 30' private balcony overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. This condo easily sleeps 8, with a king bed in the master bedroom, 2 full beds in the guest bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. A pool, kiddie pool, tennis courts, a dune walkover are all added features as is the Santa Rosa Sound view from the guest bedroom. A condo library, board games for guests, beach chairs & umbrella are stored for your use. All of our daily and weekly guests receive the following complimentary guest package: 2 beach chairs and umbrella set up for you on the beach (March 1 to October 31); 18 holes of golf with 1/2 cart at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club daily; one free pass to a 2-hour Dolphin Cruise daily (2 different cruises to choose from); 1 adult pass to snorkeling daily (April - October); nightly movie rentals, FREE Internet access (most units wireless).
Please visit Guest Amenities to view information about entertainment and activities available in our complimentary guest package (some exclusions apply).
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 1 Sleeper Sofa, 2 Full
Additional Features: * AMENITY: combination tub/shower, king, outdoor shower, queen, shower, sleep sofa /futon, toilet, tub * ATTRACTIONS: bay/sound, churches, cinemas, festivals, library, marina, playground, restaurants, water parks, zoo * Business: High - Speed Internet, In-room wireless internet, Nearby ATM, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Shopping, Restaurants, local attractions * Culture: Ballet, Dance, Military Base, Museums, Symphony Orchestra, Theatre, Gulfarium * DINING_CHECKBOX: Dining * ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player, Satellite / Cable, Television, Cable Television, CD Player, DVD Movies, DVD Player, High Speed Internet, LCD HD TV, Movie Rental Available, Stereo System, Television, HD TV PLASMA * Family: Beach , Kids Games, Library, Miniature Golf, Movie Theatre, Playground, Water Park, Military Base * GENERAL: Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Elevator, Heating, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine * Geographic: Exceptional Sunrises, Exceptional Sunsets, Exceptional Views, On Beach * KITCHEN: Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Blender, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils * LEISURE_ACTIVITIES: beachcombing, bird watching, outlet shopping, paddle boating, photography, scenic drives, walking * LOCAL_SERVICES_AND_BUSINESSES: ATM/bank, Babysitter, fitness center, groceries, hospital, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services * LOCATION_TYPE: Beach View, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Water View, Waterfront * Living: Central Air, Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Vacuum Cleaner, Master Bedroom Beach Front, Sofa Bed, NON-SMOKING CONDO, KEYLESS ENTRY * OUTSIDE: Balcony, Kayak / Canoe, Outdoor Grill, Tennis * Outdoor: Balcony, Beach Chairs, BBQ Grill, Beach Walking, Beachcombing, Boating, Boogie Boarding, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Grill, Jet Ski Rental, Ocean Kayaking, Outdoor Shower, Shared Swimming Pool, Snorkeling , Sound/Bay Fishing, Swimming, Tennis, Walkway to Water, Wildlife Viewing * POOL_SPA: Communal Pool * ROOM_SUBTYPE: bedroom, full * SPORTS_AND_ADVENTURE_ACTIVITIES: deepsea fishing, fishing, golf, jet skiing, paragliding, pier fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, sound/bay fishing, surfing, swimming, tennis, water skiing, wind-surfing * SUITABILITY: children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed * SUITABILITY_CHKBOX: Events Allowed, Minimum Age Limit for Renters, Weddings
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Paul O. from Dacula, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2016 air was not working. It froze up and was warm in the room. The stove top would not come on and we had to eat all meals out. The workers wanted to know if we would mind them putting new windows in while we were there. I understand the windows next door but not in a rented room. i do know we could have called for repairs but it being Thanksgiving holidays we decided to just notify you of the problems. I hope you have these repairs done for the next guest. All in all it was a much needed vacation for my wife and I and we thank you for assisting us with the stay.Thanks again,Paul Otto
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are sorry to hear that the unit was not up to your standards. The windows were being replaced by the Surf Dweller HOA and we had blocked out the dates they provided us but unfortunately those dates were changed and we were not notified of such, we do sincerely apologize . We do ask next time any issue arises you give us a call we have a maintenance team ready to fix any issues that occur during your stay as we want to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as could be. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future
