"We stayed in this townhouse over the week surrounding the July 4th 2016 holiday. My husband and I traveled with our 5 children (ages 14, 8, 4, 2 and 7 months) as well as our nanny.
The accommodations were so plentiful that we all had our own beds and there was still a room that had 3 beds we didn't use at all! (The baby stayed in a pack-n-play in that room) This was the perfect amount of space for all of us! The multiple balconies, living room, large bedrooms and dining room provided plenty of play space for everyone.
I always travel with lots of our own kid-related belongings but there were so many beach toys that I didn't need to bring those, and there were even plastic plates and sippy cups, so I probably didn't need to bring those either!
We did have to bring our own sheets/ pillowcases, bath & beach towels, DVD's and pack-n-play. FYI for other families: I found a kid rental company in OC that rents a "beach baby package" that includes a crib, high chair, sheets, towels, umbrella, & beach chairs for ~$125 which I will definitely be using next time!!!
There was also no Wi-Fi which would be greatly beneficial to have in the future!! My husband had to go off and find a coffee shop every day to work some ...BUT our children actually talked to us since they couldn't use their iPads!
Our favorite part was the beach backyard!! The kids were able to go play and run free in this fenced off area ALL DAY LONG. There were also lots of other kids staying in the neighboring condos, so they all played together and had a blast.
Whenever we wanted to go to the beach, I could set up our cabana and see it from the townhouse. It was very easy to run back and forth to get lunch, etc. There were also public beach rentals right at the beach entrance by the condo, if you need chairs/ umbrellas.
I didn't notice this in the rental ad, but there is also a little pool in the center of the complex that was great for the kids on some super-hot days.
The location of this townhouse within OC is also fantastic! Very close to the inlet rides & Boardwalk and 10 blocks to Jolly Roger water park ...but also right across the street from Seacrets nightclub, Dumpser's ice cream, Belly Busters crab house, Taphouse Brewery ...everything! A great central location!
The house was very clean, decorated nicely and had plenty of dishes and everything else you would need! Overall, this was an excellent experience and we will gladly stay there again in the future!!"
Guest: Stephanie H.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 18, 2016