We loved our week at the Big Blue House!
Submitted: November 27, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
We just had a big, week long family reunion here and it was perfect.
The listing description and photos do not do this house justice. For a big group, there are many areas to gather. We were able to fit 13 people around the table (tight, but definitely doable) and, as meals were going to be a big focus, this was great. The living room includes three couches, two of which have lazy boy type adjustments on both ends. The sunroom at the very front has a big sliding window, allowing you to feel like you are in an open air porch. The kitchen is large, has a large table and almost every piece of equipment you could possibly need, including utensils, plates and wine glasses galore. This is one of those houses were the owner/manager, leaves the condiments and other things from the last guest - a real plus.
The house was very clean when we got there and is very well maintained. The only thing not working was the blender.
There are four bedrooms upstairs which easily sleep ten. It should be noted that you have to walk through the room with the double/single to get to the room with two singles. While there is only one full bath upstairs, two rooms have sinks which makes this much easier to use. The bedding is clean and adequate. More and better towels would be appreciated, though.
There are nice TV's in the downstairs living room and three bedrooms, which allows people to do different things (we are not ALL football fans).
The property was easy to book and Mr. Hunt very helpful. We asked for a late check out, which was given without a second thought and much appreciated.
A couple of drawbacks which should be noted and cannot be changed. There is no outside space at all, as the house takes up the whole lot. There is a significant amount of noise from golf carts in the front of the house, as there is a 4 way intersection there.
Other big plusses is how close you are to Little Vons (1 block) and Big Vons (4 blocks), the beach and everything else. We saved a fortune on food by eating at home pretty much every day.
I would highly recommend this property and will book it again next time we have a family reunion.
Thank you so much to the owners and to Mr. Hunt. We live on our boat in the harbor and have done this before, but this was by far our best experience.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: My wife and I would like to thank you for your generous review. It really makes us feel good hearing that your time spent at,"The Big Blue House" was a memorable one. Sorry about that blender, we've sent a new to replace it. We really apprciate you taking the time to point that out, it's really important to us to hear not only the good, but the not so good too. We do make it a point to get over there as much as we can between bookings to stay on top of things. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back with us again. Frank & Debbi (owners)
Helpful votes: 5/5
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