We just returned last night from our 7 night stay at emerald beach room 227, where we rented through vrbo. At first, I was a bit worried with our room because of the front entrance to it. It does not have the open air entrance into the room where you walk out and see the street from your room. It is enclosed in an area with about 3 other rooms. The only way out is either through the elevator, or there are 2 different sets of stairs. One set takes you to the lobby, the other to the beach. After the first night, we began to get used to it. And, after experiencing the awesome condo, it didn't bother us anymore. The room we stayed in was very nice. the living room was huge. Our balcony, for a one bedroom, was bigger than my sisters, who had a 2 bedroom. So, I was very pleased with that. The only problem we had was the toilet was running when we checked in, and, we had to call the front desk, who sent someone up to fix it. It never was fixed entirely. It ran on and off the entire time we were there. Also there was no remote control to the tv in the bedroom. Small problems that we could handle.
The Actual condo itself was just AWESOME. We travel with no men so, the valet service and the bellmen were a huge help while checking in. They unpacked, and brought our luggage up to us for a small tip.
We had noone to help us out so that was a great help! Also, there was always a parking place available to us. The escalators were great! there were two sets. And, starbucks was also a great thing. The only thing I don't like about them is the tip cup. They don't bring out your drinks or clean up your mess for you. So, I didn't understand the tip cup. Anyway...no biggie.
The night before we left, we were going to pack our car up, and could not find a luggage cart anywhere. We were told they are scarce and hard to find by the bellman, so, we called to have one of them sent up to load our luggage on one of their carts and take it out to the car. We had to call them twice and waited an hour before going down to personally ask one to come up., We were told one wouuld be up within 5 minutes but it took 30. Again, worth it not to have to wait hours to actually find a cart, and, I don't think we ever would have. The bellman didn't speak English and was a bit stressful to try to communicate with him about where our car was etc. We got the luggage over to the car though and everything went well.
The pools were very nice. Both pools on both sides were great. Lots of room and chairs. Everyone at the condo was nice and friendly. Unlike most condos we have stayed at. They were always friendly and spoke to us. Our last two nights, they had a man out in the catwalk area near the bar, playing music.
Oh, both pools have a jacuzzi. They were a bit too hot for us though.
I just loved this condo. At first, I was scared when I was trying to find my way around, that, it may be a bit too much. But, after getting used to how convenient everything was, it was all worth it.
I hope you enjoy my review!!!!