Just about 20 steps to the sand! The 'Glad' House is 5 Bedrooms. 2.5 baths and sleeps 8 people comfortably. It's called the GLAD HOUSE because you are always glad to get there!
So we don't waste your time :) before you read on.....the max in our house is 8, and we do not allow children under age 7 (non-mobile babies ok) due to many climb-appeal balconies, roof deck and hot tub. This is not a party house, but a place for families to relax.
About the house! Just about 20 steps to the sand! The 'Glad' House is 5 Bedrooms. 2.5 baths and sleeps 8 people comfortably. It's called the GLAD HOUSE because you are always glad to get there!
The house is freshly renovated - with renovation just complete in May 2013. It is designed and set up for comfort, entertaining and complete relaxation. Everything you need from beach chairs, towels, cooking supplies, bar supplies are ready to go. You just need to bring your bathing suit and some groceries!
The house is decorated in a modern, yet cozy beach style. It's kind of surf-chalet-meets-yoga-sanctuary. The kitchen is gourmet, 'foodie approved' and fully equipped with high-end appliances, spices, wine fridge and espresso coffee bar. A sparkling white quartz counter top and white cabinets, make the kitchen bright with light and filled with good energy.
-fully-equipped kitchen: We mean FULLY
-5 bedrooms with GIGANTIC master bedroom with fireplace
-2 full baths, 1 half bath, plus outdoor surf shower (three showers inside, 1 shower outside and 2 bathtubs total)
-guest touch screen computer, mouse and keyboard
-cable tv with sports channels, Netflix, plus movie and CD library
-flat screen tvs in all rooms, with 2, 60 inch HD tvs in main rooms
-den with fireplace, sectional sofa, video games, movies and toys - HD TV
-living room with fireplace, sectional sofa and 60 inch smart tv HDTV
-ocean view balconies off front and back of house
-ocean view roof deck and lounge with bar sink
-gas barbeque grill connected to house no propane needed
-raised backyard ocean view deck with entertaining area
-7 person hot tub kept at 103 degrees
-tips for wine trips, site seeing - whatever u like!!
-modern, Zen decor with Fung Shui considerations
-park, sandwich shop, Italian cafe, small market, bakery, liquor within walking distance
-beach chairs and beach towels provided
-high thread count linens provided
-beautiful beach access
-2 beach parks in neighborhood with playgrounds, volleyball and bike and surrey cart rentals
-hotel at beach park with Sunday brunch
The beds include memory foam pads, nice linens and cozy duvets. Chairs that fold to extra beds are in every room for room mates who prefer not to share a bed. Tasteful decor with original surf or ocean themed art is featured throughout that we enjoyed collecting in our travels or have received as special gifts.
For babies, we offer a crib high chair and booster seat.
During your stay, you can expect to find everything you could possibly want or need. On top of the fully-appointed kitchen, we have an amazing library of music, books, CDs, board games and children's toys for your enjoyment. Although the house is not beach front, you can enjoy an ocean view from the backyard, or roof deck, as the house is just across the street from the beach.
3 large cars will fit comfortably in driveway. Garage and laundry is not available for guests, however nice launder mat is located at the end of the block.
Neighbors are very close by and they are super-lovely. Movie industry people, artists and professionals are all around and are very dear friends. So quiet is mandatory after 9pm and no loud music or voices, as we all love our peaceful enjoyment of the sound of the waves. Smoking is not allowed anywhere near the house and neither are pets, so you can enjoy a super-clean environment for the relaxing time you need!
A menu of activities will be waiting for you in the house to give you a few ideas.
We are one hour or less from the following fun things to do and our concierge will arrange:
-3 championship golf courses within 5-10 minutes
-Designer outlet mall
-Deep Sea Fishing (ten minutes away)
-Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Sailing (ten mins away)
-Horse back riding
-Disneyland (2 hours away)
-Big Sur and Carmel - 4 hours
-Catalina, Queen Mary - 1.5 hours
-Much more, tell is what YOU like to do xxoo
Our house is unique because of the beautiful, peaceful, vibe that everyone reports who have stayed there. Total relaxation, peace and love fills our house. We feel it and know you will too!
