"No other way to say it, this is a great place, hosted by great people. Came to Casa in early October to gather together some friends and a few family for a SB getaway, and the place was perfect. Much bigger than expected, very clean, and really just all that our group had hoped for. It's really ideal for a big family vacation, or just some friends trying to enjoy SB for a weekend in style. So many rooms, kitchen is big and fun, and swear there has to be a half dozen lounge areas throughout the house. My group had a great time cooking meals in the spacious kitchen, and playing games in the nearby dining room, easily able to accommodate our group of 10. Outside, it gets even better, pool and attached hot tub are awesome, and the nearby basketball and tennis court were so much fun for us (the courts have lights!). Oh, and did I mention that its about a 5 min walk to the beach? Because , YEAH, it's a 5 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH!
As for the hosts, couldn't ask for more really. The property manager is nearby, and responsive to all requests quickly. She gave us a great tour upon arrival, and was very helpful whenever needed. The owner was great as well. Unlike a lot of owners in SB I spoke to when setting up our stay, who sounded like they resented short-term renters by their negative tone and lack of courtesy (if you don't want renters, don't rent your place!), Vivi (the owner) is very hospitable and a joy to speak with. Unlike many, Vivi and Monica make you feel very welcome and on vacation, which is ultimately the goal!
This is an amazing place overall. If I had one request/suggestion for our gracious hosts, it would be to take some new or add more pictures to the listing that really show it off more! The current pictures don't capture just how great it is. :) As for other renters, please take care of the place, so these fantastic hosts will keep allowing guests, and so it is in one piece when I return! Thanks!"
Guest: Alex D.
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: November 12, 2015