We stayed in this beautiful house for 5 nights, on arrival it was very clean inside.
location was perfect, short walk to the Atlantic coast with deserted beaches and at the other end of road more quieter beach near boating club.
Set up of bedrooms on different levels but this suited our family if 8 perfectly.
This place was hard for me to rate. The house itself is great; large, roomy, good location, TVs and electronics in most rooms, nice decks and patio, etc. BUT, it smelled bad (dogs/cats?), especially in the separate downstairs section... it hadn't been well cleaned (hair and dust in every corner) and we had to call the management to get the vacuum working to do it ourselves...there weren't a lot of towels or sheets, considering that there were three bathrooms, and what was provided was one step up from shabby. The kitchen was well set up with dishes, stemware, and silverware, but in terms of other utensils and equipment - not so much... no drinking glasses, no mixing/salad bowls, no utensils helpful to actually cook with. There were a few counter top appliances (slow cooker, blender, etc.) but not a single dish towel.
We ended up with one of the management team to contact, Karen, who was extremely helpful with big issues, but it could be a great place all around if they just took care of details, furnished the kitchen and baths as if they were going to live there, and made sure it was clean.
It was a beautiful setting! Very clean! Super close to beach and spacious! Will visit again! Neighbors were very kind. The pictures are truth to the actual rental! 10 stars!
This was a very nice home for our group of twelve.
Pros: spacious, inviting, only a short 4 block walk to the beach, and affordable. Additionally, Joann was amazing! She phoned shortly after our arrival to ensure that everything was ok. She was the best! Thank you. The home was clean and nice.
Cons: There are three full size bathrooms, but we didn't realize that the downstairs bath is located inside of the bedroom which was a small problem. However, the home was simply lovely. I'd go back in a heartbeat! If I had another con is would be the trailer in the back of the house really creeped us out and the decor was dated. Updates to the decor and the extremely worn out leather sofa in the living room would take this home to a different level. One couple complained that the futon in the downstairs den was a nightmare to sleep on, but they did enjoy the very large tv in the den. Nonetheless, we had an awesome week at the lovely Bella Vita!