Listing was very misleading and inaccurate.
Though it has plenty of high-end furnishings, it was not a very practical house. However, the biggest problem we had with the house was the inaccuracy of the listing. I did confront the owner with the inaccuracies while at the house and following our stay but he claimed at the time that the ad was accurate and would not agree that we had reason to complain. He has since changed the ad but it originally claimed to be a 4 bedroom (there are 3). When we got there I asked about the fourth br, he claimed that a downstairs hallway could accommodate a cot. This space is the path to the exterior, the basement, and the half bath and cannot function as a bedroom. The bed count he listed origwas only tangentially related to what we found when we got there. The listing included this bed configuration: 2 Queens, King, Murphy, Twin, Twin, Double. In actuality there is a master bedroom with a king, a second bedroom with a twin that has a twin trundle, and a third bedroom with a queen and a double sleeper sofa. So really there is a king, 2 twins, and a queen plus a double-sized sleep sofa. This is nothing like what the ad claimed. There are also two air mattress for those who don't mind sleeping on the floor. The listing claimed it slept 9 (now he's changed it to 8) but that includes the sofa bed. I had read the listing very closely to ensure that there would be adequate beds for my family, which included two seniors and since there was only one couple among us, I relied upon the listing to ensure that single people wouldn't have to sleep with someone else. Between the inaccuracies in the bed count and the bedrooms, we had a really tough time accommodating 7 people. When I asked about the errors in the listing following our stay and told the owner how unhappy we'd been he suggested that it was my responsibility to tell him and he would have brought in some cots. I think it's his responsibility to accurately list his property and not hood-wink his guests into expecting something that isn't there. And cots in hallways are not a substitute for beds in bedrooms.
He lists the house as "Handicapped Accessible (May Have Limitations)." This is NOT a handicapped accessible house and to suggest that it is not only ridiculous but offensive. Anyone with mobility issues would have to be carried up the steps to the front door and to their bedroom, There is stuff everywhere for a child to grab and break so it's not child-friendly. I'd say more but I've run out of space!
Owner's Response: There are many options for bedding at the Davis House as well as sleeping areas besides the 3 bed rooms. Two of which are very large. On the main floor just off of the kitchen is the library with built in book shelves and window seat. Originally when we bought the house this was the 4th bed room. It is 12 by 10. This is what was referred to as a path. This easily accommodates a Hotel rollaway bed or Aero bed. We do not use cots. In the master suite sweet there is a large octagon turret sitting area. This makes a great nursery or extra sleeping space. We do our very best to satisfy our guests and are only a phone call away. Our guests arrived just before 4 on Saturday and as always we told them to call if they had any questions. When we arrived to water the garden late Sunday afternoon is when we were approached that each guest other than the couple needed their own bed. They did not notice the trundle single or Aero beds. She was fine with that. The hotel bed was at another location and I would have gladly brought it in and would have done so Saturday evening if I was notified. I heard nothing until Wednesday 2 days after departure.
Our goal is to make people happy and we have been very successful at it with all of our vacation rentals. We look forward to having you as our guests.
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