Welcome to Unit 402 Surf Dweller!! This unit is your perfect getaway! It has been recently UPDATED 2016, with the promise of future updates. The entire unit has been repainted, all new bedding in both bedrooms and new window treatments. It has plenty of space for the entire family to relax and enjoy a fun-filled vacation at the beach. GULF FRONT MASTER BEDROOM with king bed is perfect for romance time. King mattress is memory foam-ultimate comfort! Wake up early at least one morning to take advantage of the amazing views FROM BED! You won't believe the phenomenal scenes you'll take in from unit 402. Two FULL beds in the guest bedroom assure the kids are comfortable.They will be so thankful when they get to sleep in something other than bunks!! Best of all, the mattresses are PILLOW-TOP. The matching furniture in this master has ample space for accommodating longer stays. With the square footage of the Surf Dweller units, the guest room easily fits the two full beds plus gives plenty of room to walk around and not be on top of each other. The fully furnished kitchen features beautiful rich black granite counter tops. It is also stocked with all cookware, dinner ware, utensils, pots/pans needed for basic cooking needs. Save some on the FOOD budget so you can SPLURGE on SPACE AND VIEWS! Additionally, there is a second refrigerator in the laundry area for those that have BULK food supplies. Don't worry, all of those snacks for the grand kids will easily fit in this condo. The massive private patio has two entryways with one being the private entry in the master bedroom. Balcony FURNITURE in this unit is awesome!!!!! Truly a perk to renting 402. Upscale, comfortable, clean, padded furniture sets make this balcony extra special. All the pleasures of a warm Gulf sunset can become a wonderful memory.
- BEACH FRONT MASTER BEDROOM - Walk-in Closet - Memory Foam King mattress in Master - Pillow-top guest room mattresses - ALL TILE FLOORING - Fully equipped kitchen - Full size washer and dryer in condo - KEY-LESS ENTRY - FREE BEACH SERVICE - FREE MOVIES - FREE GOLF - FREE DOLPHIN CRUISE - FREE SNORKELING - FREE WIFI - Free Parking - Tennis Court - Swimming pool - Kiddie swimming pool - Elevators - Direct beach access via boardwalk
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, 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, double, king, outdoor shower, shower, sleep sofa /futon, toilet, tub * ATTRACTIONS: bay/sound, churches, cinemas, coin laundry, festivals, library, marina, museums, playground, restaurants, theme parks, water parks, zoo * Business: High - Speed Internet, In-room wireless internet, Nearby ATM, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Golf Course, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Area Fitness Center, Craft Shopping, Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Shopping, Restaurants, local attractions * Culture: Ballet, Baseball Park, Basketball Stadium, Dance, Football Stadium, Military Base, Museums, Symphony Orchestra, Theatre, Gulfarium * ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player, Satellite / Cable, Television, Cable Television, DVD Movies, DVD Player, Game System, High Speed Internet, LCD HD TV, Movie Rental Available, Television, VCR * Family: Beach , Kids Games, Library, Miniature Golf, Movie Theatre, Playground, Theme Park, 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, Blender, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, second refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils * LEISURE_ACTIVITIES: antiquing, beachcombing, bird watching, outlet shopping, paddle boating, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking * LOCAL_SERVICES_AND_BUSINESSES: ATM/bank, Babysitter, fitness center, groceries, hospital, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services * LOCATION_TYPE: Beach View, Beachfront, Ocean View, Oceanfront, Water View, Waterfront * Living: Central Air, Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Extra clothing armoires, Vacuum Cleaner, Walk In Closet, 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, Deck, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Grill, Jet Ski Rental, Ocean Kayaking, Outdoor Shower, Patio, Shared Swimming Pool, Sight-Seeing, Snorkeling , Sound/Bay Fishing, Surf Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Walkway to Water, Wildlife Viewing, Wind Surfing * 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, surf fishing, surfing, swimming, tennis, water skiing, water tubing, 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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Fort Walton after Christmas stay
Sheena B. from Conyers, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2016 The view from the rental was amazing. There were no problems getting into the property and it was very clean and well supplied. The unit was a bit dated in furnishing compared to others that we have stayed in but the view was the main reason for the trip.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for taking out the time to review your stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful views of the Emerald Coast and we will be sure to pass along the information in regards to the furnishing to the owner ! We look forward to your next stay with us!
