great hidden gem! amazing hosts!
hi mark and marco! sorry it took me so long to write this, but as you know, i move very slowly! my sister and i stayed here for a week last summer ( 2013) since i am a disabled traveler and use a wheelchair, i had to write many tedious and picky questions to mark before ascertaining if this would work. as it turns out, while not specifically handicapped accessible, it worked out VERY well! they were very accomodating for me, and since it's basically all flat, with one small step up to the patio which leads to the entrance, mark graciously built me a small moveable wooden ramp to make it fully indpendently accessible. with a rubber mat on it even!! so i wouldn't slip in wet weather ( a lot of wet weather!) thanks SO much guys!!!!! the inside is all flat, so will work very well for someone in a wheelchair or walking impaired. be aware you have to be able to walk a little, since the bathroom is not ADA standard. however, there is plenty of room, and they even supplied a shower chair for me, so all of the glaring accomodation problems were easily conquered. what more could you ask? as a disabled traveler and scuba diver, it's usually much more difficult to plan trips than this was. the location is on the far side of the island, so it's very quiet and secluded. the yard is gorgeous! the house is great! big open floor plan, excellent kitchen. the guys were great, and had us to dinner one night. Delicious!! only thing i would suggest is more cooling. i don't know how you would accomplish this without charging a fortune for air conditioning, not really feasible with the high open ceilings; but seriously, the many fans were not adequate. some nights it was just too hot to sleep. fans are great, but only blow the hot air around, so it was kind of like sleeping with hair dryers on! but that's a small prob compared to all the great stuff. you two have lived there so long you don't notice the need for air conditioning. but it was uncomfortable a bit!
thanks so much for everything! loved you and your great and reasonably priced house. and again, thank you both SO MUCH for your willingness to accomodate me ( and hopefully other disabled travelers). have definitely recommended this house to others! very hands on hosts. you will not be disappointed!!
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Owner's Response: Hi Deb,
I’m happy you found our place so easily accessible and that we were able to tweak some things to meet your specific needs. I am, however, sorry to hear you were not comfortable with the temperature and I thank you for bringing that to my attention. We welcome all comments and suggestions to ensure we continue to provide comfortable accommodations for our guests.
Unfortunately, your stay with us last summer happened to be during a week that was unusually rainy and still. (We don’t typically have rain and the ensuing humidity in July.) I remember you mentioning that, partly due to your health condition, you were feeling overheated most everywhere that week.
While there may be some exceptions during adverse weather conditions, most guests find our accommodations quite comfortable, as you can see from our other reviews. I’m glad it didn’t put a damper on your trip and you were able to enjoy all St. John has to offer!
Thank you again for your review and I hope you’ll consider a future stay with us.
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