We have stayed at this home in the summer for several years and have always enjoyed our stay. It is in a great location, less than a block from the beach and in walking distance to many shops and restaurants. There is a quaint little used books store just 3 blocks away, which I always enjoy. It has a comfortable beach personality with lovely décor. It is well equipped with everything one would need in a kitchen, as well as a washer/dryer unit, which is so convenient. The owners are immediately available by phone for any needed repairs or any questions and they are very pleasant and helpful. This year, we had a nice surprise a large, flat screen HD TV! Thanks, Ellie and Pat, for all the great memories! Darlene Goatleydarlene g.
Visited on "April - 2014
The property was right by the beach as promised, it made it very easy to get to with small children. Having our own parking was a huge benefit. There was outdoor hoses to spray off the sand. The house was very clean, and everything included. All 4 bedrooms were big enough to add an air mattress or pack n play. I loved the open floor plan of the kitchen/dining & living room. I was able to cook but not miss a minute of vacation with the family. Having a full size washer and dryer was also very nice, both of which were very quiet so I could still wash a load of clothes while the kids slept. And 3 full size bathrooms made the evenings go smooth with such a large group. Overall we were completely satisfied with our stay and would for sure stay again. And Ellie was just an email or phone call away if I had a question.Christina U. Mount Braddock
Visited on "July - 2014
Pelican Beach House
This lovely beach house was perfect for our family of 6 adults and two small children. The closeness to the beach was an added benefit. The house was well furnished and very clean. The owner was so very responsive to any need we may have had and took care of any problem immediately. We are hoping to rent again next year for an extended time as well as rent the adjoining apartments for a family get-together. We had a fabulous 3 week vacation in this terrific beach house.Janet S.
Visited on "August - 2015
Good rental for large group
We rented this property from July 23rd throught the 30th, 2011. There were as many as 10 of us but just 8 of us (4 couples) for most of the week. While the ratings only allow at the top end for good or excellent, I would rate it very good. The house is nicely decorated with good, comfortable furniture, including the beds. The kitchen was well-equipped with good appliances and all systems seemed to work well, including the A/C. We did blow the circuit breakers twice with hair dryers but that was easily rectified. The location is great for coming back to the house from the beach...a very short walk. There were a few drawbacks. The living room is a little bit on the small side, seating 6, but there are several chairs for the dining room table that can be used. The living room size was dictated by the footprint the house could take, since it butted up to an alley and couldn't be made any bigger. The 4th bedroom on the top floor needs a window unit A/C to help keep it cool but it seemed to do the job. The main problem was the tightness of the parking spaces. There are three, undermeath the house, with support posts separating them. My brother scraped one of the posts as he was trying to get past a vehicle that was in the alley next to the house and the driver sat there without moving...his fault for being impatient but still a tight squeeze even when there wasn't any other car there. Needless to say, we all took it very carefully from then on. The owner was very helpful with a couple of questions we had...a simple phone call got the answer we needed. Also great to have wi-fi available. We had no significant problems at this property and enjoyed our week...as a point of reference, we have been coming to OC for 15 years, staying in a variety of places and we had no major complaints about this house. It definitely met our needs and was a very comfortable beach house. All in all, we enjoyed our stay at the Pelican III.donald v.
Visited on "July - 2011