Very Primitive for the Price
Submitted: September 13, 2010
Stayed: September 2010
We rented this property based on the price and the pictures. The pictures do NOT do this apartment justice. We were really shocked when we walked in. The smell from previous pets was overwhelming. The refrigerator looked better on the inside than on the out. Little insects everywhere. The toilet was clogged. Overall, the corners, under the beds and around the walls were very dirty. We pulled the bedspread back and found earrings, hair and sand, meaning that the mattress pad cover had never been pulled and cleaned. We requested a exterminator and a plumber, which were obtained. We learned that the house behind this apartment building belonged to the same owner. (#240415) (FYI - the owner lives across the street from this house.) When those guests moved out, we requested to move in. If you stay here, bring your own can of Raid, cleaning supplies, and plastic sheeting to put on the bed before you lay down on it. A can of air freshener would also be advised. You will NOT want to put your clothes in the closets or walk around barefoot. Also be forewarned: the owner is frequently there and may come into the apartment during your stay at any time. I expect some degree of owner involvement when staying at their rental property, but not to this extent. When we confronted the owner about the conditions and asked her if she wouldn't want good guests to come back and stay again, her reply was, "I don't care!" That's good, because we will not be back. The family staying in apt. #3 said the same thing to me; one time only.
Owner's Response: This apartment has had favorable reviews in the past. We are concerned about all complaints and responded immediately to any request for exterminator (This is the beach in the summer and South Carolina is Famous for Palmetto Bugs) and plumber. That did require several visits to the unit. - It is never our policy to enter without request.
The photos now in place are of brand new furniture that we purchased. The original sofa & chair had gotten old and we wanted everything to be fresh.
Helpful votes: 12/13
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