A guest from West Columbia, South Carolina recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2016 Great place. Very spacious!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
Cathie H. from Ponca City, OK recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in October, 2016 We had an awesome stay in Ft. Walton. The condo was fabulous. The location was perfect right on the beach. I can't wait until we can come back. I would recomment Surf Dweller 402 to everyone.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Surf Dweller condos are amazing-the SIZE of these units is beyond comparison-so much room for everyone! I agree with you, this is a FABULOUS condominium, the unobstructed views of the Gulf from these MASSIVE private balconies is just breathtaking. You can fit everyone comfortably on the same balcony to all enjoy the Florida sunset! Thank you for submitting some feedback for us, we appreciate your business with us. We hope you come see us again soon for more relaxation time.
A guest from Whitleyville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2016 We loved it. Everything went smoothly as always.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. It was a pleasure to see you back again for another vacation at Surf Dweller 402. It is great to hear that your vacation went so well and that you were able to get in some much needed R and R in the Florida sunshine. We hope to see you again next year!
A guest from Baton Rouge, Louisiana recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2016 Had a great time
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. "Relaxing" is just the word we love to hear from our guests, that is exactly what a beach vacation should be all about! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in this spacious unit, Surf Dweller 402. We hope that you will be able to come back and have more wonderful vacation experiences with us on the spectacular Emerald Coast.
A guest from Mendon, MA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2016 We has a fantastic time at the Surf Dweller. The unit we rented was very nice. Loved the size of the balcony and it was nice to have the chaise lounge on the balcony as well. Really enjoyed listening to the waves with the slider open in the evening. Wish they provided hair dryers, extra toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags. Also, it wasn't that busy on the beach and we were told there were no more chairs. We did not understand this as we were told that we got 2 chairs and an umbrella with our room. We went back later in the day and asked that a chair set up be done for us, and the attendant was reluctant to do so.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your review and your feedback. We are very sorry that your beach chairs were not set up correctly for you, we do wish that you had called us regarding that and we would have immediately called our beach service and resolved that issue. We always appreciate a phone call on any issue at all, we strive to always try to resolve it for you immediately. We do not provide hair dryers and we only provide a starter toilet paper roll for each bathroom and a few extra trash bags. We are so happy that overall you had a fabulous vacation with us. We certainly hope that you will be able to come back and stay with us again in the near future.
A guest from Corbin, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2016 We had an awesome time at Ft. Walton. The condo was amazing. It was clean, neat, had lots of room, and a very well-stocked kitchen. The balcony was beautiful and when we were not at the beach or pool, we were out there. The furniture on the balcony was very comfortable. It was great to have the beach chairs and umbrella included with our stay. We truly enjoyed everything.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are thrilled that we were able to offer you a five star experience and that you had such a wonderful time in this amazing condo at Surf Dweller 402. We agree that the large beach front balcony in this condo supplies our guests with a spectacular (and relaxing!) view of the Gulf of Mexico. We are so happy that you enjoyed the daily set up of the beach chairs so much. We hope that you will be able to come back and stay with us again soon on the sugar sands of Okaloosa Island.
Timothy A. from Otterbein, Indiana recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2016 Very nice condo with comfy furniture. Easy check in and out. Highly recommend.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for the recommendation, it is fantastic to receive such a positive review and it was a pleasure to assist in making your Gulf coast vacation an unforgettable experience! We hope you can come back and beach with us next summer at the Surf Dweller 402!
Reviewed by: Sean L. recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2016 The house was clean and the beds were very comfortable. I would definitely book this place again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. It sounds like you had the ideal vacation experience, thank you for taking the time to submit such a positive response. We hope to see you back in the future unwinding beach side!
A guest from Dayton, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in June, 2016 This unit was very clean and furnished nicely. Had a great time and would definitely try to get this unit again if available.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for visiting the Surf Dweller 402! We would love to see you back in this gorgeous beach front rental just give us a call to take advantage of your returning guest discount when you decide to re book!
Jennifer S. from verona, missouri recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2016 We had a wonderful time. The condo was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. I would definitely stay here again!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We hope you are able to return to this gorgeous gulf front dwelling again soon (don't forget to make use of that returning guest discount), thank you for visiting!
Denese B. from Ackerman, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2016 The condo was exactly as pictured. It was very clean and spacious.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for the complimentary review, we are so overjoyed that this condo was such an excellent fit for your vacation needs! We are very happy that Surf Dweller 402 was exactly as you expected it to be, we agree that it is a fantastic condo! The Brooks and Shorey Resorts team hopes to see you on magnificent Okaloosa Island again soon!
