"Good: location on the beach with 4th floor large balcony view on the ocean. literally only steps away from the water, easy access, uncrowded portion of Madeira Beach. Small but excellent swimming pool and shaded, off street parking. 3 good sized bedrooms, lots of bed clothes, towels, even beach toys / noodles, etc so you need nothing in the way of household / beach items. good sized, fully equipped kitchen w/ microwave, full size fridge/freezer and large open sink (and dishwasher though we did not use the dishwasher). Two large bathrooms both with tubs and shower, master has 2 vanity sinks so lots of room. Huge living room for gatherings and good sized tv monitor w/ cable (premium channels, high speed wi fi, etc. - there is even a land line). Large sliding glass doors for wide open incredible view of the ocean and beach directly below. very close to shops, food, ice cream, grocery store (Winn-Dixie) and only .8 miles to John's pass just down the beach!
Caution: the washer works but fills w/ water i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-y s--l---0----w so it nearly becomes impractical to run a timely load of wash. dryer has cracked lint trap and has a possible exposure to 'catching' clothes (owner is in the process of replacing soon i think). security - sliding doors do not fully engage the latch but it is the 4th floor so most likely not accessible from outside (again, owner mentioned these will be replaced in the off season). finally, if you are a light sleeper, beware that the main street right out in front (Gulf Blvd) is way too busy and a few loud vehicles intermittently will definitely, clearly be heard in the bedrooms as the doors (not yet replaced) do not tightly seal nor reject the road noise -
if you don't mind the street noise, THEN A+ with the location, amenities, the OCEAN and BEACH access, large rooms, comfortable home setting, etc., and the very competitive price, all together make this location a HUGE value. Return? once the doors are replaced (reduce road noise), absolutely!"
Guest: a week on the beach at Arena de Madeira
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 4, 2015