The Perfect Summer Getaway + Pet-Friendly + Amenities Galore + Nicest/Trustworthy Owner + Memorable!
Submitted: June 25, 2011
Stayed: June 2011
I rent vacation homes often to accommodate family reunions, a girlfriend getaway, or working vacations. This home was the perfect rental for us because it had many rooms, and each had its own bathroom... & their own room temperatures. It allowed everyone to have flexible arrival/departure dates & times.
If someone wanted to stay quietly in their room to read a book, they could -- no hassle, no problem. There's a "casita" which we assigned to our parents so that they can sleep early without being bothered by the noise while the rest stayed up late, watched movies, swam, & chatted 'til the wee hours. Most importantly, everyone got a restful sleep -- no matter if they're early-to-bed/early-to-rise people... or not.
The best part about this house is its uniqueness in style and amenities. There's a wow-factor for everyone. Some of us enjoyed the full-body massage chair for hours, others enjoyed the jacuzzi+pool, outdoor fireplaces, many seating arrangements for many different conversations, reclining couches, 2-dishwasher chef's kitchen, beautiful view of the butte (mountain) in the backyard, indoor/outdoor living space where you can slide all the glass doors to create one space (wow-wow-wow!), electronics+gadgets of flat-screen TVs EVERYWHERE, sauna room, 2 wetbars, cooler-by-the-pool....and MY VERY FAVE PART: being able to watch TV+movie at night while in the pool and jacuzzi and looking up at to see so many falling stars in the sky. Renting this house is a treat for you and for everyone else you invite to join you -- GUARANTEED! It's worth the memories.
Other things I like to look for when renting homes is the privacy/security, whether the neighbors would complain or whether you can bring your pets (to avoid worrying about them back home). This home is in a gated neighborhood at the edge of town, so no riff-raffs. No neighbors on either sides (empty lot and a street), and we were respectful enough to avoid outside noise after 11pm. I love that I could vacation with my dogs (which doesn't shed) to this house, especially since the floors were slate. If you plan to bring your pets, just be responsible and respectful of the home & its future guests.
Only drawbacks I can think of are superficial: (1) no cell signal, b/c of the mountain. But there's good high-speed WIFI internet so I used my Skype and Google Voice and (2) glass walls in 2 bathrooms without window covering - just don't use this if you're shy or don't turn the lights at night.
Families with Teenagers,
People with Disabilities
Helpful votes: 8/8
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