"The property was a well-maintained condo. It was well stocked with everything you would need for a great vacation. It was clean, and comfortably fit all seven of us. We could have easily brought another person and still been comfortable.
We loved that it was stocked with all kinds of movies and games. They came in handy on a rainy evening.
In some ways the location was great, in others it was a surprise. The few steps to the beach entail crossing a major highway, and it's more than a few steps. There is a crossing signal.
Once you get to the beach, you have access to everything Sea Colonies, which includes swimming pools, and rest rooms, so really once you're there, you're not going to need to return to the condo frequently. Once you return to the condo, you don't have that sand all around, which is nice.
In my family right now we have no small children or elderly people, so it was no big deal, even though it wasn't quite what I thought it would be. Our family will be growing and even with small children, the trek wouldn't be bad, just so we came prepared, and the price compared to the beachfront absolutely makes it worth figuring out.
Sea Colonies is like a little city, almost. It was huge. I had no idea. There were a lot of pools and one of them was right across the way from our condo.. It was great-- not crowded at all, and so convenient and quiet. Sea Colonies also has a little strip of shops that everyone wants at the beach--coffee and ice cream shops and a pizza place, as well as a place to buy beach paraphernalia. This was just a short, pleasant walk from our condo. They also have a great restaurant within walking distance with an outside deck, which we really enjoyed.
The private beach is a lot less crowded than the public one. We were there for the Fourth of July, and walked down to see the fireworks on the beach. It was gorgeous. I would absolutely recommend that time of the summer just for that reason.
I would recommend this property for people who want that great beach vacation on a bit of a budget, just because of the distance from the ocean. But as I kept telling my family, the ocean is a lot closer to you here than it is back home, and we didn't break the bank, which was nice when we had to return home and get back to real life."
Guest: Cathy B.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 25, 2016