"The hardest part of writing this review will be not sounding like a paid advertisement. This condo rents for a bargain rate for being right on the beach, and it is an fine unit. Low price, fine quality: can't be beat. Here are the particulars.
THE CONDO unit is located on the 15th floor. It has a spacious balcony with both ocean and bay views. It is partially shaded all day, and has a reasonable amount of deck furniture. The condo has three bedrooms, although the front room does not have a door. There a two bathrooms, one in the master bedroom. There is a good kitchen with a decent array of utensils, dishes, pots, glasses, etc. Also included are microwave, blender, coffee pot, and toaster. All are in fine shape. There are two TVs, one with a built in DVD. They are smallish, but that makes it easier to pry the kids away from them. All the furnishing, the beds, etc. are in great shape. The unit was very, very clean. We had three adults and three kids, and wehad enough space.
THE BUILDING is top-notch. It is directly on the beach, and also has an indoor, outdoor, and kiddie pool, and, I think I recall, a hot tub and exercise room. There is a video game room, free movies are show daily, and there is a deli type store that sells ice cream, pizzas, sandwiches, and other goodies that are (a) not bad and (b) not too pricey. The complex is well attended and clean. There is a large market (Food Lion) a block away and an array of other types of stores right across the street in a small mall. The bus line stops in front of the condo. Parking in the attached five-level garage is adequate. Given the huge flow of families coming and leaving on Saturday, the check-in process is a bit of a zoo, but the condo supplies carts to help get your stuff from car to unit and back again at week's end. You have your own a washer and dryer in a locked room next to the unit. This room also provides some space for boogie boards, etc. The A/C worked perfectly and you have control.
THE OWNERS are easy to work with. I like renting from "real" owners, not "shadow" ones who rent anonymously through an agency and cannot be contacted. We picked up our keys from the owners, who livein the area, and dropped the keys off with them. When we had problem with the dryer, they came the next morning and repaired it. After our stay, they returned our security deposit promptly and without any Mickey Mouse deductions."
Guest: The grandparents
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: September 25, 2014