I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was more than happy with the location.
The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.
The property manager was adequately helpful.
Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.
There were 7 people in our group and the accommodation was large enough for that many people, although the sofa bed was very uncomfortable. The location was great, no right on the beach but a short 2 block walk to the beautiful Newport Beach. The air conditioning was extremely noisy so we turned it off and opened windows but it is an extremely noisy neighborhood, dogs, kids and the homes are so close together that you could hear EVERYTHING the neighbors were up to. The roof top patio was a nice space to have as most beach homes have street level front decks. There is not much of a view and there was a broken table and rusted out BBQ sitting there, the cushions could have been cleaner, but we did use the space a lot. It was great to walk to local restaurants, bars, bike rentals. It would have been nice if some beach towels, chairs were supplied. Do not rent a very big vehicle, although you have access to a garage it is shared with the downstairs neighbor and is a tight fit to get both vehicles in (we had a minivan). Linen supply was scant, 1 towel and 1 facecloth per person for the whole week. You can order more but will cost you. There was a lack of supplies in the kitchen i.e. paper towel, dishcloths, can opener. The Pavilions grocery/liquor store is a short 2 block walk and has most ammenities. The highlight of the trip was the all day bike rental down the boardwalk, over to Balboa Island and down to the Wedge. Would definitely visit the area again, but next time might rent along the beach past the boardwalk (about 37 street).
Manager responded on 10/19/2012:
Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to review the property. This property is a great location, as it is nearby many local restaurants and bars, and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed renting bikes. That is definitely the best way to get around the peninsula, since parking is tough year-round. I have passed along that the kitchen inventory should updated, there should most definitely be a can opener there for guests to use. Give us a call so we can assist you in finding a better suited property for you, we have several properties past 37th Street for you to look into for next time.
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