Very nice – great location

We stayed in Water View unit #402 from mid-October 2018 – mid-March 2019 while my husband was working in the area.  This unit was new to the rental market and had recently been updated throughout. All linens, towels, etc. were brand new and the space was fresh and clean.  There are tile floors throughout with carpeted bedrooms– though the carpeting is not new. The television is huge with additional TV’s in both bedrooms, and the recliner couch is quite comfy.  The cable package was recently expanded and there are convenient USB charging stations on all bedside tables. The unit has an electronic entrance, which is a very nice feature, eliminating the need to carry a key when you are out. Unfortunately, the code we were given when we arrived was incorrect, but we got that resolved. There is a backup key if needed, as well. There is a wonderful view of the intracoastal waterway from the balcony and if you open the inside door you can see the Gulf and sunsets from the room.  The beach is just across the street and you can literally walk for miles in either direction.  There is ample parking for guests.  My husband enjoyed the hot tub and pool area.  Most of the time we were there the other guests were retired couples or couples near retirement, and all were friendly and welcoming.  They are very loyal to Water View – many have been coming to this property for over a decade! I believe there is only one full time resident.  During Christmas and Spring break there were more families around, often visiting parents/grandparents who were staying at Water View.  There are restaurants and ice cream within walking distance, but this is generally a fairly quiet residential area. We would be happy to stay here again and would highly recommend it to our friends.  My recommended improvements to the owners would be to put a dimmer switch on the dining room fixture – the bulbs are glaring, especially in the winter.  The kitchen needs a good knife – I finally went to HomeGoods and bought one – and they need more forks. There really isn’t furniture for four adults to comfortably watch TV together so we brought in a chair from the balcony.  The balcony furniture is comfortable, but there is no table for dining. My only other wishes would be for a towel bar in the master bath by both sinks and a stock of cleaning products.  Enjoy your stay at Water View! Oh, and the desk lamp by the entrance magically turns itself on – google research shows this is common with touch-controlled lamps.  TIP: If you are having trouble with the electronic entrance, it is probably because the batteries are failing.  New batteries and it will work perfectly.