|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Description from the manager
Get a close-up view of the beach in this 1BR/2BA second-story center unit! Just added a 42" flat screen TV for the living room.
Accomodations include a king bed in the bedroom and a sleeper sofa, offering space for up to four guests total. Other features include a full-size washer and dryer in the utility closet, a full kitchen, mirror and counter area in the hallway, and a private balcony.
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...Read more
GS 202: Great 2nd story unit with beach view!Free Beach service, FREE SNORKEL
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$104 - $226||$104 - $226||$658 - $1,421||$0||3 nights|
|May. 24 2013 - Jun. 21 2013||$209||$209||$1,316||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 22 2013 - Jul. 31 2013||$226||$226||$1,421||-||3 nights|
|Aug. 1 2013 - Aug. 18 2013||$209||$209||$1,316||-||3 nights|
|Aug. 19 2013 - Sep. 6 2013||$139||$139||$875||-||3 nights|
|Sep. 7 2013 - Oct. 31 2013||$119||$119||$749||-||3 nights|
|Nov. 1 2013 - Feb. 28 2014||$104||$104||$658||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
Additional notes from owner
The minimum stays for certain dates may be longer than advertised.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Clinton, TN, United States
Would go again.
Springdale, Ar, United States
Comfortable relaxing with a great view. Kitchen was well supplied. Furniture was very worn.
Irvine, Ky, United States
We had a great time!
Dawsonville, GA, United States
The furniture needs to be updated
The bathroom smelled of smoke upon arrival
Birmingham, AL, United States
Great stay at this unit for myself, husband, 2 year old and 4 year old. Will definitely be back!
Huntsville, alabama, United States
overall it was ok my kids liked the pool on the roof it was different there was no wi-fi or internet connection and for my job i have to have it. even on vacation ! there were not alot of things to cook with in the kitchen and it needed a little upgrade so with that being said i would not stay at this location again
Marietta, GA, United States
Amazing view and pool but outdated furnitures and no internet co
The wireless connection was very poor and cutting off for hour at a time until we call the proprety management and realize that there was no modem in the appartment. We could not even plug our computer to a cable,it was very upsetting as one of us was working for 3 days out of 4.
The proprety management allowed us to use an other appartment for a very important video conference but the internet pb was never solved.
When we dropped the key at the reception office, the staff was not understanding at all and even had an attidude saying that the wireless was not advertised and that we could use the cable (which none was in the unit!)
Overall the proprety is well located, the view and the pool (roof top really makes a difference) were amazing. The furnitures could be in better shape.
Newhope, Arkansas, United States
Great location, kids loved the rooftop pool. Condo needs new patio and living room furniture. Also needed deep cleaned cabinets were dirty! Overall good but could use some work!
magnolia, tx, United States
Loved Our Stay!
We were very pleased with our memorial day weekend stay at your property. The view was gorgeous the condo was very well furnished and clean, We especially enjoyed the roof top pool that we enjoyed to ourselves most evenings. meet 2 very pleasant couples who live there permanently, we diffintley plan to come back!
Bethlehem, GA, United States
Overall it was great
We had a great time! Location was perfect. Loved the rooftop pool. The view was incredible. The only downside I would say was the cleanliness. It was not all that great. Just bring some clorox wipes & a swifter floor cleaner, & it will be fine. After all, it is a rental! I will definitely stay here again.
texarkana, ar, United States
My Fort Walton Beach Vacation
Have used Brooks and Shorey many times, and will contiune to do so. Had a great time.
Bremen, KY, United States
Gulf Side 202
We had a great time. The property was awesome. We were right on the beach. My kids loved the pool on the roof! They thought that was the best thing about the trip. We would definetly stay here again. Thanks so much!!
we loved where the property was located but the furnishings needs some attention. sofa and chairs were worn and drapes need replacing. it was clean but plumbing need to be replaced. overall we have enjoyed other places in same area much more.
Disappointed in condo condition.
On arrival the bed linens appeared to be dirty and the floors were covered in sand. Had to the wash linens prior to sleeping in bed. Swept floors and then sat down on living room couch and found it to be covered in sand. End tables and dining tables were
covered in crumbs and had drink rings on them. Overall I found the general conditions of the furnishings to be worn. No drapes on patio windows made conditions less private. Only shears covered the windows. Very disappointed in what I received for the cost,
especially when it was advertised on your web sight that cleanliness was very important to you. I think Brooks, Shorey wasted their money if they paid a service to clean this unit. I assure you the unit was cleaner when we left it than when we arrived.
