We had a party of 13 people, 10 adults and 3 children scheduled to stay for 8 days. Prior to arrival to this beautiful redwood retreat, my husband and I were slightly nervous that the home wouldn't be as nice as it looked online. To our sheer delight, it was even more beautiful and welcoming than we expected. Andrei left us some gorgeous bananas to be enjoyed throughout the week. I can't possibly convey how amazing this home was for our group over our Thanksgiving holiday, but I will try.
The kitchen is HUGE and excellent for anyone looking to create meals together. Each bedroom is so spacious. The beds were luxurious and we all slept well in them each night. The lofts were fun for the little ones as it doubled as a "private fort". The master bathroom will make you feel like you're at a spa. The downstairs living area was so much fun for the teenagers and young adults in our group. They played pool, ping pong and enjoyed Netflix on the giant TV in the evenings. The lanais, both front and back, are relaxing and lovely. We grilled several evenings on the back lanai. We ate every dinner on the front lanai and it was so fun to be able to fit our entire group at the "dining table". My grand daughter enjoyed the drums and keyboard. She even discovered a swing and Grandpa hung it for her in the living room, which we all enjoyed! The grounds are lush, the fruit is plentiful, the avocados are huge and delicious and Andrei made everything so accessible. It was fun to explain to our grand daughter the idea of composting, so thank you for that as well Andrei.
We also enjoyed the "tips" for the local hikes and beaches.
If I had to rate our experience at Andrei's home, I would give it 5 out of 5 stars! He was a pleasure to communicate with before our trip, during our stay and now that we've returned home. I will certainly come back to this beautiful home for another stay. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Andrei and his ohana for a wonderfully comfortable home to call "ours" for that week!