Six weeks in a lovely, well-appointed villa
How lucky we were to stay in such a well-appointed villa with outstanding hosts. Due to career related training of our son-in-law, we needed a home for six weeks in OC to accommodate ourselves, daughter, two grandsons (ages 2 & 5), and a small dog. We required a very family-friendly environment with easy freeway access. Additionally, we wanted a chef's kitchen, patio, bbq, pool, gym, quick access to beach, and a open kid-friendly home. We definitely got all that, plus more. Attention to details makes all the difference! We first contacted Ginger via message/email. She called us back within minutes and was so positive and warm. When we checked in, she and Charlie brought cookies and we felt very welcomed. As they showed us the many amenities of the villa, we were extremely pleased with the abundance and quality of cooking/baking items, sharp knives, & variety of spices, in a well-arranged kitchen. We used the bbq often and Charlie was quick to arrive and set up the propane tank when we ran out. The master bedroom was quite comfortable, and the high windows let in plenty of light. So, we did need eye shades on full moon nights. There is plenty of closet space and providing comfortable bathrobes was such a plus. We never lacked basic supplies. The flow of the house is excellent for kiddos. On our first day, Ginger came over with the baby gate for the stairs, but felt it was too old, so she ordered a new one with next day delivery. She was so accommodating. The patio/side area is fully enclosed so there was never any worry about our grandsons or dog. They provided dog beds, bowls, and even a chew toy. We enjoyed the beach/pool toys, totes, and the full supply of towels. The proximity of the gym & pool/jacuzzi and quick drive to the beach made it easy. Having Ginger and Charlie live close by was such a plus for us. We could not always be back to take out or bring in trash cans. With a quick text, they took care of it. We have stayed in numerous home rentals and Ginger's 'book' that explains the home, rules, etc. was by far the best! She clearly explained the house appliances and had excellent maps & directions to local places, etc. Very complete. Thank you Ginger and Charlie! We hope to be back.