Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 5 Sleeps
Marta T. Hull
About Marta T. Hull
For years I visited New Smyrna Beach, a place to get away, to relax, and like everybody else I rented a condo for a week or two. Then one day I decided to grow roots in this quaint town by the sea and it has been about 10 years since that day!
Marta T. Hull purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Marta T. Hull chose Ocean Village Square
There is no better setting to spend time with family and friends than the beach. It is relaxing, refreshing and healthy. That is why I needed a place on the beach, in the no-driving zone fine white sands of New Smyrna Beach.
What makes this Condo unique
Being by the sea shore boosts my health. Water, combined with an abundance of fresh air, sunshine, exercise, rest, recreation and pleasant surroundings brings about a better self.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Pleasant Getaway
My friends and I have moved away from each other after grad school and we were all looking for a place to get back together. I have been to NSB for years now and knew the area quite well. I came across this listing and was very pleased with the price, location and ground level access. The owner was more than helpful to answer and address any questions or concerns.
The condo itself was as described and nothing was in a condition that I needed to let the owner know about or feel the need to document everything. There was everything we needed in the kitchen including plastic tupperware for leftovers (which was really nice), grilling utensils and variety of other assortments that we didn't have to buy because it was supplied. Rooms were clean, plethora of beach equipment and plenty of room to unpack.
The ground location of the unit was superb. Easy access to the pool, to the grill and the beach. We brought a tent for the beach and having ground access was a back saver. I recommend this apartment for all parties just because of its simplicity and location. This area of the beach was not crowded and more family orientated. We appreciated the more low "keyness" of the area since we had our on group there. If you are looking for more of a party place or tons of people, try Daytona. But if you looking for something that has little of everything, I recommend this place. Grocery store is right across the road so you don't have to drive (which we liked). NSB is a great beach and love the small town atmosphere and the condo experience just made it that much better. We definitely plan to return to this place if we can get all our schedules to sync up again.
Don't stay here
The location of the condo is great. We contacted the owner about the bed frame on the pullout sofa being broken upon our arrival and bugs in the kitchen which was totally disgusting. She asked the managers via email to spray the condo. This did not happen until after our departure. According to the email forwarded from the managers this is not the first time this condo has had an issue with bugs. Secondly five days after our departure the owner notifies me of her intent to keep my deposit for the bed frame that was already broken upon our arrival. Do yourself a favor don't stay here, but wherever you do stay video the condition of everything upon your arrival so when you update the owner of the status of items in there condo they can't blame you for it.
I regret the poor experience by our guest(s) and that the condo was not up to the standards that they had previously enjoyed. We were advised, by the guest, of the aforementioned issues the day before their departure. Extensive damage to the sleeper sofa could not be just overlooked. Replacement of bent/broken frame was approximately US $219+. Because of time constraints and/or other guests time of arrival, repair was not an option and the sleeper sofa (US $600+) was replaced. I contacted the property complex caretaker the same day the bug issue was brought to my attention and she advised me of a recent change in pest exterminator. The property caretaker also advised me (with copy to guest) that the new pest exterminator would be in the premises the same day the kitchen bugs issue was reported to me and that she would be able to coordinate with guest(s) to spray the kitchen around noontime. Moreover, in order to gain the upper hand on the kitchen bug problem I had kitchen appliances pulled out to remove food crumbs (deprive bugs of their food sources), dust with Boric acid under the stove, the refrigerator, in power outlet boxes and in the pantry/closet floor corners. The dusting coupled with the condominium complex new pest extermination program was enough to bring the kitchen situation under control.
My family and I loved everything about our stay. Our 4 year old twin grandsons had never seen the ocean before. They loved it and the gated walkway to the pool and ocean made us feel very safe for the twins. We were only there 3 days, but plan on going back for hopefully a couple of weeks if we can.
Resturants and grocery store easily acessible.
The ground location of the unit provides easy access to the pool, to the outdoor grill(s) and the beach. If you bring a tent for the beach, having ground access will be a back saver. This condo is suitable for all parties just because of its simplicity and location. The area of the beach is not crowded and more family oriented. Families and friends appreciate the low 'keyness' of the area. If you are looking for more of a party place or tons of people, Daytona may be more suitable. But if you are looking for something that has little of everything, New Smyrna Beach is your place. Grocery store, and other stores, are right across South Atlantic Avenue from the condominium complex so you don't have to drive. NSB is a great beach and you will love the small town atmosphere and the condo experience will likely make it that much better.