My husband, myself and friends recently spent one week at Dave Marriner's beautiful beach house. Our visit crossed over both Labor Day weekend and the one that followed. Arrival and check-in was easy...having two parking spaces (one in garage, one outside) is a gift in that part of Laguna and unloading was quick and painless. The decor is 100% Tommy Bahama, with colorful artwork on the walls as well. We did lots of cooking and BBQing...the kitchen was better equipped than ours at home. Comfy living room, huge TV (big bonus for the sports fans in our crew) and of course, the gorgeous deck. We spent many hours sitting outside listening to the waves, dining, relaxing etc. The views are spectacular.
We stayed in the Master Suite which has a huge, very comfortable bed (sheets were fab), small living area, a 2nd amazing deck and nice-sized bathroom. It was also very quiet which allowed for other guests to enjoy the top floor without disturbing us.
The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms on the main level were also a good size, and the washer/dryer were a welcome amenity. Lots of extra linens too, which was a bonus.
There's an outdoor closet next to the private stairs that holds chairs, beach umbrellas and boogie boards, which were a big hit. The beach below the house is just far enough away from the crowds, yet close enough to enjoy a nice walk to downtown and Main Beach. We also rented SUPs for the week from SUP to You...great local company if you enjoy water sports and the owner Steve is awesome.
Our only two challenges were 1) - over the holiday weekend the Unit above us was occupied with a family - noise from the kids running back and forth, dropping things on the floor etc was tough at times. Goes with the territory though...things quieted down once they left. 2) - the cleaning lady arrived a few minutes early on check-out day, and was rather rude to my husband and friend as they were frantically trying to pack everything up. We were running a bit past the 11am check out time, mainly because we wanted to leave the house as clean and orderly as possible. Recommend you be packed and out before 11am to avoid this woman.
Overall we had a wonderful time at the house, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope to return one day soon. Highly recommend!! Thanks again Dave!!