Five of us – Grammy, Grandpa, Mom, Dad and four year old daughter - recently spent a week at this absolutely incredible property. We will struggle to do it justice in this review, but accept at the outset that we will fail because it is that good.
We travelled a long way to sample Southern California and Tina greeted us more like invited guests than clients. Tina loves hosting visitors and immediately made us feel welcome with a lovely cheese, crackers and fruit tray accompanied by a bottle of chilled California wine. Tina went out of her way to provide tourist brochures and other useful information, walked us through the house, explained the various remotes and left us with contact information and the invitation to call with any questions we had during our stay. We took advantage of this invitation several times over the following days and Tina and Scott provided excellent restaurant recommendations, beach suggestions, shopping tips, advice on local attractions and instructions on how to efficiently get to the Dodgers’ game we had tickets for.
The house was “mother is coming to visit” clean when we arrived and the layout perfect for our family. The two bedrooms on one level allowed the little one and her parents total privacy and the third bedroom was a personal retreat for the grandparents. Having a full bathroom with every bedroom was so welcome, the beds are all very comfortable and the linens luxurious. The living areas are beautifully furnished, the cable service extensive and the wifi reliable. All necessary supplies were available in abundance and the kitchen equipped to prepare a quick snack or a gourmet dinner. Everything we needed for the beach was provided – towels, toys, chairs, umbrella and cooler – and made our daily outings very enjoyable.
Centrally located, we comfortably did all we wanted. Our day trips by car to San Diego and Carlsbad were straightforward, shopping plazas are close by, both Laguna Beach and Dana Point are easily accessible, beach options plentiful within a few minutes drive and trains to San Diego and Los Angeles close by.
We enjoyed the best of the beach and of Southern California’s many attractions with the comfort of returning to a true home-away-from-home at the end of the day. The little one said many times during our stay, “I like this house.” and the big ones couldn’t agree more. Tina made the rental process close to effortless and we envy all those who will enjoy her hospitality in the future.