We stayed here with a large party in Feb 2016. Trin was excellent to work with, she is very nice and helpful, and the rental fees were reasonable. Everything was clean and in working order. I think there are a few things that could be improved upon but nothing that is a deal breaker.
The rental is huge. 5 floors, lots of stairs. Do yourself a favor and reserve the elevator when you book. The elevator runs right up the middle of the rental, stops on each of the 5 floors and is a real lifesaver.
Everything listed in the description was present and working. Some of the beds looked different than they did in the pictures (notably the one in the den) and the living room couches have definitely seen better days, but they are serviceable. The dining room table is huge but there was some kind of film on it, it looked like it had been waxed incorrectly and could use a good stripping and varnish. The kitchen is beautiful, the breakfast counter was very handy, and true to the description there are decks everywhere. The three bedrooms are beautiful, especially the master, and the beds were comfortable. The loft beds weren't as comfortable but the kids didn't complain. The loft beds weren't as comfortable but the kids didn't complain. The hallway closet was stocked with additional bedding and towels.
Heating and cooling is definitely an issue in a 5 floor home, and you could be freezing in the den and burning up in the loft. There really isn't anything you can do about it, it is just the nature of a large house, and the the many decks really help to keep the upstairs cooled down and airy, as well as venting any cooking smells.
The rental included good wifi, and working cable/sat (not sure which) with a good selection of channels. The living room TV wasn't hooked to the big soundbar, which I found odd, and there were a lot of connection wires running about so we didn't want to mess with anything trying to make it work.
The two indoor showers include body spraying tiles and electronic controls (not difficult to figure out) but we had to turn the body tiles off because having enough hot water for everyone was a real problem. Definitely a concern with larger groups trying to schedule showers so you don't run out. There are two full bathrooms on floor 3 (one in the hallway and one in the master bedroom) and a half bath off the kitchen on floor 4.
The hot tub was wonderful, and the outside shower was heated which made it nice to rinse away the beach sand. The decks had plenty of seating and the view was incredible. The beach is literally a few steps from the house. The garage has been turned into a play room so you have to park in front of the rental. There is room for 2 vehicles in the driveway and additional vehicles nearby, but if you have large vehicles or trailers you might need to discuss parking with Trin. The rental is easy to find and easy to get in and out of.
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