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Sea Watch Condominium
Delmont, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“HORRIBLE!!”
Reviewed 28 September 2012

This place was dirty, small, unaccomodating and just an overall negative experience. It was just a slight upgrade from being homeless. The rooms were so tiny and worse yet, dirty. Honestly, I probably think that seniors in high school wouldn't even want to stay here for senior week. Be very careful in booking here. Don't say you haven't been warned!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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SW13OCMD, SW 13 Owner at Sea Watch Condominium, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Sorry you had a bad experience in your stay at SeaWatch. We agree with the comments that say check out the unit before renting in SeaWatch. We have 2 units in SeaWatch – and they are NOT the unit you are commenting on here. Please check out our units for consideration at SeaWatch in the future: You can read the positive responses posted both here on tripadvisor and on VRBO (listing 187185) and Vacation Rentals (listing 57199) or Google search on “seawatch 13” to find us on facebook. SeaWatch is really a great facility and don’t let one bad unit deter you from coming back to the good units!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Know that each unit is individually owned. I rented unit 410. It was mediocre with regard to decorating. There was mold in the master bathroom shower stall and this bathroom could have used a new shower curtain. The dryer broke 3 times during our stay creating an enormous inconvience. The realtor of this unit was Beach Getaways Management, LLC. I would caution renting through them. I contacted them about the dryer and they finally said I should contact the owner about a refund for this inconvenience. I did and he said that sounded reasonable.

However, things changed upon returning home from vacation when I didn't receive my security deposit refund in a timely matter. I contacted the realtor who said it would be another 7-10 days. I then contacted the owner via email who said there was a claim for damage to the glass dresser top. There was no damage to anything when we left. I asked for a copy of the inspection report, a bill for the glass and compensation for the dryer being broken 3 times. The owner said he would leave it up to the realtor to determine the compensation for the broken dryer. Despite repeated attempts to get copies or refunds, I was ignored. They had kept $100 of my security deposit. The owner said he was done emailing me. It wasn't until I contacted the BBB and the Attorney General's office that I received a copy of the bill and a small refund for the dryer being broken 3 times.

As it turns out the damage was for the glass on a night stand, not a dresser, and to the best of my recollection, there was no glass on that night stand.

This unit only supplies a small number of towels for which you are responsible for washing and drying daily. You must supply all toiletries, including toilet paper (there was none upon our check in.). There was, however, a dead roach in the towels and no working light bulbs in the refrigerator. We replaced them.

All in all, it was overpriced and all of these problems ruined this vacation for us. I would not rent there or from Beach Getaways.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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SW13OCMD, SW 13 Owner at Sea Watch Condominium, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Sorry you had a bad experience in your stay at SeaWatch. We agree with the comments that say check out the unit before renting in SeaWatch. We have 2 units in SeaWatch – and they are NOT the unit you are commenting on here. Please check out our units for consideration at SeaWatch in the future: You can read the positive responses posted both here on tripadvisor and on VRBO (listing 187185) and Vacation Rentals (listing 57199) or Google search on “seawatch 13” to find us on facebook. SeaWatch is really a great facility and don’t let one bad unit deter you from coming back to the good units!
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Malvern, PA
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

We rented through Century 21 and it was exactly as described. The unit was clean, had a beautiful view, was well maintained and nicely furnished. The staff in the hotel were courteous and helpful. We went the week after labor day and had no problems waiting for elevators. I read all the reviews of this place before I rented this condo and I am really surprised that people are saying such bad things. I will definitely rent here again.

Room Tip: Our condo was on the north side. It got morning sun and was nice and cool in the afternoon.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Beekman, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Great place to stay, need to research Realtor (Century21 New Horizon) website for condos that are updated. These bad reviews are because of the condos not the Sea Watch. Best value in Ocean City, MD. Convenient to everything! Nice staff, efficient. We last stayed in 1014 and loved it, gorgeous condo, immaculate!. Have been there 2 years and no complaints. Pools, beach, common areas all kept beautiful. Shops in lobby should be updated without a doubt and be open later but with store right across the street you can always get what you need. With a doubt great family vacation at the Sea Watch. Ocean City is an amazing place for a vacation offers everything a vacation should and more...OC,MD knows how to do vacation!

Room Tip: Mid-randge or higher, lower floors could be a little noisy near the pool. Pool side view and higher...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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New York, NY
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We stayed in unit 1606 and upon opening the door to the unit, we were hit with an overwhelming smell of cigarette smoke and mildew. It was unbearable and completely unacceptable, as our rental contract clearly says "non-smoking unit". We immediately went to management and were told "sorry, we'll send the head of housekeeping up". Typical non-caring, lazy response....
So... The "head of housekeeping" was utterly useless. She walked in with a can of $4 Febreeze and sprayed the unit. All the while, arguing with me that the HUGE ashtray that is on the table in the livingroom is "really just a decoration". Unbelievable.

All in all, the condo unit was horrible. Along with the smoky, musty, dirty smell and atmosphere, the rooms are terribly outdated and filthy dirty. I was scared to even shower without my flip flops on.

