You are paying for beachfront access
Submitted: May 1, 2013
Stayed: October 2012
First and foremost, you’re paying for the beachfront access close to downtown…but that’s it.
The upside: The location is prime as it’s an address on Ali drive. You will get your two bedroom two bath condominium experience. Ample parking, pool, Jacuzzi (if it works), elevator, plenty of storage, outdoor gear, kitchenware, sound system, cable TV, and free WiFi. If you’re a runner, you’ll love the wide shoulders of Ali Drive for your morning run. In addition, the owner was very responsive in closing the deal. The photos are a bit lacking of what is offered. If you plan to only sleep here, like a Vegas getaway, this is your joint.
The downside: As of our visit, the unit needed some updating compared to very SIMILAR neighboring units. We found both toilet seats loose, moldy and smelly shower curtains, very noisy washer/dryer, smelly lanai carpet, and ceiling fans caked in dust. The condo has “airconditioning,” though it’s ONE tiny window unit only in the bedroom and it’s connected to a 2 hour timer switch. Ask if property renovations are complete. During our stay, we woke to noisy contractors on the property every morning.
There is no exclusive, private feel to this building as it’s located next to a public beach park. Locals wander over and hangout on the building’s loungers and picnic tables. We caught& reported some locals peeking into car windows thanks to the ground floor garage offering easy access to the beach front from the street. After mentioning this to a neighbor, she thanked us and stated the security is worthless and cops only respond to calls from tourists. Ha! We did find the locals, including police on this island a bit rougher and less friendly than the other islands.
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities
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