Being alone understandably Michaela is security conscious. The stairs referred to are not utility stairs they are exclusive to the apartment and lead to its lower tiled deck. Only occupants can access the stairs and decks. Apartment has 24 hour security system with armed response/security beam covering frontage of the apartment. There is a wall with security gate at the beach. Only guests with a security tags can access the building from the beach. To facilitate cleaning this large apartment, check out time is the standard 10am. We accommodated Michaela's later flight by storing her luggage in the apartment till late afternoon.