Let me start by saying, we booked this property through Diamond Resorts, which is a timeshare company.
We checked in at Ocean Sands at 7:30 on Saturday, May 26th. We had a little bit of trouble finding the place, as the address is a bit deceiving, being on Hill street which is the street between the oceanfront and South Atlantic. I am convinced that we got the back building because we were the last to check in for the day. :-) This building faces Hill Street, with the pool and ocean a short walk away.
There were 6 of us, 2 adults, 2 teenagers, 2 kids, in a 2 bedroom unit. It's kind of small for this, but we managed just fine. Thank goodness for 2 bathrooms. Loved the big shower in the "master" bathroom. Kitchen was a bit small compared to other timeshare units, but perfectly usable, had all the things we needed to cook and eat our meals.
The master bed is a queen-size sleep number bed. I hated the bed, but my husband liked it a lot. I never could get my size adjusted to a comfortable number. The sofa-bed mattress was extremely hard, so my daughter slept on the couch rather than pull it out. But all were clean, and we had plenty of pillows and blankets. My oldest broke out in a rash, and we aren't sure if it might be the detergent used on the sheets/towels.
Towel exchange was on Tuesday and Thursday. That was good since there are no in-unit laundry facilities. The pay washers/dryers are next to the office, and are $2 per load for the washer and the dryer. I brought quarters with me, but ended up just taking the dirty laundry home with us. Most of the other Diamond Resorts properties we have booked at have washer/dryer in the units, and I missed this A LOT!!!
It was a very short walk to the pool and ocean. The pool was small, but the water was heated. Their filter system didn't work very well, and many times the guests would skim out the bugs with the net. One day there was a crab in the pool, which caused some excitement with my bunch. We went to the office and they sent a maintenance man over quickly, and he got the crab out and released it back to the sand. Loved the chairs and loungers at the pool, they were very comfortable. Also, there were plenty of tables to go around. Nice place to relax and listen to the ocean and swim in the pool.
This is a quiet, family-oriented place. Great for multi-generational groups and families with young children. Overall, I think we would go back there.
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