Overall, it was a good stay. But there are some things I wish I'd known before staying here.
This condo is at the back of the Maravilla condo section, which is actually a good thing. It keeps away most of the foot traffic from the beach. And it's close to the pool in the back (there are 2 pools), also a positive thing. It's on the first floor, which has it's appeal for 1) not having to walk up the stairs (there IS an elevator) and 2) for being able to walk right out the patio.
It lost one rating for the decor/furniture. There was TOO much oversized furniture which didn't leave much room for anything else. Sometimes less is more and in this case, that would have been appreciated.
It lost a second rating for providing practically nothing and having too small of a stacked washer/dryer. They left us one roll of toilet paper for each toilet - the crappy (pun intended) Scott brand, one roll of paper towels, one trash bag and one broken laundry detergent packet. I would have preferred they bump up the cleaning fee some and provide those things. We flew in so I couldn't bring anything with me, nor could I take home what I bought. Even when you buy the smallest size possible, you still get too much for a weeks stay. They also don't leave any kitchen cleaner out to keep up with the mess while you're there, I'd you use the kitchen, as we did.
We also only had 6 towels for showering, which for 3 people wouldn't haven been terrible if they weren't the plushest towels ever. Great towels, but with the tiny washer/dryer, you could only wash 2 at a time and it took 2 full cycles to dry them.
Everything else was fine. Beds were great, lots of pillows and blankets. DVD needs an upgrade. Normally wouldn't have watched movies, but it rained practically the whole week we were there.
Condo was good overall - clean enough, decorated nicely, had all we needed to be comfortable. Ground level was perfect with our dogs, and also having no steps when lugging back beach bag stuff. Complex was family friendly, quiet and clean. Missing battery in smoke detector and no extra trash bags in unit. Beach chair service is good, except that the condo units that are "included" means you can't have reserved space, so we found there was a long line at 7:30AM to get seats. Cory and other beach chair service men were amazingly helpful.
First rate in every way....Will do again...Nice touch with the beach chairs and umbrella. Quite and convenient restaurants and attractions.
My husband, daughter and I really enjoyed our vacation and the condo. The location is great; a very short walk to the beach. Just the right amount of distance between there and the public beach. Having the chairs and umbrella at the beach made our beach days easier as we did not have to bring our own and they were very nice! Great touch!
I love the decor in the condo. It is not the typical everything "beachy" like many beach condos. There is nothing wrong with "beachy", but we found the decor really nice here. Lots of little extras that made the condo feel like home.
We traveled with two small dogs. It is SO nice to be able to take our dogs with us on vacation and not have to pay an outrageous amount for pet fees! The doggies had a great time as well.
We will definitely rent this condo again!