Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

This was our first Airbnb experience that was completely managed by a reservations consolidator. We were in the area for a Robert Cray concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, so the Marsh Landing area was perfect for us. It was only a couple miles from the venue.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Our First Consolidator

I received a text in advance of the stay from “Alexis and Breanna” notifying me that reservation information was available through Airbnb, as well as their phone number. One of the messages reminded us that building staff and residents were off limits during our stay, and to contact them directly with any questions. With 28 listings in the Jacksonville area, I figured Frontdesk has a pretty established system for bookings, and they do.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Easy Self Check In

Other messages were that the apartment was ready early, and a reminder of the check out time and to make sure the lockbox was fully locked and closed when we left. The apartment was self check in, which is very convenient.

House Rules

House rules emphasized no parties, events, or loud noises. “We use a noise monitoring device that detects noise levels inside the suite. We have a zero-tolerance policy and you will be asked to leave if any noise level beyond a normal conversation is detected.”

The rules also included no smoking, no commercial use purposes, no photo or video shoots, no booking for others. I asked permission to take photos and video for this review – they said that was fine, and thanks for asking. Also mentioned were no shipping packages to the apartment, and no unregistered guests without prior approval; all pretty usual.

We were happy to select a third floor apartment – a further guarantee of low noise levels. By the way – this noise monitoring device above is from NoiseAware at about $199 with a $10 per month monitoring subscription.

For a bit more affordable option, the Minut Smart Home Alarm monitors motion, temperature, sound and more. It works with Google Home and with Alexa for about $149. You set the sound level, and receive an alarm on your cellular telephone. It works anywhere worldwide that has Internet connectivity. No monthly charge! Multiple devices at multiple properties can be monitored, and each device can have a different name. There is an optional $7.99 a month service that gives customers access to add friends and family to help monitor their home, manage multiple properties, and have access to unlimited sensor data history.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Streamlined Furnishings

The apartment was not overstuffed with furniture, but it was perfect for us. It almost looked as if someone had purchased a kit from Ikea. Maybe a “one bedroom apartment kit.” We imagined getting the box to the third story. Also, we pondered hoisting heavy furniture up to a third level flat – probably not fun.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Dining Room

There was a dining room table with two chairs in the dining room. It lay just off the kitchen, to the left.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Living Room

In the living room there was a sofa, chair, coffee table, and tv on a stand. Off the living room is a small screened-in balcony with two chairs.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Laundry Room

Full washer and dryer.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Large Bathroom

Spacious bathroom complete with makeup towel – very smart!

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Fully-Stocked Kitchen

Kitchen report: fully stocked including coffee maker. I always have to look closely for further reference since usually we are doing our own cooking for longer stays. I like to know in advance if there are utensils and pots and pans.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Queen Bedroom

Bedroom had a bed and two end tables with lamps. There was no dresser; this might have been our only wish, that there was a dresser on which to rest our clothing bags. We put them on the floor. There was a huge walk-in closet with shelves.

The bed looked like some type of folding contraption, with a foam mattress. It was comfortable!

While booking this reservation, all we needed was a place to sleep for the night after the concert. Unlike a longer stay; we didn’t need charm, character, or uniqueness, so this worked perfectly for us.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Quiet Residential Area

The area was very quiet, far removed from any busy streets. The area is very quiet.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

The apartment faced a small parking loop.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

On the other side was a pond. We saw ducks and Canadian geese.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Parking on Premises

The parking is free, close to the apartment, and completely off the road. The entrance to the complex is almost a half mile from the main road.

Amenities

There is a gym on the premises. We didn’t indulge on our short stay. We did note that the Internet speed was the fastest we’ve ever seen anywhere!

Funny Complex Feature

We had a giggle at the “Pet Spaw” for washing pets. Although this listing does not allow pets, apparently some residents do have dogs.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Reading Between the Lines

Before booking anything on Airbnb, I scour the reviews for any information I can’t determine from the listing. Considerations like road noise or neighbors with barking dogs catch my attention.

What I learned from this experience is to pay attention to all the details. As usual, that attention to detail resulted in us experiencing exactly what we anticipated. The only surprise was the incredible Internet speed!

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

Airbnb – Make Your Trips “Off The Chain!”

Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking is the listing we booked at Marsh Landing. There are other condominiums available there. This condo is on Marsh Landing Drive in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Ok, so, here are two Airbnb discount codes. Try either one! The offerings from Airbnb change every couple months, so use whichever gives you the best deal. You can only use a code one time, so compare, choose whichever gives you the best deal since they change periodically, and make it count!

As of today, this one, Airbnb says, “Kimberly gave you up to $55 off your first trip.” Friends who sign up for Airbnb with my link will get $40 off their home booking. And they get $15 to use toward an experience worth $50 or more.

Also today, this one, Airbnb says, “Deep gave you up to $415 off your first adventure. I’m ready to book from this one right now! I’m thinking it’s a computer glitch – so jump on it fast!

Once you get somewhere and find parking… Let someone else do the driving! Today, this one from Uber: http://bit.ly/dwhUber This link currently is for $2 off first 3 rides, however, this also can change – sometimes it’s $5 off your first ride.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review
Waiting for the start of the Robert Cray concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

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, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review
  • Oh – and if you’re wondering about Bill’s Mystery Ranch bag in the first photo, it’s their “In and Out” bag that stuffs inside it’s own front pocket. It’s insanely lightweight and has a water bottle side pocket. It’s got some great features like tool loops and a hydration pack sleeve.

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review

, Charming Jacksonville Beach 1BR Apt w/ Parking // Jacksonville Beach Florida // Airbnb Review
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