We were lucky to find this lovely beach front apartment for an extended summer stay last year '16 and just a stones throw from the beach. Local amenities were just a few minutes walk away, with plenty of choices for 'in-out' dining equally at hand. The apartment was very well appointed, with everything we needed and more. Just the perfect place for enjoying long summer days by the beach, with some beautiful sunrises and sunsets to be seen indoors from the spacious living room / lounge and open kitchen area. Parking was also convenient, benefiting from its own private beach parking space, all set within a quiet corner friendly neighbourhood. For larger shops and the cinema it was 5 minutes drive to Sovereign Harbour, with all the conveniences and attractions of Eastbourne just 15 minutes away also by car. Highly recommended!
I booked this apartment for a month for some peace and quiet with my little dog.
Sadly due to undeserved rudeness and hostility from the elderly female neighbour in the apartment below, I had no choice but to cut short my stay after only 2 weeks. She made it obvious that holidaymakers are not welcome and I felt most uncomfortable. Even though the bins and washing line are "communal", even my rubbish was moved if it was deemed to be in the wrong bin, and the washing line was full every day so that I had no chance to use it. I constantly felt watched as I went in and out as her apartment overlooks the parking place.
The same neighbour also has a dog which barks frequently.
The situation of the apartment amongst others which are occupied full time by their owners probably makes it unsuitable for holidays with children as it is likely that the same neighbour would complain about the noise children make because if they were running around in the apartment, it would be heard in her apartment directly below. As she is very outspoken, I suspect that the parents would be told in no uncertain terms to keep their children quiet.
Similarly, as people on holiday like to have fun and make some noise, I suspect this too would be frowned on if they were sat outside on the little bench at night enjoying a drink and it was deemed to be disturbing the elderly neighbour.
Whilst I like seagulls, I did not appreciate them being fed by the elderly neighbour as there was always their mess on the balcony as they swooped down to her terrace for the food, which was really gross. For me with children, this would be a massive hygiene risk if it was trodden on and brought into the apartment and then on the carpet.
The toilet in the main bathroom does not flush properly and was stained black on arrival.
I also noticed that the owner of another apartment next door turns on his diesel car engine and leaves it running for at least 30 minutes at random times day and night so that the fumes come in the apartment. When it first starts up, the engine noise is quite deafening.
The apartment is very close to a restaurant with a gravel car park and this can be noisy as people turn their cars, such that it drowns out the sound of the sea.
The apartment itself is more basic than it appears in the photos and has a musty smell.