A guest from Collierville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2016 SD 208 is a wonderful unit. Plenty of space, comfortable beds, lots of sitting room, great bathrooms, stocked kitchen, and the unit and property are VERY clean. The view from the balcony is breathtaking. We spent every extra moment sitting in the comfortable chairs outside watching the dolphins play in the ocean. The Wi-Fi worked great with multiple tablets in use at the same time. Also, the bonus of having beach chairs available to you for free is awesome. If you wake up early the staff will let you claim your umbrella so you get a good spot for whenever your ready to have your beach time. Booking with Brooks and Shorey was a breeze. The staff was so nice from beginning to end and they made checking in and out a breeze. There is no key to keep up with and you can do a mobile checkout. SO EASY! I would recommend this unit to anyone looking for a comfortable vacation space with beautiful views of the ocean.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Surf Dweller condos are absolutely MASSIVE and this particular unit 208 really is a GEM. The balcony is enormous and being DIRECTLY on the Gulf, you have nothing to impede your endless views of our gorgeous white silky sand and emerald green waters. You did EXACTLY what you came to do-and we couldn't be happier that you let us at Brooks and Shorey Resorts get you in that perfect vacation home. This is a great place in paradise, we love sharing our littler Okaloosa Island. Complementary beach service is a must have, we realize this and all our guests benefit! Afterall, you're here to enjoy the BEACH! Thank you for writing such wonderful feedback, I truly hope those wondering around on the web looking for a spot to vacation heed your words and take them seriously. Please take advantage of our repeat guest discount and give us a call next time to book your vacation at the SURF DWELLLER.
Michael G. from Birmingham, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2016 We have stayed in several units at Surf Dweller for many years. This unit was clean and well appointed. And the units are huge! Would definitely stay here again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. These units are HUGE!!! They afford room for everyone in the family to have relaxation space-even on the private balconies! There's nothing to impede your views of the Gulf Coast when you stay at the Surf Dweller, you don't even have to deal with noisy pool goers-this is a perk to renting here!!! Straight shot views of the Gulf of Mexico with no noise or people in the way. This is a very well-appointed condo, your kind words are much appreciated!! Your five star ratings lead us to believe you had an awesome vacation and we really hope to have you back as a repeat guest of Brooks and Shorey Resorts!
A guest from Bartlett, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2016 This is right on the beach. Roomy and clean.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We absolutely agree that Surf Dweller condominiums are a wonderful place to stay, they are very spacious condos and the large beachfront patios present a spectacular view. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in condo 208 so much. We are very hopeful that you will be able to stay with us again and build more five star vacation memories.
Heather J. from Sherwood, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2016 This property exceeded our expectations. It looks like it does in the picture only so much roomier and the views are incredible. Perfect for families or couples. Ideal location, felt very safe, extremely quiet. Was very clean, had everything we could need. Brooks and Shorey was so great and easy to work with. We loved the perks we got such as the Dolphin Cruise on the Seablaster (that is a must!). We definitely will use Brooks and Shorey again and visit this location in the future. Highly recommend.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for the wonderful five star review! We are elated that you had such a pleasant vacation experience with Brooks and Shorey Resorts at Surf Dweller 208. Surf Dweller does definitely have very spacious condos with nice large balconies. We fully agree that if you are looking for a quiet family-oriented vacation, Okaloosa Island is the place to be. We are so glad that you were able to go on the Sea Blaster and enjoy the fun filled dolphin cruise. We hope that you will be able to come back to our little piece of paradise again on the Emerald Coast.
A guest from Weatherford, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in July, 2016 Room 208 was as great as ever--very clean and well equipped for our 2 week stay. We were very dissatisfied with the maintenance of the Surf Dweller. We have been coming here for nearly 20 years, this year a major change in the upkeep of the building was noticeably evident--the building was not clean( one example was a piece of pizza left on the bottom floor as you exit the staircase which was there for the entire time we were there; another example was the trash being left outside the trash chute when it was full leaving residue on the floor). Also carts were left on floors other than the first floor. The biggest nuisance was the elevators--only one worked in the middle of the main building and another at the end; both of these were extremely slow and also not in the best working order--several times we spoke to people at the front office housed by Southern Realtors with no success. Brooks and Shorey is always great to work with, but whoever is taking care of the upkeep and maintenance of the building itself is doing a poor job.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are sorry to hear you had such a poor experience with the overall property condition. However we appreciate your positive feed back regarding the Surf Dweller 208 and we are happy that you were so fond of this beach front rental and our services. It is always encouraging to receive a positive commentary and we hope to receive your continued business.
