We, too, have stayed in many different units in NCV, and liked this one the most. No obstructed views of the crashing waves. We could sit perched in directors chairs on the private balcony above everyone and everything -- drinking a cuppa while reading the daily delivered newspaper !! Yes, we ventured down to the beach on occasion with all the unit's greatly appreciated boogie boards/towels/chairs -- but this mom mainly took up residence on that balcony. We cooked in the well-supplied kitchen, and ate at the big dining table. After a fun beach day, we watched DVDs on that wonderful 3D TV/player. We absolutely will return.