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We scheduled a week long, early family Thanksgiving celebration in this convenient, central coast location. The condo is one of the few beachfront, is centrally located in a walkable community. The breakfast and deli downstairs have excellent food and amazing staff. The Custom House and Ocean Grill restaurants have excellent food and service; and Fatcats and Merseas on the pier are always fantastic.
The good: The location of the condo, access and overall condition were excellent and the view is phenomenal. The bathrooms were nice and it has a roomy kitchen and large pantry. Hints: Try to rent both units (356 and 358) if you have more than 4 adults staying. If you have two vehicles, plan to play musical cars as the parking garage has room for two, end to end. If you have more than 4 guests, especially with children, this place could get a bit crowded as the majority of the space is in the great room/kitchen; where you would sleep anyone over 4 adults. The only things we would change: We purchased and left clothes hangers in the closet to replace the wire dry cleaner hangers. It is definitely time for the pots and pans to be replaced, but we made do. The second bedroom has no window, so can get a bit claustrophobic and stuffy; but does make a great, dark sleeping vault! A portable fan is available in the room.
On check out day, we called the property manager at 10:45 am, to inform them we would be out by 11:10 am. They said no problem; stick around town and have lunch, just let the cleaner get started when they arrive. The cleaner arrived at exactly 11 as we were hauling our stuff downstairs. We received an agitated, somewhat rude and accusatory call from the property manager at 11:20 am, 10 minutes after we vacated, complaining that the cleaner was miffed that we had not yet left, which was untrue. Kind of left a sour aftertaste to an overall wonderful stay. Our fault for not moving faster after a week of relaxation?