Stayed at the VH Dubai for the first time in April this year (2008) with my wife and two children.
The apartments are first class. Beach is beautiful, clean and private (only for those staying in the apartments - residents and guests) and is right on the apartment ground floor. You literally step out of the apartment block and are straight onto the beach.
VH Dubai include transfers from the airport to the outstanding apartments and the entance has 24 hour security. Taxis are cheap.
Met two of the people who run the place, Mike and Rebecca, and they are really friendly and helpful.
If you just want to do your own thing, chill out and have the freedom of a large modern apartment then this is the place to be.
Overall ideal accommodation and I would thoroughly recommend.