About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
'Steps to the Beach' in Sereno Del Mar Walk to Portuguese Beach!.
*No third night free at this home* Just 'Steps to the Beach'! This open, bright and clean beautiful ocean view home is located in the desirable area of Sereno Del Mar across from Portuguese Beach. With 3 bedrooms and 2/full baths, sleeps 6-7 guests.As you enter this home you will find pretty, comfortable beach decor throughout with amazing views from every picture window! A fully equipped galley style kitchen, granite countertops, large stainless steel sink for your catch of the day.Relax on the big comfy couch while reading a good book, watching a 3-D movie on the 47" LG/LCD/LED HDTV! Or, just take in the spectacular views and all the wildlife. From the majestic bucks with their big antlers (no hunting!) doe-a-deer with her fawn/s, grey foxes, bunnies hoping around, a shy bobcat if you're so lucky verity of birds from, migrating geese, soaring hawks, gliding pelicans, great blue herons, shorebirds and of course seagulls!Our home faces westward to take in the maximum and exceptional sunsets with ocean views from the kitchen to the living room. The master bedroom suite has a nice sitting area with ocean views a California king size bed and full bath. The charming second bedroom has 2 twin beds, an Eastern king in the elegant 3rd bedroom that also has a large leather chair that makes into a twin bed. Great for little ones that don't want to be too far from Mom & Dad!Outside is beautifully landscaped with flagstone and trex patios that wrap around from the kitchen to the master suite. We even have an outdoor shower to rinse off those sandy toes, as you are that close to the beach! "Steps to the Beach, how many? Well you'll just have to come and pace them off for yourself and be sure to let us know! Happy trails...
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- Apr 13, 2018
A beautiful beach house with a fantastic location.
The house is decorated in the perfect beach decor, is very comfortable and has everything you need. The deck off the master bedroom is the perfect place for morning coffee and sunset happy hour. The neighborhood is quiet and we even had a visit from the neighborhood deer. The only thing I think is missing is a hot tub. We can’t wait to come back!
Well maintained and supplied. Very comfortable. Nice view of the water and nighly sunsets.
Weekend by the sea!
We had a lovely two night stay at Steps to the Beach with our two daughters, son-in-law and grand daughter...we could hear the waves breaking on Portuguese Beach while enjoying the lovely deck and a glass of wine! The beds were all very comfortable....The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need to use the Webber charcoal grill. We will definitely return for another weekend getaway!!
Good Value, Great House
What you like depends on what you want. Here are the many virtues of Steps to the Beach, for us: 1) Quiet. No street noise (you can hear the waves in the distance outside), no barking dogs (common in this area); 2) Visually private, with enough separation from nearby houses that you are not looking at each other--you can walk around in your underwear; 3) exceptionally well-decorate and maintained--clean, with nice granite counters, good quality appliances, good beds, etc.; great heating system, plenty of hot water; 4) carpet in only two bedrooms, helping to avoid the mold problem common in vacation homes where the heat is not always on and the climate is moist; 5) nice location, out of town but not too far, close to nice beaches and walking trails. The house and its rooms are small (fine for the two of us), and there is only one relatively small eating area. It is a great choice particularly for couples who, for less than the price of a decent hotel, get a whole house and two bathrooms!
I just returned from a great long weekend at Steps to the Beach. We had plenty of room for our girls getaway. We stayed very comfortably here. We loved the outside deck, the comfy couch and the well stocked kitchen. The home is very clean and no detail was over-looked. We walked straight down to the beach every day and did lots of dipping our toes in the water and combing the beach for shells. This is a great home and we would highly recommend booking your next vacation!
Nice getaway for seven
We had a great experience staying in "Steps to the Beach!" It was the perfect size for us. We walked to the beach a few times and that was no problem for our particular ability levels. Some might find it a bit too long. The stairs down to Portuguese Beach directly across Hwy 1 are pretty difficult. To get to the main parking lot with the more gradual sandy descent to the beach, you have to walk about 50 yards along Hwy 1. We were there during the week so it wasn't too busy or scary. But on a weekend, I would find it very scary to make that short walk with my senior parents or young children.
My experience with the office was generally good. I asked about a weekday-only price and they took $25 off each night. I appreciate that kind of flexibility from a business. There was a mistake in the original paperwork, including the price, and they fixed that quickly. The only problem was that the instructions for getting into the house involved stopping at the office for the key with office listed as open until 4pm but the office actually closed at 2pm. It was a little confusing that we couldn't check in until 4pm and the office would close before that time. Turns out they sent an email that day with the lock box code, which I think should have been sent earlier to help with our planning and avoid an unnecessary stop. Bonus was there's a coffee house right next to the office so we made it a coffee stop instead. When we got to the house at 3:55pm, the cleaning crew were just finishing up, which is fine but tarnished the curb appeal just a bit.
Just a few small issues in the house 1) the can opener didn't work and I can't believe we would be the first people to notice that when it was as jacked up as it was and 2) there was a stain on the sheets in the king bedroom that was pretty gross. I tried to wash it out but it wouldn't come out. I don't think sheets with a stain should be put on a bed in a nice place like that. 3) be aware that the grill is charcoal. They provide charcoal so that worked for us but if you'd never used one, it might be disappointing for you.
Overall a good experience in the house and with the property managers.
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All bookings subject to a cleaning fee, 12% TOT tax, and 2% tourist assessment.
TOT Certificate No.: 1769N
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