|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Nestle into this 1BR, two-story artistic guest house with loads of charm and an exotic Mediterranean style inside –just right for a romantic hideaway, it’s called the “Secret Spot”. Located on ""The Mesa"", it's tucked behind the property's main house. Its private entry leads to a lush tropical and tranquil little haven nestled above another vacation rental known as the “Hidden Cove” (VRBO Listing #201036).
There are high ceilings with skylights, a natural rock fireplace, log canopy loft bed under another skylight for star gazing, stained glass windows, mood lighting for that perfect ambiance, and a travertine stone shower with dual shower heads. The kitchen downstairs if fitted with stainless steel appliances and a set of French doors leads to the deck with a mosaic bistro table that overlooks the pond and waterfall. Lush banana trees, palms, and jasmine vines create a garden area with a tranquil tropical feel and a great vibe. There is a great barbecue area in this space too.
Our property is a two minute walk to the Mesa Lane steps that go down to the beach –a favorite surfing spot. We have boogie boards, beach chairs and bicycles for you to use. We are a lovely five minute walk to the main shopping area of ""The Mesa"" where you can find groceries and numerous restaurants (Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Tapas, and American) for your enjoyment.
Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities have been verified by TurnKey staff. Our calendar and rates are 100% accurate. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of a luxury home when you arrive like a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. In addition, when you book we will send you our mobile app with property directions, details, unlock code and instructions. And if you need us, we are available 24 hours each day with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guest data - HomeAway Software for Professionals. All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee and a Property Damage Protection Program.
Such a wonderful weekend! The home is a 2 min walk to the beach. The koi pond area is very soothing. We made a delicious bbq meal out on the grill and the kitchen had all the spices we could ever need! The bed is very comfortable, and there is even a beautiful skylight right above.
The location is great and the house itself is lovely. Unfortunately we had ants in the kitchen and upstairs near the fireplace during our entire stay. When we called Turnkey to address it, they wanted to come spray Raid all over the place. We have two big dogs and we do not use any pesticides around them. There are lots of natural essential oil based products that are very effective and non toxic. We felt the property was not clean and had tons of spider webs inside and out. We wanted extra blankets and found both of the extras in the closet to be dirty and filled with sand. The furniture was older and stained, and the bed was very uncomfortable. On the last night we were there the owner, who's house is connected to the property had a large party. It was very loud and they were up past 2am. We had a long day of travel the next morning, we were very disappointed that we were not able to sleep. In the paperwork it demanded that we be quite and respectful, does that same rule not apply to us as well? We hope that owner will consider a new cleaning company, tidying up the yard, and perhaps updating a few things inside, it truly is a beautiful property.
Secret Spot once had charm, it is apparent, but now is pretty tired and although the location is ideal given it's proximity to downtown and close access to the beach, it is badly in need of an upgrade, better maintenance and a deep cleaning. The couch is beat and stained. Dead flashlight batteries, empty matchboxes, a tissue box with literally two tissues in it, a rug that badly needs replacing, no kitchen staples (they don't provide salt and pepper?) and the cobwebs don't add to the charm. Additionally, it's inconvenient to do simple things like cook, eat at the table (up and down and up and down the stairs!) or climb into bed (either vault over your partner or climb an unstable ladder.)
With a few upgrades, attention to stocking details and elbow grease it could easily be the charming place it promised to be.!.
Jim and Nancy were very welcoming and helpful and kind. They addressed any issue we had promptly and courteously. The space is simply wonderful and charming, but as others have mentioned, it was not spotless, so I wasn't expecting it to be so. Overall it was a perfect place to stay being so close to the beach and being able to use the bikes. We biked to the harbor one day and through the nearby preserve where dogs can roam free. I have zero complaints and would recommend this property to anyone!
Great location! Easy walk to beach and fun bike ride to wharf and town.
This property had a wonderful and private yard. It also had lots of room to relax and
even had a balcony.
The three levels make it feel very spacious!