"I don't read super long reviews, so I'll keep this as short as possible. Believe me, I could wrote a novella on our stay.
Don't let the "Garage Apartment" description fool you. This is a spacious unit with one bedroom and a loft/nook that comfortably slept my tall frame while my sister took the bedroom. The open floor plan with kitchen, living and dining area was great anchored by a fabulously comfortable sectional couch with a fold out bed if needed. My 6'5" son slept on that couch happily! The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and we used it! When I say well stocked, I mean salt, pepper, oil, lots of other spices, mayo, mustard, and other condiments. I'm sure this is slightly variable, but saves a nice chunk of change instead of buying it. Of course pots, pans, casserole, collanders, cooking spoons, spatulas - even a candy thermometer. I'm kind of a cooking nut, and this is good stuff. Seriously, this place is ready for a long term (of course, not required) rental and just bring your suitcase.
I'll tell you what though. The people that own this property live right there and really care about what they are doing. The unit has no adjoining walls with their own home and they aren't on top of you at all while also being attentive. I could have hung out with them all day and I'm a bit of an introvert. They are just that nice and thoughtful and considerate. I think this stems from just who they are along with the sweet story of how this property came to be in their family and what it means to them. I feel a little bad, but we had a deck of cards delivered at 9:30pm with a genuine smile. Seriously, nicest folks on VRBO.
Outside has a cute shaded sitting area under a pepper tree where many hours were spent visiting and hanging out soaking up the beautiful California weather. Great Internet, two cable TV's, second outdoor sitting area, good parking, clean....well everything! The neighborhood reminded me of the Santa Barbara hills. It was quiet and very nice.
This is BY FAR the best VRBO (or other service) I've ever done. I wanna live there. Move quick, this place is very inexpensive compared to anything else regardless of the fact that it's the best one out there. I can only imagine that occupancy rate is very high."
Guest: Kristina C.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: September 29, 2016