The owners were sociable and friendly and communicated well with us via text. We had a really early flight, so they were able to get the place ready for our arrival and greeted us when we got there. Someone commented on the appliances not being new and the owners responded that that's how they are able to keep the place affordable - we did not mind outdated appliances, everything was okay and nothing appeared to be broken or dirty. This unit is right above the owners', so they were not far if we needed something. We did not get a chance to enjoy their pool, but the ocean was fabulous during that time of the year! This is not a luxury comfort studio, but it does have the basic necessities for anyone who's looking to have a decent studio by the beach. Our one minor discomfort was the a/c unit that was built into the wall (the website had it written as "central a/c") which was blowing in one direction (but there was a fan that was spreading the air, so it wasn't a major problem). We recommend this place, it's a good one and if being by the beach is your #1 priority and not feel like you're pampered by the amenities of the studio unit, then this is the place for you, like it was for us! We enjoyed it!