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Karan Ankney

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Wadsworth, Ohio English

John and I have owned our condo since 2011 and love to come down as often as we can and share it with people who love it as much as we do.

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Reviews(15)

Karan Ankney
(4 of 5)
BREIANE H. said... Aug 26, 2018 PERFECTION! Date of Stay Aug 10, 2018..... Karan was so pleasant and helpful. She went above and beyond our expectations. We have visited PCB several times and this was by far the best rental experience both with owner and condo we have had. The little things meant so much to our family like the stroller and the kids dining plates. The music playing when we checked in created a wonderful relaxing ambiance. We loved the location too. Ocean Villa is a wonderfully clean and bright complex. The beach chars were a blessing and we used them every day. It felt like home but even better! We will be recommending this place to all of our friends. Thanks again for a wonderful trip…….. OWNER RESPONSE:….. Reviews like this make us realize how fortunate we are to get amazing guests like you. We are so happy you loved all the little things that made your vacation the best experience. Customer service is SO important to us and we want our guests to never have to worry about renting from us again and again. Our guests start as "Guests" and leave as friends!!! Thank you again!!! John and Karan
Posted on 27 August 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Scott and Kim said….. Via VRBO….. July 17, 2018 OVER A DECADE OF RENTING THIS CONDO… we have rented this condo for 10 years now- and have already booked for next year. Everything you need is here for your stay away from home. The location and size of the condo bld is perfect- you are in the "middle" of everything- thomas drive to the east, pier park to the west- - churchwell street- and its easy access via the parking garage across the street allow for a quick escape should front beach road prove to be a parking lot. Have kids? safely walk across the bridge on the 3rd floor and not worry about crossing the road. The size of the condo bld is perfect- 6 units per floor- there is hardly ever anything but a short wait for elevators- try that at some of the larger condos on the beach- I have waited 10 minutes for an elevator before. NOT FUN. The size of the condo also means that the beach out front of the condo wont turn into a small city every day. walk down the beach in front of the larger condos and you will know what I mean. The unit is clean, updated regularly (nice TVs Karan)- and everything you need is there. I can start my vacation the second I walk in, and that is what I like. Working with Karan and John over the years has been a pleasure- prior to renting (exclusively) from Karan and John- we have stayed up and down the beach- over a 28 year span- and once we found this unit that was it. It works for us- and have already booked for next year…...Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this incredible review!!!!! You were one of our first guests after we bought the condo so many years ago and we can't thank you enough for returning to your home away from home every year!!!! What an amazing compliment to think that out of all the choices you have in Panama City Beach to rent, you return year after year - we can't thank you enough. We are so happy you love the new TV's - we will be updating our website soon (photographer is just waiting for an empty day to take the pictures). Thank you again for being such fabulous people!!!! John and Karan
Posted on 19 August 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Brandi V. said... Jul 1, 2018 AWESOME CONDO!!!!…….. Date of Stay Jun 15, 2018 ………We were very pleased and happy with this condo. First of all the owner Karan is absolutely amazing. She makes sure everything is great and is very helpful thru the entire process. I feel like I have made a new friend. When we first walked into the condo we were very happy. The condo smelled great, music was playing and there were chocolates on the bed. Perfect! The view from the balcony was beautiful. The condo had everything that we would need, right down to the chip clips. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of room. The couches were comfy too. The washer and dryer were so nice to have. The resort is also nice, great pools and the hot tub was always hot and usually not crowded. Parking was never an issue and the elevators were quick too with minimal waiting times, We had a really great vacation and grateful that Karan was always so helpful. Would not hesitate to rent again! …..OWNERS RESPONSE…… What a way to make an owner feel so wonderful!!!! Thank you for writing such a sweet review. I personally feel I earned a new friend as well - I love you feel the same!! It makes us feel so great knowing that our guests love the little extras we add in the condo, down to the chip clips. We try to think of things that we would appreciate in a vacation rental and that was one thing that we found that would be so useful. Customer service is very important to us and we want our guests to always feel that they can contact us for anything, before, during and after their vacation!!! Thank you again so very much!!! John and Karan
