Cool House, Poor Upkeep
Submitted: June 28, 2011
Stayed: June 2011
-Enormous house with plenty of room to spread out
-Large, modern kitchen with plenty of seating
-Great little nooks like the sunken TV room
-Plenty of beds and bedrooms
-Jim's willingness to allow you to have a large number of people for one price
-Variety of activities on site: pool, hot tub, tennis court, gymnasium
-Lots of towels
-Landscaping is a weedy mess. The pictures make it look very flowery and beautiful. That is no longer the case. It’s now overgrown with 3 ft tall weeds.
-The house was very dirty despite having just been cleaned by a cleaning service.
-Lots of mildew growth in the indoor pool house
-We arrived thinking we would have access to everything on the site, but the outdoor pool was being repaired, so there was just a large gaping hole outside. Thankfully, we didn’t have children there. It would have been a huge hazard if little ones were present. It would have been nice to know about this BEFORE we arrived. We did have the indoor pool.
-Hot tub needs a railing or non-skid stickers. One of the ladies slipped on the step and fell into the hot tub. She had several injuries.
-Bed linens were used and one comforter had white crusty stuff. We washed all our linens and remade the beds before sleeping.
-Filthy, stained, stinky pillows.
-Lots of exposed electrical wires inside and on the pool deck.
-The basement has a corner that leaks. When you get out of the bed, you step on the wet carpet. Also, that bed is held up on 1 corner by a phone book.
-Filthy fridge with lots of spilled mess in it.
-All outdoor sliding glass doors have broken locks, so the property is unlocked at all times.
-The basement smells strongly of mildew
Overall, would I stay there again? If all the hazards were repaired, yes. As is, no way. I also think Jim needs to hire a new cleaning service. The house has obviously seen its fair share of college parties and I don’t blame Jim a bit for adding no décor or breakables because of that. We felt very deceived about the outdoor pool and we should have been told about that up front. He emailed me later to tell me that he cleaned the mildew in the pool house and sealed the exposed wiring. Jim offered us a refund of $250 plus ½ the cleaning deposit. We felt that was fair and gladly accepted it. I sure hope he keeps this place in a little better shape. It could have a lot of charm.
Owner's Response: This group brought their own cleaning supplies and started clean the refidge 5 minutes from their check in time. Mold in the 3200 sf pool room was 10 above the floor and only 1 ft wide ( it has been taken care of.) The flower beds around the house were delay in their cleanup because of record rains this spring. I have rented my home to over 100 groups over the past three years and no one brought in their own cleaning supplies upon check in. This group was NEVER going to be happy.
Helpful votes: 15/16
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