THIS CONDO HAS A SATURDAY TO SATURDAY REQUIREMENT DURING PEAK SEASON! This extra large 3 bedroom 3 bathroom condo is located on the 7th floor at the west end of the building. It has an extra large balcony that faces the beach with the most spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico. The living area is very large with a Queen size sofa sleeper and a recliner for your comfort. It has a large flat screen Tv and DVD player. There is seating for 6 at the dining table and seating for 3 at the long bar which faces into the fully equipped kitchen. There are windows on the west side bringing in more light and more views. This space is perfect for entertaining. The master bedroom faces the beach with large picture windows and a dorr to access the balcony. There is a TV and DVD player in this room. The master bathroom has a spa tub and shower combo. The first guest bedroom has a Queen size bed with a TV and DVD player. The second Guest bedroom has 2 Twin beds with a TV/DVD/VCR. The guest bedrooms are connected by a smaller balcony for private reading time. There are 2 more full size bathrooms with bathtub/ shower combos. There is also a seperate laundry room in the condo with a full size washer and dryer for your convenience.
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank * Convenience: Area FitnessCenter, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Movie Theatres, Golf Course, On Site Fitness Center, Nearby Golf Courses, Nearby Movie Theatres, Nearby Outlet Shopping * Culture: Symphony Orchestra, Ballet, Museums, Theater, Concerts * Entertainment: Satellite TV, DVD Player * Geographic: On Beach, Close to Town * Kitchen: Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Stove, Pots and Pans * Living: Central Air, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, Jacuzzi Tub, High Speed Internet, DVD Players, Recliner, 4 TV's * Outdoor: Balcony, Shared Pool, Tennis, Beach, BBQ Grills On Site, Fishing, Boating, Parasailing, Jet-Ski-ing, Kite-Boarding, Snorkelling, Disc Golf, Diving, Sailing, Golfing
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Disappointed in Sept 2016
Joe F. from Imperial, Missouri does not recommend this property. Stayed for 11 days in September, 2016 We have used Hollis Reality for 3 consecutive years and we could not be more disappointed than we were this past Sept. The condo is need of repair and overall general maintenance. Condo needs to re- stocked in the Kitchen area, there were more light bulbs out than working,the furniture on the balcony is only about 2 years old and it is already rusty and falling apart(seems very cheap) the old set was in better condition, walls need to repaired where the doors that go out to the balcony, the refrigerator needs to bigger and the ice maker needs to be replaced and I'm sure the owners don't know what the condition of the condo is in. While we were there the under cabinet ice maker stopped working and with that being the only ice maker in the unit, ice was not readily accessible and took over a 5 days to get it fixed, in fact the day we checked out it was getting fixed. So after contacting Alicia and wanting some kind of compensation, she said they are not responsible for ice and the only option was that she would deliver 1 bag of ice per day for 6 people. That was the only compensation she was willing to give and in the process she was very rude and unsympathetic, I work in customer service and she has no idea what it takes to keep paying customers happy. So after this stay we will never use Hollis Reality to rent another condo or house. They lost a returning customer over ICE! Poor business decision.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor I have been in Customer Service since 1973 and yes, I know what I have to do to keep my customers happy. When an appliance breaks, (a/c, icemaker, stove, etc.) we act on the problem immediately. We have no control on how long a vendor will take to fix the problem. I offered a bag of ice per day, but was told that would not fill the ice cooler for the beach. Tenant wanted $100 compensation from owner and that buys a lot of ice.
Kim H. from Dresden, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2016 We truly enjoyed our stay at Surf Dweller and would definitely recommend this property. Condo was beautiful with extra large balcony. Living room furniture was very comfortable for everyone while watching movies. Loved the large ice maker that made adequate ice for the cooler on the beach each day. Alicia J. Hollis, realtor company was professional and accommodating.
Brian C. from Zanesville, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2016 Although our experience was mostly rainy, the Condo provided a fantastic refuge. While water conditions varied from mostly red flag to yellow, the pool was always available and well maintained.
Jeremy S. from NEOSHO, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2016 great family vacation
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor that is wonderful that you all enjoyed your family vacation at this great condo at the surf dweller, and we hope you enjoyed those views of the balcony and the wonderful beach. Hope to see you again next year.
Robin B. from Kingwood, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2016 Our family had been renting this condo for many years and cannot say enough great things about it. Alicia Hollis's team makes us feel like it's our home away from home every year. They are professional, accommodating, friendly and available when/if needed. You can't go wrong with Surfdweller 701.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Look forward to seeing you again next year Robin.
A guest from Knoxville, Tennessee recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2016 Beautiful condo with the exception of the shower curtain falling in one of the bathrooms. Could have called maintenance but my husband was able to fix it twice. Otherwise it was a great vacation with wonderful weather. Will be back!
