Linda did everything humanly possible to make our stay awesome. The kitchen was fully stocked--including spices, PASTA!!!, even more cookware than what I have at home and I cooked professionally for years. We didn't have to bring our basic toiletries because she provided those as well. Moreover, the area/neighborhood is very nice. It reminded us a lot of the neighborhood we live in in Sacramento----older, bungalows, narrow streets but we don't have a beach, unfortunately. In fact, at the dog park beach, we commented that even the pit bulls are nice.