Charles G. from Brookhaven, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2016 Clean, comfortable, convenient, quiet , accessible, enjoyable. We are thinking of looking for a different place, but our grand children said no! We love it, it's like home to us. So we look forward to next year and the happy time for making more Surf Dweller memories!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are happy that we were able to assist you on another fantastic getaway at the Surf Dweller and it is great to hear that the kiddos had so much fun at the beach! We look forward to seeing you next year for more beachfront bliss!
Deborah C. from Birmingham, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2016 The condo was roomy, clean and very accessible to the beach. All the amenities, especially the beach chairs and umbrella, made our vacation so enjoyable. The beach service employees were very accommodating. The resort employees were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the condo unit and Brooks and Shorey.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for choosing Brooks and Shorey resorts for your Gulf Coast vacation needs! It is always a pleasure to be of service and we are absolutely delighted that you came across the opportunity to vacation with us at the Surf Dweller 208, we hope you are able to return again for another beach front adventure again soon!
A guest from ZACHARY, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2016 We were 4 adults staying and had lots of room. The furniture was all comfortable for TV watching. Usually units have just one comfy chair. Plenty of seating on the balcony too. We also enjoyed being on the second floor. Easy stair use and almost like being on the beach without the sand.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We really appreciate your fantastic five star review of Surf Dweller 208! We are so grateful that you found Surf Dweller such a perfect fit for your vacation, we agree that the Surf Dweller condo's are definitely very spacious with large balconies for that beautiful Gulf view! We hope that you will be able to come back and stay with us again!
Katie C. from Lexington, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2016 Loved this unit because it felt like home. Loved how close it was to the beach. Plan on staying again!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are overjoyed that you had a five star vacation experience in this gorgeous condo at Surf Dweller 208! We agree that the convenience of being right on the beach is absolutely breathtaking! We are so grateful that you plan to come back and stay with us again! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the delightful Emerald Coast!
Debbie G. from Bloomington, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2016 Live this condo. Very roomy and right on the beach! Renting with Brooks and Shorey is ALWAYS a very good, friendly and easy experience.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for the five star review! We agree that this spacious condo is an excellent choice and that the beach front view is absolutely breathtaking!! We are so glad that you are happy with our services and we look forward to being able to continue to give you a great vacation experience in the future!
David L. from Henderson, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in September, 2015 Probably the best unit we've stayed in so far. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for taking the time to answer our review, we are so pleased to hear that you had a great stay at The Surf Dweller and especially in unit 208, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Betty B. from Fort Worth, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in July, 2015 This is my 40th year to come to Fort Walton Beach and have stayed nearly every year at the Surf Dweller. I have stayed more then once in room 208--it's accommodating and we loved it!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for your review and most of all, thank you for being a return customer! We truly appreciate your business and we always look forward to welcoming you back each year. We are glad that you had another great stay at the Surf Dweller and enjoyed the condo. See you next year!
A guest from Pulaski, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2015 Our recent stay in Surf Dweller 208 was wonderful!! Very Nice everything we needed was there. The only thing was they were redoing the balcony floors so we could not go outside. We were notified two weeks prior and given a choice of a discount or to cancel. Well obviously we couldn't cancel so close to our vacation time because that was the time we had off from work which had been scheduled two months prior. It was my mother in laws first time ever to see or be on the beach. It would have been nice to use the balcony. We of course took the discount. We watched the men work and also watched Dolphins out the windows during our stay. Very very nice stay will defiantly stay here again I just hope they don't decide to redo balcony a next time. Very poor timing.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent stay. We are so happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your vacation. The balconies have now been finished but we agree the timing was not favorable with it being peak season, The works are outside of our control and are scheduled by the managing association. Rest assured the balconies now look great and all balcony works are complete. We do apologize for the timing and glad that you decided to still go ahead with the vacation. We hope to see you back again next year. The Surf Dweller will be in top shape following all these works!
Shelia L. from Decherd, Tennessee recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2015 Loved the room and was so easy to check into. Very clean and up to date. Only wish we had more time to stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for a great review, congratulations to the bride and groom also! We hope that you will come back and visit again soon!
