I am very surprised about the dead cockroaches. We have quarterly maintenance, and a very good housekeeper. I can't imagine what happened, the condo was cleaned the day before and our housekeeper would not ignore a big dead cockroach. The carpet looked fine when we were there in November, but I will arrange to have it cleaned. As far as the privacy, I consider it a very private location, but there are neighboring (very far away) units. This is an end unit pretty far from any other unit. What you mainly see is the ocean.