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“Beautiful but a little disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
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Arkansas
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“Beautiful but a little disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The condo we are staying in is very nice, clean, and updated. I have no real complaints about the unit itself, but was a little disappointed that in all of the reviews I've read no one mentioned that the view toward the east is partially obstructed by another condo. This may not be a big deal to some, but for someone, like me, who likes to sit on the balcony and "beach watch" it was a little annoying. Another thing I'm surprised no one mentioned was the parking! One thing we look for when researching condos is whether or not it has covered parking. While this condo DOES have covered parking, the stalls are so narrow it is VERY hard to park. While we were able to park our car in the stalls after some maneuvering, most of the full size suvs that were here while we were had to park in the few spaces that are provided outside of the building.

Now on to the good things! The building and grounds are very well maintained. The pool is nice with plenty of chairs for lounging. One of my favorite things about The Veranda is the fact that the beach directly in front is so un-crowded. Be sure to bring your own chairs because beach service is not provided but it was a good trade off to have the beach virtually to ourselves. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay here. The prices were very reasonable which makes it easier to overlook the couple of small disappointments we experienced.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This condo is not only a great value but it exceeded my expectations in every way. It was the cleanest rental that I have ever stayed in. The beds were plenty comfortable and the linens and towels were nice. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked all of our meals--breakfast, lunch and dinner--except one. The beach view and access is superior to almost every other place that I have ever stayed. The elevator was a nice plus. The pool was clean, cool and mostly deserted. The beach is pristine here. And the owner supplies four chairs and two umbrellas. I can't say enough about this condo. It really was perfect!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

It was clean and neat and had all the ameneties we needed! Right on the beach. The hotel the other reviewer commented on was closed and we felt completely safe in this complex. Great Vaca! Great Location!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

The Veranda 202, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island, left alot to be desired. The condo was decorated nicely. But the bedroom fan once turned on about came out of the ceiling. The pool deck was covered in pigeon poop as well as the edge of the pool and in the pool. The elevator was rickety and the fan in the elevator could not be seen because it was covered in nasty hair and whatever else imaginable that could be in a fan. A dirty motel, The Sandman was behind the Veranda and you were afraid to leave valuables in your room. The stairwells were unlit and dirty. Never saw a maintenance man do anything to the pool water for the week that we were there. We were on balcony at 6 a.m. in morning at out late at night. Did not swim in pool. The best thing about this condo was the beach and water. I would advise to check any other condos but this one in the area. The health department was contacted concerning the nasty pool area, as well as the elevator.

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Additional Information about Veranda

Property: Veranda
Address: 462 Abalone Ct, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Fort Walton Beach
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Veranda Hotel Fort Walton Beach

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