Michael W. from Rockford, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2014 We loved the place, the view, the large balcony, the spacious clean rooms and the balcony furniture. Yes, the balcony furniture, specifically the high chairs that allowed us to look unobstructed at the great view and not look through the railing. This may be a small thing to some, but it was a big deal to me because we started our day before daylight sitting on the balcony enjoying a nice hot coffee and watching the day come to life. It was a very short walk from the condo (Surf Dweller 208) to the beach where our beach chairs and umbrella were waiting for us. There were rest rooms just inside the breeze way just seconds from the beach also. It was also nice to be able to park my truck with my Sea Kayak on top under the Tennis Court in the shade as there was just enough clearance for both. Check in at Brooks and Shorey was quick and easy. The gift package was a nice addition as all the contents were handy at the beach.Great location, great place, we recommend it.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our unit 208 at the Surf Dweller we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you found the condo clean and everything to your liking, the spacious balcony really does provide the perfect view of the beach doesn't it?! We truly appreciate you staying with us at Brooks and Shorey, so glad you enjoyed your gift bag, and we will plan on seeing you again in the future for another wonderful vacation here in Fort Walton Beach, Fl!
A guest from Cullman, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 Would have liked to have received a receipt when I dropped the keys off. A recliner in the master bedroom would be nice.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Receipts are provided at check in. If you need a copy of these then please feel free to call us. We will also be sure to pass on your recommendations to the unit owners. Thank you for staying with us!
A guest from Waverly, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in August, 2014 Had stayed at Surf Dweller several other times. However, none of the other visits were in the summer so was surprised by the 105 plus heat index several days the second week of our stay. Having the free beach umbrella and chairs was great! Also,the gulf was not clear like other times, so used the pool which was well maintained.The unit was roomy like all Surf Dweller units. Overall, it was very clean. However, the dining area carpet was stained, most of the pots and pans had burned on food on them, and the exterior of the microwave was greasy. When this was reported, staff came and replaced the pots and pans and cleaned the microwave. There were also several maintenance issues that were not readily apparent that we reported. They were promptly resolved. The Brooks and Shorey staff was friendly and the maintainence staff knowledgeable.The only issue not promptly resolved was the units WiFi. It was several days before we had a good connection. The Surf Dweller Association was responsible for this problem. Since one of us had a programming contract that had to be extended, we were not pleased.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for taking time to fill out the online review, we appreciate all your comments and input. We are glad to hear that all of the items reported were resolved immediately to your liking. However, we apologize about the insufficient WIFI and the slow resolution from the association. We wish we could have been helpful to you in that matter but unfortunately, we do not handle the Internet account for that particular building. Despoite of this, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Surf Dweller and we hope to see you again very soon!
Charles G. from Brookhaven, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2014 My wife and I enjoyed the luxury, comfort, convenience and awesome view of our Surf Dweller beachfront unit. The furrnishings were very comforting and most adequate. We really appreciated the quietness of our unit. Neighbors were friendly and helpful. Twice we shared the BBQ grills with nearby dwellers. All in all, we relaxed in safety and enjoyed our time to the fullest. As a matter of fact we booked for next year before heading home.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you very much for the wonderful review! Sounds like you had an amazing time at the Surf Dweller and found the guests there to be friendly and accommodating. We are glad that you are booked again for 2015! We look forward to seeing you then!
Jesse M. from Seguin, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2014 The stay was wonderful! We had 4 adults and 2 kids in the condo and there was plenty of room. We a great view of the ocean and the facility was great.We enjoyed going to the beach and sitting under the complimentary beach chairs.This was our 1st trip to Florida and it turned out great.The rental company made check in nice and smooth.We will definitely be going back!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We look forward to welcoming you back to Florida for a 2nd time :-)
A guest from Jacksonville, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2014 Such a spacious and clean condo,perfect for our family vacation
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your excellent review! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and the condo and we hope to see you again at the Surf Dweller!
