The house was even more beautiful then I could have wished for - absolutely everything about it was perfection. I rented it to coincide with my 67th birthday, having had a heart attack a month before - so wanted somewhere peaceful and large enough so that visiting family could be close - yet not too crowded! Ages ranged from me - down to one and a half years old. Everything was provided for the little ones - safety gates for the stairs, travel cots and high chairs. The bathrooms were luxurious and wonderful - as were the bedrooms. The living room, airy, bright and spacious - and the kitchen...almost defies description! Suffice to say it is a REAL kitchen designed for those that really cook - every appliance and tool, sets of knives, great utensils, a beautiful fridge - it was heavenly.
The garden was just beautiful - with little corners of it tucked away and of different character to other corners - and a great outdoor eating area. My teenage granddaughter enjoyed the hot tub - and everyone loved the outdoor shower.
What was especially wonderful too was its location - just set back enough from the beach and the thundering surf that it wasn't a constant roar, which I imagine could be tiring. But just a half minute walk - and there you are - with a bench perfectly placed for watching the sun set...and miles of the softest sand.
The decor was also so interesting - in one way, quite minimalistic and practical - and yet at the same time SO comfortable and thoughtful - and cosy! That is a rare gift to combine all that.
Can you guess? - I could have happily never moved out.
All communications with the owners were so easy and delightful - and I will say that it was the best birthday present I could have given myself EVER!