My wife and I have traveled throughout Florida for the past 9 almost 10 years, we usually make these trips in recognition of our anniversary, and as a result, we typically try to find a location which offers easy access to popular attractions (within a 2-2 1/2 hr drive), immediate oceanfront access which is well equipped with nice to have amenities, and is cost effective on a budget to keep more funds free for eating out and fun activities. We commonly stay at any of the well known hotel chains or resorts, but have rented vacation rental properties on two prior occasions.
For this trip, we took a chance and chose the New Smyrna Beach/Daytona area for the first time after reading many positive and enthusiastic traveler reviews about NSB and the surrounding areas. We discovered this property on this site, and it seemed to meet our every need. I'm a little apprehensive about renting privately owned property vs a popular hotel, in the event something goes wrong, I have someone to complain to who will likely be able to address my concern immediately, with little resistance. I looked at this property several times and contacted Sandy with my first round of questions. Sandy is GREAT to work with. No question unanswered, no email missed, very accommodating and eager to help. Every communication was by email, but she was accessible by phone as well. Pleasantly, it just wasn't necessary.
Arrived at the property on June 8, at 1145 at night after weather delayed our inbound flight. We were eternally grateful that there were no issues accessing the property, getting keys, etc. And, the welcome gift of snacks was a lifesaver, I hadn't eaten since 300pm central that day and was running on caffeine only by that time. That was above and beyond what we expected and was a very nice touch of hospitality.
The town house was smaller in appearance than the photos. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing for a couple or a couple traveling with one, maybe two children, but the pictures are a little misleading in my opinion. But, the unit is clean, modern, comfortable, BUG FREE, and nicely appointed with hair dryers, ironing board, iron, towels, bogey boards,beach chairs, all you need for a day at the beach.
The view, it speaks for itself...if you want to sleep with the sound of the ocean, wake to the sound of the ocean...this property gives you that and then some.
AND for a good price. We got our money's worth. We would stay here again for sure.