We stayed at Sunset Beach Studios for four nights at the end of January. What a fantastic find! Many of the guests were repeat visitors and/or were staying for several weeks or a few months there. The guests frequently congregated in the outside common areas, chitchatting, checking e-mail, reading, surfing the web or just relaxing. Several of the guests went out of their way to make us feel welcome and invited us to socialize with them. In the evening, several guests get together in the common area for happy hour, bringing drinks and hors d'oeuvres. It felt like a large extended family. What a welcoming environment! Bianca, who works in the front office, is an incredible people person. The rooms come with signs to put on the door when you want housekeeping to clean the room. This worked out really well, and we never had to wait for the housekeeping people to finish cleaning our studio. There is a nice shoulder on the side of the road and paths along the beach if you want to walk/run/ride a bike. Shops and restaurants are a few minutes' drive by car. The studios are located in a residential area. Sunset Beach Studios is a real gem!