Misleading and disappointing
I have stayed at a lot of VRBO properties and this one was disappointing for what I was expecting according to their description and pictures. This is an ocean VIEW property which is different than ocean front. The view from this apartment is mostly the roof of the owners home. You can see the ocean but if you're hoping to potentially see whales or turtles from your room then bring your binoculars. It is also not air-conditioned in which I was perfectly fine with except that you can't leave the windows open at night due to the street noise that is directly below the window. It is indeed located DIRECTLY above/beside the very busy entrance to Charley Young Beach therefore it is very noisy from 5 a.m. (garbage truck beeping) to midnight. Even with the windows closed, there is a lot of street noise. Perhaps their adjacent apartment is quieter but view would not be any better. TINY deck for standing only. If you sat you wouldn't see ocean anyway. The owners view from where they live directly below would be amazing and that is where the pictures of the hammock are taken. You are free to use the hammock but I wasn't comfortable being in their front yard. It also would have been helpful to have beach chairs to take to beach. I didn't feel like they would want sand in the only 2 beach towels brought into the apartment. There are also very, very few amenities. No microwave. No paper towels. Only 1.5 rolls of toilet paper, 1/2 a small box of tissues. No kitchen washcloth. Only one dish towel and only one washcloth. There are also teeny, teeny, tiny bugs that you see occasionally running across the counter tops in kitchen and bathroom. I am not sure if that is common or just this particular vintage apartment. Many of these things can be improved except for the noise and view. I felt we would have been better off staying at a hotel. The bed was the best part. The sheets were very quality and bed was soft. Depending on what time of year you go, you aren't going to see the sunset either. You will have to walk to an opening in the trees. Also, couldn't keep counters clean because no washcloths and then used the one wash cloth that was meant for bathroom to wipe the counters. They were always dirty due to wind coming through windows even when shut because of their age and louver type). I love VRBO's but definitely NOT this one.
Vintage Beachfront Studio Apartment Right On Charley Young Beach