NO, it’s impossible”… is what I heard from the on-base lodging hotel receptionist.  I learned nothing could be done without a 2 week work request to switch on my Air Conditioning on a hot and humid day in February.  As I hung up the phone and looked around at all the dated and worn furniture in my room, I knew I was in for a miserable TDY lodging experience.

“Never again!  Our servicemen and women deserve better while traveling on TDY orders.”

-Founder, Hurlburt CrashPads

Hurlburt CrashPads

Hurlburt CrashPads was founded by an Air Force Veteran frustrated by the antiquated, inconvenient, and in-attention to details, provided by Hurlburt Field Lodging, Duke Field Lodging, Eglin AFB Lodging.  Unfortunately, with the majority of hotels and Airbnbs in the local area catering to tourists, most long term lodging costs are significantly above the reimbursable rate required by the DoD.  Hurlburt CrashPads was founded to fill this gap through exceptional service at a price that is LESS than on-base lodging.

Our Mission | Hurlburt CrashPads

To provide flexible, first class luxurious, long term lodging options for our servicemen and women across Northwest Florida. 

NO “non-available slip” required, NO off-base lodging “approval” needed, NO B.S.

Why Hurlburt CrashPads

Tired of endless searches and hidden costs found on hosting sites such as AirBnB?  Allow Hurlburt CrashPads to put your mind at ease and end your worries about what the DOD will and will not  reimburse.  We know the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR) inside and out and guarantee that your entire stay with us will be reimbursed dollar for dollar through the Defense Travel System (DTS).  Additionally, our catalog of properties offer personalized amenities tailored to our clients.  No request is too big or too small.  We take pride ensuring you can relax while you are TDY on travel orders.  Often properties found on hosting websites will usually offer a “shared” house, renting out small individual rooms with busy common areas.  Not only do you lose a safe and quiet space for yourself, you may also have to deal with roommates constantly moving in and out during your stay.  Hurlburt CrashPads specifically focus on providing large private residences where guest have the entire home and living space to themselves.  However, we do offer several exceptions where the unparalleled value in location along the emerald coast, living space, and amenities (docks, pool, restaurants) allows us to offer tailored bedrooms with generous shared living spaces.  Prefer one type of residence over another, just let us know and we will make it happen!  Either way arriving home after work will have you believing you are staying in a luxurious resort free of worries.

The Hurlburt CrashPad difference

First and foremost our properties are designed and managed to offer our clients the best experience possible during their TDY, the moment they arrive.  Unlike many “mom-and-pop” AirBnBs or rentals, Hurlburt CrashPads is managed as a professional business and we take care of everything online.  After connecting through Hurlburt CrashPads, we will send you a secure link to our encrypted online portal.  You will have your own individual account, able to make payments online, as well as send messages.  Have a quick maintenance request or question, shoot us a message via our APP to make the process quick and convenient.  All payments are handled electronically and at the end of the month we will send you an itemize receipt with the daily rate charge along with any associated taxes.  We will send you detailed DTS instructions on how to complete your DTS authorization and travel voucher.  Everything is prepared for you, so you can maximize your time spent on your TDY on what matters most. 

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