This was our first time renting Gem of the Ocean & we all thoroughly enjoyed this house. The location to the beach is awesome, especially for us who couldn't afford oceanfront. The house is nicely layed out with plenty of room for all. The pool area and new bar were phenomenal & we spent many evenings out there. The big hammock on the side deck was very peaceful for an afternoon nap. Having the basketball court and swings were an added bonus for the kids. Matthew was very responsive and easy to work with from the beginning to the end of our rental. If I had to pick a con (there are very few), I would say the inside furniture could use some replacement (I.e. couches are worn & not firm as you sink down when sitting on them) and the kitchen accessories need to be added too as there are no baking pans (I.e. no muffin or cake pans) and more lounge chairs for the decks and pool area would be nice, too. I would definitely rent with Matthew again. GEM OF THE OCEAN was as promised, plus some!