We want you to make yourself at home! The whole point is for you to enjoy yourself and your stay. Our neighbors are very cool, but please be aware of your noise level outside after 10 pm.
No smoking anywhere in the house, please!!! Outside on the patio is fine.
Please leave all dirty dishes in the dishwasher, used towels on the upstairs bathroom floor, and all trash in respective bins. If during your stay you need to empty the trash, there are trash and recycling dumpsters out back on Channel Way (The alley street behind the condos).
Starter kit: We will provide you with paper towels, toilet paper, a sponge, dish detergent (under the sink), laundry detergent, and coffee (in the cupboard above the dishwasher). Please provide your own after these are used up.
*We have also included some baby oil and a washcloth for your feet. Our beach is beautiful but does has some tar. Please check your feet before coming in from the beach. The baby oil takes the tar off quickly and easily.
Food: You may use anything you find! Condiments are in the fridge, cooking oils are above the stove, herbs and spices are on the wall and there are some baking supplies in the bottom basket of the storage unit.
We live here, so please treat our things with respect--and enjoy yourself!
We have 3 remotes. The biggest (LG) turns the tv on and controls volume. At the top of the remote is an input button. This should be on HDMI1/DVI in order to work the Roku and HDMI2 to work the DVD player.
HDMI1/DVI: once it's on this setting, you can turn on the Roku with the Roku remote by pressing the home button. This will give you access to Netflix, HuluPlus, Pandora, and more.
HDMI2: The third remote (sharp) will power on the DVD player.
The fire place is gas powered and can be turned on by turning the key and lighting the gas. Be careful not to have it up to high when you first light it. You might lose an eyebrow! :) You can always turn it up higher after it is lit.
Please take a minute to explore the kitchen. Convenient cabinet space is limited and so we had to get creative. We don't have a pantry so I have cleared the top 4 baskets in the case to the right of the back door. To the right of the fridge is a door that houses our washer and dryer. The washing machine is on the bottom and dryer is on the top.
You can park anywhere on Driftwood, just please be aware of which side you are parked on Monday nights! Tuesday is street cleaning day and if your car is on the wrong side you will get a ticket! Each side of the street has a sign designating which Tuesday morning you can park there (one side is 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, other side is 2nd and 4th).
Up the stairs to your left is bedroom #1. This room does not get heat :( We have provided a space heater and extra blankets so you can stay warm. The Queen bed in this room is a little firmer and gets the most natural light of any room in the house. There is storage available in the mirrored closet. **Also, please note that our neighbor has access to the roof above our bedrooms so if you happen to hear footsteps (or a dog), do not be alarmed.
The bedroom straight ahead from the stairs, bedroom #2, does get heat and can be quite toasty (you can adjust the heat downstairs to the left of the bathroom door). The Queen bed in this room has a foam mattress topper for those who prefer a comfier bed. Also, this room has darker curtains and is better for those who are light sensitive. There is closet space on the right side and the left, although the door can get stuck when opening the left side so I suggest just using the right. The dresser is all yours! Fill it up! Lastly, the sliding glass door does open but needs a little muscle to open.
The closest grocery store is Vons on Wooley. Drive down Driftwood to Harbor blvd and head south (right if you're facing away from the beach). Left at the light (Wooley) and Vons will be on your right shortly along with a Coffee Bean, a nail salon, Round Table Pizza, Chase Bank and Fisherman's Catch (one of our favorite spots!) and buttercups frozen yogurt yumminess. If you want to walk somewhere, the Bottle Shop is a convenient store 1/2 mile from our place. Head down Driftwood towards Harbor and take a right on Harbor Service Blvd (right before the main road). half a mile down on your right you will find a bakery, pizza shop, subway and the Bottle Shop where you can get some milk/beer/wine or other "essentials" :) There's also a restaurant there called The Shores, but we've actually never been there, so if you end up trying it, let us know how it is!
Please enjoy your time and let us know if there's anything that will make your stay more enjoyable!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
Me and my husband have traveled and lived all over the world but have recently grown a few roots in southern California. We love the outdoors! Biking, running, hiking, kayaking and rock climbing are some of our favorite things to do. We love good food, wine and Paul brews some delicious beer. If you're interested we'll leave you a bottle. We've recently added to our numbers by having a little girl, which has put a little bit of a damper on our international travel, but we LOVE the idea of living vicariously through you and helping you have an amazing local experience at our southern californian beach condo! Come visit us!