"This is a gem of a house. Almost has too many positive attributes to list in one short review. Our family has gratefully returned (many times) and we look forward to enjoying this spot again! From the moment you walk up the welcoming steps and enter the bright, happy kitchen -- you feel you've arrived at an incredibly inviting home. The vacation begins the minute you arrive. So many places to sit and enjoy the mountains, the horizon, the ocean air. Every room is comfortable and easy. The front porches (upper & lower!) offer perfect spots for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. The backyard is a relaxing spot to listen to the birds, have a glass of wine, take an afternoon siesta from the beach, or catch the charming sound of a train in the distance. Ruta has created a home full of the little details that make all the difference for an effortless stay. Each time we return to the Beach House, we notice some other added comfort or special accessory, all making a world of difference, for helping all to relax and enjoy. Plenty of awesome towels and items for beach! A fun assortment of movies. And the Sugar Shack is the kind of magical bonus space that deserves its own special review - a full bungalow bonus that feels like its own complete hideaway. And how about the clean garage filled with beach-cruising bikes! Such an awesome bonus to be able to leave the car in the driveway all day, ride barefoot down the quiet street right to the beach -- or ride into town to pick up some burgers from The Spot and transport the food back in the bike basket. This is NOT some impersonal space; this is NOT some generic corporate condo -- this is the real California deal! Low-key, welcoming, full of spirit, and well-maintained. Thank you, Ruta, for always sharing such a special place with our family. It puts me in a good mood just thinking about this house. Just knowing this home exists exactly the way it is meant to exist…always makes for an excellent beach vacation."
Guest: Joan and Jon K.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 1, 2016