Angela M. from Stillwater, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2016 Beautiful space to relax in. Comfortable bed, comfortable balcony with a beautiful view. Would definitely stay here again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for the review. We are so glad that we were able to give you a five star vacation experience. We agree that this gorgeous, newly updated condo is a great choice and that the large beach front balcony gives you an amazing view. We look forward to you coming back to stay with us again!
Cheryl W. from Lexington, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2016 We really loved the condo, Surf Dweller 402. The only suggestion I would make is that there should be some blankets left. It got cool at night with the rain. The bathroom door in the hall stuck and when you opened it we thought someone had fallen.The only thing that would have made our vacation better was sunshine and not rain the three days we had there.I hope this unit will be available next time I decide to come to Fort Walton.Everyone at Brooks and Shorey were very helpful.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us in this review, we love to receive feedback from our guests! Anytime you stay with us and you need anything at all, such as the blankets, please just call us and we will immediately send more over to you. We agree that Surf Dweller 402 is a very lovely unit and we also hope that you are able to come back and stay with us in this unit. We wish the weather had cooperated a little better and had given you less rain and more sunshine, but we hope that it will be nice and sunny for you on your next visit! We look forward to seeing you again!
Larry Z. from Sharonville, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2016 The unit was very clean and comfortable. It has been a long time since we vacationed in Ft. Walton Beach and we have forgotten how beautiful it is on the beach. Traffic in the area for the weekend had a lot to be desired. everybody was so impatient. However the condo 402 at the Surf Dweller made up for all that. All-in-all it was a very good vacation.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for sharing with us your thoughts on this five star review! We are so glad that you were able to come back and experience beautiful Okaloosa Island again and really enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you are able to come and stay with us again!
A guest from Lenexa, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2016 The property had all the amenities that were stated. It was well maintained and centrally located to all activities. I will definitely be back.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
A guest from Lafayette, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2015 This property was in a great location for the beach. Our timing was great since the rush season had ended and we wanted uncrowded conditions. The accommodations needs some general maintenance but was clean and spacious.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for taking the time to answer our review, we are so glad that you had a good time on your vacation and hope to see you again soon.
Bonnie D. from Murphy, NC recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2015 Great place to stay. View of ocean and sunrise and sunset incredible. Walked along beach to pier to have breakfast every morning. Sandy white beaches and crystal clear water. Condo was very comfortable and loved the large balcony. Definitely going back to this condo again
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for this wonderful review, we love to hear that you had such a wonderful time, our clear beaches and sugar white sand are the best around. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip here.
alana m m. from knoxville, tennessee recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2015 We loved all the space with the great room and awesome view of the ocean. Location was superb for views and so quiet great fall break with family oh forgot the lovely beach. Lock on screen door would be a great upgrade.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for taking the time to answer our review, we enjoy hearing feedback from our guests and love to know that you had such an awesome time while staying with at the Surf Dweller, especially in unit 402, we do hope that you come and see us again soon.
A guest from Whitleyville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2015 The condo was great. The kitchen had everything you need to cook meals. Seen dolphins from the balcony every day. Loved the view. Very clean comfortable. Nice location. Far enough away from the crowds; but within minutes from stores, restaurants and shops. Loved it and will be back!!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for the AWESOME review, we are so glad that you had such a great stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Lori L. from Georgetown, Delaware recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2015 The condo was beautiful. Had a great experience, I would change the furniture on the patio, some seems a little big and maybe add a small table for 4 to have their meals on.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for taking the time to answer our review, we will pass along your suggestions regarding the patio furniture to the owner, we hope to see you again.
A guest from Shreveport, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2015 We had a great time. View was outstanding, comfort of the condo was good, and everything we needed was there for us. Excellent time. No troubles what so ever. And got there about 1 and was able to check in early.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are glad your vacation went smoothly, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
Jeffery H. from Bartlett, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2015 Excellent rental experience, quick and easy process, rental condo was just as described, fabulous location and fantastic vacation! We can't wait to go back!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Please give us a call to complete your next reservation, we will be happy to apply a return guest discount!
Amber B. from Sunset, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2015 We had a wonderful time staying in Surf Dweller! With 5 adults and 3 kids, we were very comfortable and had plenty of room! Would definitely recommend Brooks and Shorey to anyone looking for a great place to stay. We will surely be booking again!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are SO HAPPY to see that you had an awesome vacation and are already planning on coming back. Thank you for your nice comments and we look forward to seeing you again.
