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Bed linen: $100.00
Final cleaning: $200.00
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The rental was a near perfect accommodation. Close to beach. Pool was a bit small. Sand in water in pool. Probably because of weather. Weather was unsettled. No carpet. Most would be ok with that. Old timer like me didn’t like sand in bed. HA! Would return here in a moment. Kids and pets like. Elevator was wonderful for old knees.
Overall, a good experience.
A couple of issues: Railing on deck outside 2nd bedroom was broken and potentially dangerous. Only one trash bin was provided, despite several calls to the Management.
No curtains were provided in one bedroom. These had been damaged by a previous occupant and were not replaced during our stay.
The sleeping accommodation in the basement was not up to the standard in the rest of the house.
We have rented similar houses in San Blas and this does not match some of the others.
We had a great vacation staying at Avalon by the Sea. The home was beautiful and had so many amenities. We loved being steps away from the beach. The parking was a little tricky but definitely worth it. We'll look forward to our next stay.
This was an amazing house. We had seven people go (3 couples plus one) and we all got a king sized bed. We plan on going back when we all have kids because there are so many bunk beds for them to sleep in. My only problem was the driveway. It was way to narrow with a couple turns and my truck barely made it through with multiple maneuvering.
Our travel party was three families (including five young children), and this house was perfect for all of us. Plenty of space to stretch out, an incredibly well-stocked kitchen (where else can you find a Vitamix in a vacation house?!), giant decks on each floor, and it couldn't have been closer to the beach. The kids loved the bunk beds and playing in the pool. The house was beautifully decorated and the beds were all very comfy. We'll come back year after year!
Excellent accommodations from top to bottom...comfy beds, comfy upholstery, awesome kitchen, cold AC, amazing views, parking awful but us farmers can make a tight turn! Seems like a developer problem and not owners fault for poor parking but we got two cars and two full sized pickups in!! Totally worth it!!
Great home! Everything you could want in a vacation home and more. There were a few small issues but nothing that stopped us from having a great week. The water pressure on the island cause the dishwasher not to clean effectively but that’s not the homes issue. The cleaning crew definitely needs to do you a detailed clean to some of the walls and door frames and cabinets once the peak season is over. But again, nothing that stopped us from having the best week ever. A beautiful home and a fantastic location. I would stay there again and highly recommend it.
house was great. good condition and close to the beach. the driveway reviews were somewhat telling. We had extreme difficulty getting full size trucks and suv's in and out of this property. I would only suggest renting if you have a smaller vehicle.
Cape San Blas is a beautiful area on the Florida Coast. Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals has outstanding customer service. Avalon By The Sea is a Gorgeous Beach Home located in the center of Cape San Blas. Avalon is fully stocked and has all the great amenities one could ask for. We enjoyed our stay, and had a wonderful vacation getting to spend some quality time with family and friends. All the local people were very nice, informative and helpful. I would HIGHLY recommend Coastal Joe Vacation Rental and Avalon By The Sea. This will be my new GO TO beach area. We love that the area is un-commercialized, the beach is very clean, bonfires in the sand, and the Sunsets are AMAZING!!
Thank You Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals for all the great service you provided.
Cant wait to come back in the fall...
The Fite Family
We headed down to Cape San Blas with another couple and child and had a great time! We were 4 adults and two 5-yr olds (and 2 older dogs) total. Avalon by the Sea was a great choice for us as it had all the must-haves we insisted on, house on the beach, terrific view, pool, elevator for aging dogs, and a gas grill.
Overall we were very pleased with the house, It had plenty of room and beds - could easily handle 4 couples and 4-5 kids so we had lots of room to spread out. The kids loved the bunk beds! Location was excellent, very close to the beach and amazing views, each night we enjoyed some of the best sunsets we have ever witnessed. House was well stocked in the kitchen and had lots of games etc for kids. Dcor was very nice and it was clean and well-maintained.
Customer service from Coastal Joe's was fantastic - we arrived days after Hurricane Irma which apparently destroyed the gas grill along with displacing some sand/concrete around the pool area. The Manager replaced the grill with a new one in hours! We were happy to be able to grill out afterwards! Coastal Joe's was very responsive and nice.
