We just returned yesterday after a week long stay here and I wish we were still there! The house was cozy and comfortable and easily fit 6. The screened in front porch was probably my favorite part of the house. We would sit out there while drinking coffee in the morning or enjoying some drinks later in the day. You could hear the waves from the ocean as well as see the horse carriages in the morning and at night. The screen kept things bug free and there was a ceiling fan to keep things cool.
The back deck was nice as well. Just be prepared for a charcoal grill, not propane. It would have been nice to have some extra lighting out there as once the sun went down we had to move inside. I loved the outdoor shower as well. It could use a little updating. There were some openings covered up with bath towels thumb tacked onto the wood. That being said, I still loved the outdoor shower!
We did have some issues while there. The mattress in the master bedroom is incredibly squeaky. The first two nights we kept waking each other up whenever one of us moved. However, we did get used to it. The pilot light on the water heater went out a few times, but that was an easy fix. A huge issue was when the entire sewage system backed up. I'm talking overflowing toilet and the bathtub backing up. The real estate company did respond quickly to get a plumber there as soon as possible. We were also able to head to the beach rather than wait around. That being said, the impression we got from the plumber was that it had been quite a while since the system had been checked for blockages.
I was also a little disappointed that professional cleaning was not provided. I may have missed it in the posting, however, any other beach rental I've stayed at this was included. You were expected to either set up professional cleaning for $85+ or do a full clean yourself (vacuum, mop, fully clean the bathroom, etc). We sprung for the cleaning fee and the house was spotless when we arrived so all in all, it worked out.
Overall, despite some negatives, we loved this house and plan on returning next summer. It is in a quiet and relaxing location and everything we needed was a short bike ride away!
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