William F. from Joplin, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2015 We couldn't have asked for a better place to view and enjoy the beach. The view of the beach and the beach access were outstanding. An elevator ride to the first floor, out the back entrance and across the ramp and you are on the beach. We received complementary use of a beach umbrella and chairs with our room which made use of the beach even more convenient. When not at the beach we enjoyed the comfort of the unit. It is very livable, as the couches and chairs are comfortable and offer a great view of the TV or the beach. The kitchen is beautiful and functional. There are utensils and dishes to fix and serve any meal you might want to fix for at least 6-8 people. But if you plan to cook, bring your own cleaning supplies. There was no dish detergent of any kind of cleaner to use on the counter tops or stove. There were only two pods for the dishwasher. Bring extra bath towels and personal soap and shampoo. There were only two of us because our guests had to cancel at the last minute and had there been four or more people there we would have definitely been short of towels. Also there is a glass accent table against the wall between the two bed rooms that is easy to run into so watch out for it. I finally placed a magazine on the corner so we would see it and not run into it. The shower in the master bath is very nice and romantic. The drains on all the plumbing were very slow so be patient. None of these minor distractions interfered with our enjoyment. We had friends that stayed at other facilities that weren't nearly as nice and who paid just as much or more than we did so I would highly recommend staying here.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for taking time and submitting this great review! We really appreciate all of your comments, we hope they help other travelers. So good to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great time at the beach and in the condo. We sure hope to see you again very soon at the Surf Dweller!
Belinda P. from Harvest, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2015 Our vacation and stay at the Surf Dweller was wonderful. The process to stop and register upon our arrival was friendly and quick. The condo was exactly as the picture. It was clean, roomy, and comfortable. The A/C worked fantastic...stayed nice and cool. The refrigerator ice maker works great. The only complaint I had was that the sheets on all the beds felt like sand paper...they were very rough...but we made do. The shower head stream was a challenge for me and my daughter, we both have a lots of real curly hair, so getting the shampoo and conditioner out took a very long time in the shower. We could not get the head to adjust to a stronger stream. Again, we made do. I would recommend the condo, I would go back...the view from the balcony is breath taking.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your online review and all of your comments! We are glad you enjoyed your vacation at the Surf Dweller and liked the view and the condo. We will definitely notify housekeeping about the sheets and maybe take those ones out of rotation. Please know that you can call us anytime you find anything you don't like during your stay and we will try to remedy the situation immediately. In this case, we would have brought you some new are glad that despite the items you mentioned your vacation was great and hope to see you again at the Surf Dweller!
A guest from Huntsville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 Having stayed at Surf Dweller for many years, I can highly recommend this unit. It was beautifully, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Our family rented 4 units for a summer reunion, and we all agreed that our Surf Dweller units were perfect for the gathering. Of all that I saw, this one was my favorite!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for taking time to fill out the online review and all of your nice comments! We are very happy you enjoyed your family reunion and we hope to see you again very soon.
David W. from Alcoa, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in June, 2015 My family enjoyed are vacation at Surf Dweller(402) very much. The unit was extremely clean. The location was great. When we come back we will stay at a Brooks and Shorey rental unit.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and liked the condo. The Surf Dweller is GREAT! We hope to see you again very soon on the Okaloosa Island
A guest from Colquitt, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 The condo was very satisfactory. Plenty of room. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to stay even longer than 7 nights next year. Very quiet surroundings and good family atmosphere.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Please feel free to contact us to make your next reservation, we will be happy to apply a return guest discount!
Kathy H. from New Johnsonville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2015 The only thing wrong with the condo was that there were no hangers in closets. Other than that, condo very nice and roomy. However, there was MAJOR renovations going on at Surf Dweller and it was a huge problem. Brooks and Shorey should not have rented out any of these condos during this time. One day we had to walk through the weeds and sand on the side of the complex to get to the beach, as the walkway through the complex was being painted. The noise was extremely aggravating as well.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for taking the time to complete this review, we appreciate your feedback and understand your frustration regarding the construction works on site, we apologize for the inconvenience, in an attempt to get works finished at the Surf Dweller as quickly as possible the association have increased their workload and due to this their schedule has been very unpredictable with last minute changes, as a rental company it has been extremely hard to predict who will be impacted by these changes. We apologize that in this instance the changes that the association made affected your stay. We hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future!
