This was my first VRBO and I was a bit nervous. But, home for a family reunion, I stayed 10 days at Mark's Portofino condo, and it was absolute Perfection! The condo is gorgeous, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, and has every amenity. The view is fantastic, wraparound windows look out on Alamitos Bay and the sunshine and breeze come right inside. The terrace is perfect for a sunset glass of wine or watching the city lights across the water. The condo was very quiet (I'm noise sensitive) and safe (I was staying here alone and felt safe, even coming in late). The neighborhood is lovely. All watersports are easily available, or just walking by the Bay is great. The kitchen has all the best (Riedel wineglasses, Mark!), but no need to cook, (I didn't, at all!) as there are many casual to fancy restaurants within an easy walk, and Trader Joe's and Whole Foods nearby. This is really all the best of So Cal. And Mark is the perfect host, attentive, timely and genuinely friendly, just a delightful person.
I feel I had a chic and comfortable refuge, the perfect vacation, and met a new friend. Hope to see you again soon, Mark! Thanks and best wishes.