Advice to anyone looking at staying in a unit at SeaWatch - be very aware and informed of what your unit is like. From what I have seen and heard from other guests - probably 85% of the units are a very far cry from clean, modern and comfortable. If you are willing to pay the $1500+ for a weekly rental - go somewhere else. This place isn't even worth $100!

  • Stayed August 2012
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2 Thank cpfp22
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SW13OCMD, SW 13 Owner at Sea Watch Condominium, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Sorry you had a bad experience in your stay at SeaWatch. We agree with the comments that say check out the unit before renting in SeaWatch. We have 2 units in SeaWatch – and they are NOT the unit you are commenting on here. Please check out our units for consideration at SeaWatch in the future: You can read the positive responses posted both here on tripadvisor and on VRBO (listing 187185) and Vacation Rentals (listing 57199) or Google search on “seawatch 13” to find us on facebook. SeaWatch is really a great facility and don’t let one bad unit deter you from coming back to the good units!
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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We just got home from our week at Sea Watch Unit 411. Let me tell you..if you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL unit to rent for a week...look no further. This unit was updated in 2011 and is incredible. The owners have thought a lot about what renters will need while away. They spared no expense. It is beautifully tiled, both bathrooms are great and every room has a tv which was nice since everyone likes to watch something different. Even a tv in the master bathroom. In the room with the washer & dryer, they even have chairs, boogie boards, tennis rackets, beach anchor, even a self detergent dispenser. The pull out beds were great too. You couldn't even tell you were on one. I could go on and on but trust me, it was well worth the price you pay. You are 4 stories up and on the side of the building, ocean view but right in front so you have no other units to be in your view. I have seen a few bad reviews about Sea Watch and this is the 5th time I have stayed there. Every unit I have been in has been wonderful. People need to look at the pictures on the website and ask the girls at Century 21 what they think. The girls at Century 21 have always been the best. Smile every time you talk to them. Management takes time to make sure the condo is clean & never a mess. I have never been disappointed with Sea Watch and will continue to return in 2013. And in Unit 411!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Leslie W, Owner at Sea Watch Condominium, responded to this review, 12 October 2012
As the owner of unit 411, we appreciate the review! We try hard to keep out unit in top shape year round. Feel free to check out our unit on Century 21's website or on Facebook (Sea Watch Condominium Unit 411).

I do see some incorrect information about the placement of the units, so you may want to ask where your unit is located.

I have stayed at the Sea Watch since I was a child (even before we owned this unit). I always knew I wanted to own at the Sea Watch because of the amenities & location. I have stayed at other places, but I always came back to the Sea Watch, especially when it came time to buy.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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572 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

The Sea Watch property as a whole is not a bad place at all and that's the only reason I'm not giving a terrible rating. The beach, the pools, the arcade, the tennis courts, basketball courts, playground etc.. are all nice. You can visit this property and stay in a great unit and you will have a wonderful time. Several people in our group stayed in wonderful units, where the owners have obviously taken pride in their property and it showed.

You have to pay to park $40 for the week, but the security is good and I felt fine about leaving my car there.

Unit 206 is a dump! The owner of this unit obviously doesn't give a hoot about the property. The only nice thing about this unit is the master bedrooms bed. It's new and very comfortable. Some of the furniture in the master is new too. The rest of the unit is very dated and disgusting. My wife had to cover the couches and chairs in the den and the living room with sheets because they were so gross. We were going to have our kids sleep on the pull-out bed in the living room until we pulled it out. It was dirty and old and the mattress was nasty.and so compressed that you would be better off sleeping on the floor. Unfortunately, the carpet throughout the whole unit is dirty and stained so we wouldn't even let our kids sit on it. The bathrooms are old, dirty and stained. The 1970's wall paper is peeling and there is mold growing under it. The kitchen is old and dated as well. If you like old peeling wall paper from the 70's, original formica counter-tops and linoleum floors you'll love the kitchen. The second bedroom is like a cave and the bedding and furniture were nasty. We wouldn't use a single pillow or blanket or bed spread in the unit. We found nasty hairs everywhere. We even found a used Q-tip in the chest of drawers. NASTY!

Overall, the unit is terrible and I would NEVER recommend that anyone stay in Unit 206.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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SW13OCMD, SW 13 Owner at Sea Watch Condominium, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Sorry you had a bad experience in your stay at SeaWatch. We agree with the comments that say check out the unit before renting in SeaWatch. We have 2 units in SeaWatch – and they are NOT the unit you are commenting on here. Please check out our units for consideration at SeaWatch in the future: You can read the positive responses posted both here on tripadvisor and on VRBO (listing 187185) and Vacation Rentals (listing 57199) or Google search on “seawatch 13” to find us on facebook. SeaWatch is really a great facility and don’t let one bad unit deter you from coming back to the good units!
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Property: Sea Watch Condominium
Address: 115th Street, Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
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Ranked #13 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 400
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