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6th November, 2018
Top Notch Digs, Stellar Location, Perfect Service!
Despite the recent hurricane, PCB continues to shine as an example of community and service coming first, and this most recent trip to Sheila's studio proved it.
Since I was here for DR operations, I wanted a small place to stay close to my work site in order to reduce travel time, and the positioning was great, reducing what was a 4 hour round trip down to an hour. The cost was very reasonable, especially with hotel saturation being maxed out across the region. Despite construction in the area, travel was easy to accomplish, and the services available at the resort were perfect, with on-site security, plenty of ways to walk to nearby locations, and plenty of amenities both in and out of the unit.
Inside the unit was seriously amazing. A simple king bed and love seat turned into my office, the bar was my lab, and the kitchen was my supply bench. Thanks to the generously stocked layout, I was able to recharge my numerous devices, perform remote work via the in-unit wifi, and rebuild my kit for the next day like a pro. Then, when all of that was done, the kitchen had everything I needed to cook, snack, craft my drinks, and truly relax, enjoying the pool or beach, or even just the balconies soundscape, mixed with the Buetooth audio system and adjustable lighting (both warm and cool bulbs available across different lamp sets). The bathroom and supply closet allowed me to clean up with ease and adapt to various conditions, and take advantage of the beach when I had a moment.
And then there's Sheila herself. Her adaptability to my odd timing and requirements was highly commendable and if I ever had a question, she was just a text message away. That said, 95% of what I needed was right there in the binder! Her research contained in that book was answering questions before I even thought to ask them and providing excellent insight for food, drink, and vibe of various locations more easily than even Google could, which lead to some amazing evenings that flowed together like an eternal dance. Her care and understanding allowed me to go above and beyond even my own standards of work, especially thanks to her wonderful gift left in the fridge for me.
TL;DR: This place rocks. The moment I have a chance to come back for a proper surfing vacations with friends and family, it will happen, but for a perfect 2 person setup that really shines that beach bum, Neptunian, or Parrothead vibe with high-class features and a perfect layout, Sheila delivers in style~
9th October, 2018
Highly Recommended! Best in Class!
We were absolutely thrilled with our stay in this condo. Sheila went far above and beyond to ensure every detail was perfect. The bed was so comfy and the view was just amazing! We could have just laid in the bed and looked at the view all day!
The condo was beautifully decorated and well equipped with every possible amenity and had so many personal touches. She has really thought of everything and then some! It's all the little things that added up. Everything we needed and would never expect to be provided in a rental was there - from aspirin to condiments to laundry soap to games - it was there.
Sheila was wonderful to work with and went out of her way for us to get into the condo early and to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. We loved all the personal touches - wine, water, snacks and a personal note were very nice surprises coming into the condo!
We really could not have been happier with the stay, we only wish we could have stayed longer. This was the best VRBO experience we have ever had. We really can not think of a thing we would change. Highly recommend!
12th September, 2018
From the moment we stepped into our rental until the moment we left it exceeded our expectations!!!!
Our rental was just amazing!! Our hostess, Sheila thinks of every single thing needed for the stay, things I wouldn’t have thought of, flashlights for the bunk beds even!! The incredible view from the balcony made it hard to want to leave the condo! The most comfortable bed ever! Made us realize what we’ve been missing at home!!! The color, decor, all in sync with the ocean right outside the sliding door!! I could go on and on... Sheila is an amazing hostess and you won’t regret staying here one second! We will definitely be back :)
6th September, 2018
Amazing condo on beach
I came to stay here for a family wedding and the condo was everything and more that I wanted!!! The attention to details was nice and made us feel welcomed. The condo is well taken care of. I highly recommend this place!
9th August, 2018
Look no further! This is the perfect spot.
Once you arrive, Sheila's directions for parking and luggage are on point. Luggage carts make it super easy and the fact that the walk over to the tower is air conditioned was greatly appreciated. Not having to carry and wrestle with house keys every time—awesome. Love the combo locks.
When we first walked in, it smelled so nice. I saw and admired the pretty chandelier and thought "No fan, oh well" ...BUT THERE IS. There is a ceiling fan hidden within the chandelier and it was so cool. The decor is bright and cheery and it definitely has the beach vacay vibe. And the bed? Like sleeping on a cloud! The shower? Great water pressure! The kitchen? Amazing and well stocked with everything! There's a water filter machine (yay, no carrying gallons of water from the car!!!) and an icemaker (yay, no carrying huge bags of ice from the car!!!!) The towels and linens smelled so good! The washer dryer actually came in handy for a quick load. When we were all tuckered out, we enjoyed Netflix movies and the super sound system!
