We had 3 families with a total of 13 people all over age 11 and the house was very comfortable. There was plenty of room for the kids and adults to have their own space with lots of opportunity to get together. The covered porch is a nice place to hang out; we even used the pass-through kitchen window as an ice cream ordering station - what fun! Having the pool just outside the door for the times you wanted a quick dip or the kids wanted to swim and we didn't have to go to the beach was wonderful. However the beach is just a short lovely walk away and we utilized it just as much. To our delight the beach was certainly not crowded for the first week in April. This is a great location away from the crowded tourist areas, but easily a short drive if you preferred to be in the hub.