We were 2 families of 4, each with 2 boys, and so, this house was perfect for us. Paige was very helpful and prompt in making the reservations, as well as answering any questions we had. The vineyard is spectacular, and the house is very comfortable. We were able to use most of the amenities, including the grill for the 4th of July BBQ, washer/dryer(though there was no laundry detergent, we had to go buy) and the jacuzzi. We also got to see the animals inside the vineyard including zebras, camels, yaks, buffalos, llamas etc. It is also very close to the Semler vineyards, where we went wine tasting and listened to live music. The Malibu Cafe nearby also was very nice - the food, the lawn chess, outdoor pool table, giant jenga etc. We were close to the beach (Zuma beach was 15 min away), and even the one hour drive to Santa Monica beach was not bad, given it was the 4th of July weekend. All in all, a wonderful way to spend the long holiday.
A few things that could be improved:
- There was no hand soap in the bathrooms, and no trash liners in any of the trash bins.
- One of the bathrooms for the kids, is a bath-only, without a shower. This proved to be a bit of an inconvenience.
- It would be nice to stock the kitchen with some basic amenities such as salt, oil, sugar, coffee.
- The oven did not work for us at all.
Otherwise it was an excellent stay, I would highly recommend it.