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Pro: Very close to the beach, old school Tybee cottage, lots of room, great outdoor space, close to restaurants and shopping and a great family feel, the owner is very personable.
Cons: The 2nd day there was a big king snake in the yard. It was hanging out near the kitchen sink that drains directly into the yard. On our 3rd night we awoke to the sound of scratching in the closet and a opossum in the lower level bedroom. We chased it out of the bedroom and into the laundry room. From that day on the lower level smelled more and more like raw sewage or rotting dead animal. I alerted the owner about the opossum and his response was, "It's gone now!!" 2 days later we told the owner about the odor. He waited a day and then called a plumber. The plumber couldn't find anything wrong (besides the sink draining into the yard). The following day a pest guy was called. He found the place the rodent was coming in and out of the house. While looking for the opossum he found a large rats next in the laundry room and a smaller one in the lower bedroom. My husband overheard the pest guy and the owner talking on the phone and the owner refusing to treat for the rats or to remove the nests completely. Another family was coming into the house the next day and he KNEW of a rat infestation, multiple rats nests, snakes hanging around that eat rats, and all of the disgusting issues that come with all that and refused to spend the money needed to take care of all that. The "AC" in the ad is a few old window units. There is no dishwasher that is in the ad. The house has so much furniture, decor, stuff jammed up everywhere, extension cords and dust bunnies it would be a nightmare for anyone with little kids and especially babies or toddlers. If you rinsed off little junior in the downstairs shower before going upstairs the kid might end up digging through a rats nest 2 feet from the shower in an ancient dilapidated dresser right at eye level of a kid.
I know all these complaints sound like a jilted ex-wife or something but in all honesty this was by far the worst vacation rental we have ever seen and I have pictures to prove it.
Owner's Response: In response to this spiteful malicious review.....it is a case of you can't please all of the people all of the time. These people could not find a cottage that was available at the last minute and called me the day before they wanted to check in. Since I had a last minute cancellation I told them they could have the cottage at the reduced rate of $1,400.....Regular rate is $1,600 .They arrived and gave the check to my agent in charge of the cleaning crew and she sent it on to me . A couple of days later they let me know about the possom which they shoed into the laundry room and shut the door.......where upon it died....Had they left the two downstairs doors open, the animal would have gone away on it's own. Hence, I called critter control to remove it at a fee of $250 dollars and clear away any rat nests.that might of existed. NO rats were ever see. As for the harmless black snake, it was seen once, never to reappear again. From here on out, these people complained about EVERYTHING in regard to the obvious senario which was about to unforld. I told them that I was sorry that things were not working out for them and that I would be happy to refund a portion of their rent to make up fo their troubles. Well they were way ahead of me.......By the time I deposited their check, they had already had their bank cancle it, so now I am out $1,400 dollars for trying to be a nice guy and letting them in at the very last minute when I normally ask for a deposit a good month ahead So this is what you get for trying to be a nice guy. luckily I have been renting this cottage successfully for over 15 yeare to many,many happy families with kids who love it for what it is and it's location just steps to the beach. These people were obviously scammers who really never intended to pay for the rental to begin with. I guess the tag line to this would be live and Learn. I am just fortunate to have so many wonderful families who love the home and come back year after year.........
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