Family fantastic (because the term "family friendly" doesn't say enough)!
Our family elected to have a very "California" Thanksgiving and hold our get together here in Mission Beach. The ages of the group ranged from mid-seventies to a baby girl who just turned 1.
This rental really understands and accommodates families with young children. The convenience of the built-in baby gate at the stairs, the in house high chair and pack & play made this trip so much easier than traveling with a little one usually is! Not to mention the swing on the second floor balcony, which our little one enjoyed sitting in and people watching just as much as the adults did.
While I am discussing decks, the top floor balcony is the perfect size for a cozy breakfast or an intimate moment to take in the ocean view. My husband and I were lucky enough to see two dolphins playing in the waves while we had coffee up here one morning.
The main deck (on the first floor) is where we had our holiday dinner. The area is very spacious; everyone was seated comfortably and there was still room for the "hosts" to move in and out to the BBQ or the kitchen.
Mission Beach itself was a great choice for our group, as the boardwalk and Mission Blvd offered entertainment for all ages. Shopping, bars, the roller coaster, the Wave House and other restaurants are all within walking distance. Although bicycles, roller skates and skateboards can all be rented from various locations that are in the immediate area.
I could go on and on about the little details that were impeccably done (beachy décor, tons of storage, televisions in all the rooms, great mattresses and showers) but what I really recommend is that you and our family go experience it for yourselves!