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Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by nodilberthere, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Matt J

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    I know this might shock some, but perhaps the Red Bar isn't 100% of everybody's cup o' tea?

    I love it, I'm a fan, and Oli and Staff rock it; I'm just saying.
     
  2. Beachy Girl

    Beachy Girl Beach Comber

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    Come and stay with us! www.vrbo.com/13576

    Our kitchen is well stocked and the house has all the comforts of home! Come and visit with Kismet.... Seagrove Beach, Florida vacation rental by owner: 3 bedroom House - One Story rental that sleeps 10. 3 Bedroom/3bath & with "Free" Internet Access. Not trying to be self serving but I completed get what you are saying. I travel a lot for business and when I vacation, I like to stay in homes/condos. I created a rental house that would attract me. We don't worry it things go missing (which they don't) as we want everyone to feel like they are at home, even down to having hangers in every bedroom.

     
  3. nodilberthere

    nodilberthere Beach Fanatic

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    Thanks for the advertisement of your rental.
     
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    rheffron Beach Fanatic

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    You should have complained to the Rental agency. A good agency will fix that situation.
     
  5. Matt J

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    no dilbert there,

    Did you happen to stay in a unit at Blue Mountain Villas? If it had black and white checkerboard vinyl in on the main floor then that unit is a dump.
     
  6. nodilberthere

    nodilberthere Beach Fanatic

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    Nope, not in Blue Mtn Villas. It wasn't a dump at all, quite the opposite, but totally lacking any personality or beachy feeling. My husband is an interior designer so much of the time spent inside we discussed what could be done on the cheap to give it more sex appeal for the rental market. The feng shui was all messed up. Even our dog noticed it, he walked right into a love seat that was too close to a door way and facing the wrong way....how often do you see a dog walk into something??

    We were very happy with the house itself, it was a great bargain for what we got and the owner was very kind. It just wasn't a luxury rental, but clean and comfortable. I wouldn't stay there again because there are so many other rentals out there, why marry one rental and settle down?
     
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  7. nodilberthere

    nodilberthere Beach Fanatic

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    Wow, it's been two years, sounds like I really had a great time on this trip. Thanks for the post,
    Ghost-of-Vacations-Past-Nodilbert.
     
  8. Kurt Lischka

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  9. nodilberthere

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    Nope, but 2 weeks next year, baby!
     
  10. Scooter

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    Skip the donut hole next time and go to Another Broken Egg in Uptown Grayton!!!!!
     
  11. Wekick

    Wekick Beach Comber

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    I love to cook too and always bring my travel kitchen. a 6" victorinox knife in sheath, skillet,a few spices, pepper grinder, can opener, corkscrew, coffee grinder
     
  12. florida girl

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    The black sand isn't naturally occurring all over the beach. It started when the clean up workers for BP drove their vehicles through the *** and tracked it all over, particularly from the waters edge to the access. It never was like that.
     
  13. nodilberthere

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    Well, this post was two years ago, pre-BP.......
     
  14. tailwagger

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    There's plenty of dark sand on the beach. Beachsio2 has explained it before. I knew the ill-informed would start claiming it was oil.
     
  15. BeachSiO2

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    You rang...... Here's the thread.

    http://sowal.com/bb/showthread.php/25159-black-in-sand

    Check post #8.
     
  16. buster

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    Good stuff!
     
  17. nodilberthere

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    Love love LOVE the Broken Egg, but the kids like Donut Hole. Gotta keep the youngsters happy.
     
  18. nodilberthere

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    How do the beaches in Grayton look now, are the Dunes still roped off?
     
  19. nodilberthere

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    There was no rental agency, the rental that year was a VRBO.
     
  20. Jim Tucker

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    The dunes are always off limits but if you mean the state park yes they have those roped off with bird nesting signs and those dunes are really getting high. They were flattened over there after storms.
     

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