Terry C., Ripley, OH

March 3, 2015- “This is the Condo most of us are seeking… We just completed two months in this condo (Jan/Feb) and it exceeded our expectations in all dimensions. Direct ocean views are excellent with unblocked beach view in both directions as far as the eye can see. It is clean and fully stocked, very roomy, and pleasantly furnished. No weak, easily broken furniture. Heavier, solid furniture that withstands the wear of us renters! My 89 year old father particularly like the recliners in the living room from which he could watch the ocean and beach activities. He also had his own “suite” with the “back” bedroom and bath. The building has two heated outdoor pools and Jacuzzis — very well maintained and heated. The gym has plenty of treadmills, bikes, weights, and other workout equipment, all clean and well maintained. Never saw more than 2 people in the gym. BTW, the garage parking space is very convenient and easy to park — just make sure you enter counter-clockwise. Makes all the difference. Maintenance folks are everywhere, always cleaning up and taking care of every little thing. Daytona Diner is next door and is highly recommended. Putt-Putt golf across the street. Winn Dixie, dry cleaner, and post office are a very short walk south on Atlantic. Publix is about a 4 minute drive. Beach is incredible. The walk to the main pier is about 2.5 miles. Or ride your bike or drive on the beach. Owner does allow you to send mail to the unit address. FedEx and other deliveries can access the building and deliver to your door. We’d come back here forever. Suggested restaurants: Caribbean Jacks, Cracked Egg, Daytona Diner, Crabby Joe’s (not Joes Crabshack), Aunt Catfish’s (if you can get in – typically an hour wait). The Ocala Horse Farm Tour is a great outing, but make reservations weeks in advance. The influence of NASCAR is everywhere. Tour the Speedway and ride in a race car at 170 mph. This property is managed by a property management company. They provide a ton of information prior to your arrival. READ IT. They were extremely helpful on our arrival weekend when we had some travel complications. One personal comment: we love looking at the ocean, but direct ocean view may be overrated. We like being able to see both ocean and city views from a direct ocean property.”

— Terry C., “Happy Snowbird”, Towers Grande Unit 603