A guest from Mobile, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2014 We have 5 ladies, ages 50 to 62, that come to Okaloosa Island every year. This is the 3rd year we have stayed in SD 402. Our main reasons for liking this condo are the large deck with plenty of chairs, comfortable beds, large kitchen and all of the comfortable seating in the living area. We have one lady that has very bad allergies and asthma and she needs to be able to stay cool. In the past we did not have any problems with the a/c, but this year we could not get it any cooler than 72 degrees. Luckily the weather this year was not oppressively hot so she managed ok. Also, the only way to get the toilet in the hall bathroom to flush was to hold the handle down for a long time, and it took awhile to fill back up. This was inconvenient for 5 ladies. We did find notebook paper sticking out from under the couch and children's toys under the chairs and in the corner. Making us think the floors had not been properly cleaned. Overall this is a nice condo and we would return if we could be sure the a/c would keep it cool.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for completing our online questionnaire, we apologize for the issues you had during your stay and will escalate to our maintenance department to have them check out the toilet. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
Debbie H. from Holly Pond, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 We really enjoyed our stay at Surf Dweller. We'll definitely stay again and hopefully in $402. Only one issue with there not being a plug in the bathtub for my grandson to take a bath. I managed to plug the drain with a washcloth so no big deal.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your excellent review! We are very sorry about the missing bath plug! We will have that replaced right away. Glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!
Michael M. from Cincinnati, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 We spent three nights at Surf Dweller in SD402. From the reception at the rental office to the last minute we spent there, it was a wonderful experience. Don't let the exterior of the building fool you. It is certainly one of the plainest on the strip. But inside, it looks exactly like the property photos show it. Two full refridgerators, a complete kitchen with plenty of plates and silverware. Just bring your own sugar. Huge bedrooms, TVs everywhere. I could go on about this place, but suffice it to say, I would certainly return.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your excellent review and all your nice comments! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and had a great time at the Surf Dweller. We hope to see you again soon at the Surf Dweller!
Kristy B. from Hudson, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2014 The condo was great! It was big enough for a family of 5, it was clean and comfortable, and it was easy access to the beach. Brooks and Shorey were easy to deal with and very accomodating.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your excellent review and your nice comments. We hope to see you again very soon!
A guest from Baton Rouge, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 The condo was nice and clean. We were satisfied with the clean tile floor. Since we have a small baby, we appreciated this alot. House keeping did a good job and I hope they will continue to do so because having a nice clean floor will make us as guests very happy. The sink in the master bathroom didn't drain well but we managed without too much problem. The cloth dryer produced very weak heat and it must be rusty because it put some brown marks on our clothes. Other than that, everything was good. We had a wonderful time. We will stay here again next year.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We will definitely get the dryer and sink looked at. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We look forward to seeing you again soon!l
A guest from Magnolia, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 The condo was nice it needs some updating,the plugs need to be replaced,and there are way to many unsecured glass tables to have with small children. Other than that it is a great location and the property management company was awesome.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your review and your nice comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for letting us know about the plugs. We will definitely check on that! We hope to see you again in Fort Walton Beach, FL!
Deb N. from Greenbush, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in March, 2014 Had a fantastic time. The unit set up was great. Very family friendly. Will definitely rent again!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your excellent review! We are very happy you had a fantastic time and hope to see you and your family in Fort Walton Beach again! Don't forget to ask about our return customer discount.
Sharon R. from Pensacola, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2013 I stayed for seven days and nights. The unit was comfortable and had the softest bed I have ever slept in. I wish this unit were available in early February because I would come back for another 7-day stay. So very relaxing. The weather could not have been more pleasant. I am going to be checking out your other rental units to see if there is one nearby the SurfDweller available. I have been staying at the Surf Dweller for the past 15 years and this is the nicest unit I have stayed in. Love it Love it
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please feel free to call and we would happily apply a returners descount for you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Melissa C. from Cantoment, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in October, 2013 We enjoyed our stay at Surf Dweller. The location was wonderful and the large balcony was perfect for everyone to eat breakfast together while watching the porpoises play. My husband was able to fish and the gulf was perfect to swim in that week. Overall, a nice, relaxing vacation. We have already recommended it to several friends.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you so much for the great review! We are SO glad you enjoyed your stay and that you are recommending us! We do hope to see you again. Call us for your next vacation we offer a 10% return guest discount. Once again thank you!
