First, this rental is big! We could easily fit 12 family members for sleeping, eating, lounging, and bathing without really feeling cramped at all. Do you realize what a big deal that is? It's a big deal. We had six kids lined up at the bar to eat and six adults eating at the table. The bar in the kitchen is wide enough to feed people on one side and set up a buffet on the other. Plus, the sofas shown in the photos are no longer there. In their places are very comfortable deep cozy sofas with padded arms and backs, perfect for being lazy or cuddling with kids. Grandpa even slept on one of them one night.
As another reviewer mentions, the unit is on the beach, see in the picture... you can see the sand! There is no path between the house and the beach, so no bikers, no skateboarders to dodge around to get to the water. We would often let the little people hang out in the sand right in front of the wall and we could watch them from the windows.
The rooms were fairly good size, in some cases we needed to throw a single blow-up mattress (that we brought) in with mommy and daddy so a young child could sleep securely. Of the 4 bedrooms, three of them could easily accommodate an addition blow up mattress in the room. There was also another room at the back of the house, sort of a family room thing that had two futons which could sleep four people (a TV in that room as well, although we didn't turn it on - did you not see we were on the beach?!).
The access to the beach was easy, out the side door there is a landing which we made into a sunscreen station, then down the stairs and out the gate to the sand. Super duper easy.
The only reason I didn't give this home 5 stars was that it had a few issues:
- The condenser in the refrigerator leaks and leaves puddles on the floor.
- There was no can opener (no refried beans - what?!)
- Parking could be tough, lucky for us the owners were not in residence while we were there so we had all of the spots in the garage (2) and the spots in front (2 if your cars are SMALL).
Also, the place is not fancy but to me that meant that we didn't have to fuss as much about the kids making the messes that kids are prone to make.
Personally, I would love to come back here three times a year, I love it that much - with or without a can opener. But I know a lot of people like someplace fancier, so choose what you like. It was clean and comfortable and easy. And that sounds like a perfect vacation for me!