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The home was in a great place to walk everywhere and to spend a weekend with your family. The interior is dated but everything is very homie and easy to entertain a large family or close friends. Overall we were impressed and would gladly rent again.
This is one of those reviews you sort of hate to write because you don't want everyone to find out about a place that's so special. Yet in fairness to Phil and Nancy, I must.
The house, Casa Blanca, is everything in the pictures, and more. It still has the grand feel of the 1800s, but with updated conveniences. 16 women artists came to the island to write and paint, and it was fabulous.
First, it was plenty big for 16. The many bedrooms are comfortable and some are fantastic. There is not a window you can look out that doesn't have a breathtaking view. Boldt Castle is just across the bay. The property is expansive, with lots of places to explore , a gazebo, gargoyles that were once signals during prohibition and hammocks for lazy afternoons.
Perhaps best of all, Phil and Nancy are consummate hosts. They ferreid us to and from the mainland when necessary, gave advice on stores and restaurants, and let us treat their home as our own. I'd be remiss not to mention that Luke is the most agreeable handyman on the planet.
Sometimes you give a place five stars because there wasn't anything wrong with it and the owners are nice. Casa Blanca is the kind of place that truly rises above, what 5 stars were meant for. A magical place, that, once you've been, you dream of going back as soon and as often as possible. Many thanks for a wondrous stay.