Great for a family Holiday
We stayed here for a week with our family (8 adults) and were very comfortable. The decor is very modern and well thought out. The owners obviously have children as there are toys, books and a booster seat for the preschool age group. This would be a great house for families with young children.
There are two bedrooms on the main level with a bathroom (with a bath) and separate toilet. Upstairs are two bedrooms and an ensuite bathroom. The upstairs has a gable roof, so my 6'4" hubby struggled with the ensuite bathroom and after bumping his head several times gave up and used the downstairs one. My 5'6" sister had no such complaints. All bed linen was included (as well as a basket of extra pillows) and bath towels. No pool towels or beach towels are provided so BYO.
The kitchen is very well equiped with a dishwasher, microwave and oven. We found everything we needed to make Christmas dinner without any trouble. With 8 people to cook for, we were very glad of the dishwasher.
If a separate alcove near the front door was the laundry with top loader washing machine and sink. No dryer.
The lounge room has a large flat screen TV with DVD player. We didn't make use of it as we were outside most of the time. The lounge is nice and long - more than one person made use of it for a quick nap.
The verandah off the main living area has some very comfortable couches and a new BBQ. Very nice in the evening when the sea breeze is blowing. There is a salt water pool which was shaded most of the day. Downstairs is a games/rumpus room with table tennis and other games, if you are unlucky enough to experience bad weather. There is another BBQ downstairs if you want to cook by the pool, and a 6 seater outdoor setting.
The location is great. It is a very short walk to the Coles shopping centre and coffee strip and about a 20min walk to the beach and Hastings. The way home is uphill all the way but quiet easy if you take it slowly.
I only have two critisms to make;
1) the house is advertised to sleep 8 people. There are three double beds and two single beds so it does indeed sleep 8 but there are only enough chairs and space at the dining table for 6 people.
2) the driveway is supposed to fit two cars but it is very steep so we were only game to take our 4WD down (and it only just made it up again). This meant that we had to park on the verge and across the driveway, which was inconvenient when people wanted to get their car out.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback.
This property is a really lovely and very popular family holiday property with many repeat guests.
There are indeed 6 matching chairs to the dining suite but in addition to these there are a number of other dining chairs (not matching the other 6) located around the living area for use at the dining table.
With regard to the drive way, we have not previously received any reports of guest having trouble negotiating it - we will investigate to ascertain if it needs to be attended to and if so how it can be done.
Again thank you for your feedback
Senior Property Manager
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