Guests will have access to hot tub, bikes, all kitchen cooking items and spices, whole house. No garage or laundry access.
Closets and drawers are ready for you to store your things. There are community items there such as extra toothpaste, etc in case you forgot something.
Interaction with guests
We interact with our guests on an as-needed or as requested basis. We can help arrange trips, or special events. We will also visit regularly to be sure the trash is taken in and out, the garden is maintained and the hot tub is clean.
We usually send a text each morning to check on you to see if you have any questions or needs.
Other things to note
Driveway fits 3 cars easily. There is extra parking on Mandalay Beach road.
If you like espresso - please pre-buy NESPRESSO capsules. Avail online.
Never drop-by local guests. We have to keep the number of people down in the house due to noise issues.
HOUSE BUILT WITH LOVE
We hope you will treat our house with love and respect, as it is our SANCTUARY.
NO SMOKING IN OR ANYWHERE NEAR THE HOUSE. The smoke travels into open windows and bothers the neighbors. We prefer non-smokers all together, as smoke gets on clothes and transfers to furniture etc. yuck!
Please be quiet and respect that it is NEVER ok to be loud. Our neighbors are close, so we will be called if it is noisy and we will come to the house. Quiet voices at ALL TIMES outside. If you are loud inside, please close the windows. Never play music loud.
We LOVE animals, but can't allow pets at this house (we actually have goats at our other house!). All floors, bedding and rugs are new. Our yard is pristine----plus we must consider our other guests allergies. So no, never, please don't even ask.
LOCK UP EVEN WHEN YOU ARE THERE
All doors and windows must be locked upon leaving the house--even for a short time, as it is the beach and opportunists can be anywhere. Keep the front door and gates locked when you are home, as well - it is just smart. We keep the back doors to the patio open and windows open when we are there - but close and lock all when you leave.
Do not sit on rails or climb anywhere off the deck.
Due to damages and climbing temptations, no kids under 7 years of age - this is firm. Babies and well-behaved and watched children ages 7 and up are very welcome. Our house is kid-friendly, but it is NOT baby or toddler-proofed. Children are NEVER allowed to handle the electronics and are not allowed on the balconies or roof deck - ever. Please never allow Sharpies or magic markers of any kind into the house or any dark colored juice. Please choose juice in light colors and never allow your child to be unattended. We offer a toys, high chair, playpen, booster seat all for you to use at your own risk. Toys are in den in black benches, other items in closet of Sunshine Room. I will be happy to assist you with any special needs that you may have for your children.
If you do not know how to cook, please do not try to learn in our kitchen -- we have high end pans and a white quartz counter top. There are great restaurants all around us :) So please enjoy them! If you know your way around a kitchen, then please cook and enjoy our beautiful kitchen! NEVER cut on our counter tops or place any hot pans on them either. There are cutting boards and hot pads everywhere. They were incredibly expensive. Please be careful with candles.
BE NICE TO NEIGHBORS
Never park in their driveways, put your trash in their cans or play loud music. Keep noise down at night, as this is their sanctuary too.
Trash goes out in driveway edge on Sunday nights. Please see how the neighbors do it.
The kitchen has two trash bins - one for recycles in the back, and one for trash in the front. Glass, clean paper, clean cardboard and plastics with 1 or 2 get recycled.
No parties ever please, unless it is pre-approved.
Small group showers, birthday parties, wedding dinners are possible when discussed.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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About us: we love the outdoors--surfing, hiking, biking, good food and wine. We travel for our work in the fashion industry, so our greatest luxury is to stay home and enjoy the beautiful places we have created. We love to entertain friends, listen to music and enjoy all that California and Florida has to offer.
We know a lot about the area, as we have hiked the local mountains, biked the local trails, enjoyed the local wine trips and know the best surf breaks.
In Florida we have enjoyed the St Johns River for years and raised our kids there. We have fished the creeks and enjoyed all the area has to offer.
Our approach to life is very Zen and we believe you should appreciate every moment and every important person in your life. Take a moment to breathe, watch the sunset and take a bike ride. Leave your stress behind and enjoy our home!