Great Beach Week
Submitted: October 28, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
My extended family of 18 stayed in this spacious 8 bedroom home for one gorgeous October week. ISea Esta really is a pretty home with nice decor and lots of sunny places. We loved the enormous wide open kitchen well stocked with appliances, utensils, cookware, etc. The Viking cook top was great! Having two dishwashers and plenty of refrigerator space was great too. The location right on the beach is amazing and convenient--can't beat the views from the dining area. Pool was clean with ample seating around it. Enjoyed many soaks in the large hot tub. Took some wonderful, long bike trips around the area, which was quiet in the off season. Stores do close early though and some restaurants are closed.
We are frequent vrbo renters so we have seen the gamut of houses and amenities. The cons that kept this house from a "great" rating were lots of cigarette butts that initially greeted us at side of driveway and beside pool deck shower entrance, dirty stairway carpet, pool table and cues in disrepair (but still had fun use of it just had to share a cue stick), hot tub cover looks like someone dropped a boulder on it, no cleaning products at all, confusing electronics despite manual instructions being provided and most curious of all was that there was not enough TP for all the bathrooms (6 rolls for 10 bathrooms)--called the rental co and they said that is standard? May seem nit picky but it's the "little things" sometimes. Bikes for use would be a nice touch as well so no need to transport.
We would return--just feel it needs a bit of TLC and some attention to detail.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback Kelly. We already have in our maintenance plan to replace the carpet on the stairs. Will absolutely add the hot tub cover and the pool table to the list. We are also planning to replace all bathroom flooring, add granite vanity tops, and replace exterior decking around the pool area. We keep a list and add to it based on guest feedback. In February and March we take care of all of the maintenance and special projects for the year.
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