My opinion is based on being a frequent beach vacation renter on the east coast. The VRBO process with THIS owner was superb as it relates to communication, processing, and the immediate attention to unexpected facility concerns. Upon my notification to the owner, he was immediately accessible and provided acceptable alternatives to the concern. Further, he repeatedly offered me the gift of a bottle of wine of my choice to ease the frustration. Because it was out of his control, I politely declined, but greatly respected the thoughtfulness.
Although quite small, this condo was clearly furnished and decorated by a designer, as every space functioned to maximum satisfaction. However, based on the high end cabinetry & furnishings, it was disappointing to sleep on an older mattress with deflated, low end pillows. Aside from a sunrise cup of Joe or an evening glass of wine on the ocean front, well appointed for the size deck, sleeping & showering are the renter's primary use for this small, one bedroom condo. The brand new towels looked beautiful against the vibrant paint color, however they had not been laundered, as I had cotton lint all over myself after each shower, which was frustrating, particularly when I applied face & body lotion. There are laundry facilities on another floor & approximately 2 blocks down a very long hall. Don't forget to bring $2.50 in quarters. Although I was very happy in general, another challenge was sleep disruption. The bed is directly under an exterior hall window that borders the floor's entry staircase. Therefore, the current vertical blinds do not afford adequate room darkening. Unfortunately, you will hear each time someone goes up or down the stairs, talks in groups in the hall, or rolls their luggage down the hall. The ocean front location and immediate, walkable distance to the pool and beach board walk made me feel spoiled, especially since I rented a bike for 3 days (from John, next to the security gate, for $16) and locked it right in front of the condo bldg entry. Each evening I left the condo and was riding my bike on the beach within minutes. Although the weather was cloudy & damp for the majority of my stay, it did not prevent young children and their families from swimming in the very large pool. In prime season, I'm sure the sight & sound of children will be overwhelming based on the # of condos. Off season, it's perfect for a couple. Car rental for rainy day tours. Overall, very satisfied