A guest from Lawrenceburg, KY does not recommend this property. Stayed for 6 days in September, 2013 We have stayed in quite a few properties at Surf Dweller for over 20 years and this was our least favorite. The glass top tables in this unit are treacherous. I would never stay there with a toddler. The master bathroom has holes in the wall where the towel bar was moved and the holes never repaired. My husband had to rehang the shower doors before we could take a shower because they were totally off track. He said they were never completely installed. The bathroom rugs were dirty. I don't like using a rug to step out of the shower that has been used by many previous guests. The floor in the master bedroom appeared to be swept but not mopped. The light over the table was so dirty that I couldn't see the light bulbs, so I had to clean it because it bothered me. The worst part of our stay was that there is construction going on behind and at the end of the unit and we had to listen to backup alarms and other construction noise from daylight to dark, even out on the beach. The property managers really should inform guests that construction is taking place so close by. Certainly wasn't the peaceful vacation that we expected. I don't think that I will ever use this property again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. We sincerely apologize that your stay was not up to ours our your standard, please let us know during your stay of any cleaning issues and we can send someone straight over to take care of all issues. As for the construction, unfortunately we are not always aware of work that is being done on adjacent buildings, we hope in the future if she stay with us again that we will have the information available to you.
Cheri E. from Natchitoches, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2013 My husband and I and our 3 children really enjoyed our stay. The condo was very nice, just like the pictures, and the staff at the rental office was great!
Property Manager Response: Response from Brooks and Shorey Resorts, Inc. Thank you for your kind words, we are happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Surf Dweller. Please remember to call and make your next We will be happy to apply a returners discount!
David J. from Kingsport, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 Very happy with size of room and cleanliness.The only thing I would change is the glass end tables in living room as the corners are very sharp, if you have small children in your group.Overall a great room and vacation!
A guest from shawnee, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2013 Everything great inside condo except could use a new king bed. Bed not sturdy so it shakes whenever someone moves. Double beds in other room was great for 2 boys. Loved having 2 fridges. Big long balcony was great! Keyless entry sure would be handy rather than carrying loose keys around.
A guest from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2013 This place is located in perfect location, next to the crystal white beach with beautiful ocean view. It is not crowded and very quite to relax on the beach. The condo is big, nicely lay-out, and fully furnished with everything from beach chairs,ice cooler,china wares,outdoor furnitures.... The beach chair and umbrella were set up and reserved for us daily. The downside was that the cleaning service didn't do a good job of cleaning the condo before we moved in. We had to wear sandals inside the condo because walking on bear feet made our feet to turn black and sticky. The blankets smelled terrible and we had to wash them before use. Additionally, we recommend to replace the sofa because it starts to wear out.Brooks and Shorey Resorts is an excellent place to do business. They are very professional and informative. Our check-in/out went smoothly,and they allowed us to check in at 12:00.
A guest from SOUTH ORANGE, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2013 We had a lovely time at the Surf Dweller. Very pleased with the condo, it was nicely appointed and very spacious. Conveniently located, and with a pool and tennis court, which was just what we were looking for, apart from its beachfront location. The weather mid-April was a little too cool for us to use the pool in the end, but we enjoyed the beach. Check-in/out were simple and the little extra perks from B & S were nice - the beach chairs and the movie rentals. Looking forward to visiting again.
A guest from Traverse City, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 28 days in February, 2013 Excellent vacation and property. Everything was very nice. Easy check in and friendly staff. The living room couch and extra large chair is getting old and not the most comfortable but other than that everything was very nice. We would definitely stay in this condo again if available.
A guest from Kelso, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in October, 2012 Condo was large and conveniently located to restaurants. This was our first time staying in Ft. Walton and we'll be back.
A guest from Mobile, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2012 We are 5 ladies that stay in the area each year for a 4 day ladies get-away. This was by far the best room we have stayed in. It was very clean and we especially enjoyed the comfortable furniture. Every morning we ate breakfast on the balcany and watched dolphins playing just off shore, priceless.
A guest from Maurice, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in August, 2012 The floors in the condo weren't really clean. There was a bit of dust and lots of hair on the floors. When one of the chairs in the living room was moved a little there was lots of dust and even food underneath. The only other problem was that the pool was in the parking lot and not on the beach.
john a. from alabaster, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2012 I don't want any problems when I rent, I feel I paid for the site to be operational, If not let me know up front. This is a large unit. problem with drapes was to me a frustrating issue, and outside light at night coming into in extra bedroom,no curtains only blinds. some of the towels needed washing before use,(dirt stains) brooks and storey GM was help but maint dept not to good, the unit has agreat location and is decorated very well, you have to wake up with the day light, the window shades can't keep the light out. but I would recommend it.
