When I first discovered this vacation home online, I was a little leary...it sounded wonderful, but then again, it was an advertisement. Most of the time photo ads give you the perfect scenario but seldom live it to your expectations. After talking this over with my wife and 2 teenage sons, we decided to give it a chance. The owners were very courteous and professional, which gave me more confidence in this endeavor before we arrived. We all loved the idea of our own private pool and whirlpool in a private back yard, but I was concerned about how clean these facilities would be. Our stay was for the first week in August, '08. We arrived to find the entire house including the pool facilities clean, orderly, with all amenties a family would need. We were VERY impressed, since the description of the property matched expectations...and then some. We found the house very spacious and very livable. The surrounding neighborhood was quiet clean and safe. We thought the location was perfect, since it was an 8-10 minute drive to the beach...and with quick access to major freeways to travel north or south. Over all this property did not feel like a "vacation" home, it felt like we were staying at a friends home while they were away!
I would highly recommend this to families, to tourists, to anyone who wants a "step up" from any hotel you will find.
My family liked it so much, we've already booked a week to stay here this summer once again!!