A few negatives, but nothing too bad include - a loose post on 3rd floor deck that could have been dangerous with kids, a little bit of a roach problem as the outdoor shower near the pool seemed infested, and a tempermental elevator that would not work at times. The pool area had a bunch of loose tiles due to the recent Hurricane but to be expected days after the storm fix
The pool area was great for afternoons but a bit chilly in the morning when it is shaded. Beach sand and water were amazing! We hung out at the beach everyday and it was so peaceful. One day we went to Happy Ours for a kayak tour with Debbie and it was fantastic! She was very good teaching the kids and us about the local sea creatures and tidal islands etc. I would highly recommend them. I would also highly recommend Avalon by the Sea and Coastal
The house was beautiful and the location was perfect! Parking was a bit of an issue with larger vehicles. Water pressure was terrible and the dishwasher didn't function very well but we just used paper plates and plastic utensils so that wasn't a hugh issue. Coastal Joe staff were super nice and helpful. We had an issue with one of the air conditioning units and someone was out and repaired it right away! The house is so close to the beach and the view was spectacular!!! Would definitely stay here again!!
This was our third stay in this home. The first and second year were wonderful but this year we had some problems. The room downstairs was very warm, there was no TV in the bedrooms, the water pressure was very low and there were no mattress pads on the beds in the bedrooms on the top floor. The mattresses in this house are very expensive and I feel that the owners should know about this. This is a wonderful house and I feel that the owners should know about these problems.
We loved the house and the location of Avalon by the Sea. We frequently book homes for vacation and this house was by far the most well appointed! The kitchen had everything you would ever need and a great quantity of items. It was exceptionally clean and organized. For a pet friendly rental we were very impressed with the cleanliness. The location is amazing and it was quiet with beautiful unobstructed views! Working with coastal Joe was a breeze and we can't wait to go back!!
Cape San Blas never disappoints, neither does Avalon by the Sea. Our second visit to this property and just as enjoyable as the first. The home is a year older but still very comfortable. Our maintenance call for a minor proble was returned in 15 minutes and resolved over the phone. Coastal Joe provided great service from beginning to end.
We hadn't planned to rent this home, until our original beach rental property flooded three days before our arrival. We needed lots of space, we wanted a pool, and we wanted to be on the beach. This house had this all.
There were a few concerns. The mid-floor (kitchen/living) had a broken wooden post on the porch, which was a bit dangerous for two kiddos in our group. We put a gate in front of it and rigged it, so it was no problem. This is a fixable concern, though.
The parking is a problem. I'd advise taking smaller vehicles. Our Honda CR-V fit perfectly, but the Toyota Tahoma and Chevy Suburban were tricky to get in and out of a tight, 90-degree driveway.
The pool is not heated. It was pretty cold, but I can imagine it being perfect for summer months. We swam anyway. Just took a bit to get used to the colder water. It gets direct sunlight mid to late afternoon, which was nice.
Overall, spacious home with comfortable beds. The elevator was very useful and the views in this home were incredible. Sunsets are magical on the Cape.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Avalon by the Sea. The location is fantastic, with a long stretch of deserted beaches/dunes. Really enjoyed the beautiful beach views VS rows of homes. The pool is small but very enjoyable. It's not in direct sunlight all day, so the water was very refreshing and not too warm.
We did have an issue with A/C which was taken care of quickly and efficiently by Coastal Joe. We also had issues with the elevator, but think it was more operator error than the elevator not working :) It worked great for unloading/loading and bringing in groceries. Other than that, we used the stairs for a little exercise.
The views from the main living area and the bedrooms are amazing. There were only 2 of us staying for several days and it was a tough decision which bedroom to sleep in. They were all beautifully appointed and very comfortable.
I would definitely recommend Avalon by the Sea, and already miss the wonderfully lazy days spent on the beach and by the pool. Can't wait to go back!!
Mary Ann D.
Our family has enjoyed staying at Avalon by the Sea for the past two years. Coastal Joe has been a pleasure to work with during this time..
Unfortunately we were disappointed this year. The bedroom off the pool area was an oven. Last year it was fine. I feel that we should have been told that the bedroom could not be used. We were given two different reasons as to why the room could not be used and were given a fan which did not help at all.
We have been going to the Cape for 20 years and our family feels like Avalon is our home away from home and we would like to return for many more years.
I am writing this in hope there is a solution to this problem. I look forward to hearing from you.
You cannot ask for a better home away from home with four master bedroom suites and plenty of bunk beds for your kiddos. Steps from the beach ~ and with a pool. The kitchen was totally stocked too. The only problem that we had was parking. We had four large vehicles with kayaks and we weren't able to get them all in the space allowed. One truck couldn't get in because it didn't have four-wheel drive. Cars will have no problems - but you need to be aware of the parking for large vehicles.
A GREAT house! Down side - poor to no ATT cell service but WiFi works great. Parking was complicated by posts placed by next door neighbors that make entering the property difficult. Overall, a beautiful home with upscale furnishings. You will not be disappointed during your stay. We will be back - our new year after year destination.