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thank you for staying with us at the Surf dweller. We hope to see you again in the future.
Erla S. from Huntsville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2016 We absolutely loved our stay at the Surf Dweller, Unit 701. Sitting on the balcony and watching the sunset and the surf was calming and breathtaking. This unit was close to our favorite restaurant "Pandora's" and also close to restaurants in Destin. We will definitely rent this unit again.I would recommend some attention to replacing light bulbs, batteries in the master bedroom TV remote and checking the master bathroom toilet (the tank does not fill every time).
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thank you for staying with us again Ms Stanford. We certainly will attend to the issues you had in this condo. This is one of our prize units because of it's size and location and we do want to keep everything in good order. We look forward to your next visit with us.
Larry T. from Kirkland,, Quebec H9J 2E3 does not recommend this property. Stayed for 31 days in March, 2016 First let?s be clear that the suggestions below do not reflect the service given by you, your office and your maintenance staff. We are thrilled with the attention and the promptness of responses you have provided us. As for the unit here are our thoughts: Front door seal needs changing. We had to stuff towels at the bottom to muffle the whistling noise from the wind and keep the clod out.The front guest bed room needs a thicker curtain as people waiting for the elevator can easily see through into the bedroom.I have extended the length of the control chains on 3 of the 4 ceiling fans. They need a more permanent fix.The outside furniture on the guest bedroom patio is rusty and stains clothes.The kitchen light fixture is a danger to anyone over 6 foot tall.Glass cutting boards are great for cleanliness but dull knives. We had to buy a knife that was sharp.MBR toilet seat pads and grouting have to be replaced. Very dirty.MBR door to balcony does not close properly. The curtain has mold all over?health issue ? last night we had to sleep in the front room as the whistling from the wind woke us up at 4 AM. I suggest a screen door so we can open it without fear of bugs. ( remember I found a dead rain beetle upon our arrival )I suggest you tell your clients that the Bar B Q?s are totally rusted and useless and that the pool is not heated. Very disappointing to find out on arrival.Cable reception and Wi Fi needs improvement. We keep losing the feed when we stream.Finally when we arrived we found 2 dead rain beetles, the kitchen counter was full of sand and in the MBR under part of the toilet seat had not been cleaned, the sides of the bowl were dirty and the toilet not flushed. We will pay to have the unit cleaned after we leave so we would expect more cleanliness when we arrive. Maybe a word with your cleaning staff.all in all certainly not worth what they are asking for.
Larry T. from Kirkland,, Quebec H9J 2E3 does not recommend this property. Stayed for 5 days in February, 2016 great balcony view but difficult to use the balcony because of the high winds. very spacious unit and great to accommodate guests. however the cleaning staff did not do a very good job in preparing the unit for our arrival. i.e. dirty toilets, sandy floors. 3 of 4 appliances broke down but were quickly replaced by hollis' maintenance crew. greatly disappointed that we were not made aware that the pool was not heated. one would assume a heated pool in vacation resorts. also the pool was closed for repairs for several days and no advance warnings.
Antoinette G. from Channahon, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 12 days in August, 2015 We have stayed in this same condo for over 15 years! We love it here and it truly is like a home away from home but on the ocean.
Robbie A. from Lake Charles, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 30 days in August, 2015 Another great stay at the Surf Dweller with A J Hollis. Amanda and Chris are great to work with. Condo is huge and has plenty of room for guests. Balcony has new furniture and spacious. This was our fourth stay in 701 and will return again.
Jack & Janice Hyde D. from San Angelo, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 We have been staying here for over 20 years . We love Oklaoosa Island and the Surf Dweller . Very friendly people here and love all the umbrellas guys . They are always willing to do whatever we ask .
Laura H. from Menden, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 Love the spacious area.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Surf Dweller, and thanks for taking the time to review your unit. We hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit beautiful Okaloosa Island with Alicia Hollis Realtor.
Reviewed by: paula f. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2014 Condo was absolutely perfect! They were doing some construction and there was a bit of the realtor gave us one night for free! Very classy thing to do!!
Reviewed by: Fred C. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in November, 2014 had a great time. weather could have been a little warmer, but it is November. Living room furniture and carpet were very new. Unit is older but very nice, just needs a little routine maintenance, such as lights that don't work, shower heads need replacing... I know it was off season, but the surf dweller property doesn't seem to have daily maintenance/cleaning personnel.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor Thank you for your input. We will attend to these issues.