Stuart C. from Thibodaux, Louisiana does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 1. Only an hour to check is not enough time. Check in is no earlier than 4pm (that's what the paperwork said) and the office closes at 5pm.2. Room was not ready at 4pm as promised, not ready at 5pm, wasn't ready until 6:20pm. After driving all day, my family and I had to find something to do until the cleaning service could clean the room.3. I reported the following things that were broken once we entered the condo with the expectation that it would be fixed ASAP: the lock on the dishwasher was broken and would not lock. There were instructions in the condo to "jiggle" the washer door until it closed but it would not lock. Therefore we had to deal with water leaking on the floor each time we ran the dishwasher. A broken dinner table chair, floor door seal on master bedroom unglued from the floor, and the curtain slide rod in the master bedroom was broken. Therefore we had sunlight coming in each morning when the sun rose.
Ginger L. from Lake Charles, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2012 We had a wonderful time at the condo!! We had excursions lined up for the week but couldn't find ourself wanting to leave the beach. John our beach host was awesome. I would recommend SD 402 to anyone. If you cant unwind and relax here then its your own fault!
A guest from Lafayette, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2012 The surf dweller is a place that my family has stayed at for several years now. Each year, we are excited to head to the beach. The Surf Dweller 402 is a wonderful unit. Plenty of room and an AMAZING view of the Gulf. This year was a little disappointing, due to the fact that the unit was not clean when we arrived. Being that we pay a cleaning fee for the condo to be cleaned when we leave, I would expect to arrive to find it clean. Very disappointed. There was very little toilet paper on the roll, and not one extra roll in the entire place... imagine the mad dash we made to the grocery store to get more! I told the lady at the Brooks and Shorey office about this when I checked out. She seemed to listen to what I was saying, but maybe not care so much. We will absolutely stay there again, but next time I will inspect the entire condo before we unpack. If it's not clean next time, I will head back to the office and see what they can do.
A guest from Athens, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2012 We enjoyed our stay very much. We took my husbands parents for a much needed vacation. They had not stayed at the beach in many years. We were all very impressed w/ our accommodations. we had a great time. Look forward to renting this unit again!!
Jerrie M. from Knoxville, TN does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2012 We enjoyed the vacation location. Second time to the area. We checked in after hours and was very disappointed in the rental. The photos on the web are very deceiving and need to be replaced. We had to sweep/vacuum due to hair in the floor, sliding glass door was open and would not lock properly and there were not any paper towels or dish detergent, broken tiles in some rooms, cover plates were off some outlets, lamps unplugged, kitchen cabinets were worn out and there was a hodge podge of pans and utensils. Broken tiles in front of building and in elevators. This place really needs some work and I would not recommend as a place to stay.
Jerry M. from Macomb, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in March, 2012 we loved this condo, so spacious and such a beautiful view. Hope to return year after year. Always a pleasure dealing with Eva at Brooks and Shorey.
Jeffrey R. from Maumelle, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in September, 2011 I used Brooks, Shorey 3 times I think, 2 years consequtively. Surfdweller is my favorite complex and we will always stay there.
Stella P. from Maryville, Tn. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in September, 2011 Everything was as it was described.We had a wonderful time.I would definetly rent the Surf Dweller 402 again.
Larry M. from Batton Rouge, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2011 Upon arrival the condo was clean and inviting. It had EVERYTHING we needed for our stay and had a view to kill for. The location on the beachfront was excellent as well as the proximity to Restaurants and stores.
Rebecca R. from Flint, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2011 We absolutely loved the property, the only thing I would recommend was considering providing some basic items such as trash bags, paper towels, and dish soap would have been nice to get things started. But the place was amazing and our family truly loved it!!
Kim A. from Madison, MS recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2011 Condo is very spacious and has that "homey" feel. Nice ceramic tile floors and beautiful kitchen. Spacious shower in mstr bedroom. There's always elbow room on the beach, along with chairs and an umbrella! Crab Island is a "must" if you are in the area!
A guest from Nashville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2011 The condo was very clean and well-stocked. The pool was very dirty and we could not swim in it. I did report this to Brooks & Shorey. Overall, we love the Surf Dweller. Do you have any newly refurnished condos? If so, we would like to know about them for next summer. This is about the 10th time we have stayed there.
A guest from Wallins, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011 I stayed in Surf Dweller 402. The unit was very nice and had a beautiful view. The owners had available everything we needed for our stay. The only thing I would of had different if it were mine would be change the type of lock on main door to a push number lock so it could be changed after guest leave for added safety. Overall this was a great experience, and if I come to this area again I will try to stay in same unit with same rental company. Any questions you can email me .
A guest from Tallahassee, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011 I love the Surf Dweller and have stayed there several times, however I will not stay in 402 again. The bathrooms were locked upon arrival - weird! It didn't appear as clean as other rooms I've stayed in at this building.
