We actually liked the resort, but the unit we were given was very dated. There were cabinets that looked like they were out of the 70's. The stove was rusted around the edge of the cook top, the doors of the old cheap veneer cabinets didn't always stay shut. The counters were plain white Formica straight out of the 60's/70's. It looked like everyone used it as a cutting board with slices all over it. The fridge had mold all along the door seal. There was some gross looking Ace bandage cold packs in the freezer, for what we don't know. There were some small bugs that kept appearing on the kitchen counter near the sink and I killed hundreds of them. They kept coming back. The walls throughout were textured, but not subtlety textured, more like huge chunks and bumps all over. The bathroom doors/molding had no finish left on them and there was dry rot. There was an old style mirror/medicine cabinet on one wall. The tile was cheap and plain. The toilet paper holder was so old the silver finish was falling off and it's attachment to the wall was loose. There were lots of mirrored walls, and sliding doors and many of the mirrors were starting to lose their reflective finish around the edges. No TV in the bedroom. I had to buy batteries for the TV remote, and for the clock on the kitchen wall. The patio had very old indoor/outdoor carpet that stayed wet the entire week. We traveled with 3 other couples and all of their rooms were far more modern, clean, and updated than ours. We also looked at many other units and didn't see one that was as old as this one. The other couples we were with each had two beach chairs as did we. Theirs were all modern, fairly new chairs, where ours was old, with those large diameter aluminum frames. The one I had broke when I sat on it. I complained at the lobby, but all they said is, that's too bad, but it's the owners issue, not theirs. I am upset that the units that are being managed by Aston are not kept to a minimum standard. If they don't keep them clean, modern and somewhat updated, they shouldn't rent them. We paid very good money for Ocean Front. This room was by far a rip off compared to all those around us and also the couples we came with.
The resort had two nice pools and two nice large hot tubs with crappy looking/stained concrete all around them. There is a covered area at each pool area. Good lawn chairs and loungers around the pool. Also loungers and chairs available on the lawn in front of the ocean. There is a sea wall of about 8 feet tall from the lawn down to the water. There is very little sand/beach in front of the resort, but if you head south, you can find real beach. There were a number of very nice BBQ's. Putting greens were okay, a little slow, but fun. Each room had washer/dryer which was very handy. With a reservation from Aston instead of directly through the owner, you can get towels for the pool and you get a paper every morning. There are some carts available to get your stuff from the car to the room (which can be quite a distance depending on which building and room you have). Sometimes they are hard to find. There were as many as 5 in front of our building at one time, but most of the time there were none. There is no bar or restaurant here, so you bring your own. There was a restaurant at the property next door that was also Aston and you could charge it to your room, and you got a 10% discount. It was just OK. Parking could be difficult if you come back from a night out. Usually can find parking, just not necessarily as close as you would like. They keep the gardens and grounds very nice. There are Koi ponds with some very large fish. Not much in the lobby except an ATM, front desk, and the Expedia kiosk for trying to sign you up for any activities during your stay.
Just through the parking lot you can exit through a gate that takes you to an ABC store. It has a lot of quick stuff. There is a Times Grocery store (very large and full service) just a block or two away and within walking distance.
Overall we tried to ignore the old dated, disgusting room we had and enjoyed ourselves. I guess if you give me a glass of wine or scotch, sun, golf, and a pool, I can be happy even though I felt like I was staying in someone's old cabin they had built in the 1960's. The only thing new in this unit were a few framed paintings and pictures on the wall that had 2011 dates on them.
Just before we left we heard that Aston had just sold to some other property management company. The maid's and employees didn't know what that would mean yet.
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