Good location, fairly clean but messy patio and terrible bed
We stayed at this property for a long weekend while scubadiving in the Keys. It wasn't all that it describes to be. The double bed is extremely uncomfortable (read: big dip in the middle, lumpy and so much creeking of the springs, you wake up with every move.) My husband and I ended up sleeping in seperate beds in order to get *some* sleep (he took the single in the kids' room.) The patio should be the big attraction for this property, but it was just plain messy. The lounge furniture was grubby and all over the place. There is nowhere to eat outside. There were dirty towels hanging over the railing and lying on the floor, as well as many cigarette butts. The tiki-bar is cool, but the area behind it is dirty and uninviting (a big rusted-through freezer is parked there and trash/stuff is lying around). The grill is so rusty and dirty, you couldn't possibly cook anything on it. This threw our cooking plans, as we rent places like this especially so we can save money on meals. The kitchen is very small and not terribly convenient if you have to cook your entire meal on the stove. Inside, the place was fairly clean, but someone's laundry was left in the bathroom sink and this gave us an unpleasant impression right away. We arrived later than expected at 10.30pm due to flight delays, only to find that we had go out right away to find toilet paper - there was not even a starter roll! We wouldn't have minded as long as we had been told in advance, but the contact lady for the property was difficult to get in touch with - she had been ill with flu, for which I have all understanding, but weeks later, we were still having to practically beg to get a contract, instructions on deposit, payment and stay, any additional info on the place, etc. She ignored my emails and eventually didn't tell us anything until the day before we were due to arrive. The contract they sent us is generic and doesn't pertain to the building in question, btw - the (leaving) instructions are not applicable.
The location is great, and the living room is spacious. I do recognize this isn't an expensive place, so we didn't expect it to be a palace. But, it just feels like they do the absolute minimum and bank on the fact that it's a good price and right there at the end of the canal (which is where, in the evening, all the trash floating on the water gathers up, just so you know). This wasn't the worst place ever, but we were not impressed and will not stay here again.
Owner's Response: Thank You for your input, I appreciate your Honesty and I will make sure that these things are addressed and sent to the proper person so it can be corrected.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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