"From start to finish this was another stellar experience with a "homeaway" from home property! I communicated directly with the owner, Bruce, who was friendly, reachable, and informative. I will never stay in another condo again, if I can help it, and we hope to stay at Somewhere in the Sun again!
The description of this property is absolutely correct, the photos are accurate, and we found it to be very clean, well-kept, and would definitely recommend! Our goal was to find a comfortable place to accommodate a family gathering of 8 adults, one toddler, and a dog, under one roof and without everyone on top of one another. This was a great set-up, with the separate-entry unit downstairs, and plenty of bedrooms for people to spread out and relax.
The home is beautifully decorated, well-furnished, and has a great kitchen and communal space for eating and visiting. A bit more flatware and dishtowels would have been nice, and just a note for those wanting to cook meals - bring tupperware and ziplocs for leftovers! The bedrooms are well-appointed: good bedding and comfortable beds, with drawer space and nice bathrooms. (Water pressure in the showers was low, but we didn't have any issues with hot water.) We enjoyed the multi-level decks immensely, especially the rooftop deck! It was a major plus to have a washer/dryer available. Check in/out was super convenient with a keycode entry (also great for guests not wanting to mess with lost keys!) and Bruce stopped by to make sure we found everything okay, even going out of his way to get us a new remote for the living room TV which had stopped working. We did have problems with internet inconsistency and noise - the walls and floors are pretty thin, and anyone staying on a lower level is bound to hear overhead footsteps, as well as other "partiers" in the neighboring properties, as it is a 'hood full of short-term rentals. Great for dog-owners (didn't even really need a leash - dog paradise), loved the gated deck (for toddler AND dogs), and the beach is very accessible!
We spent 3 nights, it was cloudy and rained all four days. Subsequently, we spent 80% of our time inside and had ZERO problems with cabin-fever, as the home itself is so lovely and enjoyable. Bruce allowed us to stay past check-out, and we considered just never leaving! Thank you to Bruce & family for a wonderful stay! We hope to return next year!"
Date of Stay: September 2014
Review Submitted: September 28, 2014