Last year, my sister and I were looking for a vacation apt on the beach. Our internet search led us to the Manta Ray. The picture showed that it was directly on the beach. We were sold. We enjoyed our experience there so much, we returned again this year. Thomas chacked us in again and was very helpful. He made sure that we had every thing we needed to make our stay comfortable.
If you take the pillows from the bed to the sofa, you can take a nice little nap. While you are dozing off, you can watch the ocean. The door to the apartment is full glass with a reflective film, the window has reflective film also. During the day, there is complete privacy as no on can see in.
My sister and I prefer to walk about rather than drive and found the short walk (1/3 mile) to the Broadwalk an excellent alternative to hopping into the car. We loved the ktichen and cooked most of our meals. We were delighted to have a couple of "no car" days.
Word of advice- if you do plan to cook most of your meals, do not shop for food at the Walmart, go to Winn Dixie instead. The selection is much better. There is no fresh produce available at Walmart.
Taking coffee to the beach to watch the sun rise is an incredible experience. The pelicans flying overhead are absolutely amazing. They look so awkward on the land, In the air, they glide effortlessly.
The Manta Ray is a great place to stay. The barbeque is available at all times. If you want to eat "al fresco", there are tables w/umbrellas on the lawn. Although, we chose to eat just outside our apt door. Each apt has a small table and two chairs for sitting out and enjoying the ocean view.
We are already planning our return trip for next year.