Posted on 4 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Thijs R. said... Jun 12, 2018….. Great condo with a view at the beach……. Date of Stay May 31, 2018....... We stayed one week in this great apartment in Panama City Beach, Florida. This condo is fully equipped with all comforts (complete kitchen, air conditioning, 3 TV’s) and does make you feel like it is your home away from home. There are two comfortable bedroom and each has its own bathroom. The balcony is a nice place to stay. It provided a gorgeous view over the Gulf of Mexico from the 21st floor. When you take the elevator down, your right at the pool area and the beach. We really enjoyed our time here. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the beach life. There a plenty of good restaurants nearby even as the shops and supermarkets. Definitely a place we would like to go back to one day!……. OWNERS RESPONSE…… Your kindness is felt with this wonderful review coming all the way from The Netherlands. We absolutely loved having your family stay at our condo, now your home away from home. It means so much to us that you enjoyed it immensely, down to the comfortable beds. We look forward to having you back the next time you return to Panama City Beach!!! Thank you again for such an awesome review. John and Karan"
Posted on 4 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Darren D. said... May 19, 2018.... THIS CONDO IS A 10 STAR!! NO WAITING ON THE ELEVATOR….EVER!!!……. Date of Stay May 11, 2018 ……..We have never stayed in such a nice condo and had such a personal friendly relationship with the owner, as we did this year! We were in awe from the second we walked it. Fantastic aroma and music playing, then we walked in the bedroom to a nice welcoming swan made out of a towel with chocolates laying in front of the swan....And that is only the beginning. Karan and John think of it all from robes down to toothpicks😊 The coffee maker and Keurig are amazing and the cabinets have everything you need plus some! If you like to play games or watch movies in the evening or on a rainy day, they have plenty of both. We could carry on and on, but in 2 words Amazingly Perfect!! Loved the balcony and the view..Wow!! Stay here once and I'm sure you will rent this condo again from Karan and John, just as we did! And don't forget to sign the guest book!! One more thing we loved..If you do not want to lay in the loungers one day ask the awesome beach service guy to set you up with chairs and umbrella and he puts you even closer to the beautiful Gulf!!……. OWNERS RESPONSE……. How do I start saying Thank You to such an amazing review - the word THANK YOU doesn't even do it justice. You just left today and you wrote this incredible review so quickly - WOW.......that speaks volume as to how much you guys loved the condo. It makes John and I so very happy to know that you loved all the little extra things we do to make it extra special. We know there are so many choices for vacation rentals in Panama City Beach and we want our guests to feel that are staying on the best rental (home away from home) on the beach. We look forward to your 2nd trip back to Emerald Oasis next May. Thank you again and again!!! John and Karan
Posted on 4 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Krysti C. said…Via VRBO….. May 16, 2018…. A HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME PARADISE!!!!…… Date of Stay Apr 20, 2018 ………..My husband and I stayed at the Emerald Oasis for a week for our anniversary. It was better than we could've hoped! The condo is immaculate, cozy, and had everything we needed to feel at home. The kitchen is stocked with all the dishes and cooking tools you could need. We enjoyed having home-cooked breakfasts every morning out on the balcony. And have I mentioned the view?! This condo has the most beautiful view from up on the 21st floor - it truly is breath-taking. The pictures did not even do it justice. The condo has two great pools and a hot tub, which we visited several times, and are just a step off of the beach. The beach is pristine and has powdery-soft white sand, and we took advantage of the beach chair rental every day, which was amazing and so convenient. This time it was just my husband and I, but we can't wait to return with our two kids. The condo and location are so family-friendly, we know they would have an awesome time. Karan and John, the owners, go above and beyond to make their guests feel taken care of. We recommend 1000%! OWNERS RESPONSE…….. We absolutely love knowing how much our guests love the condo. That sounds so great to enjoy breakfast on the balcony every day - that sounds so relaxing with a cup of coffee as well. We feel we have the best housekeepers on the beach and they do an amazing job - the word "immaculate" makes us so happy - that is a fabulous word to describe how clean our condo is. We are so happy that you guys loved the view - its definitely breathtaking and hard to imagine until you are there enjoying it. We look forward to you coming back with your children - they will love the beach and you will create wonderful memories!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review. John and Karan
Posted on 4 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Mary C. said.....Via VRBO.... Apr 15, 2018…..LOVELY BEACH RENTAL……. Date of Stay Apr 11, 2018 …….My sister and I enjoyed four wonderful days! The condo was well-maintained and contained everything one would wish for in a home-away-from-home, all on the beach! The furnishings were lovely, and the kitchen had all up-to-date appliances. Everyone on the property, residents, guests, and workers were all friendly and helpful. The owner, Karan, was wonderful to work with! I would definitely re-book!…… OWNERS RESPONSE…… Thank you so much for the fabulous review. It makes us smile to know that our guests have such an awesome vacation. A sister vacation is so wonderful - creating memories is priceless. We love that you enjoyed our condo and we can't wait to have you back to enjoy your Home Away From Home again and again!!!! John and Karan
