This was our first stay in Perdido Key, Florida & we loved it. We typically stay in Orange Beach but have been wanting to try Perdido Key & we found this condo & were very pleased with the location & price.
We stayed in the Grand Caribbean West #305, as pictured above. This was a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit with hallway bunk beds. The unit was clean & the bathroom larger than we expected. We booked through the Wyndham Vacation Rentals & it was an easy & pleasant experience - I prefer them to the other major Rental Companies in the area (Brett Robinson & Meyer). I felt like we received personal & quick service. They called the morning after our first night to check & see if all was good (I missed the call, as we were at the beach) but I appreciated them reaching out.
As far as the condo goes, it was clean. The master bedroom had a king size bed & lots of pillows & was very comfortable. The bunk beds were good but one of our girls on the 2nd night decided she wanted to sleep on the pullout sofa-when we attempted to pull it out-it was broken. We called the Rental Company the next morning & they had maintenance out within the hour or so. We ended up not using the sofa bed because there were no linens that we could find in the unit-but not a big deal in the grand scheme. The balcony had a view of the gulf between the 2 condos that are beach front in front of the unit. The pool area was nice & very clean. Even though this complex is older, it was well maintained. There was also plenty of parking available.
About the beach access, there is public beach access steps away from the complex & is advertised as such. Unfortunately, the area is small. The 2 beachfront condo complexes have staked off their area of beach & actually had attendants to patrol & monitor their area. So it basically left you with about 100 feet of beachfront for the public & you had an entire condo complex, plus whoever drove up from the surrounding area to share it with. We found that our best option was to head east down Johnson Beach Road & enter the National Park (the weekly cost is $15 or you can purchase a yearly membership). There was close, paved parking, restrooms & a picnic area & a lifeguard on duty. There were also small walkovers every quarter of a mile of so to beach access. This is such a large area so you weren't crowded & there was plenty of room & it was quiet. We also drove back west to Perdido Beach one day & to the Pass one day & enjoyed those beach areas very much.
We would stay here again, given the opportunity.
This place is older but in great condition. It had all we needed and was not over priced. From the balcony you could see the pool. he check in process was pleasant and easy to understand.