Submitted: October 1, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
This was my first experiece using homeaway, as I normally stay in hotels when travelling. Well no more hotels for me. Also this was my first experience with vacationcake rentals who manage the property. When I first inquired, I immediately received a response from Lauren. She was one of the very few who actually took the time to respond, as compared to some other inquiries I had sent out for different properties. To the point, Lauren made the check in process painless, while being professional and friendly, a big thank you to this newbie!
One worry I had booking a property as compared to a hotel was the amount of privacy I would retain. I was a bit worried about being hovered over during my stay. Let me say, this was not the case at all, as privacy is all about this particular piece of heaven. '
Ok the property. It is located behind a big nice house, over a garage. Reaching the unit is by way of a common alley way. This means you are able, if you drive one here, is to park your car off-street in front of the garage doors! Thank you!
Once inside the unit and walking up the stairs, the unit was ready for our arrival. Very clean, well appointed and extremely relaxing. Stayed for three nights and slept like a baby on the memory foam mattress. Very quiet!
The rooftop deck is amazing and spent all three nights on the deck, using the grill one night to cook steaks from whole foods. Also was able to use the portable propane fire pit one cool evening. The view and privacy combined were extremely relaxing. One thing I would like to see added to the rooftop is some sort of shade structure (portable or fixed) so the deck could be used for moring coffee or daytime relaxing without being sun blasted.
Kitchen was very nice, with utensils, plates, coffee mugs, etc. The fridge is an under counter model which is perfect for those items you purchase to eat, drink, cook. Another item I hope the owner will add before my next visit is an ice maker. Not a big deal since I did bring a cooler and Davids market is right around the corner on Mary st for ice.
Neighborhood is extremely safe, as we walked to 1st street during the night hours. It is also within walking distance to SOCO for shopping and eating. Now I did drive into downtown during the day.
The stairs up to the rooftop are steep but we managed perfectly everytime. I am already trying to find a date to return to this sanctuary. Thanks Lauren!
Owner's Response: Daniel,
Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. You were a lovely guest and we'd be happy to have you back anytime!
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