Barrier Island Beach House w/ Pool East of A1A
|Per night||$275 - $350|
|Per week||$1,700 - $2,200|
|May 01 2013||Aug 30 2013||$275||$295||$1,750||$6,500||-|
|Sep 01 2013||Oct 31 2013||$275||$295||$1,700||$6,500||-|
|Nov 16 2013||Jan 31 2014||$350||$350||$2,200||$7,200||-|
|Feb 01 2014||Apr 30 2014||$350||$350||$2,100||$6,900||-|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 11%|
|Deposits: $500.00 due to hold reservation and dates and balance due 30 days prior to arrival. There are no refunds less than 60 days prior to arrival. Prior to 60 days will require a forfeiture of $500.00 of your deposit. By signing the rental agreement, you agree that you have either previewed the house or accept in it's condition. Once you arrive at the house, There are no refunds whatsoever.|
|Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, PayPal|
|Other Fees: 11% tax and $175.00 Exit cleaning fee will be added to all reservation totals. You will be charged $250.00 for each person (per week) over the number you have reserved the house for.|
February 19, 2013
We rented this house for 8 nights 15. -23.02.2013 and paid the full amount on time. The owner, Gary Camarda, confirmed in writing having received the money. Unfortunately Gary was not availabe to us shortly before our check-in date (we tried everything, emails, facebook, phone and his office). After our arrival at the house we found out he had double booked the house, a couple was staying there at the same time. Until now (19th Feb) he has not gotten back to us (and is still not reachable) or returned any of our money paid. This is definitely a planned fraud from his side. I have to give one star only because worse is not possible.
February 15, 2013
I booked this property for our family Christmas. Pros: The house was in a perfect location right next to the beach and close to the grocery store and a few restaurants. Since the beach was private we were able to go anytime of day and there were never a lot of people. The house was very clean and spacious and all linens were folded and ready for use. The kitchen's window opened up to the deck which was perfect for family meals. The patio/pool area is very large and has ample seating and a grill. We spent most of our time there. Cons: Although, the pool was heated it never reached a very comfortable temperature. The grill is located under a canopy with no light.. or maybe we couldn't find it? We also never found out how to get the cable to work. The msg displayed seemed as though it had been shut off. While this didn't matter to me, my football fan family members were disapointed. The beds were not very comfortable, just a bit firm for our taste. All in all, I would definitely rent this home again. Gary was very easy to work with and tried his best to accomodate us. The price was also fantastic being that it was so close to the beach. We had a wonderful time and are happy with our experience.
New York, NY
February 13, 2013
We spent a week in this beautiful rental house. It was very clean, well-furnished, and comfortable--the perfect springboard for a great vacation. It was near the beach and lots of nice restaurants. The screened-in pool room faced a placid canal. The rooms were spacious. Overall, a very pleasant environment. We would definitely rent again.
January 10, 2013
I stayed in this home for a week. When I left it was cleaner than when I got there, the owner said my security check would be returned or destroyed immediately after I left. 12 weeks later my check was cashed, when I tried to reach Gary, he would not respond or hang up on me, I am still trying to get my $500. that was fraudulently taken, almost a year later.
December 12, 2012
We entered the house on December 26th with a family of 6 ready to enjoy a beautiful vacation. We had rented the property for a month at a premium rate. Two days in we found the house was infested with bed bugs we contacted him had to leave and go home NO REFUND WAS GIVEN I contacted him multiple times and he had no good response. He did not send an exterminator over and no offer of any restitution was made. We had to go home where were we going on Christmas week. My family was bitten and my husband had a rash for a month!!!!! DON'T rent this unless you check the beds!!!!!!!!!!
November 9, 2012
This house is very good for nice holidays close to the beach (only 5minutes to walk) and close to all the attractions between miami and west palm. big swimming pool, a lot of space to life and relax. But we have to give a warning: we had trouble with the owner - because we didn't get the securitiy deposit back and get no answer from him after the holidays. So enjoy the holiday in this house - but be careful!
Coral Springs, Florida
September 5, 2012
This home is very comfortable and private. As locals living 30 minutes from the Beach, I can recommend the area as safe, quiet and clean. The beach is about 2 blocks from the house with gated private entrance. You can see the Light House from the Beach which was enjoyable at night when it was on. The neighborhood was quiet, the kitchen had everything we needed for our family reunion we had while there. The add states 3 bedrooms but there is a small converted room off the dining room that accomdates a full size bed in addition to the 3 bedrooms. The backyard was the best with the covered patio, pool and privacy. The photos were a bit deceiving as there was a jacuzzi in the photos that is no longer on the property and wide angle lense used to take the backyard makes it appear much larger than it is. The home was excellent value for the cost and I would recommend it for a quiet vacation near the beach. We so enjoyed the house, thank you Gary!
