This was the perfect house for us (family of 10, 6 adults and 4 children aged 9-12 and a small dog). The location is ideal, faces the bay with great sunrise and sunsets, close to shopping, ferry, restaurants and markets. Four blocks to ocean. The house furniture is worn but comfortable (no decorator look). Plenty of places to sit, read, eat. There is even a piano. All bedrooms have small sinks which eliminates lines at the one toilet upstairs; full bath downstairs and outdoor shower at back of house. Very well equipped kitchen. Because of damage by superstorm Sandy, there are new appliances : 2 refrigerators, dishwasher, stove, washer and dryer. Also new floors in some rooms downstairs. The upstairs enclosed porch became the children's domain, with 2 daybeds and 2 trundle beds. Fans in all the bedrooms. No need for a/c. I would highly recommend this house for families and I would rent it again. The owners were most helpful and honest. Ocean Beach/Seaview are ideal locations for families. The ocean beaches are magnificent.
We ate out at the Mermaid and Matthew's. Both good.