Made the best of it.
Reviewed on Thursday, August 18, 2016
will list a couple of items that I think would have made a more pleasant arrival.
1. Finding the lockbox where to pick up the keys was crazy. Me, Myself and other families were wondering where was the Lockbox. After a long ride for us (12hrs.) we were ready to get to our room and relax.
2. when we finally arrived the room was misty and hot. It would have been nice to enter into a nice cool room.
Was somewhat disappointed on some items not working. Master bedroom light was not functioning, TV was not working and the mini blinds were not closed properly and since we were on the poolside area we had to cover up the window with some covering. The towel rack was broken where they hung the towels in the bathroom. There were some nats in the bathroom and the kitchen/hall area, found out it seemed there was humidity (once we started the air going the next day was somewhat better regarding nats).
3. Loved the 30 steps to the beach! that was the peak for me.
we go about every year to Destin and the last time we stayed at the Dunes II the room was fabulous just like the picture.
Really felt like a place away from home. The owners sure had everything up to par.
I would have to say that the people who own this unit might want to invest in fixing it up a little more.
We enjoyed the best of it and enjoyed our time. We made reservations for my son's proposal to his girlfriend at The Black Pearl and that was wonderful! They made it a very memorable dinner.
Anyway this was my first time with your property maybe next time it will go a better.
May 2016 Stay
Reviewed on Saturday, June 4, 2016
We stayed at Poolside Villas #101. There were 5 of us and the room was great, first floor and what a nice view.
May 2016 Stay
Reviewed on Friday, June 3, 2016
Our family had a wonderful Destin vacation thanks in part to Holiday Isle and Poolside Villa 106. The condo was perfect!! More than we even hoped for. Beautifully decorated, wonderful location and very clean and accomodating. Our children loved the easy pool access. We were so impressed with the hospitality of the Holiday Isle staff. Upon arrival we had a minor issue with the television and within an hour of reporting it the owner of the condo was at our door and quickly remedied the problem. We cannot wait to visit Poolside Villa 106 amd Destin Florida again!!
Poolside Villas-Great Condo, Disappointing Beach
Reviewed on Monday, July 21, 2014
We loved the Poolside Villas condo. Rooms were clean and there was no outside noise. I've stayed at Poolside Villas many years ago and the CONDO was just as I remembered. The only problem we had was the beach. The beach/ocean in front of Poolside Villas is in my opinion the most beautiful beach in Destin. However, this time the beach was taken over by people who were brought in by boat from some other hotel..Emerald Grande I believe. We were told to move several times because the ocean front was for those guest only. I can't understand how some other hotel gets all the rights to the beach in front of MY condo. We ask if we could rent chairs from them and each day we were quoted a different cost. First day $30 for 4 chairs 1 umbrella (you have to take 4). Second day it was $5/per chair and $10 umbrella (you pick how many chairs you want). Third day it was $50!!! And they were constantly asking for TIPS... "IF you tip me you can get an umbrella on the front row". These guys were SHADY to say the least! And the other end of the beach was bombarded with 6-8 huge boats a day of snorkelers. It was still the same beautiful beach, but definitely NOT the quite unoccupied place I remember. They hauled boat load after boat load of people in there all day long. We made the best of it, but were very disappointed. Can't say I'd return here unless the beach situation changes.