As a result of other favourable reviews on TripAdvisor I chose Marine Villas. I'd never rented an apartment before, having always stayed in hotels and was a lttle wary about what the accomodation would be like. I shouldn't have worried - my studio apartment was clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. In addition to kitchen equipment, bedding etc, there are towels and chairs for the beach, BBQ area, laundry facilities, room safe and great quality TV - a home from home.
Marine Villas is a family run establishment, managed by Diane, with her husband Terry and son Michael. One of them is on hand every day maintaing the place and always friendly and available to answer any questions and give local information.
The block is a building away from the Broadwalk, so although not directly on the beach, you can walk barefoot to the sand. It's at the south end of the Broadwalk and about 5-10 walk from the start of the main restaurant, bar area. Initially I thought this was a bit of a disadvantage, but the benefit is that the location is nice and quiet - especially at night when, if you'd like to sleep with the window open, all you hear is the sound of the waves on the shore.
Clean, welcoming, friendly and professionally run. Highly recommended.More