Submitted: January 30, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
We stayed for 8 days and were disappointed especially after reading the wonderful reviews. My major issue was that the apartment is advertised with a washer/dryer which it does not have. If we had know this, we would not have rented since this was very important to us and we eliminated all other rentals that did not include a washer. We travelled light with just enough clothes for a couple days assuming we could do wash so it was a major inconvenience. No explanation and no apology. The only laundromat is a single washer at the ferry dock in a room behind the gas station which had somebody in it all the time. Also, because of plumbing issues in the building, you cannot flush toilet paper.
The apartment is cute and new. It does have a closet as described but there was only one hanger in it so, since we didn't travel with our own hangers, it was pretty useless other than using it to hang a few things over the bar and lay our suitcases on the floor of it (there is no dresser or place to put clothes).
It is convenient to walk to most things. There is a grocery store directly across the street and many places to eat very close. The ferry is a really close walk. Town is pretty quiet during the day.
The snorkeling is amazing and there are plenty of great beaches. We came to escape the city and enjoy some peace. Unfortunately (by no fault of the owners), the neighbors made us eager to leave. We were told they were "musical" which translated to several nights of insanely loud, drunken parties with bongo playing (this must be the musical part), horn honking and fighting until 2:30 in the morning. Even with closing all the windows, running the air and putting the radio on, it still sounded like they were in our living room.
I feel bad, because we always stay in privately owned rentals because they are more "homey" than just a hotel. I don't think I've ever left a bad review. I just felt like the plumbing issues and lack of washer , should have been disclosed before we put a deposit on it so we had the option to find another rental.
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