Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps up to 10)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Steps from sand (second house from sand)
Two balconies with ocean views
6 beds and a pull-out couch, plus couches to sleep on and enough floor space for two blow-up mattresses
Kitchen with pots/pans/dishes/silverware/coffee maker/oven/microwave/dishwasher/large fridge.
Check in with key in lock box
Some beach gear(umbrella, couple of chairs, surf board, vest)
Plenty of blankets and towels and washer/dryer.
Some modern updates such as wooden floors, tiled bathrooms (one shower bathroom and one tub-only bathroom), kitchen looks like it was remodeled. Some parking at the house, plenty of street parking along the beach.
About 3 Fans available to plug in. Very helpful.
Cons: 3-4 outlets work to plug in devices. Bring extension cords. Be careful about plugging in too much and tripping the circuit breaker. All other outlets broken.
Some light bulbs need to be replaced.
Cleaning crew isn’t doing an adequate job cleaning property. Maybe they only wash and dry sheets and towels and sweep floors/wipe down toilets and faucets? Floors need a scrub, walls could use a wash, and the general overall structure could use some finishing touches like baseboards in some areas.
If you are looking to stay at the beach, this is convenient and pretty simple. Other than the cosmetic issues and the lack of working outlets, this place was exactly what we were looking for.
This is a great location just one house from the sand. Nice views from the two balconies. The only complaint is that the furniture is white and quite dirty. I think either a good cleaning or slip covers? Also the refrigerator is not really in the kitchen but more in the living room, it is quite odd. The living area/kitchen is a bit on the small side, but again the location and views are the best part!!
We were extremely pleased with the property! My kids want to book another stay at that location.
I’ve never done something like using VRBO. It was easy and easy communication with the owner. We were very pleased for doing this the first time. We will definitely do this again!
Misrepresentation and a Safety Hazard
It looked nice from the outside and was a stone’s throw from the beach.
Doors locked from the inside and out by a key. If there was a fire you could not exit without a key. There were two sliding glass doors, one each on 2nd and 3rd floors. a fire could block those exits. Only 2 smoke detectors in the house, one on 2nd floor and the other was on the ceiling between 1st and 2nd floors.
The second day there was no hot water. We contacted the owner and he was apologetic and sent someone right out. Luckily my friends had no plans for the evening. The maintenance guy came to the condo and tried knocking on the door since the doorbell does not work. He didn’t get an answer, so he just walked into the house. Totally NOT cool! He went upstairs where the tankless water heater was and said it was unplugged. Why was this not checked by the owner before we arrived? It got fixed after taking a cold shower.
Floors and cabinets were filthy. Our feet were black after we walked on the floor for any length of time. Curtains were torn and stained. Dirt and sand underneath the beds. Towels were stained. No towel racks, no screens (except one bathroom ) on the windows or doors. Half of the electrical outlets didn’t work, uncovered outlet (exposed) and surge protectors overloaded and strung across the house. Garbage cans out front were smelling (seemed not to be emptied for awhile.) sink cracked, sink handle broken, tile behind bathtub grout not finished and floorboards missing. Living room furniture was stained and filthy. Had not been clean in quite some time. We rewashed the towels but found most of them to be stained towels. Outside shower on the side of the house is broken and leaking. Over the washer is a huge hole leading into the frame of the house where anything, mold, dust, critters, etc. can get in.
I kept sporadically smelling a sour stench. It smelled like it was coming from the bed. I decided to lift up the sheet and mattress protector. The end of bed looked like a CSI crime scene. It’s a health hazard. I can’t (and don’t want to) know what bacteria, fungus or viruses live in that mattress. The list goes on and on.
We were looking to have a nice relaxing vacation. This condo rental was misrepresented on Home Away. Obviously the pictures were taken from several years ago and this has since become a renovation project that has never been completed. It’s TOTAL DISGRACE!!! Don’t waste your money.
My family loved the stay, Gary the manager was very helpful. We are definitely staying again.
What you would expect
The basics like towels, paper towels, and toilet paper were well stocked. The pictures accurately showed how close the house is to the beach. For the price and location it is a great deal and a wonderful beach vacation. It’s not the newest or finest house on the block, but it was an affordable fun beach vacation. I will definitely consider staying again.