"We had an absolutely delightful visit, with the weather cooperating in the best way. The stand-alone house is in a very quiet neighborhood, no traffic noise. Walking to the beach took 20 minutes, but totally worth it. We were able to walk along the beach and around the cliffs because the tide was moderate. Enjoyed the breaking waves and pelicans and the varied and fascinating geological features of the cliff wall. By car, 5 minutes into town -- we always returned to the same parking garage on Anacapa. We ate twice at Le petit Valentien -- the steaks were SO EXCEPTIONAL that we had to return. We found some excellent wine tasting rooms in town, the best often hidden from the main streets.
When we went to try the Jacuzzi, we found only 6 inches of water inside. Turns out the Jacuzzi had sprung a leak. Within 1 day Lynn had it replaced with a brand new one, which we used every day, sometimes quietly at night.
When we had a question, Lynn was ALWAYS accessible by phone. She is an excellent owner (lives in the house next door and a special hug to her), always helpful, but never imposing. Her pleasant cat Pebbles frequently made a quiet appearance
The house is very well appointed and clean, the king bed is super and the couch in the living room is comfortable. Everything in the house works. The TV is HDMI and we could connect from our laptop (using our HDMI cable). Lots of useful items in the kitchen and refrigerator (salsa, vinegar, oil, noodles, etc etc). It is nice when guests leave some items for the next visitors, we did, too. We did our shopping at Trader Joe's, our favorite store every time we come to California. Wish we had such an outlet in Switzerland.
The back yard is nice -- here we encountered the ONLY real noise, a screechy scrub jay that loved the peanuts we fed him. He became quite tame after a couple of days. We never used the outside grill( there are 3) although everything was provided. We even decided to fry fish in the kitchen twice because the exhaust fan worked so well.
Bottom line -- this is a really great place to rent, spacious and comfortable. We gave it a "10".
Jörg and Claudia
Guest: Claudia Berg
Date of Stay: October 2014
Review Submitted: November 10, 2014