My family has been to many tropical islands on vacations. This year with the children being teenagers, we thought we would try renting a beach home and have the three teenagers bring a friend each. They said it was the best vacation they were ever on! This home was perfect. It was big enough to bring the grandparents, kids, their friends and 3 other family members to total 13. Going on vacation with the rest of the family built memories that were priceless. We found games in the storage compartment of the living room table, played cards at the dining room table and found ourself rolling on the floor playing charades with kids and grandparents. The place was located in between bethany beach boardwalk and ocean city boardwalk. It took just 20 minutes to get to either place. The kids were able to walk to the beach, go out on the kayaks or ride the bikes. The only cons were: The place was not as shiny new as the pictures appear. Stains on couches and rugs and hardwood floors scratched and worn. Only two bikes actually worked and they were very rusty. THe beach chairs are exactly as they appear in the pictures online but a closer look they were not usable either due to the rust. THe beach cart was also not operable. There was no Hot tub...It went out with Hurricane Sandy we were told. The pool was perfect with a big floating Horse but the foam rafts had holes in them and they were all cracked. There were plenty of nice lounge chairs. The Laundry room was very nice..uses regular laundry detergent NOT HE. The kitchen was very nice too..not enough plastic containers for left overs and no spices in cabinet. We really did like the two kitchen sinks and two refrigerators. My favorite part was waking up in the morning and having a cup of coffee with my family on the upper deck over looking the bay. On a scale of 1 - 10 I would give this vacation rental an 8. We would definitely return again.