Only a few minor flaws when we stayed in unit #505. But the good things were so good that I was tempted to give it a 5 anyway. The location was great. The John's Pass Seafood Festival was in full swing and the area was quite a madhouse - how great to be able to stay within walking distance and not have to pay to park (if you could find a space there). We were quite grateful for a nice covered location assigned to us.
The view from the balcony was terrific and you could also sit in the living room with the blinds open and have a panoramic view from the sliding glass doors and around the corner to the side window. The unit was well furnished and supplies were quite adequate. I had brought some of my own, but they were not needed. Most of all I loved that the unit was quiet and private, but so close to all the activity happening in the area over the weekend.
I guess I should also mention the flaws. The biggest for me and would have bothered me more if we had stayed longer was the shower. The handle for turning it on and adjusting the water temperature was very difficult to move and I ended up taking a very hot brief shower then fighting with the handle to get it turned off again. Also the wi-fi is so poor it is for all intents and purposes non-existent, but I had already read in other reviews this was a problem and had decided it was not a deal breaker. The third not-a-biggie flaw was the blinds for the sliding glass doors were incomplete apparently missing a slat so they could not be closed all the way. Not a real problem because we wanted them open most of the time so we could see the incredible view.
Management was easy to work with and available even on the weekend. All in all, I'd recommend and rent again. Again the very best thing about Sandy Shores is location, location, location. Great place to center from and explore the coast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandy Shores Condo RentalsSandy Shores Condos in Madeira Beach, Florida is the closest beachfront building to the historic Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk. We offer several individually owned and newly furnished 1 and 2 bedroom condo rentals here. Sandy Shores condominium complex is furnished in a casual comfortable decor, located directly on Madeira Beach and close walk to restaurants, shopping and water sports and amusements of all kinds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandy Shores Hotel Madeira Beach