A guest from Hiram, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2014 I was extremely skeptical about my stay as usual advertisements for beach front are usually untrue. But this place has a gorgeous view and is on the beach. It is well maintained and the management company very professional. Even though pricey, it is worth the trade-off of having to deal with lots of people in a hotel. Ideally located and available parking. Out door pool kept up nicely. Overall stay a pleasure.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your review! We are very happy the stay met all your expectations and had a great time! We hope to see you again very soon in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Joseph W. from Youngsville, Louisiana recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2014 We have been coming to the Surf Dweller for over 20yrs. And in those 20yrs we have experienced at most 2 unsatisfying occasions with the agency. The over all satisfaction over rules the issues. We have tried 2 other locations in the past one one just this past weekend... and by far they are no comparisons to the Surf Dweller. Thank you Brooks & Shorey for making it a pleasure to deal w/ you this past week. The only down side was that when we booked the unit initially I was told we could book a Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. And noticed when I tried to book one more night that units had been booked for 3-4 nights. And wasn't informed of unit 211 being available for this past Saturday night. So we stayed at another complex and had an unpleasant experience.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you very much for your excellent review! Surf Dweller is a wonderful property and the condos are just so large and spacious! It is truly a great place to stay. We are sorry we were not able to extend your stay and it's just too bad that you had an unpleasant experience with the other company. We hope to see you again at the Surf Dweller and be sure to ask about our return customer discount!
A guest from Fort Airie, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 28 days in February, 2014 Rental is awesome. Clean and well stocked with a wonderful balcony overlooking the beach. Santa Rosa Blvd. sidewalks are inadequate for walking on most days with no room for bicycling except for in traffic. As a snowbird this is a huge shortcoming.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are glad that you enjoyed your unit and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Teresa T. from Sommerville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2013 The condo was awesome. Lots of room, well stocked with everything. Enjoyed the beach chairs & umbrella. Will definitely recommend to friends and will come back again. Thanks!!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thankyou for taking the time to write this review! We hope to Welcome you back to Fort Walton Beach again soon!!
Danny S. from Stuathum, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2013 The condo would have been 100% if it had had a double sink in the master bathroom. Other than that it was a nice place to stay and we enjoyed our stay. Everyone was very nice and helpfull.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are very happy yoiu enjoyed your stay!
A guest from Princeton, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2013 We arrived Saturday and picked up keys from very professional staff. We were very happy to find our vacation home in excellent shape. It was spacious and furniture was beautiful. Especially loved the patio overlooking the beach and gulf, and spent time having breakfast there also. We are telling our friends to plan a trip to Surf Dweller #208.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Surf Dweller... There is nothing quite like the ocean on a beautiful morning... A great way to start any day... We hope to see you and your friends here again soon.
Karla M. from Katy, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2013 Everything was perfect about SD208 condo. It was very clean when we arrived. Very comfortable furniture and beds. Loved being able to see the beach from the den, kitchen and laying in the master bedroom! Quick, easy access to beach. Nice patio furniture, high chairs to see over rail and table with 4 chairs! Big comfy couch, very nice when we watched movies at night. Air conditioner worked very good so we slept good. Kids loved the swimming pool too and it was SO nice to be able to look out the laundry room window and be able to see them in the pool!! Perfect view to beach and pool! We will definitely return to 208. We're happy to have found the perfect condo! Owner has done a great job making it comfortable and clean.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Sounds like you enjoyed your vacation!! We are very happy to hear these comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Jewell P. from Upton, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 Had a good time, Great view, Just wish had life guard at pool, My son was drowning in the pool and my other son had to get him out with the pole on side of the building and he had to go to the hospital .... other than that it was great!
Reviewed by: Debbie H. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2013 Had a fabulous time with our family! Can't wait to return next year. This was our second stay with you all. Our daughter had a beach wedding 6 years ago and we stayed at the Surf Dweller and the wedding was just off the boardwalk. Making plans to book again!
A guest from Weatherford, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in June, 2013 We had a great time again in room 208 at the Surf Dweller. There was only one drawback: no extra blankets and one of the comforters in the extra room was missing. Otherwixe, it was awesome!
A guest from Canton, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2013 we always stay at the same property each year and always find it a pleasant experience..condo very clean and in great condition..
Debbie G. from Newburgh, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2013 The staff of Brooks and Shorey are excellant.One tiny little problem, the dryer was not drying.We discovered the vent was clogged. Left a note with Brooks and Shorey and I am sure it has been cleaned out. Everything else was WONDERFUL!
