Broken A/C, backed up plumbing, and poor responsiveness
Unfortunately, I can't recommend this place for a number of reasons. The night before we arrived, one guy robbed and tied up people just two houses away. This was according to the local woman - Sandra - in charge of taking care of this rental. According to Sandra, the robber was Haitian and had a home arrest bracelet. The rental owner's response was that the robber was "from the U.S.A." Strange response but an indicator of things to come. Maybe the robber was an American on vacation too.
Upon check-in to the unit, Sandra mentioned that the main AC was broken. This was a big concern due to the summer heat. However, she reassured us that parts might be on the way and she would check on them in 2 days. She said it had been broken for a month despite no warnings at rent contract signing just 2 weeks prior. The owner's response? "The A/C all parts requested by the contractor were brought in June by me, and you might have seen them in the draw where the water cooler is. To my understanding, the issue was resolved." This was contradicted by Sandra in several discussions. It never worked and even Sandra remarked how incredibly hot it was inside.
We had notified the owner when the 2 days passed through his main contact named Germaine. Unfortunately, Germaine was out for several days and this certainly doesn't help when you're only staying 7. We also had a significant problem with the disposal which backed up and we were warned to just leave it alone by Sandra. The result was that due to the interior heat, things became pretty ripe by the end of the visit. We also had problems with the TV as had been detected by prior renters. We did what the owner said but couldn't get it to work.
Given the crime, broken A/C, backed-up plumbing, and poor owner's responsiveness, I can only say "beware!" If you're OK with the location, I highly recommend looking at nearby units of comparable price but superior quality. We've rented spectacular units at similar prices in numerous Caribbean locations and found this to be wanting.
Helpful votes: 12/13
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