When I first saw the pictures and price of this vacation rental, I thought it was too good to be true. I had been searching for a rental with a balcony overlooking palm trees and the ocean so we could "escape" the brutal New England winter, but I all I would find was over-prized condos. Then I found this ocean-front hidden gem ... named "EL ESCAPE" sitting on that hill, surrounded by beautiful palm trees, with FOUR balconies, and a private swimming pool coming off a game room with a pool table! Exactly what my heart desired and a lot more for a very reasonable prize! I immediately contacted the owner, and she replied the same day ... she was very prompt and courteous in accommodating my plans so my sister and parents could meet us there. The minute we arrived, we were greeted by spectacular ocean views and tropical breezes I had been dreaming about. We were amazed how spacious and beautifully decorated the home is. The kitchen is fully equipped and you could enjoy ocean views even as you cook and do the dishes! You stand in the living room and you see the ocean from three different balconies, and feel such a breeze you don't even have to go outside! Downstairs is the swimming pool and my 80-year old parents played like little children in the warm water ... we had a blast! There's a charcoal grill, hammocks and the game room is huge! We played pool, darts, foosball, dominoes .... We saw gorgeous sun rises and went for exhilarating morning walks collecting seashells, and interesting rocks. The beach is not meant for swimming, but we certainly enjoyed dipping in the crystal clear shallow areas when the tide was high! We loved sitting under the palm trees on the side of the house with our tropical drinks, mesmerized by the beauty of the ocean and the sound of the waves. It was awesome! We loved it and definitely plan to return every year with more family members to enjoy!