BOOKING - As a HomeAway "virgin", I had no idea what to expect when it came to booking a property. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the website was super user friendly and the numerous filters allowed me to easily navigate through the properties that met my criteria.
OWNER - From the get go, Joe was awesome to work with! He responded to my online inquiry quickly and was very reasonable to work with. He even reached out to me to let me know that he received another inquiry for the same weekend I was interested in, but wanted to give me the priority since I inquired first. Joe definitely didn't have to do this, but we appreciated it so much! We also requested a late check out pretty last minute, but he was able to accommodate us and wasn't irritated at all with the last minute request (other owners probably would be!).
PROPERTY - I loved this property! The goal of our weekend was to have a relaxing weekend bonding with the family - cooking, drinking and swimming in the pool! This place couldn't have been any more perfect for us. The backyard is beautiful and I don't think the pictures online do it justice. It's spacious, has great views and the salt water pool was fantastic (especially the colored lights at night!). Although we brought a lot of our own utensils and cooking supplies, we really didn't need to. The house has everything you would need cooking wise (including an outdoor grill), pool towels and swimming toys/mats were provided as well as many toiletries. Although we spent majority of our time at the house, we did make one trip to Downtown Palm Springs, which was only about 7 miles away, and we were happy to find that there were several major grocery stores within 1 mile of the house. The house was clean, decor was great and the beds were very comfortable! We had 6 adults and 2 children in our group and every single person loved this house. There was plenty of seating indoors for everyone and there was more space than we needed.
My family and I can't wait to come back!!