House, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6 (6 adults)
Vacasa of the Northern California Coast
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 8 am.
We rented this specifically for the hot tub. I had to ask a couple days before our stay after reading another review if the hot tub was broken and indeed it was. It was a pretty big disappointment but they refunded me $200. Furniture was a little outdated and dirty, looked like it was from the 80s, but the house was spacious and comfortable and kitchen fully stocked with pots pans dishes etc. Kids loved the rope swing and the rocky beach.
Great location, some issues.
We loved the location (beautiful!), and the house is quirky in a charming way. The two bedrooms are spacious. The house is older and not necessarily updated, but the kitchen was plenty big for group cooking and the views are fantastic. We particularly loved the beach (note: it's a rocky/gravel beach, not sandy, so take folding chairs). The kids collected crabs and we kayaked directly from the beach. Spectacular wildlife! Pelicans, bat rays in the bay, tule elk, deer, howling coyotes, etc. All these things made the house worthwhile and enjoyable.<br />
There were also some significant and apparently ongoing problems: the hot tub was broken and not able to be fixed while we were there. Apparently Vacasa was aware of this issue but it still took numerous calls to them to be told that it would be down the entire trip, so we were given a $200 credit in compensation. Major disappointment, the kids were bummed. <br />
Also, the dishwasher has a note that says that it's only good for 'sanitizing' dishes, not washing, so it's basically useless and we ended up hand-washing dishes for 6 people. Not so relaxing. Also there are several notes around the house about glitchy fireplaces, etc. (we didn't try these and so can't report on them). <br />
The house is older and not necessarily updated, and it smells a bit damp but in my experience that's common for NoCal beach houses. There is also some areas of poison oak around the location. Again, typical of NoCal, so just stay on the path and you'll be fine, but if you're highly allergic you should beware.<br />
If the owners invested a bit and fixed these issues, they'd have a truly fantastic rental and we'd be happy to come back. As it stands now, however, we wouldn't.
Hi, Kathryn! The owner is determining whether to replace the hot tub or repair its pump, but either way, it will soon be taken care of! The note regarding the dishwasher is simply asking that all food be rinsed off before the dishes are put in the washer. We apologize if you thought it meant you had to hand wash everything! There is a particular smell here due to the home sitting under eucalyptus trees. Thank you!
Loved the home! Big and beautiful! Loved the living room fireplace! Fireplace in kitchen did not work.
Thank you for your feedback. The manager will check the fireplace. It occasionally needs to be reset. Please come stay with us again soon!
Unusual Architectural Adventure
House and deck should be checked and prepped before arrivals. Stairs could be challenging for some people because of architectural design. Hot water heater made funny noises at all hours. The house is posted "no dogs" (listing says dog friendly) and "watch out for poison oak" so how do yo get to the beach? Even though directions are posted about how to use the heater, it still can be a challenge. I did survive 3 nights without television and that was ok. Very clean house but decks and outdoor furn areas not blown clean. Hot tub had major leak. Nice kitchen with well stocked utensils.
Why aren't you allowed to have occasional visitors when staying?
Exterior photo online misrepresents prop.
We had a great last minute get-a-way. House is very big, lots of art, games & puzzles. Large yard with a rope swing we couldn’t keep our daughter off of. Hot tub was great, under the stars. Would recommend staying here. Was pleasantly surprised at the view from the deck! Beautiful!!