We very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely home, but there were a few quirks that kept me from giving this house five stars.
Firstly, Kezar Lake and the Westways association (where the house is located) is a magical place to stay. The lake is a gem - pristine and clean.
The house is not on the lake, but is a short walk to the waterfront area that the association members use. The couple days that we spent on the lake we drove all of our "stuff" down for a day by the water.
The recreation hall, which as an association member, the house has use of, was amazing. Our kids loved it. The bowling alley was enjoyed by all of us, from age 5 to 75!
The house itself is quite large and didn't feel cramped at all for nine of us. There were plenty of beds, and then some, for everyone.
There is only one shower in the house, which is upstairs. The shower stall room is off the main bathroom (which has no door on it), and has two sinks in it. The shower area has a sliding barn door so you have privacy while showering. We found, upon arriving at the house, that both lights in the shower area did not work, so we could not close the door to the shower area because it would be too dark to see. And since the main room to the bathroom had no door on it, we did not have total privacy showering. I emailed the owner to let her know this on about our second or third day, but never got a response back. The bathroom is also sorely lacking in hooks and towel racks as well as shelving. There was one hook and one towel rack in the shower area. Considering there were 8 of us showering, there was just no where to put towels, toiletries etc.
The house was well equipped with tons of bathroom and beach towels and sheets for the beds.
The kitchen was a bit quirky - only about 3 cereal bowls but enough mixed plates, plenty of flatware but a lot tarnished/rusted looking, and a weird mix of glasses with only about 2-3 wine glasses. Not a big deal but when your're paying over $4000 per week I would expect a better. There was also a lot of leftover dry goods from other renters I'm assuming. Good supply of dried herbs and spices for cooking. Suprisingly, no microwave.
The outdoor shower would have been lovely to use after the beach but was not working, which we also notified the owner about.
Lastly, the Homeaway app lists checkout as 11 but the housekeepers showed up at 10 to clean, so we had to rush out.
Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay and look forward to going back to Kezar.