"The apartment has the most wonderful views from the sitting room and master bedroom. The terrace is great. The bedrooms are large and the beds are super comfy AND massive. The pool and seating areas are kept immaculately clean. The well maintained beach is gorgeous with soft sand and the sea is beautiful to swim in. The apartment is well situated for using the tram to John's Pass and beyond. There are supermarkets and bars/restaurants nearby. The ones opposite have a basic menu but are good value for money and have great staff. The staff at the condo were friendly and helpful, particularly Jeff, who works so hard. It was easy to get around and we went out on a few trips eg dolphin watching, ten pin bowling, and to the cinema (love the reclining seats!).
In the high heat and humidity of July it was difficult for us Brits to use the outside space as much as we would have liked (!)and the air conditioning was great in the living space but wasn't able to keep the bedrooms cool enough at night for comfort. The pool was coolest in the morning and quietest around 5pm. When the pool was busy it was rather full of lilos which wasn't always the best and you had to keep your wits about you if ball games were being played! There were some rather loud families staying at the same time as us who were taking their vacation very seriously beer wise but were fun to watch! The thunderstorms were dramatic and were great to watch from the terrace.
A few minor improvements would make this place perfect:
- better air con
- more space in the kitchen for storing groceries as there was only one empty cupboard up high which was a challenge for anyone short (like me!)
- a tin opener that works!
- earlier pool opening as it doesn't open till 10 and we are early risers and love to swim in the cool of the morning, although we did swim in the sea at 8 am every day which was lovely
- instructions on how all the equipment works eg cooker, dishwasher as it was unfamiliar to us, although we did work stuff out
- some glass wine glasses rather than just plastic ones, we did try to find some to use and then donate but there were none at the Publixs we visited.
But we had a relaxing week after the frantic activity of Orlando, thank you."
Guest: A guest from Overthorpe, Banbury
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 25, 2016