This is a condo complex, not a resort. So don't expect an on sight manager, or maintenance person. (which can definitely be an issue) There are 5 floors. There are 20 condos "facing" the ocean. (look for condos ending with "06 thru 09") The rest have ocean "views". You know the kind where you look at a parking lot and have to lean over the railing to see the water.
All of the units are privately owned and this is a mixed use facility. Meaning some are owner occupied who do not rent and others are rented out for vacationers. This is not a problem.
To find rentals you need to do some research on the internet. Not all units are listed on the same sites. Google Chateau by the Sea, Cocoa Beach fl. and search for different options.
The pool is very nice and never busy. No Hot tub. The beach is accessed through a locked gate by the pool. The grounds are well maintained and the building, for the most part, has a nice appearance. The condos which face the water are all accessed from inside corridors. Some of the others are not. There is ample parking, but you MUST have a permit, supplied by whoever you rented from.
The owner of our unit, #207, also owns 6 other units in this building. We met several people by the pool who were renting units owned by this owner. All of them had similar comments about the units. The pictures shown on the internet are correct, for the most part. (ie. stylish furniture and decorating) What you can't see is the condition of the furniture, the lack of and age of pots, pans, linens, etc. A review from 3 years ago mentioned the avacado green shower and tub surround. Guess what? they are still here, but now have huge cracks and the tub has been coated with some type of blue epoxy...probably to seal a leak! It's pretty disgusting. I would NEVER put a child in this tub! Guest bath lite bar is simply bare bulbs. Towel bars are loose, sinks are very old, chipped, cracked and should be replaced!
Units have washers and dryers. Ours has a Bosch front load. Front load washer doors need to be left open to air and dry. There is very little space to leave the door open, so this machine is rusty and smells moldy. There is a pay laundry on the ground floor.
I spoke with the Laura, the cleaner for this owner. She was helpful in providing extra cleaning supplies, a working TV remote, some additional towels (not many). I think she was sympathetic to my complaints, but unable to fix them.
It seems some of the things I have mentioned about this unit are common in the other units owned by this owner.
I will say that when I have contacted him he has been responsive. But there are many issues which cannot be fixed with a phone call. This unit (#207) needs major renovation!
I will say that the view cannot be beat! And the proximity to all that Cocoa Beach has to offer makes this a great location! It's too bad this unit, and the others cannot be repaired to the level where renters like me find little to nothing to complain about!
When searching for Chateau By The Sea, be sure to look at all the different owner sites for different options.
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