Location a 5, Unit a 3
First, the location of the Bay View is awesome. The unit has an amazing view of the bay and is just a short walk or drive from a couple of great beaches and I would give that alone a 5 star rating. However, they don't provide any beach chairs which is unfortunate for being within walking distance of the beach. The resort itself was beautifully maintained, the pool was a great size, was always clean and was just outside the condo door. We thought the noise from the pool would be a problem, it wasn't really an issue during the time we were there. The bbqs however needed maintenance and don't work as they should. We saw owners and everyone else who used them only using the small side burners, as the main grill didn't get hot enough to cook anything. The condo itself while nice, needs updating. The bed was terrible and really uncomfortable and the pillows and sheets looked ancient. The drawers in the bedroom were full of the owners personal items as were any storage space like the cabinet near the bathroom. It was stuffed full of mostly empty bottles of what we assumed was left from past visitors. All available space was jam packed with stuff and there was really no room to put anything. While not terrible, they could use a new tv and could update their electronics. They had an antiquated vhs/dvd player and the entertainment center was messily crammed full of beat up modems and other electronics. The remote to the DVD player didn't even work. Not expecting a 70in tv but what they had was pretty underwhelming. The unit also wasn't cleaned well when we got there, the kitchen floor was really sticky and the carpet was badly in need of cleaning. There also wasn't a sponge or dish soap and there wasn't an appropriate amount of paper products (paper towels/toilet paper/kleenex) we've stayed in numerous condos and these are basic things that are usually provided. Also one of the bar stools at the counter was completely broken and the outdoor furniture was really uncomfortable and outdated. When we arrived there was leftover food from whoever had stayed there before us in the fridge. There were a bunch of condiments which was great, but there was leftover meat, a half stick of butter and a half eaten loaf of bread which should have been cleaned out. It felt like we were staying at the condo of a family friend who'd just been there before us. We had a nice stay and I would stay at the Bay View again but would probably try to find another unit.