Beautiful home, well equipped, very relaxing stay
Submitted: March 31, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
This house is very well maintained, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook, even a lot of extra condiments and spices. The location was perfect for a short walk to the beach and a 10 minute walk into town. The beds were very comfortable as was the living room furniture. The owners were very accommodating and even had the house available 3 hours earlier than the 4:00 check in time. We appreciated the pet bowls and the towels and plastic bags for our dog. My only issue is with having to launder the sheets and towels before checking out. I have stayed in numerous rentals and have only been asked to strip the beds. It took us 3 loads of washing to get all the linens done. It took most of our morning to be able to accomplish this, which gave us little time to enjoy our last morning at the beach. I feel the cleaning person could do the laundry while cleaning the house.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Hello Ellen, thank you very much for your review! We and our prospective guests appreciate your insights.
We do want to address your issue with the laundry. It is actually common in Manzanita for travelers to be asked to run loads of laundry as they prepare to check out. In fact, all of the Manzanita rental agencies have this policy on their web sites and as part of their requirements and the majority of the private owners do as well. Some rentals even request that laundry is folded and put away which we find onerous! We also provide laundry detergent which many places do not.
We do the laundry when we stay at the home. The home is equipped with modern, high capacity, high efficiency laundry appliances. It takes less than 1.5 hours total to run one load of all the linens through and leave a second load of all the towels clean and running in the dryer. We usually drop a load in, go for a walk, then start the second load while we pack up the car.
We can however accommodate guests if they run low on time with regard to the linens and towels. Just let us know ahead of time when possible or drop us a line when you are checking out so we can work something out with our exceptional cleaning crew.
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