The apartment was on the 3rd floor and access to it was an outside spiral staircase as advertised. I found the staircase quaint, however, if you have problems with heights or your knees you might want to think twice. The apartment was beautiful, very clean and the general store is right beside the apartment. Everything you need is there a great place.
This was my second year staying here and I've already booked for next year! It's quiet, it's clean, it's close to the ocean! All major pluses! The only down side is that I fly in from the south and it's difficult to pack sheets and towels too and the cost to rent them is pricey!