Jerry H. from Benbrook, TX does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2014 After driving 774 miles I was very unhappy to find the condo ice maker was not working, not one piece of ice. There were no ice trays in the frig. I had to go out to buy ice. The next day someone from the rental office brought some ice trays. The ice maker was not repaired until the day before we left the condo.The shower head in the master bath was so covered with minerals the you could not move it or adjust the spray.In the front bedroom closet wall the is a 4 inch square hole. In the middle bedroom there is a 4 inch square hole in the wall above the door. The coffee pot warming plate was covered with rust, as was the bottom of the pot. A new coffee maker was furnished by the rental office.The ceiling fans speed adjustment chains were not properly installed in any room.This is a very nice unit but it is in need of an upgrade to met rental standards.In the past we have very happy with the condos we have rented thru your office. We have stayed in the Sea Oats, Summerlin, and other unit in the Surf Dweller.
Edna B. from Arlington, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2014 Enjoyed my weeks stay with the family. Was not use to the heavy traffic during the peak season. Usually I stayed off season in Aug and Sept. 70l needs repair in middle bedroom . I like the new couches in the living room.
Denise A. from San Antonio, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2014 The condo was even better and more spacious than the photos can capture. Loved the time spent in Ft Walton Beach!
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2014 This is a great property. You won't want to leave. All the comforts of home and more. Spacious, great views, easy beach access. Even includes beach toys and a washer and dryer.
Kim M. from Conway, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 This condo was wonderful. Lots of room for three adult couples to move around. Balcony was perfect for enjoying early morning coffee and evening cocktails! Condo was convenient to shopping and restaurants. Thanks for the memories!
A guest from Meridianville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2014 We absolutely love Surf Dweller. This was our family's 10th year. The 7th floor view was beautiful and the ocean breeze on the enormous balcony was so relaxing. Loved having an ice maker! Unit does need some attention with moisture issues and unfinished repairs. I would suggest bringing unbreakable beverage containers to use on beach and by the pool since there are none available for guests in the unit.
John R. from Russellville, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in May, 2014 The unit was not as clean as has been in the past. Internet did not work at all for 2 days and even after repair man came it didn't work well. Would have liked to know up front that the chair set up was no longer included. Have come for years and always had set up included.
Jim & Sheila R. from Diamondale, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 28 days in January, 2014 We love our condo and consider it home for three months. The view from the many windows is inspiring, you can see way down the beach, take in the vast and beautiful ocean, and the splendor of the sky. It is a blessing to live here. Amanda is most helpful in any issue we might face.
Joe F. from Imperial, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2013 Unit was plenty big and roomy for my wife & I, my parents who have never been to this part of Florida before, they absolutey loved it. They want to come back every year, and our daughter & grandson & our son. We love Florida and would definitely come back and rent this condo again. In fact we are looking for a place like 701 to buy for a vacation/investment home and may be even a permanent home. Thanks for a wonderful vacation be back soon.
Property Manager Response: Response from Alicia J. Hollis, Realtor It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. This is a beautiful condo and huge to boot. Look forward to future visits from you.
Jennifer S. from Shanahon, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2013 We love coming and try to come at least every few years, wish we could come more! We love the same unit 701 and LOVE Surfdweller!!! GOOD TIMES, WELL EQUIPPED, CLEAN, & ALWAYS WHAT YOU EXPECT! Only thing is we had some light bulbs out and a few bugs but not a big deal.
Todd R. from West Wego, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in July, 2013 i have been coming to SUrf Dweller condos for the past 10 years and i love it. the only place that truely feels like home and we end=joy a peaceful-relaxing vacation every year.
Love the Complex. This room failed to meet our expectations.
A guest from Kenner, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2013 My family has stayed at Surf Dweller for 21 of the past 26 years. This is the first room that did not meet my expectations. The beach is beautiful, the grounds are well maintained. This room smelled like urine (maybe its the neighbors pets) and just didn't "feel" as clean as previous rooms we have stayed in.
Jim & Sheil R. from Diamondale, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 30 days in January, 2013 We love Okaloosa Island and affectionately entitle Surf Dweller 701....Corner Paradise. The view is breathtaking from every wi ndow of this u nit. It is homey, the kingsize master bed is So comfortable , The room darkening drapes in the dini g, living and bedroom are great , the electric fireplace is cozy and we especially appreciate Amanda at Hollis Realty. She is most professional , helpful and friendly.
Meinrade Hank S. from St Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 Everything about Unit 701 was perfect. However, it would have been nice to have one roll of paper towels, a kitchen sponge/dish detergent to help us until we made our trip to the store. I know that is nit-picking but that was the ONLY fault I could find! We loved our stay!
Robin B. from Kingwood, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 My parents, aunts, uncles, cousins stayed in a large vacation home in Pensacola for years. When it was destroyed by Hurricane Opal, my parents found Surf Dweller and we've stayed there ever since. Literally, every room in the condo is spacious, even the laundry room, and has either a view of the bay or the Gulf. To me, the view is most important and the balcony has more than enough room for a normal sized patio table and chairs. This is not typical for most condos these days.