“Great family getaway!” Booking sight unseen, you can never be too sure what you will find on the other end - only my imagine my deep sigh of delight when we arrived at this wonderful home to find everything exactly as detailed.
But taking a step back, I must first commend the owner for being so communicative, quick to respond to any emails, inquiries or additional questions. Not only that, but the directions and extra information about the house was very, very thorough and we had no trouble locating or entering the home. One of the things we first noticed about the exterior was the lovely landscaping... perhaps a small point, but so many of the rental homes have nothing but junky looking rock and/or gravel. Obviously the main draw is the ocean view, but it's nice not to have to overlook a crummy yard to do so!! The inside of the home was superbly clean - not just "freshened up" clean, but baseboards were clean, bathrooms were spotless, etc. With three small children, its so important to come "home" to a clean rental and this place certainly delivered!
The owners have everything you would need (and then some!) in their fully stocked kitchen. Just bring/buy food and you'll be set :-) Also, they had loads of spices and seasonings, which was a pleasant surprise and certainly saved a few dollars off our grocery bill. There were plenty of bath towels, hand towels and washcloths - again, so nice when you have 7 people staying in the house and you don't need to wash towels every single day to ensure there's enough to go around!! One total life saver was the beach cart in the garage - what a handy thing to have! The owners seemed to really have thoughtfully evaluated what potential vacationers might want or need and stocked it.
Overall, we were thrilled with the home and plan to make it our destination next year as well - I couldn't recommend it highly enough!!