I'll try to keep it brief...
I've stayed here at this hotel w/ my family when I was a teenager, and now I've been bringing my own little family here for the past 4years. I've always booked directly through the resort, but a friend introduced us to VRBO.com. And I loooove it! Mostly bc of my "land lord", Marta. She made our 1st experience so easy, so convenient, and a vacation to remember! She even had backup plans from when the previous tenants took all of the pool wrist bands ;-)
Beach accessories (3 chairs, 2 umbrellas, kiddie toys, 2 boogie boards, etc.)
Bedding- very comfortable. Not like your typical rock hard mattress. Pack-n-play was also provided.
View- unbelievable. You have a perfect room directly in the middle of the hotel.
Convenience- I booked knowing I wanted a lower level room bc I know from experience of the slow elevators. We could just walk the stairs if it got too packed.
Supplies- vacuum, glass cleaner, dish washing liquid, cooking utensils, coffee and coffee maker.
Check-in/out- Easy! Easy! Easy! We were able to go straight to our room at 1pm, put our code in, and it was clean and ready for us (2 hours early)! Checkout- there's no returning keys. Just lockit and leave. Our "land lord" even let us leave out an hour later! Without any complications.
Supplies- although there were toilet paper, and paper towels provided, a whole roll of each would have been nice since we were staying 7nights. But this girl came prepared! Lol! No biggie.
Activities- the daily kid activities held at the hotel are only provided to people who book thru the hotel.
I plan on renting thru Marta many more times! Thanks for a great vacation!!!