The condo was absolutely superb. The owner, Steve, me us when we arrived and provided an orientation. Steve, an affable, knowledgeable host, gave us the abbreviated orientation because we had been to OC several times before, but I am sure he would prove a most valuable resource for those new to the resort town.
The condo centrally located (between 3rd and 4th streets) and right on the boardwalk. It was a block away from Dough Roller and within easy walking distance to all the traditional OC boardwalk attractions. Additionally, it is right across from one of the small boardwalks running out to the ocean, which was convenient for hauling all our stuff out there.
The unit had sleeping accommodations for 8, a full kitchen, and two baths. The apartment was tastefully decorated, well appointed, and extremely clean. It had every appliance you could think of for cooking, including a George Forman Grill. The owner, Steve, had also provided a Keurig coffee maker with about two dozen pods. Again, I need to stress, everything was clean and serviceable.
The condo also had a considerable entertainment array, that came in handy on the day it rained. My ADHD son spent all day on the Xbox, and my daughter-in-law spent the day watching all the Sharknado episodes ever made on the cable TV. For the sunny days, Steve provided two beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and some beach toys.
One of the added benefits was the large wooden deck next to and overlooking the boardwalk that the unit shared with the other units in the building. Because the deck is on the east side of the building, it is in the shade (and therefore comfortably cool) after about 3 PM. Twice we ate dinner on one of the picnic tables there while watching our fellow tourists troop by.
This was my family's 6th or 7th trip to OC in the last 30 years. In the past we have stayed at other properties near or on the boardwalk, including the Marriott, and some properties not on the boardwalk. This was by far our best trip to OC in those 30 years and a large part of the credit for that is because of the quality of this unit. It was simply the best unit we have ever stayed in. It was well located, extremely clean, large enough for 8 of us to stay in it without tripping over each other, and well provisioned. I would actively seek to stay at this unit again the next time I go to OC.
Great owners, great place and location! Would highly recommend to families. It was so nice having all the linens and clean bath towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels, games and many extras included! Had a great time with a great location on the boardwalk. No need to drive anywhere once you arive. Great communication with owners too. Would highly recomend. Thanks so much! Jeff
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