Rockland County, NY
July 11, 2012
We cut our vacation short for the month of Februay 2012 because of bed bugs in the couch, bug feces in the kitchen cabinets, a hole in the soffit that allowed critters to crawl in and out at night over the master bedroom. Did not get a refund from Gary C the owner. Check out the reviews at his other rental #13030 from Ellen H, John T. and Regina B. There was no professional house or pool cleaning nor landscaping. The house is not as pictured. Beware.
Jennifer Stephens Bratcher
July 10, 2012
I have already written a fabulous review; however, since that review some things have happened that I think other renters should be aware of. One month after our stay, I still hadn't received my security deposit back. I emailed the owner who assured me there were no problems and he had just overlooked sending it back. One month later the check was deposited by the owner. I emailed him again and he assured me he didn't cash the check that he mailed it back 3 weeks ago. Technically, I don't suppose he did cash it, he deposited it....the proof was on the back of the check. Since then, he has avoided my attempts to contact him. I have been renting vacation properties for years and have never had any problems like this. I don't typically leave a review either, but in this case, I felt like potential renters should be well aware of the bad business this owner is conducting.
Sharon Lynn Kuiper
June 26, 2012
Thank you, Gary, for another wonderful Florida vacation with our family. The house is exactly what we need for close proximity to the ocean. Some days we take the very short walk to the beach, some days we stay at the pool in the beautifully private backyard. Poolside meals are a must! Everything we could possibly want or need is provided. We hope to be back next year. The kids are already talking about Florida 2013 on Dover Road!!
April 2, 2012
Our family of 4 plus my 2 elderly grandparents spent the week enjoying everything about our stay. The house was spotlessly clean, spacious (more room than we needed!), well stocked with homey touches and had an amazing warm pool with lots of outdoor living space. We walked to the beach every morning because it's right down the street. And we went to lots of nice restaurants and shops, all minutes away by car. Highly recommend a visit- we'll be back for sure!
Jennifer Della Mora
September 10, 2011
This was our returning vacation with great expectations only to be destroyed by bed bugs. We had bites from day 1 not knowing what they were and attributing them to ocean sea lice or mosquitoes. By day 9 we finally were able to confirm the bite patterns of the bed bugs as bites continued to appear daily. We captured one and found traces in the home. Measures to prevent bed bug infestations were obviously not carried out between renters. Our vacation was cut short as we were forced to relocate to another location and incur additional costs for accommodation. The owner has not provided any compensation for our losses nor has he provided any feedback regarding a professional exterminator which he said would be provided. RENT AT RISK!
Centreville, MD USA
July 9, 2011
After communicating with the owner Gary, by phone and email, sending checks for deposits and final payment, receiving confirmation that our security deposit was received and our reservation was secure, one week prior to our arrival, we discovered that in fact we had no reservation at all. When I contacted Gary to inquire about the check-in procedure I received a response that he was surprised to hear from me. He claims to never have received any of the checks I sent (in two separate mailings), although he confirmed they were sent to the correct address and were not returned to me. He explained the confirmation I received as a confusion with another renter with the same first name as mine, but different spelling. Of course I was frantic upon learning that the house was occupied with a long term rental when 10 adults and 2 toddlers had plane reservations and were depending on my confirmed reservation. Gary sincerely claimed he understood my dilemma, would treat me like "one of his own," and contact friends he knew with rental properties. He clearly said that he would let me know if he could secure another property with similar amenities. I did not hear from Gary again until I sent him an email several days later (now two days before our scheduled arrival) informing him that I was able to secure another reservation on my own and asked that he please return my checks if he "ever received them." His response was inflammatory and claimed that I did not appreciate all he tried to do for my family. I, on the other hand, truly believe he did not initially mean to hurt my family, but when a more profitable opportunity came along, he grabbed on to it without any thought to my family. I believe he received all my checks but never will attempt to cash them. My greatest disappointment is that he lacked the moral courage to contact me as soon as he knew that the property would not be available for the dates I contracted. I would recommend being extremely cautious when conducting business with this property owner.
