"We had the most wonderful family beach vacation last week at Ocean Spray! We were 9 adults and 6 children between the ages of 4 years and 9 months. The house was just perfect for us... the owners were very nice via email and phone texts, and the house was clean and smelled good upon our arrival! We loved not having to go to a rental office for keys - the cleaning person met us upon our arrival and was very welcoming. The selling point for us was the number of bathrooms! Each room had it's own bathroom, except for the room downstairs that has the wet bar and extra fridge (loved having a fridge just for drinks!). We used that room as a playroom for the kids which worked out great. The bedrooms were good size with comfortable beds and they were nicely decorated. The kitchen was VERY well equipped (although I don't remember a blender - we had brought our own). We LOVED the separate built-in icemaker. The table fit ten adults easily, plus there were four chairs at the breakfast bar. The back porches are wonderful - great views, nice especially in the afternoons when we had beautiful ocean breezes. The high tables and chairs on the porches are really nice and got a lot of use. We loved the pool - the kids swam every day after morning beach time and sometimes after naps. AND, of course, having the beach just steps away from the house was just amazing... the sunrises were spectacular! This was our first time to have an oceanfront house and it has spoiled us forever. The beach is beautiful in both directions and it's only 0.8 miles to the pier. We loved the outside showers for sand-washing and appreciated having a storage room to keep our beach items in. We brought bicycles and enjoyed riding on the beach at low tide in the mornings and also on the road, which had pretty light traffic for this time of year. We had absolutely no issues except that none of the bathtubs had plugs... when I texted Eileen concerning that, it sounded like there had been issues previously with tub overflow (yikes), and so they had removed all the plugs. With six children, including two babies, we needed to bathe kids, but we just used a washcloth to plug the drain a bit and all was well. The only other issue was the fact that you must bring or rent your own grill - didn't care for that. Other than those very minor details, we were extremely pleased with everything about this beautiful house and hope we can return to it again next year...maybe annually!"
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 29, 2016