The house has a lovely layout, and is very safe and secure. The balcony overlooking the street and across to the ocean is quite spectacular. Wayne who lives downstairs is a great person, and was wanting to make the stay as good as possible by giving some local knowledge on the area. We took our dog, and it was easy to either take her to the local beach that has an off leash area, or leave her in the secure yard. There was also an undercover area for the dog when there was some overnight rain. It’s pretty well impossible not to enjoy your time at Ocean View Cottage!