This house has both pros and cons, and I do think that it could benefit from some updates both from a safety and visual appeal perspective. Size and layout-wise, this house accommodated our 12-person extended family (including 6 young kids). There were several bathrooms and the two floors allowed us to spread everyone out. We enjoyed whale watching from the deck and the beautiful view from the large windows (although the windows could use a good scrub and the deck be replaced). As we knew and expected, the beach access was steep, with very deep steps. This actually acted as a good natural barrier for our kids, so they had to wait for an adult to accompany them. We were a very short walk (both by beach and via neighborhood/hike) over to rocks where tide pools formed. It was helpful having a washer and dryer and being across the street from a grocery store. The kitchen isn't updated but has the essentials.