A guest from Fort Airie, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 36 days in February, 2013 As soon as walked in, we felt like it would be a great stay. The condo was spotless and this was very important to us. We opened the door stepped inside and could see straight out to the beautiful Gulf (thru clean windows). The kitchen was well stocked with different sized pots, pans and bakeware. There was nothing that we needed. I especially enjoyed the view from the comfortable bed....the first morning i was able to see the dolphins swim by as I was lying there!! The owners also had the condo stocked with sand toys for children if needed, games, reading material and a few dvd's and VHS tapes. We have booked for next year and are looking forward to another 5 week stay. Thank you Eva for making the booking of the condo an easy one
A guest from abita springs, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2012 We enjoyed the condo. It was very clean and roomy. The extras included with the condo were great. We used the free pass on the dolphin cruise and the complimentary chairs/umbrella on the beach were great. We are planning to book this condo again!
Nancy R. from Columbus, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2012 We had a good stay. There was 6 of us and we are all sisters from Indiana. The master bedroom the air comndition was not cool.The carpet in the dining room needed to be cleaned. Neither bathroom had the toilet paper holders.I think the Condo could use a little up dating in the living room and dining room.For the most part it is a nice condo and we enjoyed our stay.We have stayed at this condo for 3 years and will come back again next year. We was impressed with how there was someone was working around the condo to keep it clean. Had not seen that in years past.Thank you Brooks and Shory for making it is to get the condo rented.Also the movie rental was down for several days. maybe have a backup location to rent movies.Look forward to seeing you in 2013.Nancy
Misti H. from Hot Springs, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2012 We arrived early and our unit was not cleaned yet. We went to grocery store to get what we needed and were able to get keys soon after. Unit was extremely roomy! Kitchen was big enough for all us moms to get in and prep food. Dryer didn't work well, we figured out the vent on back was clogged. Unit is furnished with great furniture. Comfy but not slumy. Would definitely use this unit again!
Herman B. from New Braunfels, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2012 We had a great time, and just a few days before Debbie hit. The only things to comment about was we ran out of toilet paper in one of the bathrooms, and the carpet (in the dining room especially) was a bit spotted. The view was fantastic!
Louis R. from Rosenberg, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2012 Great condo , was our second stay . We rented sd208 last year . Great location and we really love the patio with the high lounge chairs . It makes for a wonderful and very relaxing view . The only complaint we have is the mattress in the Master BR is a little too firm or old. My wife's back was hurting towards the end of our stay and just wasnt comfortable enough for me . Overall we really enjoy staying there .
Robert T. from Morristown, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in March, 2012 Brooks & Shorey are trying to find a condo in the same building for next year. We have stayed in this same unit for the past 3 yearsand wanted to stay in the unit next year but were bumped out of the unit by the owner....apparently for a close friend of the owner.
Robert T. from Morristown, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 29 days in February, 2012 We have stayed in this condo for the past three years and were expecting to stay again next year. Shortly after we arrived this year we were told that the owner bumped us out for next year because he had promised somebody they could have it during our normal stay. (Feb 1st-Mar 15th) We were very disapointed because we liked the unit and felt we should have the first chance to rent it again.
Debra G. from Newburgh, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2011 They need to check the air conditioner seem to freeze up the first couple of days even without setting it below 75. Luckily did not need it after it cooled down. Need to vacuum under couch, after lounger was kicked up saw some crumbs and a water bottle. Just those couple of little things. Everything else wasFANTASTIC!!
Savage J. from N Richland Hills, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2011 This condo was fantastic. It was great for our family of 5. The perfect amount of space for all of us with the perfect location. We truly enjoyed our vacation.
Louis R. from Rosenberg, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2011 SD 208 is immaculately maintained . The view to the beach is amazing . Laid back surprisingly quiet . Decor is ok master bedroom colors were not to my taste . Overall very comfortable . Would definitely stay again.
Sean S. from Lewisburg, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2011 The condo is bad need of repairs. Carpet stained and filthy. Blinds didn't work. The screen doors screen was torn and unusable. The dryer didn't work because the lint trap itself was clogged and spewing lint out the vent into the walk way.You could tell by the condition of the condo itself the owner was not keeping it up. Very unhappy with the condo. Great service from Brooks and Shorey.. Surf Dwellers property itself ok.
Joseph J. from Ganton, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2011 We enjoyed our stay at this condo very has been very well maintained and exceptionally clean..look forward to next time..
Lori F. from Brown Bear, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in April, 2011 The views from this property are breathtaking and the condo is the perfect size for a family of 4 to 6. It was great having that home away from home feeling in a gorgeous environment. Luckily for us, Mother Nature provided the perfect weather, too.