Getting up and down from condo to beach was so easy. The chair and umbrella rental was so appreciated because we didn't have to stress each morning about getting a spot on the beach. It was saved for us every day! Obviously it was also nice not to have to carry a bunch of crap down each time.
The notebook with restaurant and activity recommendations was appreciated! We LOVED the Saltwater Grill. We visited Pier Park and enjoyed a sunset from that pier. We rode jet skis and go karts. We tried the banana boats. It's all right there, conveniently located right by your condo!
Sheila has gone above and beyond to make this a great place to stay and we definitely will be staying again! :)
Loved the condo. We will defiantly be back.
2nd July, 2018
It was amazing!!
This condo exceeded our expectations. My husband and I stayed here with our 2 young children and it was a great experience. The condo was clean, cute, and very cozy. The bed felt like heaven! Shelia was so easy to communicate with and made sure we had everything that we needed. The view was absolutely breathtaking. I have tons of fabulous pics from that balcony. Thanks again Sheila for your hospitality. We will be back!
15th June, 2018
This is really a great condo! The view, decor and the amount of everyday living items that Sheila has set up in this condo really make it as great as it is. The book of recommendations she has for food and things to do is also a great way to start off the trip to give you a general idea of where things are and areas you like to be in. While we stayed here we also did a fan boat alligator spotting/sunset ride, that was the absolute greatest thing we did while we were here, if you like adventure we highly recommend it! There is a small place called Local Shrimp House and Fresh Market, it is just east of the condo off Front Beach Rd and it definitely had the BEST seafood around, extremely reasonable too!!! Great beach, comfortable bed, clean condo and again the view is simply amazing! Thank you for the wonderful stay!
4th June, 2018
It's all in the details!
I cannot say enough great things about this condo and Sheila as a host. First off, the place is immaculate, looks exactly like the pictures, and the view is spectacular. The bed is one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in too! As far as hosts go, Sheila was simply the best. We were nervous about coming down because of the impending tropical storm over Memorial Day Weekend, but she was reassuring and even provided us with a good local weatherman to follow. (We've come to the realization that The Weather Channel is not always to be trusted - as they tend to dramatize these storms) Despite the bad weather, we had an awesome trip, and the days it was raining we did not mind staying in because our place was so beautiful and had everything we needed - including everything in the kitchen to cook a gourmet dinner one night! The resort was nice and had a few different pools and Sheila also provided us with rental chairs on the beach for the sunny days! We will definitely be returning to stay here again in the future!
Amazing view, impeccably clean, and beautiful inside and out!
We stayed the week before Memorial Day, May 20-27, 2018, mostly because it was my birthday that Wednesday. We walked it after driving from Ohio and we were greeted with a lovely note and snacks with all the info we would need for our stay. Sheila made it very easy to just come in and start our vacation. no muss no fuss. Everything was sooooo beautifully decorated and made us feel really relaxed and right at home. The resort was fantastic also, everyone was very pleasant and helpful for the whole week we were there. And let me tell you the added bonus of the beach chairs really was a life saver. All we needed were our towels and cooler and the day was all set. Thank you Sheila for making my birthday, our vacation, and Rob's first trip to the Gulf spectacular!!! We will be back for sure!!!
19th April, 2018
We had a wonderful time staying in this condo. It was the perfect size for our little family. The views were amazing. Sheila was so helpful. There were games and movies for us to watch, great beach chairs to enjoy, and a kitchen full of everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again.
19th April, 2018
Had the best time ever
We loved the condo and had a fabulous trip. I would highly recommend for anyone visiting the area.
Sheila’s condo and the view were wonderful! She will help make your stay great and she gives a variety of yummy restaurant recommendations. I can’t wait to return soon!
Norwood Young America, Minnesota, USA
10th April, 2018
Emerald Waters Escape was wonderful. The studio was perfect!
The studio had everything we could possibly need. It was very clean and beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony was spectacular! We loved it!
18th March, 2018
Condo is exactly as pictured, well maintained, well stocked, owner was beyond helpful, will 100% book this again!