"When your children are grown & everyone has their own busy schedules, it's so hard to get quality family time together. After this Summer, I made the decision we needed to regroup as a family, & after "MANY" possible dates thrown out, we found 3 days that worked. I knew I had already found the perfect Beach House to rent, just had to get the days. Working with Ken was so easy. He was so accommodating & helpful. By the end of the process, I felt like I had a new friend. This isn't really a Beach House. It is a Beach Home that I felt so lucky to have found & to be able to rent. When we first walked in I almost called out 'Hello' because it has such a personal & homey feel, I felt for sure Ken was going to walk out of the Kitchen to welcome us. There are some beautiful oak antiques, a vintage white metal stove & andiron. My favorite was the big Claw Foot Bath, I so miss my nightly 2 hour baths. The house consists of a cottage & a very large addition over the garage(actually 2 huge floors) This addition had a more contemporary feeling so you got the best of both worlds. The Game Room became Family Central for us. With a Pool Table, Air Hockey & a Foosball Table, plus comfy sofa & carpets & TV what else could you need, how about an Ocean View, check that too. I loved the Vintage Kitchen, although, I must admit, I didn't cook too much. This was our Dog's first Beach trip & she loved it. Although she went up the wrong stair case & was briefly lost. The fenced yard was great. As was the outdoor shower. We can't wait to go back again. I can't wait to take my Scrapbooking group there as it is so spacious & has 2 large tables already there. We met the neighbors across the street & they showed us their A-Frame, 20x20, they proudly told us. Also borrowed a wine opener from Jerry, another neighbor. That's why this feels so much like a Home. It's not a cookie cutter beach rental. It's a Wonderful Home in a Friendly Neighborhood where we felt totally safe & comfortable & a hop, skip, & a jump to the Beach. We really liked that it was at the North end of Seaside, which tends to be quieter, yet walk a few blocks & you're back in all the action. We would recommend this Home to families, Girlfriend's Getaway, it would be an AMAZING Scrapbooking Retreat House, or Church group. Until the day we left we were still finding neat little things about the house. Thank you again Ken! BEST TIME EVER"
Guest: MB (MAMA BEAR)
Date of Stay: September 2014
Review Submitted: September 14, 2014