GREAT CONDO FOR SMALL FAMILY
Just wish we hadn't scheduled our vacation at Labor Day as TS Lee hit!
The condo needs some...
The condo needs some more supplies in the kitchen. WE've stayed at a lot of condos and this one had the least amount of cooking pans, skillets, ets.
The receptionist on the phone was extremely nice and helpful. When we went to the management office to check in, the person we dealt with was especially rude. When we went back to get our key, I sent my husband in and he also said that she was rude. It was a holiday and she seemed very unhappy to be working.
Overall - we loved the location and view.
Jamie S.'s review of Great 2nd story unit with close up beach vi
This is our 2nd stay at Gulfside. We chose this condo because of the pool on the roof which is wonderful!!! Kept very clean and never too crowded.
The room looked like there were things that were getting worked on last year that never got finished...like painting and lights not finished in the unit hallway above the desk area. There is not a lot of selection for dishes and pots and pans. The roll away bed is broken and needs replaced. I also had to clean the toilet because there was urine going down the front of it that was not cleaned up before we arrived.
We do still love our unit and would stay there again. It seems a little overpriced for being one bedroom and not having a variety of dishes/pans.
Other than that we love the view from our room and the pool makes it all worth it! We had a great time overall!
Only thing we found...
Only thing we found wrong with the property was the shower curtain in one bathroom kept coming off and the TV in the living room had to be operated by hand. Remote would not work. I know you don't go to a palce like this for the TV but somtimes you need information on weather and whatever and it was a pain to operate. That being said we would stay here again.
This condo should never have been rented. The mattress was urine
This condo needs to be redone I put a blanket on the couch. the management was very helpful. Couldn't have been nicer.After three trys we finally found a place.
Best Vacation Ever!!!!!
We were so happy with the service we recieved from Brooks and Shorey Resorts during our vacation! We can't wait until next time!
The fire alarm in...
The fire alarm in the building's stairwell kept beeping every night, keeping me up. The kitchen had few pots and pans.
Edith M.'s review of Great 2nd story unit with close up beach vi
could have had more kitchen items.
Overall Very Pleasant
Kitchen cabinets were sticky, Plastic patio furniture was stained with dirt.
Entrance door shreeked loudly when it was opened or closed alarming the entire floor, bifold utility doors barely closed.
Furniture showed wear. Otherwise, very happy with unit...
Thanks for the vacation.
Great condo and experience.
We will always try to rent a condo at Gulf Side whenever we come to Fort Walton.
Furniture was not very comfortable and the worst thing was no in
I loved the beach view from GS202, but internet access is too common a need not to have it in a rental unit these days, anywhere, which is a great defiency for this unit. Also, a screen door to the balcony is a pretty solid and cheap investment for a rental unit, which I think most people would expect of a condo, but this was missing too. In the future, I think I'll stay in other units in the future for these reasons, as I have before, unless I'm advised of improvements in GS202.
Will Probably Stay Elsewhere Next Time!
After checking out the condo, we immediately went to WalMart to get some cleaning supplies. Floors were filthy, white rugs were pitch black, countertops were gritty and sticky...everything looked like it was wiped with a damp rag...the couch was so smelly we had to put 2 sheets on it in order to be able to sit down. There was no coffee pot as stated, so we had to buy one. After 3 hours or so of cleaning, we finally set out our belongings. I felt for the price, they should have worked with me to make things fair, so I went down to the office first thing the next morning. They would not even look at the pics we took, but sent us back to the condo to wait for the cleaning inspector. I called them back a few min. after she left and was put on hold for 5 min. only to be told everyone was out to lunch. When they didn't call me back, I drove BACK over there. I asked if they would 1) compensate me for either the hours spent cleaning, when the last thing I expected to do was clean when I first got there, or 2) take the cleaning fee off of my bill. They said there was nothing they could do because I didn't call them after hours, although I was never made aware of an emergency number. The rooftop pool is freezing cold (not heated) and is pretty small (only up to 6' deep). The building is old and they do not take pains with it as their other properties. (The cleaning inspector said so herself - saying she hates this building). Save your precious time and money. After a long wait for a stress release, this fiasco didn't help.
