You need a high clearance vehicle to exit or enter the main highway onto a blind corner where 18 wheelers come whizzing by, horns blaring.
The building itself is three stories, and is entirely built of concrete. We arrived at night, and found that the stairway was not lit, so we had to find our way in the dark. A lockbox provided the key to our apartment; we never met the manager. The apartment faces the highway, and we can hear the traffic quite clearly. Oddly, there is a spiral staircase in the apartment which connects to the same apartment below. The louvered door to the staircase allows noise to travel unimpeded between the two apartments. We could clearly hear our downstairs neighbor’s heated argument our first night, and now, it appears that they both have the flu as the coughing and hacking is non-stop....
There are large wood framed sliding glass doors to the expansive deck which wraps around the apartment, which is great for bird watching and such. Some doors and windows have large gaps along the floor, tops, and sides which allow for beetles, who are attracted by the light, to enter the apartment and do kamikaze antics while banging around the room, especially when they get hit by a ceiling fan blade... We found that by covering a beetle with a glass, sliding a notecard under it, and placing it in the freezer was the most expedient way to deal with the bug. We tried putting one beetle outside, but it quickly returned. There are no screens on any of the windows, or the louvered windows. We discovered keeping lights off as much as possible helped.
There is only one air conditioner in the unit, and that is in the bedroom. We found some relief in the rest of the apartment by turning the ac to high cool, and leaving the bedroom door open.
The bed is a king and is quite comfortable. There is plenty of room to store everything. There are no mirrors in the bedroom. There is small side room off the bedroom that is unlit, but could serve as a room for children to sleep, but we kept our extra luggage in there. There is no lighting in this small alcove.
The bathroom is very large, and there’s plenty of hot water for showers. There is also a tub. The large shower head is a treat, but the 10’ x 8’ shower stall, even with two drain holes, leaves large puddles on the shower floor. Bottles of shampoo, body wash and hair conditioner and liquid dish detergent is provided, as are beach towels and bath towels.