Submitted: November 12, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
We stayed here back in August, and my husband just reminded me I never wrote a review!
The positives: The location is what's great about this house. MB is a cool city w great restaurants & shops. The "strand" is awesome, we took walks down to the pier everyday and loved enjoying the beautiful ocean views. The house is located right in front of the beach, but the pictures are a bit misleading in that there is a parking lot between the house and the beach. The photos make it look as if the house is right on the beach. This is not a terrible thing, but just wanted to point it out as it was something I didn't realize till we arrived.
The layout of the house is very cramped, chopped up, and weird. There is not a great place to hang out in a big group as the "living room" is oddly L-shaped, and you can't really enjoy the views while sitting on the couch or watching TV. Again, I feel the pictures are misleading because you can't quite grasp how odd the layout is from the photos.
The house is very cheaply furnished. Most of the furniture I recognized from Ikea. The kitchen was builder-grade at best. The floors were the cheapest laminate known to man.
When we arrived, the house was absolutely FILTHY. I have 2 children (a toddler, and a baby who was crawling at the time) so maybe I noticed more than the average person, but the first day we got there, I looked at my babies hands and knees and they were black from the filth on the floors. This really freaked me out, so I started wiping up and sweeping and the more I looked, the more dirt, dust, and grime I found. There were dishes in the kitchen that were dirty (they were put away as if clean, but when we got them out to use them, they were clearly greasy/dirty.) This was the deal breaker for me. I was pretty pissed off, because we had to pay a cleaning deposit! Either the owners are trying to take advantage by collecting a cleaning deposit and not getting the place cleaned, or they have the WORST cleaners on the planet.
To sum up, I felt that the pics and description were purporting the house to be something that it simply wasn't. If this was my place, and I was being honest, I would call it a beach bungalow and charge on the low end of the properties in the area. It could be a good fit for the right crowd, just know what you're getting into. However, the lack of cleanliness was absolutely INEXCUSABLE and is the reason why I would never recommend this place to anyone. Sorry, peeps, look elsewhere.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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