My family rented this house in early August 2014. My husband and I have a 3 yr old and 12 month old so vacations can be complicated. We were joined on our vacation by some of our extended family as well. At all times there were 6-8 people staying at the house. The house has many features that quickly made it feel like home. It is not large but is designed smartly to take advantage of it space. We were fortunate to have good weather and spent most of our time during the day at the beach. Had we needed to spend more time inside, my 3 yr old may have felt a bit confined.
The kitchen is not large but very adequate and well stocked with supplies that we needed. We have small children so we ate almost all of our meals there. The dining area and living space had a beautiful view of the ocean and provided a nice place to congregate with the family. The backyard also provided a nice place to sit and let the children play.
The master bedroom downstairs was good sized. The four bedrooms upstairs were small but served their purpose well. The one bathroom is also small and has a shower. With the young children and sand, a bathtub would have been nice but the children quickly got used to the shower. A second bathroom in that house would make the place absolutely perfect. We used and loved the outside shower a lot. It was a perfect place to stop on the way in from the beach to get cleaned up before going inside. The changing area made it private and very functional.
Probably one of the best features of this home is its proximity to the beach. It is very conveniently located a couple minutes walk from Scarborough Beach. We went to the beach every day and even loaded up with all of our beach gear, the commute to the beach was a breeze. During the day, it was easy to make the quick walk back to use the bathroom or grab some lunch. We found the beach chairs and beach gear provided at the house to be convenient as well. My husband, father and son used the clamming equipment in the shed and had a great time.
This house is perfect for people who want to spend a lot of time at the beach and don't need an active nightlife in walking distance. The owners of the home were very easy to work with. They were approachable and very kind. We were so lucky that our first family vacation like this was at such a nice home owned by great folks! We would highly recommend this home and would be happy to stay there again in the future.