Submitted: August 27, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
PROS: Wheelchair accessible (main level); adequate number of sleeping rooms and bathrooms for large groups; fully-equipped kitchen on each level; peaceful location with great view; near shopping, oceans and restaurants; great spot for fishing; mopad, fishing pole, kayak rentals nearby; cooling system works well; keypad combination lock on front doors convenient for large groups; adequate kitchen utensils CONS: The property had clearly not been cleaned prior to arrival - bathtubs had dead bugs in them, tables had crumbs, etc.; ceilings leaked in spots and had to use trashcan to catch large amounts of falling rainwater; some rooms had musty smell; upstairs master bedroom has no way to turn on shower; upstairs bar area sink and fridge do not work; no DVD player in upstairs master bedroom as stated; garage being used as owner's storage - should be not advertised as available space; had to buy ant spray to combat the large number of ants on patio; upstairs balcony railing rusted and broken in several spots; light bulbs needed to be replaced in several rooms; old soap and shampoo samples from "Imperial Palace" in Vegas in all bathrooms; majority of doors don't lock inside home; lamp in upstairs living room had sparks coming from it when turned on; home has a very bizarre and inconvenient layout; only about 10 channels of cable TV in bedrooms - the only TV with a wider selection of channels was located in main downstairs living room; owner left no instructions for trash pick-up, what to do with bed sheets upon departure, etc.; didn't see a boat lift as mentioned in description; noticeable attempts to update home overshadowed by obvious inexperience of those performing the work; broken molding, inadequately secured wallpaper border, dated and stained upstairs carpet, uncomfortable and sagging beds bearing worn and dated comforters; inadequate extra bedsheets, towels and washcloths - had to constantly rewash and purchase extra from nearby WalMart; no hangers in many closets; many areas of home used as owner's storage (extra TV laying in floor in upstairs master bedroom); some of outside chairs broken, causing a member of our group to fall to ground; could go on but running out of space....
Overall, the home has lots of potential and is in a nice location, but is dated and in need of major repairs to be suitable for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Spend the extra money and rent something that is well maintained and in better overall condition!!
Families with Teenagers,
People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Dave rented at the end of my busy season. The house was beat up from the daily use and I had not had the time to repair some of the items he mentioned. I spoke to him at the end of their stay and he confirmed all had a great time other than some of the issues.
I am busy taking care of a lot of the problems over the low season.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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