We just returned from our visit and are wishing we could go back. Ray and Kellie’s house was a wonderful place for our extended family to spend a week relaxing and catching up.
We loved the close proximity to the beach (it was easy to go back-and-forth as needed throughout the day), and we loved the beach itself, which was never overly crowded. A few blocks down the beach is a surfing area with a few local surfing schools. Our group took some lessons throughout the week, which was fantastic. It was so nice to be able to enjoy an activity without getting into the car. Anyone who surfs will value the close proximity this home allows.
As for the house itself, it was wonderful. Spacious, quiet, clean and comfortable, we quickly felt right at home. The home’s main living space on the third floor is wonderful. It’s big and open so that our group of 6 adults and 6 kids could easily be there together without ever feeling crowded. The front and back living areas afford flexibility for different activities, conversation areas, etc, while keeping everyone together. We also loved being upstairs where it felt like we could keep an eye on kids without concern of them wandering outside, etc. The kitchen island was a great place to congregate while people prepared meals. The kitchen appliances are ultra modern and new. Furniture and decorations upstairs are clean, modern, bright and comfortable. Everything feels fresh and sophisticated, without any air of stuffiness. It’s an area to be lived in and enjoyed.
Bedrooms on the second floor are all nicely decorated and comfortable. They are situated so each room has adequate privacy, but parents can easily check in on children, etc. Perfect. The first floor bedroom served as a grandparents’ room for us, which gave grandparents a quiet, private space away from late-night action upstairs. Again, this worked perfectly for our group.
Our group made great use of the pool and pool deck from morning until evening. This feature truly “made” our trip. Adults had coffee outside each morning while kids slept-in upstairs. We enjoyed to listening to the water come down the slide, which sounded like a peaceful fountain. In the evening, we used the grill on several occasions while kids enjoyed the water.
Ray and Kellie have a fantastic home that I can wholeheartedly recommend. They were both wonderful to work with and seem truly interested in ensuring that renters have a great time. We hope to visit their home again as soon as we can.