"Positives: We LOVED the location The general condo facilities (pool, community rooms, shuffleboard, etc) were clean and well maintained, although the elevators were a bit temperamental. The beach was amazing! Very clean, wide and "residential" rather than commercial. You could walk for miles in both directions, and only 1/4 mile north on the beach is nice beach restaurant/bar. Across the street are several good restaurants. New Smyrna Beach is a fun place for families or singles. Lots to offer, and convenient to other fun day trips (Daytona, St. Augustine, World Golf Hall of Fame, Titusville and Merrit Island Wildlife Refuge, Kennedy Space Center, Cassadaga, Blue Springs etc.). The rental agency, Great Ocean Condos, was really great to work with. Very responsive and professional. We'd definitely rent thru them again.
Negative: While the unit itself was very clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, the furnishings could use some attention. The furniture on the balcony was rusted, the dining room chairs were a hazard as they would easily tip, and the King size mattress in the master bedroom was like sleeping in two hammocks.
We'll definitely return to NSB, and would enjoy staying in Sea Coast Gardens again, but we still probably look for a different unit."
Date of Stay: January 2016
Review Submitted: March 2, 2016