We spent last Thanksgiving here and had such a relaxing time! Fortunately, we had beautiful weather, too!
This rental house is situated in a neighborhood, and you can see the ocean from the back deck, albeit with just the tops of a few roofs in some of the view. On a clear day, you are still able to see the waves!
It's a wonderful place for dogs! The large back deck had fencing and a gate, so that provided us the opportunity to let them off leash, at least on the deck.
I would have liked for the hoses to be a little more accessible. There are 2, one under the deck, and one on top, but the one underneath was hard to get to, and the other required that a person connect the hose into the spigot. Couldn't get a good seal. However, we all managed to wash our feet (and the dogs') when we came back from walking on the beach.