Fantastic house in a really great location. Communication was always timely, complete, polite and kind. The house was clean and spacious, the amenities all worked well, and the highlight was the great bath which even has a view of the ocean. A folder was provided which was full of useful information. There is even an option to get Japanese food delivered in case you don't feel like cooking.
The surrounding area is OK if a little sleepy. However if you have a car, or wake use of the train, you have the whole of Izu at your disposal. There are many beaches, onsen, parks, and activities all within an hour or so's travel.
If you go in August there is a fireworks display viewable from the balcony.
The view of the ocean from the balcony was great. Also, the view of the mountains surrounding the house was very nice. There is also a small stream running near the house, and if you explore the surrounding area there are temples and even a small pond with Koi carp.
The kitchen is small but well furnished with all of the necessary appliances and cutlery/ pots and pans. Would highly recommend taking some steaks (or shopping at the nearby super market) and cooking a couple of nights, either in the kitchen, or using the BBQ on the balcony.
There is a nice large washing machine / dryer so you will be able to do laundry easily while you are there.
The whole family had a great week and I would highly recommend this house to anyone thinking of spending time in the Atami area.