Our group could not have had a better experience at Avalon by the sea. The space fit us all perfectly and we were very impressed by the decor. Our view looking out onto the ocean was breathtaking. Access to the beach was super easy and the amount of appliances and dishes accommodated our group perfectly. We would recommend this house with no complaints at all!
My review of the property on the categories below would be excellent, but if I added other necessary categories the results would change. Parking for this property was totally inadequate. There is only easement access to the property so getting multiple cars in and out is a real challenge. A 5 bedroom house at the beach should have parking for 4 or 5 cars. We had to use only one car for our stay because getting the others out would have required a shuffle every time someone wanted to go off property. During our stay there was no garbage pickup and the garbage cans were already full when we arrived. We had to pile many garbage bags of trash in the garage during our stay. The pool decking tiles were becoming loose and many of them were floating on the sand making a very unstable surface. It looked like there had been no maintenance of this issue for a long time. The inside of the house was great but there were too many other negatives to allow us to rent it again.
We had such an amazing trip to the Cape at Avalon!! We had 12 girls at the house and had plenty of room for everyone. The beach is gorgeous and the home is too - plenty of space and beautifully decorated. I hope to go back soon!!!
Our stay at this house was really great. While there were a few minor issues, overall, we would rent it again. The house is beautiful and close to the ocean. The views from the decks were fantastic. We saw dolphins, crabs and baby sharks in the water. Our interactions with Mary far exceeded expectations and she was helpful in so many ways.
This is a beautiful new home! We just loved staying here. The kitchen was well stocked! The king mattress was the best I've ever slept on! Coastal Joe was SO helpful to us before & during our stay. We had trouble with our truck & they were kind enough to let us park our boat & truck at the rental agency until we could make other arrangements.
We loved sitting on the decks and watching the sunsets! SO peaceful. We were treated to fireworks by the neighbors and the everyone loved watching them! A mama turtle laid her eggs near the house and we learned a lot from the turtle patrol.
There were only a few negatives about the property. Parking is awful & there really isn't room to easily fit 4 cars or turn them around. There is no way to park a boat at the house (something we should've asked about beforehand). The house next door was nearing completion & we had to really watch for nails in the road so we didn't pop a tire. The elevator was inoperable for most of our stay as the previous guests broke it. We had 2 family members get stuck in it after it was repaired, but we were able to get them out w/o any problem. The lease does state that the elevator is not guaranteed to be available, so be sure you don't count on using it, just in case.
We would not hesitate to rent this beautiful home again, if we didn't have our boat with us!
Avalon by the Sea is a beautiful home located a stones throw away from the beach. It actually exceeded the photos posted on the Coastal Joe website, which were very accurate. The home is decorated in a Restoration Hardware meets Pottery Barn style. The flow of the house is very functional and well thought out, with 4 bedrooms that have king size beds and luxurious private baths. There is a loft area with 3 built in bunk beds that my 8 yr old daughter loved. The kitchen / living room / dining area is the main congregating place for family, and has panoramic views of the Gulf. We also enjoyed the private pool, and with small children, this is a must. We were delighted with the ease of booking the property, and the few times we had to call Coastal Joes' about minor issues, there were prompt to respond. The only caveat I would say with the house is that the parking / driveway entrance is a little tricky to navigate. So if you have multiple vehicles, it may present a challenge. But nothing that should steer you away from this delightful home.
This house is perfect for our multi-generational family! Our ages span from 5 months old to 84 years young. This house is beautifully decorated...if Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware had a baby, this house would be IT! The pool is small but perfect for old and young. The views are wonderful from every bedroom. The family room view is spectacular, and you feel like you are on a ship because the ocean is in full view. The management company was a pleasure to work with. Not only would we recommend Avalon by the Sea, but we have already booked for next summer. Thanks, Coastal Joe!
Our family vacations in this area every year for Spring Break. We love the beautiful peaceful beaches and the laid back environment. We stay in an amazing waterfront house every year but this house was the best yet! Every amenity you need, clean, modern and the perfect layout for a large family. Very tastefully decorated and well thought out rental house!
Avalon is everything you could dream about and more!!! The views are breathtaking and the dcor is over the top! Our family had one of the best vacations ever!!! The kids loved the pool and the beach!
... the house is wonderful- it wasn't quite finished (which I was aware of when i booked it) so i can't speak for the pool or grounds, but the views are incredible and the interiors are very well done. You do feel quite remote and private along this strip, even with a few houses close by. Once the owners fill in a few gaps- closetry, outdoor shower and sand-catchers, this is definitely a go-back-to vacation spot.