"We were very nervous as this was our first vacation rental ever. I did a LOT of searching online up and down the Central Coast and finally decided to take a chance with this one. I had some questions for the homeowner's daughter, Kye, and she responded very quickly so we decided to go for it. I am very happy we did!
The house was the perfect size for me, my wife, our 16 month old son and our Golden Retriever, Mylie. It was important that our son have his own room (not an affordable option with a hotel) as he sleeps better - and so do we. And Mylie goes everywhere we go because she is practically human.
The weekend before we were to arrive, Kye contacted us to let us know that there was a potential problem - the water would be shut off for a time our second day in because of an issue with another house on the street and said she would be willing to "make it right" and offered some alternatives. We were so impressed by this! I told her we weren't concerned about it... as it turned out, it wasn't a problem (water was only off for a couple of hours while we were out and about). Kye's concern over this tells me much about her and how the property is managed! That's very important...
As it turns out, we arrived just after Kye, herself, had spent many days at the house painting, etc. How awesome is that?? And we were thrilled to be the first to stay after all the work she had done. We were very happy with what we saw when we arrived. Like most rentals I searched for in the area, this home is an older one and, as another reviewer pointed out, it "has some quirks". We found it to be a very charming home.
A really important thing to us... it was CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!! The carpet throughout had obviously been recently cleaned. Most of the interior has been freshly painted; looks like the outside of the house got a fresh coat, too... a very pretty blue. The bathrooms were SPOTLESS. That's a big deal to me. We've stayed in hotels where my white socks were filthy from dirty floors. Not in this house! The floors were so clean that we felt totally comfortable with our little boy rolling and playing around on them. I would NEVER feel good about that in any of the hotels we have ever stayed at!
Kitchen is well-equipped and everything works great. Cable TV is great, wireless internet is fast and reliable. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS and lovely walks through Sweet Springs. LOVED IT! Quiet... can hear the ocean at night!"
Guest: Brian P.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: April 28, 2016