Did not live up to expectations
The location of the condo was perfect. As stated in other reviews, in a quiter part of Beach Blvd, but still extremely close to restaurants and stores. Living room has been rearranged with large armoire blocking a window, making condo MUCH darker than pictured. Lack of carpet or area rugs in condo means that any sand tracked in gets spread about and transfered into beds and onto couches. The kitchen was well supplied with cooking implements, but lacked any mixing bowls. Several of the implements in the drawers were dirty, and there were bugs. Not just one or two, but a fair number, in the cabinets, on the counters, in the dishwasher. Most of the pots supplied were in such poor shape that we didn't feel comfortable using them. One was badly rusted and unsafe to use. Emailing with the owner was easy and relatively quick, but when we called them for a recommendation for local help for our two flat tires, they answered neither number posted in the condo and never bothered to call back after I left a message. Bedding in master is different than pictured; actual comforter there is rather frayed and threadbare. There was a hole in one of the screens. Ceiling fan light in master bedroom did not work; chain to turn it on or off was missing. Sliding door locks onto balcony did not function, posing a safety concern for our 2 year old. Tub in master drained slowly, and drain in hall bath would not stay up, making showering impossible and draining the tub a lengthy process. To be fair, we did not call during our stay about the bugs or drain problems, but given the complete lack of response to my frantic voicemail for recommendations about car help, I didn't feel there was much of a point calling. Washer and dryer functioned perfectly, as did air conditioner. Pool was clean and rarely seemed crowded. Beach access was easy and convenient; you have to cross Beach Blvd. to get there, but it's only 2 lanes here and never busy.
Owner's Response: Interesting that that prior 22 reviews were great.
Elizabeth failed to take a copy of the contract that had all of the current emergency contact numbers. Due to cleanliness and allergies most people prefer tile, so there is no carpet in this condo. The entire unit was tiled in 2010. Sorry, there will be sand tracked around when you go to the beach. The color of the comforters might change throughout the season, so do not rent a vacation rental based on the color of the comforter pictured. If a light bulb is out or the drain is slow, we have 24 hour maintenance for condo related issues. Sorry, the emergency maintenance company for the condo does not offer roadside assistance to change tires. Please consider the other 20+ reviews and their reasonable expectactions that were met or exceeded during their visit. We offer a well maintained condo and want you to have a great vacation without emptying your wallet!
Helpful votes: 3/7
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