My husband and I have four kids, ranging in age from 8-17. Over the years we found that renting a property is an ideal way for us to relax and enjoy our vacation and not be constricted to a hotel environment. This house is wonderful and the pictures on the website are accurate. The view is amazing, the house is very spacious and the layout is perfect for a family of 6-8. Bathrooms are all new and very well decorated. I especially appreciated the fact that the house is fully stocked with linens, towels, clean dishes and kitchen utensils. The stove and fridge are top notch and everything works and is very clean. There is also a great fire pit outside, perfect for a great family evening around the fire. If you are on an active side, the cooler morning weather is perfect. Keep in mind that you will probably not see sun until 1 in the afternoon, so mornings are great for a hike, a walk, or a drive to San Luis Obispo for breakfast, lunch or shopping. The beach is amazing from 2-7 pm. This beach is great for smaller kids because the waves are mild and it is very shallow for a very long stretch. The water, even in August, is on the colder side, but my kids were in the water the entire time anyway. For great shopping and dining, San Luis Obispo is a very short drive away, 12-20 minutes. There are some local restaurants that we liked as well. One last note for people with kids who may have allergies. There is a camp ground on the lower level of the street. During the weekend when a lot of people arrive, there is a lot of smoke from the camp fires. Nothing you can do, and not really bothersome, but for people with asthma it may be uncomfortable.
I really recommend this great place and hope to be back next summer for a repeat. Fred, thank you for sharing your home!