Posted on 4 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
CJ A. said......Via VRBO.... Mar 23, 2018..... THE OWNERS WERE AMAZING!! KARAN WENT OUT OF HER WAY TO ENSURE OUR STAY AT HER CONDO WAS PERFECT!!!…. Date of Stay Mar 15, 2018...... First I’d like to say that I have never had an experience like this. We walked into a beautiful condo with jazz playing in the background. Chocolates on the bed. You could tell the condo was just cleaned. It smelled amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever had an experience renting a condo like this before. Could not have asked for a better room or owners to rent from. Karan was amazing and I can’t thank her enough for all she did to ensure we had the best little getaway! We will definitely be renting this condo again in the near future. 5 Stars for sure…… OWNERS RESPONSE….. WOW.....what a review - what a way to make us smile big!!!! Thank you for this fabulous review!!!! It means so much to us that our guests walk in and feel welcome - that first impression is SO very important!!!!! We are so happy that you had such an awesome little get away - we can't wait to have you return over and over again to your HOME AWAY FROM HOME!!!! Thank you again!!! John and Karan
Posted on 4 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(4 of 5)
Ray T. said......Via VRBO Mar 10, 2018 AMAZING VIEWS AND CONDO!!….. Date of Stay Feb 28, 2018 This was a return visit to this condo and I have to say each time I go back it just gets better. The owners are best to work with and they take pride in sharing this condo with guest looking for good times. The housekeepers do a great job and you walk into nice smells and very clean and nice place. There is nothing you need they have thought of everything, even has a nice welcome book that has info about the condo and things to do around the area. I have stayed others places on the beach however I will be going back to this one again I already have a trip planned and booked for September of this year and I would not pick any place but this one. If you are looking for great experience then this place is for you. Thank you Karan and John for sharing the condo…… OWNERS RESPONSE……. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an incredible review. We take it as a huge compliment when our guests return year after year. That tells us that we are doing an awesome job in keeping our guests happy. We are so fortunate to have the BEST housekeepers on the beach.....they treat our condo like it's their own and take pride in it just as much as we do. Thank you so much again for this fantastic review!!!! Your HOME AWAY FROM HOME awaits you in September!!!! Thank you again John and Karan
Posted on 4 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Brandi V. said.....Via VRBO...... Jul 1, 2018 AWESOME CONDO!!!!……. Date of Stay Jun 15, 2018 We were very pleased and happy with this condo. First of all the owner Karan is absolutely amazing. She makes sure everything is great and is very helpful thru the entire process. I feel like I have made a new friend. When we first walked into the condo we were very happy. The condo smelled great, music was playing and there were chocolates on the bed. Perfect! The view from the balcony was beautiful. The condo had everything that we would need, right down to the chip clips. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of room. The couches were comfy too. The washer and dryer were so nice to have. The resort is also nice, great pools and the hot tub was always hot and usually not crowded. Parking was never an issue and the elevators were quick too with minimal waiting times, We had a really great vacation and grateful that Karan was always so helpful. Would not hesitate to rent again!…….. OWNERS RESPONSE……..What a way to make an owner feel so wonderful!!!! Thank you for writing such a sweet review. I personally feel I earned a new friend as well - I love you feel the same!! It makes us feel so great knowing that our guests love the little extras we add in the condo, down to the chip clips. We try to think of things that we would appreciate in a vacation rental and that was one thing that we found that would be so useful. Customer service is very important to us and we want our guests to always feel that they can contact us for anything, before, during and after their vacation!!! Thank you again so very much!!! John and Karan
Posted on 2 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Joseph P. said.....Via VRBO....... Mar 22, 2017 LOVED THE BALCONY!!!!!...... Date of Stay Feb 28, 2017 We had a wonderful stay! This condo was decorated absolutely lovely; it had a tranquil & peaceful environment. Most importantly, it was clean! The kitchen was very well appointed for anything you might need. The condo was in a great location and within a few minutes of what became our favorite restaurant, Firefly. The owner was a pleasure to work with, we actually have just re-booked to return!……. OWNERS RESPONSE……. Hearing how tranquil and peaceful our condo is makes me just want to leave and head down now - we feel the same way when we are there - we are happy you felt the same!!! It's very important to us that our condo is exactly what you were hoping for, and more!! That is wonderful that you found Firefly - such a great place to eat!!! It was a nice compliment that you immediately booked your next vacation when you returned home - Thank you!!! We appreciate this review very much. John and Karan