A guest from Denton, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2011 I stayed at this condo for 6 very relaxing days! The condo was exactly what I expected and very clean. The weather was perfect! My only complaint was one of the employees tried to enter our condo saying he was "checking the keys". He did not identify himself right away like I would expect... when I called the management company I was told that the condo next to ours was having trouble with their door locks and had requested assistance. Apparently the employee was confused about the condo number. Not a big problem but I do not appreciate employees entering the condo without my permission.
A guest from Iowa Falls, IA recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in March, 2011 Do not publish my reveiw with name or town attached....I loved Okaloosa Island and was generally very satisfied with everything except the dishwasher not being fixed and the DVD player not working for the children...but being in that nice condo with the view was all I had hoped for in this first rental situation and I thank you very much...I do hope to return.....
Kenneth R. from Crestwood, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2011 We enjoyed our stay at the Surf Deweller. Our condo was clean, was decorated beautifully, with a well equiped kitchen, was kid friendly and had a spectular veiw of the gulf. The property staff was professional and friendly. Grocery stores and other shopping stores along with local attractions are close to the condo. We would definitfully would visiton this location again and recommend it to others.
Laura F. from Hardinsburg, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2010 We loved this condo!!! It is a great location.....far enough away to be quiet and close enough to be rowdy if you want. The pool is small but clean..we go for the ocean so it is not a concern. The balconies are the biggest and best on the beach!! We will be back!
Robert G. from Mobile, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in May, 2010 My husband and I are still talking about the wonderful time we had at The Resort. Everything and I mean everything was provided for us. We didn't have to buy anything for entertainment everything was provided for the kids inside and outside pleasure. Thanks for having the resort set up the way you did. It was nice, clean ,quiet and very relaxing. We're hoping to go back soon with more family.Thanks for a job well done.
A guest from Knoxville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2010 This was the nicest condo I have stayed in at the beach. There was so much room and it was so tastefully furnished. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need (with some to spare) My only negative comment would be that the pool is not on the beach side of the building, but everything else was great.
Kimberly B. from Montgomery, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in April, 2010 The unit hadn't been cleaned when we got there, but we were offered the opportunity to move or have someone come and clean it. They came that afternoon and brought towels and sheets and cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms. We were very satisfied with the unit and the view was spectacular. The unit was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We can't wait to rent the unit again!
Janel S. from Affton, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2009 We were amazed at how spacey the condo was and the balcony view was breathtaking! It was the perfect vacation and the best place to stay. We'll be staying there again.
Susan C. from Huntsville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2009 The unit was beautifully decorated and comfortable -- kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Delightful vacation!!
A guest from Moundville, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2009 There was a little mmore plastic (on furniture) that I did not care for. However, I do understand the owner's need to use it. The kitchen was very well stocked with all items we needed. The only thing we missed was a CLOCK. The only clock in the condo is on the stove and microwave. No clock centrally located.
fern M. from Pendergrass, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2009 We had a few minor issues with 1 toilet & outlets in the master. Maintenance was sent immediatly, but the problems were not resolved. These issues did not alter our feeling that we would be back. The place was great, beach great, pool should have been cleaner, but still ok.
jason w. from newburgh, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2009 We loved the whole experience of using Brroks and Shorey resorts. The condo was awesome. Very clean and the view was wonderful.The beach was beautiful and the location was perfect.
Connie C. from Smyrna, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2009 The over all stay was great. It is a bit of an inconveience to have to go to a different location to get the key and return it. It also is inconveinent to have to go to a rental place for the movies and only able to rent one at time. We normally stay with ResortQuest. Much more conveient set up. We will probably go back to them for next years stay.
Great Room in Great Shape.. We will ask for this one again.
A guest from Tuscumbia, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2009 Surf Dweller 402 was wonderful. All the livingrooom and diningroom furniture was clean. No spots on the sofa or chair. The comforters were all clean and in new like condition. All the appliances worked perfectly. We loved the fact that this unit had 2 recliners and a flat screen tv in the living room, that made it seem like home. The kitchen had everything you need to cook for your family, and not cheep pots and pans that you spend your vacation trying to scrub clean, this unit had the good stuff like you would have at home. We have stayed in tons of these vacation rentals and this one gets the top spot award from us. Now for surf dweller, this place was kept clean, had a bathroom as you come off the beach which was great.
Joseph J. from Canton, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2009 We very much enjoyed our stay at the Surf Dweller. Great location, clean complex with great access to beach..also, appreciated attention given while on beach to make sure everything was okay...Look forward to returning.