This review will have 2 parts. One for the condo itself and the other for "The Tides".
We had a nice Vacation.
The Condo is very nice. It has all the bare essentials. The Condo was clean and comfortable. The balcony is nice, but pretty noisy being street facing. It is big enough for a few more chairs. We like to have breakfast outside and there are only 2 chairs. The couch and beds are comfortable. There is great storage between the closet and dresser. Plenty of control of the HVAC. We also bought beach towels at Walmart. There really aren't beach towels.
I would prefer to pay $10 more and be provided all the needed things. There are 4 of each dish, and we are there for 7 days. Provide dish detergent or Dishwasher soap for the week. We had to keep going to the store. (Paper Towels, Dish soap, toilet paper, salt, pepper.
My deposit was refunded promptly.
Regarding the tides:
-The store is very convenient.
-Check in was difficult. We arrived at the office a 5PM exactly GPS time to a locked door. Couldn't get "building" access until the next day. (We got in the condo)
-The beach is nice, a little narrow compared to Hollywood.
-Had to pay extra $20 for (FOB/key) so my wife and I could both have "access". (1 Fob Key for 4 adults is unreasonable).
-The condo is billed as kid friendly. It isn't really, since anyone under 14 has be escorted.
-The security around the pool is over the top. She told my son he couldn't jump in. When I asked why? She said its a rule on the board. It is not. It said no diving.
-Some of the residents are very uptight. One guy in particular was yelling, cursing and swearing about kids throwing a nerf ball in the pool.
I would only recommend the Tides for Adults only.
Impeccable: location (practically on the beach), architecture, renovation, cleanliness, decoration, furnishing, beach chairs and umbrella, service from Mrs. Natalia Arenas.
Convenient: grocery and general stores, 7-eleven, restaurants, mall, casino, horse race track (very close, by car)
But: (a) all we found in the apartment was one soap (that we had to cut in two) and half a roll of toilet paper. We stayed 10 days, so we had to (and you will probably have to) buy: paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, dish detergent, etc (in addition to the obvious groceries that we expected to buy). It was not am expensive total, but a nuisance (as we kept forgetting about stuff); (b) we missed the ocean sight and sound (instead we had a nice balcony on a busy traffic A1A). We probably should have considered the extra expense for a “ocean view”; (c) the beach is beautiful, but very narrow, and thus, crowded.
Very clean and beautiful, with a balcony on the non-windy side. The entire property/house is very nice and quiet (no partying youngsters even though it was spring break week). Check-in and check-out extremely pleasant and flexible. Had no problems with anything while staying for one entire week. There is a 7-eleven almost right accross the street and Wallgreens accross the bridge, about 10 min walk. The trolley takes you to downtown/Hollywood broadwalk with 1 dollar (download the the App, and you will known the exact minute when to step down to the street). The Wi-fi was perfect and the kitchen is well equipped. Even ice cubes where made ready in the freezer. I felt very welcome and would recommend the condo for anyone!
This condo is amazing, beautiful for the price you pay. I will never go to a hotel again and pay almst double the price for half the size and services. Apartments like this are worth a lot. We have spent a great time. The unit is right on the beach. Marcello and Virginia have been very friendly organizing our stay. I really recommend this place.
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