Guest Reviews

Dr. JFM Toledo

This was a wonderful rental for our family. The hosts could not have been more helpful. We look to do it again.

- John of toledo, OH US
Reviewed Apr 12, 2014

Family vacation

Our family was very impressed with the Seaward Villa during our stay in February. The accommodations were clean and "homey". Parking was available and we were within walking distance to many restaurants. Our granddaughter especially enjoyed the pool, and the beach area was very family friendly. We would definitely consider a return visit--hopefully for a longer stay next year!

- Lorraine of Madrid, IA US
Reviewed Apr 11, 2014

Start to finish nothing but the best

You know the saying, "you only get one chance to make a first impression." I was confident I made the right decision by staying at Villa Seaward when my initial conversation with the property management team was so enjoyable. My decision was validated when we arrived at our unit around 9:00 p.m. and the property management team was there to greet my wife and I. The final point was when we stepped inside our unit and was awestruck by the layout, renovated unit, and cleanliness of our unit. When the ad says, "beachfront" they are not exxagerating. The Villa Seaward is located on the beautiful sandy beach. If not for a rotator cuff injury, I could throw a rock from my balcony and hit the water! The Villa Seaward is located within the quaint Lauderdale by the Sea. No structures over 4 stories tall. Feel like you are in Key West. I counted my blessings every morning I jogged past the tall condos and hotels in Fort Lauderdale and was glad I didn't have to enjoy my vacation with 1,000 of my closest friends staying at those respective properties. To be very honest, is this the best property to stay if you have several young kids and looking for a large kiddie pool and kid's activities sponsored by the property? No! However, if you are looking for a peaceful location where you can truly relax, the Villa Seaward is your destination. Please respect the property and keep it in the same great shape you found it because we're coming back!

- Al of Wildwood, MO US
Reviewed Mar 31, 2014

February Paradise

Lauderdale by the Sea and the Villa Seward D were as good as it gets! Modern, clean, well equipped, and easy! Just the right distance from the center of activity. Private pool and wide beach were inviting. Great vacation for us and our family from Vermont. Wouldn't change a thing. Service easily available but not needed. J. Wilkinson

- Ronald of Morgantown, WV US
Reviewed Mar 29, 2014

Because you deserve the best!

I have traveled nearly 200 days/year for the past 20 years. I have stayed in numerous 5 star resorts and hotels as well as some properties that couldn't justify one star on a good day. One of the stressful things about travel is the uncertainty of staying at a property for the first time. If it's business the last thing you need after a stressful day is a property that doesn't meet your expectations. If it's vacation you're looking for a property that is at least comparable to your home. We all know how pictures can make anything appear better than realty. My wife and I have (5) children and haven't been able to travel alone for almost six years. I decided to surprise my wife for her birthday and Valentine's Day. I initially reserved a room at one of the top hotels because I didn't want any surprises and wanted everything to be perfect for my wife because she certainly deserves it. I decided to look for a property that was closer to the beach and saw the Villa Seaward ad. Well, the pictures were so impressive that I canceled my hotel reservation and decided to take a chance on Villa SeaWard. Let me tell you that the pictures were 100% accurate and if anything probably didn't capture how close you are to the beach. The property has been 100% renovated and the unit itself is clean, charming, and the floor layout is perfect. It has a great deck that is positioned for sun exposure the entire day if you are unable to walk to the beach. The property management people are awesome and the service you receive from them is nothing less than you would receive at the Ritz Carlton. I know what you are thinking. It can't be perfect. Well, just to make you feel comfortable that this is a legitimate review let me try to say something that isn't entirely positive. There are a couple of properties close by that are eyesores but are in the process of being renovated. My advice is don't stay at one of those huge hotels in Fort Lauderdale where you have to hassle with waiting for elevators,fighting crowds, noisy pools, getting stuck in a small room, HVAC Systems that never work properly, having to hang dry your swim suit on the balcony, no kitchen for preparing a quick snack or meal. We had such a wonderful time that I'm willing to post my telephone # that you can call me direct for any additonal feedback. Al 636-795-0488

- Al of Wildwood, MO US
Reviewed Mar 3, 2014

A Wonderful Vacation!

We stayed at Villa Seaward for an extended Memorial Day visit. As we first opened the front door of Unit D, we were welcomed by the amazing view of the ocean and the beach. The pictures on the web site were accurate. The accommodations were as described. Clean. Top notch furnishings. Steps to the beach and pool. Beach chairs. Nice clean beach. Short walk to the pier and aruba Restaurant on the beach. It was relaxing, hassle-free, convenient to restaurants and shopping and all four of us enjoyed our stay very much. And did I mention the ocean view? We met the onsite property manager and the maid who offered their assistance and availability. They made us feel welcome and at home. This was our first non-hotel "adventure". After speaking with several other high-end vacation rentals in the area, I felt uncomfortable about the responses I got and the probability of hidden costs. Dealing with Laurie and Tiffany at Oasis Realty was easy and straightforward. They were accommodating and answered our questions quickly and accurately. They were a joy to talk to and the transaction was smooth and professional from start to finish. We will be back!

- Edmund of Shelton, CT US
Reviewed Jun 14, 2013

Amazing sunrises!!

We loved this place. Very convenient to restaurants, shops, grocery store. The unit suited our needs -- the layout worked very well for the three of us! The rental company, By the Sea Vacation Villas, was very responsive -- if I had a question they were right there with the answer. It was so nice to have very own access to the beach. The unit was spotless when we walked in. It was so handy to be able to fix breakfast and then eat watching the gorgeous sunrise. We have recommend to several people already!

- Lynn of Bellbrook, OH US
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Newly renovated private oceanfront condo!

Amazing property and the best location! Beautiful, newly renovated 2 story condo building with private small pool and beach. Spectacular views! Location is walking distance to fishing pier and quaint Lauderdale by the Sea. Many restaurants with nightly entertainment and souvenir shops. Perfect and comfortable accommodations for our family of 5 with 2 teenagers and a ten year old. Highly recommended! Would come back next year. Property manager very accommodating.

- Melissa of Wayland, MA US
Reviewed May 13, 2013


One word Fabulous! From Booking to Check out...Easy and Awesome! Great Place Great Staff!

- James of northville, MI US
Reviewed May 13, 2013