The house is renovated due to Sandy and the outdoor deck is large leading directly to the beach which is great.
The host Roseanne is nice and mostly helpful but gave misinformation right off the bat...
Was nice to be able to check in a few hours early because no one had it booked before us, thank you again for that. However, one of the first things I checked was that there was propane for the grill. There was an empty tank next to the grill and when I asked about getting more Roseanne tried to say that was my responsibility to get more and cover the cost. Absolutely not, the rental details says it comes with the grill -- that should include the propane too! She called the owner (her family member) and they agreed to reimburse the cost.
Second, NOTE: there's a massive storage unit taking up two car spots in the driveway. She told me they were going to be having it removed that afternoon. That would've been nice especially since I had a number of people driving in for a birthday surprise party. 5pm rolls around and the unit was still there. Two unanswered calls and a couple unanswered texts to Roseanne later and i get a call from George Ganim's office explaining the unit isn't going anywhere because that's where the owners keep their own furniture for the house. It would have been nice to know when booking the rental and also not be misinformed that it would be moved. Playing car Tetris all weekend wasn't the most enjoyable experience.
Once in the house things were clean and there was a ton of space. All 5 bedrooms are well sized. They do not supply any soap, shampoo/conditioner or extra toilet paper other than the half rolls already on the holder. They do supply enough towels for 8-10 people, however, so that was nice.
There is an outdoor shower but when we turned it on it started leaking under the siding of the house and into the interior of the house. They may not have winterized the pipes. Upon inspection inside we found black mold on the walls next to the plumbing. Roseanne sent over their handyman who couldn't come and fix it until two days later and he didn't come until dinner time. Rather than ruin our dinner experience I told him to come back later that week after we left since we were checking out a day early anyway. Would've been a nice feature to use during our stay, however.
Overall the house serves it's purpose well for hosting larger groups but it's clear the owners are trying to maximize profit via cost cutting.