Edwin & Anna S.
floor cold,maintance should have been taken care of before our arrival, looking forward to gulf dunes nov. 30.....
One of the reasons I chose your property was because on your web site it said wifi in all units. This was not the case. When we called we found out that only one unit in Gulfside is wired and was off for the season. The signal was available, but no access was granted and all that was required was a password.
Great location but room needed to be cleaned!
The bathrooms were not clean and I had to sweep the floors.........got a LOT of sand off of the floor.......definitely had NOT been cleaned!!!!
ROGER S. B.
RSB - 08-2009
We were very pleased with the location and the unit itself. Much more spacious than we expected for a single bedroom. Very quite and private overall. The rooftop pool is like being on a cruise ship almost. The only two areas of concern was the entry door threshold (drags and noisy) and the balcony door curtains....would recommend owner putting some type of darkening blinds or curtains, bright sun glare pretty tuff. We would recommend to a friend and will consider a stay there again hopefully next year. Thanks for a great time. ( We even got to ride out Claudette!
RSB & PSB
Misty S.'s review of Great 2nd story unit with close up beach vi
I wasnt happy with the 75 degree setting on the air, it was way too hot in room. We had to go buy a fan just to get through the week. I was also unhappy with our fold out bed, it was broken and couldnt be used. We had to just lay mattress on floor and sleep on it that way. We also had a hard time getting fridge to cool down enough to keep anything cold. There was a rule for this also to not adjust temp. Loved the location but I thought it was too much money for what we got.
Robert & Holly H.
gulf side beauty
not enough towels or blankets for the spare bed and fodout couch.
Mary W.'s review of Great 2nd story unit with close up beach vie
the location and pool were wonderful but the elevator was out of order during our entire stay
Second Time Around
This is our second visit to this property. Last summer we rented a larger unit for our entire family and liked it so much we came back just my husband & I .The furnishings in this unit weren't as nice but we enjoyed the stay.
Box Springs, Georgia
Guest from Georgia that enjoyed their stay.
We really had a wonderful time and we plan to come back to Ft. Walton beach in the fall for a longer stay. It was great!!
Condo needs some renovation
On the overall the condo is very good, but a lot of things looked very old (like the noisy air conditioning), and some repairs are needed (it needed a two people effort to open the balcony doors, which was all rusty). We see some renovation is going on (new range on the kitchen, new water heater, new washer). Other than that the location is great, the pool is very good. We had a lot of fun.
Ft Walton Beach, Florida
I rented the property for my Dad and Step Mom's visit. The enjoyed the property very much and were very happy with it's location and appeal. They will look to visit again. Thank You for making there stay a very relaxing one.
Broken Arrow, OK
I was disappointed that the property did not meet basics standards. The curtian in the living room did not function. So they could not be closed. Also the drier did not work. It was my impression that both of these items were know problems and was to be addressed when I checked out. We probably should have been given an option to lease a different unit since these were known issues. Also we felt the carpet in the living room was in rather bad shape with stains. But, the carpet we can understand, but not the curtian. There was no privacy. We have previously rented 503 the last two years and it was in much better shape.
Tracy P.'s review of Great 2nd story unit with close up beach vi
We have stayed at gulf side many times with my parents Thelma Clark. I have never stayed in this unit before and do not wish to again. I spoke to the owner who happened to be at the pool and ask how I liked 202, she said to make a list of things that need to be done. The carpet is filthy the chair pads are badly stained. No extra sheets in the unit. The sleeper sofa had crumpled up sheets on it when we pulled it out, so we had to wash them. No pillow cases for the extra pillows were available and to be honest the blankets there were thread bare and I would not use them because they did not appear clean.On the king size bed it had an egg crate mattress on top of the actual mattress, I wonder how sanitary that really is. Someone from another unit had borrowed our roll away beds. I was told to call a number to get a bed but it was $90.00 to have two beds deliverd. I called management back, she found me 1 roll away, but it was broken, maintenancce never showed up to fix it so we purchased an air mattress. We ended up leaving a day earlier because of the storm. Gulf side is a great place to stay and I will stay again just not in this unit, it neeeds work to say the least. Next year I will just ask for a different unit. If at all possible I would like a one night credit for leaving early due to the storm. thanks
Quiet section of the...
