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"I have to admit, when we first arrived I was a little disappointed. The pictures made it seem bigger than it was, and when people talk about a lot of stairs, they aren't kidding. I just assumed those stairs led to the beach, but rather they lead to the parking lot and your car. You will get quite the workout carrying your luggage up.
It didn't take long for us to fall in love with being there, though. This house is actually on the second row of houses and you have a pretty limited view of the beach, but it's a pretty quick and simple walk down. We couldn't believe how much more enjoyable our vacation was with being able to run down whenever we wanted. It's a great place for a family - the kids do all love the loft, and it sleeps 6 comfortably in beds (more than that and they will be sleeping in the loft, which isn't a big deal). The owner was great to work with and even sent recommendations for restaurants. We did save quite a bit of money not having to eat out every day. We may never stay in a hotel again! This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken and the beach house made ALL the difference!!"
Guest: KariDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
"When we arrived it was raining and foggy. Much needed for California right now so we were happy for the residents and plants. Since the view was only thick fog, we investigated the cabin and fell instantly in love with it. It has so much charm and personality, if it were in the middle of the forest without a beautiful view of the ocean we would have been happy. The property was everything we hoped it would be, in fact better than the pictures. After we were there for about 15 minutes, the rain let up and the fog began to roll out. Before our eyes, this amazing view came into focus like waking from a dream. I'm telling you, the pictures don't do it justice. We spent three days at big Sur Cabin and wish it were three weeks! We will definitely return. Lois was great! We never saw Gail so if you are concerned that you won't have privacy because of the on site caretaker, don't be. Her gardening skills are most obvious and the cabin was beautifully clean so she take great care of the property. We have never done a VRBO before but this experience was nothing but positive so we will do it again in the future, most certainly at Big Sur Cabin."
Guest: MNAdamsDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
"Our family of five enjoyed three days at Kelp House. Apart from a mix-up in the cleaning schedule, everything else was great and owner was very helpful and accommodating. Great communication and made amends right away. Kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need, seasonings, coffee & filters, etc and lots of china and silverware which meant not having to start up the dish washer after every meal! Beds are comfortable and the house is spacious and well kept. We loved having the use of the acquarium passes and it was a pleasant 20 min walk one way with the kids. Only improvement I would suggest is the sofa bed mattress which is a little lumpy and could feel the springs through the foam. Thanks for a great stay!"
Guest: Rachael L.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: December 18, 2014
"This loft, which is decorated in an aviation theme, is tastefully done and very comfortable. The decor is very interesting to look at.
The owner truly understands what hospitality means. The loft feels like it was lovingly set up for visiting friends or family with the idea that they will have everything they might need available to them. The owner also left a basket of delicious home grown peaches for us. This was a "sweet" touch!
The loft is spacious and it can sleep a lot of people, with a king bed and several double futons on the upper level. Additionally, there are two generously sized suites on the lower level.
The loft and everything in it is sparkling clean.
Although there are not many reviews online, there is a guest book full of great reviews in the loft."
Guest: AmyDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 5, 2014