June 2, 2011
We spent Christmas at the home, it was lovely. Gary had a tree set up and it was clean, spacious, all the things we had wanted. Unfortunately, it is now June and even after numerous email requests for our security deposit to be returned to us we still don't have it. I have an email from Gary stating that we left the home in "great shape" so I am not sure what the problem is in getting the money returned to us. So renters beware.
September 11, 2010
The house was fine--older home and not actually on the beach, but it met our needs. The real problem is that although the owner admits we left the house with no claims against it (we actually fixed some things) he has still not returned our deposit check. It has been over 2 months and he is "surprised we have not received our money back". He is always traveling and his voicemail is always full. Beware before you rent and be prepared to lose your deposit.
Mission, KS USA
November 5, 2009
The house was as described, with a few exceptions. We were a party of 7 adults, and there was plenty of room. The solar heated pool was delightful. The private beach was a short walk through a residential neighborhood. Drift fishing fleets were less than a mile away. Our group caught fish on the "Helen" fishing boat. The two bicycles listed are in need of maintenance and repair. Housekeeping and maintenance issues are what kept this house from getting 5 stars. Once those issues are resolved, I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.
Ellie & Nick
Chicago ( Naperville), Illinois
June 13, 2009
Nine members of our immediate family stayed at this house for a week while attending a wedding in Boca. There were plenty of beds and bathrooms to accomodate us all. We loved the pool and the proximity of the beach and playground especially for our 1 and 3 year old grandsons. Gary, the owner, was so very helpful and nice that we just couldn't say enough about him. We all agreed that we'd love the come back again.
Sarnia, Ontario. Canada
March 30, 2009
This home had a lot of good qualities about it, but i am afraid there were many negative ones as well. I never felt that this house was very clean and it certainly could have used some touch ups throughout. The beds were the most uncomfortable beds any of us had ever slept in and the bedding was very old and very dated. On the plus side, the pool area was very nice although the back lights did not work at night. We asked the owner to look into this but nothing was done. It certainly was an adequate home but considering the amound we were paying it was rather a disappointment. I think this home was probably very nice at one time but it has been rather neglected I am afraid. Thank goodness for the nice weather. It helped to make our vacation enjoyable. We would not recommend this home to anyone and would not be returning.
February 10, 2009
We stayed here for 6 weeks and although it is a beautiful house and magnificent pool and grounds there were many major problems. Plumbing was the big issue with water (looked and smelled terrible) backing up in the bathtub and toilet of the bathroom off the kitchen. Gary the owner was extremely difficult to deal with. He said he had an exterminator which was untrue. Gary sprayed with ordinary products. We had mice which left their droppings in the utensil drawers in the kitchen and had a roach or two occasionally. We had problems in the other bathrooms with plumbing as well. In the Master bathroom the plumber finally showed up as we were leaving. I would never rent from Gary Camarda again. He seems to be operating on a shoestring or at least he behaves as such. He was also extremely rude.
August 10, 2008
Our large family was in town for a wedding in Ft. Lauderdale, so we rented this house and our in-laws rented another one owned by the same individual on Leigh Rd. The neighborhood was wonderful, the short stroll to the beach relaxing, plenty of room for all of us to hang out at both houses, everything we needed for a wonderful stay! We would definitely stay here again on a visit to the area.
Saint Paul, MN USA
May 8, 2008
We rented the home for first four days of May an had a fantastic time. Our whole family, 10 of us, where there and all had adequate sleeping arrangements. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and hot tub and beach access. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The weather was perfect. We would enjoy going back again sometime
January 2, 2008
We stayed in this lovely house over Christmas vacation and couldn't have asked for a nicer experience. The home is wonderfully appointed, with plenty of space to spread out and relax. The owner clearly takes care of this property well. The beach is very close, and there is also a playground nearby. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Hope to be back soon.
Portland ME USA
May 17, 2007
We stayed at this wonderful place the beginning of May. There was 7 adults and we had plenty of room. We spent time at either the beach or the pool. we could not have asked for a nicer place. The area is wonderful, everything is close by. Can't wait to go back again!!
February 23, 2007
We stayed just this past week (february) at the beach house and it was just great. It was nice and spacious for us (2 couples and 1 child) and the pool, hot tub, and beach access were well-enjoyed. Gary is very responsive to any issues or requests. Also, the neighborhood is nice and quiet and beautiful to walk around, with a park for children just a comfortable walk away.