"Stayed as a last summer getaway prior to the kids heading back to school. Perfect location on OFW... Never too noisy or crowded like spots closer to Belmont Park or PB. Great upgrades throughout made the unit very comfortable. Huge TV's and surround sound theater. Kitchen is well stocked with dishes, utensils, small appliances, etc. Also, no need to bring beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, etc. as everything you can imagine is included. The agent, Steve, was very responsive and quickly came over upon our checkin to clarify a few questions we had.
That said, a few minor items:
1) absolutely need to fix the wi-fi coverage. Had multiple devices (ipad, iphone, laptop) and none were connected/usable unless right in the bedroom where the router was located. Cell coverage in Mission Beach is mixed depending on your carrier but fast and reliable wi-fi is a must in this day and age. Could be the building construction causing interference but really needs to be addressed for a unit in this price point.
2) the high end BBQ's have clearly suffered from the weather. Bring long matches as the starters don't work (luckily, a neighbor had some) and the the flame grates are rusted/burnt thru in spots.
3). maybe it was just my own operator ineptness but I couldn't figure out how to stream music through the stereo via my iPhone (e.g., Pandora, Spotify). Despite instructions for the IPod selector and USB input, it never played. Plus, there are many remote controls for all of the nice equipment.... Recommend investing in a single advanced universal remote.
To be absolutely clear, the nitpicks above are all high class problems. We loved the place and would definitely stay again. Just a few fixes would have really put it over the top."
Guest: David M.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 18, 2015