My wife and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary this year and we wanted to do something special with our family. We visited the VRBO website looking for some suggestions. We love California so we ended up looking at Yvonne’s Strand property in Hermosa Beach. We were immediately hooked. My family agreed so we booked our reservation directly with Yvonne. She answered all our questions and was always available either by e-mail or by telephone. With that being said, my family (wife, two daughters their spouses and my two grandsons) were ready to experience the Strand. The house is in a perfect location. A corner lot at one end of the Strand. The flow of heavy bike, skateboard and jogging traffic is minimized because of the house’s location, perfect for families, but still alive with activity. We practically had a private beach directly across the street from the house which was a delight for my two toddler grandsons. The beach was not crowded, very relaxing, impeccably clean and well maintained. Yvonne provides beach chairs, beach toys, canopy and wagon. Ideal for beach goers. The house itself has tremendous charm, character and appeal. The décor in each room is very specific and the art work on the walls is something to behold. Very impressive and relaxing. The spiral staircases leading to the upstairs bar and roof area are exceptionally well placed adding to the beautiful décor. Fresh flowers adorn every room, a nice touch provided by Yvonne. The great room is the center of activity. It is spacious, full of life, well-lit and the center of all functions. My family had a wonderful vacation and Yvonne is a gracious host. We thank her. Looking forward to returning to this gorgeous house.