I have used VRBO several times, but this is the first time I have taken the time to actually write a review. This house was fantastic. It truly was walking distance to the beach. The only time we drove during our entire stay was to go to the store, or the one time we went out for dinner. Everything we could have wanted or needed was at the house. There were even a couple of beach chairs and toys if we had the kids. Even though the owner was out of the country, they STILL responded when I had a minor hiccup with the internet connection (which by the way did end up working great.) It just required me to reset the modem by unplugging it and plugging it back in. Our dog loved the fact that he was able to be with us at the beach. We took him for walks on the sand every morning and afternoon.
Even though it was a holiday weekend, the beach was not over crowded. It really is the perfect place to go and enjoy the ocean! My ONLY suggestion is related to the grill. They do have one but it is falling apart. This was not a major issue for us since we had brought one. It is certainly not a big deal, however it would be good to either have one or call attention to the fact that one is not available.
Over all I HIGHLY recommend Merlin’s Magic to all types of renters. With kids, without kids, with animals or without! This place was clean, nicely decorated, well equipped and perfectly located!