"We were very pleased with this home. The way it was decorated was very nice, unlike many shore properties. The leather couch & king size bed were super comfy (and I'm picky about beds, as I don't sleep well in general). The home had LOTS of storage, including a walk-in closet off the family room, a laundry room, another closet in the hall way & closets in all bedrooms, including a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. It also had outdoor, secured storage area for bikes & beach stuff. Another great thing was the house was stocked liked it was someone's primary home - from cleaning products, dish & hand soaps, to some paper products...even a junk drawer with pens, calculator & scissors, etc. We brought a lot of stuff down that we wound up not needing. Propane was provided for the grill as well. My husband kept saying, "I'm waiting for someone to come in the house & say, why are you in my home?" LOL! Of course the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need as well. And I noticed baby items in the walk-in closet (not that we needed them).
Another thing that I'm super picky about is cleanliness. But this home was very clean. I'm a little weird about using utensils and kitchen items in rentals, but felt very comfortable in this one.
To get to the beach, you just walk out the side door to the back of the home. Walk down the alley way (I think it was 3 houses) to 50th street & walk to the beach access. It was a 5 minute walk max & there was a lifeguard at 50th street beach.
The owner's parents live full time on the 2nd floor. His mom was always really nice and helpful when we had questions. The lawn was a beautiful lush green (almost looked fake), with beautiful hydrangeas.
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because the house had a musty, damp smell (sort of like a basement). I did notice that they had a tub of "Damp Rid" in the hall closet, but I really think they need to get a lot more of them or a dehumidifier (and maybe vents in the bathrooms).. I was in other homes in that area (as we were down for a family reunion) and none of them had that smell. When we got home from the shore, I had to hang my down comforter outside to air out because it carried the smell. This would be the only thing that would hold me back from possibly renting this home again. Hopefully they can fix that - other than that, everything was WONDERFUL!"
Guest: Christy S.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 21, 2016