A guest from Monroeville, Indiana recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2011 We stayed at the Gulf Side last year and had requested it for this year; however, elevator was down so we had to change. When we got to the Surf Dweller, at first we were very disapponted and upset, it really was pretty dirty, found a couple of bugs in the tub, and just general uncleanliness. Once we thoroughly cleaned everything, we loved our stay very much, especially the big balcony with the tall chairs on it - could see over the bannister and had a great view! We love coming to Fort Walton Beach, and plan to come back each spring, God willing. This particular unit could use more skillets (bigger)-it's a bigger unit for families and needed the numbers of items to accomodate families.
Robert T. from Morristown, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 28 days in February, 2011 We enjoy the spacious floor plan, makes you feel at home. Plenty of space when you have quests visit. Beautiful view of the beach, great walking areas right outside the door including the beach.
Nancy R. from Columbus, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2010 Hello,My stay was good. The only thing I have to say is that the check in could have been better.When I got there the receptionist was helping another couple. No one stopped to ask if they could help me. I stood there for 20 minutes to check in after I had drove 11 hrs to get there I just wanted to get to the condo and take my shoes off.I thought it was very rude of Brooks and Shorey how I was treated when I got there. I hope this is not how you treat all your customers.Thank you,Nancy Rotert
Suzanne W. from Youngsville, Louisiana recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in July, 2010 Found out during our stay that our friends who rented a condo through another Real Estate Company last week paid $700 less than we did and were given more ammenities than we were given. When I emailed Brooks and Shorey about a competitive rate I was told that that Company wouldn't give the ammenities that we were going to be getting, such as the beach chairs/umbrellas, movies per night, Dolphine Cruise discount, round of golf per day.....Our friends paid $1190 with the taxes and fees for the week and received these plus Kahunas waterpark tickets, and several other extras....Was not impressed with Brooks and Shoreys after this insident and will definitly not be using them again for our future stays at the Surf Dweller. Which we will definitly be doing because these were the condos that my husband grandfather would rent every year for many years until he fell sick.....and eventually past away. Surf Dweller is a great place with one of the largest balcony complexes...Brooks and Shorey , however, is not the best company to book with.
Janice S. from Belews Creek, North Carolina recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2010 The condo was beautiful and exactly as pictured on the internet. Brooks & Shorey will definitely be our first choice in the future. If it hadn't been for their cancellation policy during the oil spill we would have cancelled our trip. We are so glad that we didn't!!
Robert T. from Morristown, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 28 days in February, 2010 The title says it all. We had a great time in a nicely decorated condo that felt more like a home than the usual smaller resort condos. The view was terrific with white sand beach in both directions as far as the eye could see. The location was quiet on the Okaloosa Island and easy access to a great variety of restaurants and shopping in the Fort Walton Beach and Destin area. In conclusion, all I can say is "We'll be back".
Nancy R. from Columbus, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2009 My sisters and I enjoyed our stay. We will be calling you for next years stay. The weather was beautiful. My sisters and I come down every year and stay. No husbands or kids and we have fun!! Thank you so much!Nancy Rotert
Ivaloue A. from Taylorville, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2008 This unit was lovely and tastfully decorated. The kitchen was fully equiped with pots, pans, dishes and glasses. I will gladly recommend the unit to my friends in the future. I found your office personnel to be very pleasant at check in and out.
A guest from Town Creek, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2008 the condo was larger and more spacious than previous florida rentals. it has been over twenty years since we stayed in ft walton. we will definitely be coming back to the island. we loved our stay.
Jan G. from Lanett, Alabama recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2008 We have stayed in Gulf Shores for the last several years on our beach vacations. We decided to try somewhere different this time. We were glad that we did! Our stay was great. The condo was exceptional--very roomy and the view was wonderful. The employees at Brooks and Shorey were so nice and helpful in every way. The prices were very good also.We plan to visit the same conco through Brooks and Shorey again soon.
Amy C. from Lafayette, Louisiana recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2008 We enjoyed that we did not have to reserve our chairs at the beach each day. That was very convenient. Surfdweller is close to everything, yet we enjoyed a sense of seclusion being there as well. I also love the big balconies that face directly to the water (not at an angle like some resorts). The management of this property was very friendly and the process overall was quick and easy.