Not as advertised: only 5 real bedrooms, boat and jet skis not available, unreasonable owner
-This home only has 5 real bedrooms so beware (One is a single mattress crammed literally under the stairs directly behind the only main floor toilet, the other is a 4ft high "loft" up a ladder in a closet). Luckily our group is young and was physically able to access the beds.
-The owner never made the boat or jet skis available (bait and switch). There also were only 2 paddle boards
-finally the water at this part of the lake is 2 ft deep and coverd in moss. It was completely unswimmable and very disappointing.
-the owner remained on the property and stayed in their converted garage.... Very odd considering the price
-the owners closet was completely full of their clothing with no room for the guests. Their toothbrushes were also left in the shower. There also was no shampoo.... Again, should punt have these oversights for the price
-the owner demanded an impromptu "cleaning deposit", upon arrival, then wasn't available at the contracted checkout time, then refused to return the deposit via text message..... TERRRIBLE
Owner's Response: Be WARNED leave the house as this Bachelor Party did and you too will lose your cleaning deposit !!!
The organizer of the 15 Guy Bachelor Party was not present during check-in, his brother and 6 of the guys showed up first. Upon showing these guys around the house they told me it was one cool\hip house and with excitement they began choosing their rooms.
I charge no cleaning fee but hold a $200 Check that will be destroyed as long as the house is left reasonable condition. The Bachelor Party organizer called upon leaving and wanted me to hurry over to check him out, I said I would be there ASAP, but he chose to leave. He told me they had a great time and he looked forward to my call.
Upon inspection he was right he did do some clean up. Though I found food stuck to the kitchen island top and on the outside table, a 1/2 filled bottle with chewing tobacco spit in a closet and somehow the group knocked over a 500 lb Fire Pit in the driveway and chipped the concrete. When I called him I told him I could tell the 15 guys did do some cleaning, but while it was not perfect I would return the cleaning deposit.
Then about 10 mins later my wife showed up and upon her inspection she found bacon grease that seemed to be poured down the stove vent and on the back porch she found what looked like an over turned ash tray with ash and cigarette butts under the tn addition to the ashes and cigarette butts we found a 1/2 smoked marijuana joint and a cigarette burn mark in the outdoor carpet.
I did text him back and told him we would be putting the cleaning deposit toward cleaning. This is the first cleaning deposit we have kept.
Understand we collect designer chairs and in our living room alone we have chairs designed by Eames, Bertoia, Le Corbusier, Saarinen and Mies van der Rohn - High End indeed. In addition, I own a home on a Caribbean Island (homeaway.com #333457) this home on Lake Austin and a cabin in Hunt, TX. My family travels between each home and yes sometimes I stay in our decked out garage appt with a hidden entrance on the back side of the house. In addition, I have owned a large boat - what many might even call a Super Yacht. Our boat was 75 ft long, 4 bedroom, with a front deck, rear deck and a roof top deck with fancy lighting and a hot tub. While it is true 1 of our rooms is small, it is nothing different then what might be found a Super Yacht.
Sorry Guys - the cigarette burn was last straw.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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