Posted on 2 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Frank V. said......Via VRBO..... Mar 11, 2017 HOME AWAY FROM HOME!!!!! Date of Stay Jan 26, 2017 My husband and I spent five relaxing weeks in Karan's condo. From the minute we walked in, we felt very much at home. The apartment is beautifully decorated and no detail was left unattended to. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to live comfortably. We even hosted a small dinner party. All of the large and small appliances were updated and in perfect working order. Karan was the ultimate host! She stayed in contact with us before, during and after our stay. I don't hesitate to say that it would be nearly impossible to find a better place to stay,……… OWNERS RESPONSE……..Thank you SO very much for taking the time to write this awesome review. How wonderful that your 5 weeks at the condo was so relaxing - that's what it's all about!!!! We are so happy that you felt right at home - that is what we strive for our guests to feel. This review should help any future guest feel comfortable making the decision to book our condo!! I know it would make it easier for us to book!!! Thank you again!!! John and Karan
Posted on 2 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Ray T. said... Mar 21, 2017 ONE OF THE BEST ON THE BEACH Date of Stay Nov 16, 2016 I have been staying in this condo for years and just keep going back. Before we found this one PCB was nice but not Great. This condo has everything you will ever need and the view is just what a beach trip should be. The upgrades to the kitchen that has been done just helps this condo look better. Dealing with the owners over the years have made my trips to PCB the vacations we needed. I will always book this condo when I go to PCB. It is nice to know the place and how everything works. Thank you Karan and John for sharing your home with guest and making PCB special…… OWNER RESPONSE……. Thank you so much for making "Emerald Oasis" your home away from home when you come to Panama City Beach. It is so important for John and I to create an environment for our guests that they just want to return year after year!! Having amazing guests like you shows us that we must be doing something right. We know that you have so many condo choices to pick from and we can't be more grateful that you chose to stay at our condo - AKA - YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!!! Thank you again for being such an amazing guest who enjoys our condo as much as we do!!!! Thank you again, John and Karan
Posted on 2 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Susan P. said... Nov 23, 2016 THIS IS ONE OF THE NICEST PLACES I’VE EVER STAYED AT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Date of Stay Nov 11, 2016 The first thought walking into this apartment was WOW this is very classy. The whole apartment is so nicely decorated, the furniture comfortable and clean. Every detail is perfectly thought out. Right down to the music greeting us when we arrived. The beds were very comfy. We slept with the balcony door open and listened to the waves all night. Doing my hair in the master bath was a treat with the ocean in the mirror. The view is incredible and the furniture on the balcony was also classy and comfortable. The sunset view was perfect for beautiful pictures. We lucked out and got the Super moon going down also. My sisters and I started our beach hopping vacation here first. The rest of our stays couldn't compare to this unit. And Karen, oh my, we walked away feeling like we had made a friend. What a nice person and so helpful in too many ways to mention. I highly recommend this property. Everything about it is perfect including the location. We visited 14 beaches and by far this was one of my favorites. The pier with its shopping has it all over Mexico Beach. Crooked island nearby was a gem that even showed us a black bear walking down the road! Thank you Karen for sharing this beautiful home with us, we had such a memorable sister trip……… OWNER RESPONSE…….. WOW....WOW...WOW..... you are SO amazingly kind for such an awesome review. We can't tell you how THANKFUL you are for taking all this time to let others know about your experience. How awesome that you got the Super moon - such an incredible sight!!! I am so happy that you feel the same - I feel that I made a friend as well - that is why we love sharing our condo with people who love it as much as we do!!! Thank you SO much again!!!!! We hope you decide to return one day!!!! Thank you!! John and Karan
Posted on 2 July 2018
Karan Ankney
(5 of 5)
Cheryl N. said...Via VRBO..... Mar 1, 2018 HOME AWAY FROM HOME Date of Stay Jan 31, 2018 We had a wonderful time at Panama City Beach this year for the month of February. The condo on the 21st. Floor was lovely and so comfortable. The owner, Karan, was terrific. If we needed to call or text her she was very good about getting right back to us. We look forward to staying there next February 2019. Thanks so much, Karan....Cheryl and Charlie………. OWNER RESPONSE……… Charlie and Cheryl, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We loved that you were able to spend a whole month at the condo and enjoy the amazing views. Thank you so much for your kinds words, they mean a lot!!!! It won't be long until February 2019 will be here for your next trip to your Home AWAY from Home!!!! John and Karan
Posted on 2 July 2018

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