The rental is actually even nicer than the photos here show it!
We arrived to this very nice property after hurricane Sandy late at night after a long and frequently interrupted journey. With help of the exact description given beforehand we found the property without problems even at night. We had been advised in writing to strictly park our car only in the designated area for our apartment, but when we arrived, the parking was taken. Being hesitant if perhaps due to the storm the previous renters would not have been able to leave, we went up the stairs to check, but everything was dark – however there was a sound inside. So we tried the doors anyway – we had been advised to enter and instructions had mentioned the entrance being left open and the keys being inside. Well, both entrances where locked but by chance the owner had given us the key-code – just that the light was not sufficient to enter it, so that we had to go back to the car to look for a flashlight. Once inside, we fortunately found the apartment empty – but the fire alarm buzzing. Even that late at night, we called the owner and where advised to just disrupt the alarm.
Early next morning we had a rude awakening when very noisy demolition works on the property next door started at 07.30 AM – we would have preferred to know about them in advance, also that they went on for six days a week from 07.30 AM to 05.30 PM nearly without interruption, shaking the whole house (perhaps one of the reasons the fire-alarm went off). With only Sunday without demolition, we unfortunately had to stay away from the apartment for most of the time. I think whoever bought the property next door will construct a new house there, so the noise may go on for a while.
With daylight we found the beautiful terrace badly victimized by the storm, so after breakfast (regrettably indoor) we started to remove the fallen dry foliage and recollected the chairs blown over the whole terrace and cleaned them and the table. The stains from mildew remained however – a service team coming to remove them a couple days later removed the stains, but not the water they used to do so, so the stains started to form again after some days and the still water attracted breeding mosquitos – so that we had to have another go at the terrace to be able to use it.
The terrace is beautiful and extremely big – it will be difficult to find a comparable one! It would have been optimal if it could have been better used, but with just the base for the umbrella and no umbrellas available (apparently other guests lef
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