We just returned from a stay at Aire Dam (Apt 301). The complex is very nice, oceanfront, swimming pool and hot tub. A key is required to access the elevator, exterior steps and swimming pool. Although a pain at times, knowing that we and our belongings were secure was nice.
Unit 301 was stocked with everything! I've never rented a unit that had so many essentials and non essentials! This was also a nice unit as it looked out over the beach and we were able to watch a sunset every evening from the patio.
We had never stayed at Madeira Beach before and found it very laid back. We walked about a mile to Johns Pass where there are many shops and restaurants. Also, across the street was a seafood restaurant that didn't look like much but was delicious! If we ever go back to this area again we will definitely try to stay here.