Really liked the yard and duplex set up of the house. We had 7 adults and 2 three year olds in our group. We enjoy staying outside of town since the large public beaches can get crowded. While this house had access to a public beach it was basically deserted during the week and only got crowded on the Friday holiday and following Sat. The walk to the beach is short - 1/4 mile max...although you are going up hill on your trek back to the house. But overall the trek is manageable. It would be nice if the house was connected through a main hall instead of one of the bedrooms but we made it work. Overall it's a comfortable rental - we would definitely consider again!