I have traveled nearly 200 days/year for the past 20 years. I have stayed in numerous 5 star resorts and hotels as well as some properties that couldn't justify one star on a good day. One of the stressful things about travel is the uncertainty of staying at a property for the first time. If it's business the last thing you need after a stressful day is a property that doesn't meet your expectations. If it's vacation you're looking for a property that is at least comparable to your home. We all know how pictures can make anything appear better than realty. My wife and I have (5) children and haven't been able to travel alone for almost six years. I decided to surprise my wife for her birthday and Valentine's Day. I initially reserved a room at one of the top hotels because I didn't want any surprises and wanted everything to be perfect for my wife because she certainly deserves it. I decided to look for a property that was closer to the beach and saw the Villa Seaward ad. Well, the pictures were so impressive that I canceled my hotel reservation and decided to take a chance on Villa SeaWard. Let me tell you that the pictures were 100% accurate and if anything probably didn't capture how close you are to the beach. The property has been 100% renovated and the unit itself is clean, charming, and the floor layout is perfect. It has a great deck that is positioned for sun exposure the entire day if you are unable to walk to the beach. The property management people are awesome and the service you receive from them is nothing less than you would receive at the Ritz Carlton. I know what you are thinking. It can't be perfect. Well, just to make you feel comfortable that this is a legitimate review let me try to say something that isn't entirely positive. There are a couple of properties close by that are eyesores but are in the process of being renovated. My advice is don't stay at one of those huge hotels in Fort Lauderdale where you have to hassle with waiting for elevators,fighting crowds, noisy pools, getting stuck in a small room, HVAC Systems that never work properly, having to hang dry your swim suit on the balcony, no kitchen for preparing a quick snack or meal. We had such a wonderful time that I'm willing to post my telephone # that you can call me direct for any additonal feedback.