Words cannot describe just how utterly fantastic this apartment is, and that's even before I mention the breath-taking surrounds. We stayed for 4 nights. Cara met us upon arrival and was the nicest most genuinely helpful person. We were immediately put at ease by the warmth of her welcome. Cara provided a folder of highly useful information about the local area, not to mention her giving us the time to explain where to go and what to do.
As you walk up to the apartment you stroll through a beautifully set out, well manicured cottage garden. The smells and vibrant colours, sound of water from the fountain and heavenly inviting seating area greet you on your way up to the apartment.
We stayed in the upstairs apartment. My husband is extremely picky when it comes to staying anywhere besides home. He would say he has a very high standard of expectations and I can tell you he was not disappointed.
The pictures of the interior cannot give you a true sense of the high quality finish completed by Eric, Cara's husband. Don't be fooled by the pictures, there is ample space for two in the apartment. The bedroom has the most storage space we have ever had, you can fit two large suitcases in the sliding wardrobe along the wall and as many clothes as you can ever wear. This is no mean feat considering my husband and I came to California from Ireland for a three week visit.
The bathroom may feel a little compact but it is so well laid out it is not an issue. The shower is powerful and spotless. Cara provides shampoo and shower gel which is a nice touch.
The apartment was nice and cool during our stay and not once did we hear a single noise from any of the neighbours, and we had the windows open all the time!
We had access to bikes which we used to cycle down to the beach (about a 5 min cycle). There is one parking spot allocated at the rear of the apartment if you cannot park on the street.
We loved sitting in the kitchen in the morning eating our breakfast and looking out at the beautiful view of the garden, it was really hard to believe you're in a big city when staying in the apartment.
We met Cara a few times during our visit and spent some time chatting to her and we felt like her friend rather than someone we were renting an apartment from. She was always available to text if we had any questions. We met her husband Eric who tends to be around from time to time maintaining the property. A very nice, friendly laid back guy.
We will definitely be back!