Not what I hoped
This was a huge vacation for my family. I want to first say the owners were fine to deal with and very helpful for the few things we needed tended to (A/C wasn't working properly which they quickly brought us a window unit). This house is an older home. When we arrived I was a little taken aback by the cobwebs on the garage. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are down stairs the master and a room with two small beds. The 3rd is upstairs in the "attic" room is what we called it...you have to duck to go up to the futon or the twin beds. not the best for adults...the kitchen was capable of serving a family 6. The deck is nice. The biggest draw back for me was the bedrooms. I felt they lacked attention to detail/cleanliness and as far as the master one of the lamps was really dirty and broken. The master shower curtain has mold/mildew...again a detail that could be tended to. Leaving anything other than positive comments is really difficult for me; however, I heavily relied on all reviews for everything while in PA, so I felt it only fair to represent. The pictures of the house are only of the living area and patio...no bedrooms are shown...I would recommend asking for one prior to renting The game room is in the garage however it is very musty and hot.....for a pool playing family, we never used it! Again, this house is old and it shows...nonetheless it did meet our needs. One other thing I think bears mention...When we came home from a day trip I noticed that there was new furniture on the patio and the boat and chairs were straightened....This would have been fine if a note was left stating what was done....however, it was not and left me feeling as though the owners family (which lives next door) came to check on the house while we were out. I AM NOT SAYING THEY DID....just a feeling. As grateful as I was to be with my family I have to say that I could not recommend this house. We have rented several VRBO's and we know we have been really lucky with our homes....this one was a let down.
Owner's Response: "I was disappoint to read the recent review as it is just the opposite from the comments we usually get. It was especially disconcerting given the extra effort we made to immediately address any of the concerns that the renters brought to our attention. But we welcome the feedback and will look into each of the issues that were highlighted. FYI, I do not live next door but try and visit the house as much as I can, the new patio furniture and the cleaning of the boat were provided as a courtesy during my most recent visit. We live 2 hours away, and make ourselves available to respond to any and every request or concern. The bedrooms are well described. The upstairs bedroom has 2 single beds, as does the downstairs bedroom. The master bedroom has a king size bed. In addition, there is a queen size futon upstairs that can be used if additional bedding is required, and we advertise it as such. The house is definitely old, but has been renovated many times since its original structure in 1924, when it was a quaint little cottage. The kitchen is completely modernized, and we enjoy a family gathering of about 20 (and sometimes more) every Thanksgiving, which not only includes Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, but many more meals over our 5-day family holiday. I welcome all comments.
Helpful votes: 3/4
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