A few glitches...
We travelled in a GMC Yukon XL with a box on top. The height of the garage was fine to accommodate the box, but we could not fit in length-wise. We ended up backing the car into the garage and parking on a diagonal in order for it to fit and to be able to close the garage door. The back alley which accesses the garage is narrow, and it took us several minutes (and about a 20-point turn!) to park the car each time. The owner's only suggestion was to look for parking on the main street, which was completely unavailable and didn't feel safe at all to me. Another unfortunate detail about the house was the loud neighbors (especially in the run-down apartment complex facing the house), but I do understand it was the 4th of July holiday. The house itself seemed in need of some basic maintenance (outside yard, dirty grill), but it was overall acceptably clean (though the carpets are nowhere near "luscious," as described by the owner!). The beach and bay access was wonderful and the best thing about the house, and there was an abundance of sand toys for the kids. No large cooler as indicated, though.
Owner's Response: As always, we do appreciate reviews submitted by our guests. I believe Kathy brought up a great observation about the garage size and the parking situation at the beach. Since parking is one of the biggest problems at the beach, we have always provided the garage dimensions on our website. As you can see, it is very important to confirm your vehicles size in order to determine prior to your arrival whether or not your car will fit. Unfortunately, the only other solution is street parking as there is no secured parking in the beach area.
Noise can sometimes be an issue at the beach especially during peak holiday times. In the 6 1/2 years we have owned this property, we have received less than a handful of complaints about noise and even so never enough to ruin anyones holiday. Our beach house is surrounded with mostly year round residents which makes our location much quieter than most courts in the Mission Beach area.
Finally, we do pride ourselves in providing a clean property for our guests which includes both the interior and exterior. We appreciate the constructive critisism and have contacted our cleaning crew to ensure our property meets the expectations of all guests in the future. Kathy did indicate to us that there was a small cooler and we have since added a large cooler which is now available for our guests use.
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