Worst Catskills rental in 12 years
We stayed during Memorial day weekend 2011. We’ve been renting in the Catskills for 12 years and wanted to try a new property. The pictures and description are deceiving. The place is neglected, in disrepair and needs some serious cleaning. The living areas/space is small for 16. The dining table only sits 6, not enough pots/pans. For pasta we had to make 4 batches in a small pot. Because of the good weather we were able to eat on the deck but there is no patio umbrella so the son was unbearable at times. The sheets on some of the beds looked and smelled “slept in”, good thing we brought out own sheets and towels to use. We cleaned the bathrooms, kitchen and floors ourselves before unpacking. When we moved the sofas there was grime and filth underneath. The downstairs where the teens had to sleep, was smelly and musty. The pullouts were disgusting. Cobwebs all over the house, we couldn’t get the downstairs TV to work until the end of the 1st day, owner didn’t return calls until the next day. The hot tub was a disgusting green slime of some sort and the owner tried to convince us it was the minerals in the “local water”. The gas grill was unusable, dirty and broken. We improvised a grill over the fire pit. Garbage everywhere in the yard, bottles, broken tools, we took pictures to prove it. We wouldn’t let anyone get close to the “pond”, it was green and mosquito infested. When we packing up the cars to leave, 2 local teens showed up to clean the house..no wonder the state the house is in. It took 7 weeks and various emails to get our security deposit returned. Everyone agreed this is the worst house we’ve ever stayed at.
Owner's Response: I can not even begin to comprehend why someone would rate my house 9 months after they stayed in it. This is new news to me none of it even makes sense. I am very easy to get in touch with, and and quick to respond. The pond they are talking about is probably a thousand feet from the house, it is a natural pond and is a beutifull aspect to the property. Things said like two teenangers cleaned it is something made up in someones mind. As far as security deposit i barely ever charge one so you should not expect one unless in very rare cases i think i need to cause someone gives me a reason. There is an overabundance of utensils, and household stuff in the house. I always tell people to bring something you think you have to have in case you need it so no one is dissapointed. The sheets are always freshly washed iand do not have any oder.I have alot of return visistors especially things like retreats such as family reuninions,christian retreats, teacher retreats, yoga retreats , hits renters,etc. For the most part 99 percent of the time people call me when they leave ecstatic about the place. For anyone who loves nature this place is unbeatable the sunrise and sunset off the top of the mountain are breathtaking,the house is on 21 acears and has 650 acears of property behind it. The property is tranquil and breathtaking and the house is very roomy and accomadates large parties.I assure you you will be taken care of and enjoy your stay.
property owner Tom Cirino
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