My family of six spent March Break(13th-20th) at the condo complex called Malibu Condo, on S. Atlantic Ave. The condo was rented through VRBO. It was a gorgeous condo, well decorated and very comfortable, exactly as the pictures showed on the website.
HOWEVER....it is a very poorly run building with no onsite management office. When we arrived, the pool was freezing, and we had rented the condo based on the advertised 'heated pool'. We kept hoping the heat would be turned on, and finally on Monday called the condo owner. She needed to call the maintenance company, because she had no idea there was anything wrong with the pool. The maintenance company said the heat pump needed a part and had to order it, but there was no money in the condo fees to pay for it. We learned that the condo builder had gone bankrupt, and that there was no money for fixing things. The builder went bankrupt with only having sold 10 units, and the present owners were paying condo fees of $3000 per month! We also thought we were renting a condo in a quiet family oriented building, but that turned out not to be the case. There were two units rented to college students, who threw beer cans, cigarette butts and who knows what else into the pool, and hot tub. Monday morning, the hot tub was green. Every night of our stay there was loud partying. On Tuesday, I personally spoke with the maintenance company, complaining that the pool and hot tub had not been cleaned since we had arrived(4 days). They insisted the pool company had been out four times since Saturday to clean the pool and hot tub, however never are the two groups of people at the condo at the same time.
We loved New Smyrna Beach; ate at great restaurants, and thought the beach was fabulous! We will definitely come back here, just not to Malibu Condo, as if something breaks, it certainly won't be fixed.
FYI, we ran into a real estate salesperson, who was asking us about our perception of the condo, who told us the units originally sold for $800,000, and are now being sold for $399,000-$425,000.
Oh, and there is also a loud Tiki Bar beside the condo.