"This was a wonderful house for a family beach vacation at a reasonable price. The 3 grandsons loved the large fenced backyard and patio area, the ocean view family room and balcony, and, of course, the beach. We chose to walk to the public beach north of the house about four or five blocks away, then a short but a bit steep path down to the beach. Even the two year old and grandma had no trouble with the walk. This beach is wide and we had calm water during the time we were there.
We all enjoyed having so much to do nearby including LEGOLAND, Wild Animal Park, Botanical Garden, outlet mall, shops and restaurants, something for everybody.
Over the course of two weeks, we had up to 10 people staying in the house. We were one grandmother, six adult children and spouses, and three grandchildren ages 2, 3, and 7.
The house has a really nice, well equipped, large kitchen. Large dining room table plus a breakfast room table that was great for crafts and games. Lots of room with table, grill, and lounge chairs on the outdoor yard/patio which was larger than it appeared in the pictures. The living room and the 2 downstairs bedrooms are also quite large, maybe a bit old fashioned and a little dark, but cosy. The upstairs bedroom is fantastic. It's large with gorgeous view and the sound of waves and a luxury bathroom. For the few days when all of the adult children and grandchildren were at the house at the same time we were a little crowded for sleeping. The children slept in the downstairs bedrooms with their parents and one adult in the den/library which was OK at night but little privacy during the day. Also there were some complaints that the mattresses downstairs were not quite as comfortable as they might be. Having three complete bathrooms is really a bonus with this house. However, we did have some problems with the drains, especially downstairs but the owner and their caretakers responded immediately and have additional repairs planned which should remedy these problems complete.
The owner has been wonderful to work with. They have really anticipated and provided for the needs of adults and children on a beach vacation."
Guest: Lee Ann C.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 30, 2015