Overcharged, intrusive friends of the owners, no parking, could go on forever!
Submitted: October 23, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
We rented this cabin for my daughters wedding. Unbeknownst to us, that amount is only for two people (which the website did not state when we rented it), we were charged an additional per person charge after the first two, PLUS charged for every wedding guest, PLUS a porta-potty. The owner was contacted with the information regarding the wedding size (approximately 40 people), date, etc and NEVER mentioned any of the additional cost. However, that being said, my daughter really wanted the wedding at this particular cabin, so we sucked it up and rented it.
When we met the owner, he stated that he had been married at this same cabin and had approximately 350 guests so he could accommodate our wedding size. He assured us that there was ample parking as he also owned the cabin in front of this one (within about 200 feet walking distance). He also assured us that the cabin slept 10 people comfortably.
Upon arriving at the cabin for our stay, we found out that it will sleep 10 people if you want 2 people to sleep on a futon (which is on the floor, outside and on the deck) and someone to sleep on the couch. You can sleep 4 people upstairs, in the loft, should two of you be under the height of 5 foot tall. Needless to say, 3 of our guests had to find other accommodations.
The parking was a joke and we could only park about 10 cars if you parked on the road and in the ditch. The additional parking he told us about managed to fit two cars. I'm not entirely sure how he parked the cars of 350 people.
A friend of his showed up at the cabin, on our second day there, bursting into the cabin without knocking or introduction. My husband, luckily, was there, as the rest of us were in town. The friend stated that the owner talked to us about catering the wedding so he was there to see if we needed help. We had informed the owner prior to us arriving, that the catering was taken care of. Evidently manners and communication do not run between the two.
The owner agreed, prior to our stay, that should the number of overnight guests, as well as wedding guests, differ than what we had initially agreed upon, we would settle the difference after the wedding. It took him 44 days to refund me the money he owed us, of which he only paid part of the actual amount.
Owner's Response: Hi Traci, thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you had so many issues at your daughters wedding. In the past the few times we have had any issues with our guest stay they have contacted us and we have been able to work them out, I would suggests this approach in the future as it might make your rental experience a more positive one. Warmest regards,
Jack and Erin
Helpful votes: 2/5
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