Great Destination, House in good location
I loved the location of this house, which was a short walk to the beach, and in a great little neighborhood where my kids could ride their bikes easily without worrying about cars. And my kids loved Eagles Mere -- the beach and lake are great. We spent 90% of our time outside at the lake. Back at the house, there are a few things potential renters should know: the description of this house as a six bedroom is incorrect, as the owner has turned the sixth bedroom into a storage room. I was not informed of this before I arrived, even though when I rented the house I was told it was six bedrooms. The great big indoor and outdoor dining room tables were great and we spent most of our time, when not at the beach, on the screened-in porch and outside on the front porch. The kitchen was well equipped. However, there were a couple of downsides: The upstairs shower is a modified tub, and it's the sort of arrangement where the shower liner touches you when you are showering if you are not careful. It wasn't a new liner so needless to say, I didn't love showering there. The downstairs bathroom has a shower stall that needed updating or at least better cleaning. The mattresses are soft and in some rooms, lumpy. Also, there was a thick layer of dust/dirt on the freestanding bedroom fan, and dirt and dead bugs lined the window sills in at least one of the bedrooms. It's an old historic house so I'm sure its hard to get spotless but these problems were very visible to the naked eye. Two very important things renters should know is that your cell phone does not work in the house, although there IS wifi, and you should be sure to pack all the groceries you need for the week as the nearest store is a half hour away. These two things would have been very helpful to know in advance, especially when traveling with young children! Ricketts Glen is a nice short field trip away as is World's End State Park. And the Eagles Mere Inn has a nice basement pub that is child friendly.
Owner's Response: We have been renting this cottage and a condo in Ocean City Maryland on Home away and VRBO for over ten years and this is the first renter that has been dissatisfied. Our cleaning ladies informed us of problems at the end of her stay. After we informed her of these problems, she posted the above response. We stand on our reputation and will gladly supply references to any potential renters.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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