Quiet section of the beach (just what we wanted). Very nice condo with great view.
grosse pointe woods, michigan
Gulfside 202 never stay there
Condo needs renovation, carpeting has stains, bugs, sofa bed broke, blankets and pillows gross furniture broken and stained. I could not even take off my shoes.
My favorite beach vacation spot!
We have been traveling there for many years, and love, love, love it! Stan, Valerie, and all of the staff of Brooks and Shorey are worth their weight in gold. They bend over backwards to make sure you have everything you need, and the properties are very clean and comfortable. Just wait till you see the view! Can't wait to see yall in September!
The Louisiana Crew
OVERALL GREAT VACATION!
really the only complaints that I have are are I believe the carpets in the condo need to be replaced with new carpet or tile and there was a broken chair in the living room and the sofa cushions were very flat and worn out. I enjoyed the lay out of the condo and loved how close to the beach it was and we are planning on going back to stay in the fall, although we are picking another condo to try.
WHY DO THESE OWNERS NOT GIVE A CARE ABOUT THEIR CONDO?
the condo had no ceilinng fans, the bed had to be the original bed-so very uncomfortable,not enough blankets or pillows, no rollaway as advertised, verticle blinds falling off wall and many blind blades missing making privacy from the beach a joke, the stove had a burner i could not use, the toilet rocked and was hard to flush, a new couch but a taped up chair, not equipped with enough pots or pitchers-glad i brought my own,carpet has to be the original. it was filthy. in gerneral of the last 3 times we've stayed at this property, i was very unhappy. i also reported this to the management. they sympathized and said that this owner never did much to the condo. had i known that the property was in such bad repair(i paid 1500 for the week)i would have gone elsewhere. this is the last property we stayed in before our daughter was killed in a wreck upon returning home in 1992 and we are very sad that we rented such an outdated and uncomfortable property.
A Christian family vacation
Wonderful location, also good amenities. The Southern Star Cruise was a warm friendly atmosphere. Capt Steve gave good references for other attractions and good places to eat presented in a Christian environment. We have rec. Brooks and Shorey, SouthernStar Cruise, Sextons, Fort Walton, The Temple Mounds, The Harbor Village, and Crab Island to many friends and family. We also sent a beautiful postcard of Dothan to Capt Steve and Wendy thanking them for a beautiful cruise.
Elry H.'s review of Great 2nd story unit with close up beach vie
We have stayed 6 or 7 times at the Gulfside. We love the area, beach, resturants, etc., but units 202 and 203 could use some furniture upgrades and a better bed. The unit 202 needs a little attention with fresh paint and maybe a little upgrade in furniture. My family and I always come back because we don't require the fanciest of condos since we live and play in the sand and just need a place to shower and sleep. We thoroughly enjoy the pool on the roof and covered parking. We'll be back.
Love this property!
We really loved this property. Our only advice would be to update the inside of this particular condo. The carpet and furniture had stains, but otherwise it was great!!
Beach fun with the kid's.
We loved the location, it was convenient to everything and yet had a secluded feel to it!
Melissa B.'s review of Great 2nd story unit with close up beach
This specific condo I would not recommend. I did like the overall condo, i/e the pool, elevator, parking, etc.
Great Location, Nice Price
Our rental was spacious and in a great location. It could use a little updating, but was otherwise very nice. The staff made check-in and check-out very easy. We really enjoyed the amenities such as free beach service.
Gulf Side 2 Thumbs Up
We had a great time at Gulfside it was very convenient to everything. My family and I will be returning there again.
Usually Great Place, This Time Not So
I've stayed at Brooks and Shorey rentals at least six times and always had nice condos. This last one was in poor repair and dirty but since it was only two nights and we spent most of the time on the beach or out, we stayed put. Overall, the location and the units are usually great but this time I was disappointed.
West Monroe, LA
Don't stay here
We complained to the manager of the things that were wrong with our condo only to hear that this condo was not one of their better ones. I sent about 4-5 e-mails to Brooks and Shorey after we returned home and never heard not one response from them.