Great Value, Great Location
Submitted: January 2, 2013
Stayed: November 2012
We got the best deal we could have hoped for staying at this condo with our two preschool-aged boys. The building is clean, secure and well-maintained, although in need of a face-lift. Having stayed there before, I was not disappointed in the age of the building, and the grounds were nearly impeccable. Quiet, perfect beach - no public access, with turtles and monk seals and snorkeling right there, but the coral doesn't start until quite a distance out, so there is plenty of great sand for playing and just '"beaching". The reef in the distance keeps the surf from ever being too rough.
The property has picnic tables, bbq grills, an outdoor shower to get the sand off, a pool (unheated and uncomfortably cold, but thus nice and quiet!), deck chairs and tables with umbrellas on the patio... good facilities. There is also an exercise room in great need of an update, but better than nothing.
The condo feels quite spacious for a 1-bedroom, and it's well supplied. We really appreciated the beach towels, snorkel gear, pails and shovels, and beach chairs (in bad shape - but nice to have!). The king bed was really comfortable. We didn't use the futon except as a couch, but it seemed to have a good mattress on it. The two twin-sized beds/couches were used by our 2 and 4 year olds, and I would NOT recommend them for anyone over age 7. The thin foam mattresses and spring supports are in bad condition for sleep if you weigh more than a small child. Plenty of towels and bedding, nice to have laundry facilities right there in the condo.
The kitchen has been recently renovated and feels nice, with all the kitchen supplies you might need to eat-in. Wi-fi, cable and DVD player are all great to have. Small library of used books. Large lanai with seating for 6 and a great view. Ocean breezes go right through the condo, making A/C unnecessary. But there is a lot of road noise in the bedroom, even with the windows closed. Some whiffs of sewer smell on occasion.
Our only real disappointment was the cleanliness. Although it had been cleaned satisfactorily for our arrival, it is in need of some serious deep-cleaning. Thick dust on fans, grungy feel to the carpets, hard water or scum on the bathroom fixtures, fridge kind of crusty. But for the price we paid we didn't expect fresh and new and our standards are high. The kind of cleaning it needs is a step above standard rental housekeeping, but definitely needed.
Cheryl and Kathe were friendly to work with. Recommended!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children
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