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I have a conflict of interest here: if I say how terrific Ben's place is, in terms of quality, maintenance, location - and hospitality of Ben - I may not be able to return because everyone will try to book it. So I am going to say NOTHING about what a great time we had there - and will in the future, we fervently hope! So there.
Peter Harris, Toronto ON
We had a lovely experience...the relaxing, quiet getaway we had hoped for!
This is a delightful place to stay. Larger than it looks in the pictures, well supplied, very clean and neat. Close to many stores, restaurant, and shops, but feels much more secluded. The loft bedroom is more private than we thought it would be. The elevator is great for getting luggage in and out. The beach is delightful -- great for walks, gorgeous sunsets, and general play. There were 6 of us staying here and we all had plenty of space. Cooked most of our meals; kitchen was well appointed, pantry roomy, and appliances plentiful. Spent a good bit of time on the porch which was very private, well-screened from neighbors, with a beautiful view of the beach. Ben was welcoming and although we never met, we communicated well by email and phone. Felt confident that if any problems had arisen they would have been addressed promptly. All in all, would highly recommend.
Ben was a very considerate host and was in immediate contact with us when we arrived to find a painting/repair crew on site with some loud equipment. Unfortunately he was unable to halt the work on Friday but did give us a refund for that day. Serenity returned for the weekend and the condo lived up to its name. The home was lovely and the view fantastic! Plan on returning this summer with our granddaughter to enjoy Ben's beautiful beach home!
Very nice house. Although the house was being renovated, but didn't affect our vacation. The house is very close from the beach, and many good restaurant around it. Perfect vacation!!!
A lovely condo with lots of room, just steps from a beautiful ocean beach. The condo had everything we needed, was in good shape, and was in a beautiful location. I would definitely stay here again.
Ben's property is truly, truly fantastic and as a host, he is extremely prompt and responsive. The condo is literally on the beach and you can choose to watch the sunset from patio or the shore (hint bubbles go quite nicely!) My friends and I are already planning our next vacation and there really is no where better to go!
Picture perfect! My family of 7 adults (and an infant) stayed for the weekend to attend a reunion and we couldn't have asked for a better place! Ben is a fantastic host - he communicates clearly and responded quickly to all of our inquiries. It's a beautiful location with easy access to the beach, and a balcony with stunning sunset views. Between the photos, description and communication with Ben, we knew exactly what to expect when we arrived, and to our delight all of our expectations were met or exceeded. The condo is clean and bright, and the open floor plan provided plenty of space for us to eat, talk and play board games together without ever feeling crowded. While the sleeping arrangements were cozy (as expected) there were enough beds for everyone - and even a pack & play for the baby! We felt right at home and would love to stay again!
We spent four days at Ben's condo and were delighted that the experience was just as hoped. The condo is clean and spacious. There were only three of us, but plenty of room for more. The view from the balcony is very nice, right over the beach with great sunset views. Parking is easy and the location is quiet and relaxing. We could not have asked for a better few days. On top of the location, Ben is very nice and quick to respond to questions. We will definitely return as soon as we can. What a great few days.
Serenity is the perfect name for this place. Gazing out upon the gentle blue surf, watching the sandpipers dance coquettishly along the frothy edge of each wave, the rest of the world slips quietly away and all that's left is contentment. We were fortunate to have found this listing for our first foray into vacation rental, with such a carefree setting and kindly host. Minutes away from anything you could want to do, but so relaxing and enjoyable as to make all doing seem completely unnecessary, this is the perfect spot for the perfect getaway. Having such a well-equipped kitchen provided a welcome alternative to dining out on those days when the shell strewn beach just a few steps from the balcony beckoned us to go no farther for the day, and we often sat out there til long after sunset, watching the stars emerge. This was an important family gathering for us, and being here only made it better. We wholeheartedly recommend Serenity. :)
Ben was a great communicator prior to his arrival. He was also very friendly and respectful - very clean and left everything exactly how it was upon his arrival. I welcome Ben back anytime!
Ben stayed with us for 3 days, and he was a great guest. We were on different schedules, so we were not able to meet, but he always communicated with us and was very respectful. We really appreciate how easily he handled check in and check out with us being around. We would love to host him again next time he is in Portland.
Ben you were delightful! Thank you for joining us and for your positive feedback. Please come back again!
Ben was a considerate and easygoing guest. We didn't have much interaction as he arrived relatively late and left early in the morning. He would be welcome back any time.
Personable, easy-going and a great communicator, we would welcome Ben back anytime.