Bldg 4695 room 102! Why do people think this is a HOTEL? The condos are owned by people who rent them out while not in use. call a few days before and get specific on your needs (ie king bed, new building, need first floor etc)
you are only going to be given the bare minimum things for your stay, much like if you rented a cabin for camping! Bring items you know you will need for specific cooking etc. our unit here had plenty of glasses and dishes for the maxium occupancy allowed. but pots and pans were cheap and crappy
Any door you see that does not have the card slide on the door handle is someone's home- they aren't on vacation they live there, so be courtious and don't be loud and obnoxious and keep your children in check!
We very much enjoyed our stay here. yes the 2 bedroom condo we rented was not immaculate, but it was exactlly what i expected. Fairly clean and it was nice that it was freshly painted (although the painters were lazy dummies). the hard flooring also looked new. the carpets in the bedrooms were badly stained- but when you get a bunch of YA-whos that don't give a crap about others propety that is what happens!
The "rugs" in kitchen and under coffee table looked like maybe they were cut out leftovers from the replaced flooring of hard wood.
the bathrooms fixtures were outdated and needed updating. the door leading to balcony in master bedroom had a keyed dead bolt and was unusable by renters (this did not bother me since there was a sliding door)
we booked through expedia and were allowed the use of the indoor pool and lazy river. which those were far away from our unit. But there was a pool right outside our unit.
Expect to do a little minor cleaning when you get there, I don't think that the cleaning people are actually employees of the resort but most likely contracted out by either the owner or by the resort on behalf of the owner. they do the minimum. And they don't remove items left in the refrigerator! so please throw away your stuff! I brought a few cleaning items with me, but the unit did have a swiffer sweeper along with a few cloths for it. broom, mop, vacuum.
The condo had enough towels (thin white hotel type), wash cloths, hand towels for each person. They provided 1 soap for dishwasher, 2 bags for kitchen trash, many bags for bathroom trash. hotel type bar soaps and small shampoo and a small lotion. and a roll of paper towels and scratchy toilet paper.
******THERE IS A 24 hour Bi-lo and CVS very near by! ******
The beds were nice. 2 twins and a queen (they can push the twins together to make a king and should provide a insert for the center). there was the goose down type bed cover under the sheet that made it very comfy. there were a few extra blankets but the beds are typically sheets and a comforter only and 1 pillow per person. It's the beach and typically hot! so if you are cold natured bring a blanket from home.Also Remember the owner puts the furniture in here for their needs. There may be 4 twins, just depends on the owner- could be a single guy who comes and golfs with buddies!
Expcept for the inconsiderate neighbor from NY who kept taking the only handicap van accessible spot out front- in which two spaces over was actually less walking distance to their door!! which made us have to back my huge van in everytime in order to use my son's wheelchair lift and we prayed no one parked next to us! we had a nice stay.
SO TIPS**** Bring dish washer tablets, extra kitchen trash bags, bath soap, soft toilet paper, shampoo/conditioner, extra roll of paper towels. any pot or pan that you feel you may need or maybe some disposable casserole pans. (hand wash dish liquid and a scrubber of some sort for stuck on stuff). Dust cloths (i brought 2 swiffer sweeper dry cloths) laundry soap (purex laundry sheets are geat for travel!).
Bring extra blankets, towels, pillows if you think you will need them.
liquid cleaning needs(I brought a bottle of all purpose spray but wish i brought one with bleach in it) and you might want some window cleaning sheets or something if you want. lysol spray or wipes for disenfecting. also some bug spray this is the south we have Palmetto bug, and roaches! plus its a rental so someone may have been a nasty renter!
Questions- message me!
Pros- can save money traveling with family by bringing items you already have from home. and cooking your meals there. Its very close to Broadway at the beach and other activities! Beds were comfortable. Has a ice maker (but will take a day or 2 to fill up!)
washer and dryer in unit so you can bring less clothes! Friendly staff (thanks Victoria!)
close location to lots of attractions, shopping and dining options
CONS- have to flush toilets 2-3 times, so much for water saving tanks! stained carpets. outdated faucets etc. having to do a little light cleaning upon arrival. crappy pots and pans.
Make sure to bring eerything you will need! this is much like if you went camping! Bring all soaps...
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