Three generations gathered for a beach getaway and this lovely, family-friendly home did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to rent both upstairs and downstairs units and the 5 bedrooms accommodated 8 adults and 3 kids perfectly!
The entire house was clean and well-kept. The large living/dining area upstairs opened to a front-facing balcony. We spent the majority of our time in this part of the home, lounging on the oversized couches or enjoying the early morning or evening breeze on the balcony deck chairs.
We cooked every meal during our stay and came prepared with everything we would need, but we could have easily just brought our food and drinks and a few disposables for the beach. The upstairs kitchen was equipped with a surprising array of cooking/serving utensils and cookware, a fully stocked spice pantry, coffee essentials, and tableware... basically, everything we needed! Richard and Claudia were also incredibly gracious and offered to help us with anything we were missing (which turned out to be nothing!)
The beach is a less than a block away from the home. We walked there every day with the extra-large wagon housed in the garage. The garage was outfitted with a simple shower head along the outside of the home (which was wonderful for post-beach rinsing) and housed beach umbrellas, extra towels, sunscreen, and several shelves filled with beach toys within.
With such a large group, it was great to have two washers and dryers available (one set for each section of home) as well as a variety of cleaning supplies and extra sheets and blankets.
As far as the bedrooms, they each had their own tv as well as closets with plenty of space for luggage. There were books or games in most of the rooms as well. The firmness of the mattresses varied; some in our group tried them out before selecting rooms.
The home is exactly as pictured. There is a small balcony off the master bedroom that looks out towards the rear of the home and other properties. This is a residential area with many rentals sprinkled about, but it was quiet and picturesque during our stay. There isn't much of a yard, but we didn't need it, since we spent all of our time either on the beach, cooking, or lounging about the front balcony.
This was our first time renting a home and it was a winner! Richard and Claudia were so hospitable and answered every question before and during our stay. Between them, the home, and the weather, we had a wonderful time!