Wow! What a view!! If you want to enjoy the ocean this is the place. Whether you sit in the yard or on the 2nd floor deck the view is breathtaking. It's an easy walk to the Taft District by beach or through the neighborhood. That being said, there were some minor problems. First, our 4:00 pm check in was delayed 45 mins while the cleaning crew was still there. After a 8+ hour drive that didn't sit well. Once in the house we found dog hair & sand all over the floors so maybe they forgot to vacuum/sweep. The downstairs bathroom door knob was bashed in & you couldn't lock the door. Most of the blinds were broken & screens missing from windows/doors. Outside surflight didn't work. The kitchen sink has lifted from the countertop & has a sharp edge that cut an adults finger, bad for kids. Extra blankets in downstairs bedroom smelled like dog (and we're dog people). The kitchen is well supplied with glasses, dishes, cookware etc. Plenty of towels, including beach towels. There are 72 steps down to the beach, after the first few trips it wasn't that bad, but if you have any physical limitations this house isn't for you. Also there are 15 stairs from first to second floor.
All in all the view and location is worth a 5 rating, the house a 3, so overall all I give it a 4!