"We were in town for my son's wedding, and as expected, we didn't get to spend as much time at the house as we would have liked. But it was an awesome respite from the wedding craziness, and it was delightful to be able to visit with friends and family here, away from the wedding events (the grand tours always led to the ginormous master shower, a space I called our 7th bedroom!).
We have stayed in many rental homes over the years, mostly beach and lakehouses, and I'd say this house was the best equipped I've ever seen. Brenda lives in this home, so the kitchen has everything you'll want, and more. She and Martin, her property manager, were always a text or phone call away, and they both were there to greet us and orient us to the house when we arrived.
The layout of the rooms was perfect for us, bedrooms spread out on opposite sides of the house,making it easy to let the babies sleep for naps or us old people crash early. And best of all, four full bathrooms inside and one full bathroom outside!! FYI, Brenda had a pack n play as well as a high chair for our use, which was very helpful for us out of towners.
Indoor and outdoor sound system is wonderful, syncing with your phone with an app, and the outdoor bar and grill was heavenly for my husband to whip up some masterpieces for the crowd. The beautiful pool and hottub were perfect for young and old, I only wish I could have spent more time floating!
With about 10 people in the house, a few of the rooms ran warmer than we would have liked and none had ceiling fans, but that's a cross we southerners bring with us everywhere, we like to run our A/C cold and our fans on high! But in the evenings and early morning, that wonderful cool California weather meant opening doors for a few hours, and that is definitely not a luxury we have in the muggy south!
We hope to have another chance to treat ourselves to this home, this is a resort habit I can definitely get used to!"
Guest: Judith C.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 27, 2015