What a find!
Submitted: September 14, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
I couldn't begin to say enough about every single aspect of this absolutely lovely home and our overall experience, from our first email with Patti to the minute we sadly had to close the door behind us at the end of our three weeks. This house is not your typical rental home in any way! Every detail has been thoughtfully taken care of and the decor and furnishings are extremely pretty, welcoming and comfortable. The home was recently renovated and it all felt so clean and fresh. The layout is perfect for families with small children, which we have two of, and having everything on one floor was a huge plus.
We found that driving (rather than walking) to the beach was easiest, with young kids and all the gear, but parking at the beach could not have been easier (at the Silver Lake end, which is closest to the house) and it's literally a two minute drive. The neighborhood is quiet and beautifully maintained and the drive to town was only slightly longer than to the beach, making getting around a cinch. We also loved going to the park and playground on Silver Lake (about a 10-15 walk from the house), which quickly became a daily activity. Bring bread to feed the ducks, geese and turtles!
There is one small room in the house which isn't shown in the photos, which is a small office/laundry room. This was an unexpected gem, giving us just a bit more room, and allowing us to put our 21 month old's crib in there, so that night wakings wouldn't disturb our other daughter in the room with twin beds. Also, the sunroom is a really wonderful plus and could not be more cheerful or welcoming. The family room (which is right off the kitchen) is great - good-sized and with very nice furnishings, and then to have the sunroom off of that really gave the house a more spacious feel. The photos listed are very accurate, but it is all even lovelier in person.
Last, this review would not be complete without saying how our amazing vacation was made that much more memorable by our interactions with Patti, the owner. She is by far the warmest, friendliest, most responsive, accommodating owner I have ever encountered. We have already booked for next summer and can't wait to be back at The Little House!!
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