find another place to stay!
I booked this house just on reviews., shame on me. Upon arriving I asked Donna if we could go in to write checks and she says you don't go in until I get the money. the house is in a ok spot, there are better and it's much farther to the beach than a few steps. all the towels smelled so bad we had to wash them before using them. All the dishes were dirty and what pans there were had dried crusties on them and wee peeling. Carolyn tells me it was fortunate that I had a place close by to pick up pans and beach chairs..I called it an inconvience, how about people who don't have a place? dishwasher did not work, it ran but didn't clean. we killed 2 roaches in the kitchen and there were ants in the bathroom..the bug guy came and sprayed raid.
the landscape is deteriorating and pretty non existent, dead and dried up. the pool is EXTREMELY small, there is 1 lounge chair and the rest is really cheap plastic stuff..1 lounge chair so you couldn't lay by the pool if you wanted to or had to take turns. there is a large area of rocks and bent and broken beams...don't know what that served. the house had to be for small people since there is a table with chairs that are almost on the floor...good for kids I guess. you have to stoop down in the shower to get under the shower head. the vanities are very low for normal people. the contraption that held the toilet paper was dirty! the beach is quite a hawl when you are carrying stuff. the decor is terrible. The furniture in the LR is broken and when you sit on in you sink in. I do have something good to say...the bed in the master BR was comfortable.
when I go away I expect to be in a real nice place that is clean and nicely hdecorated...this is not the place. There are other nice places a couple blocks away for 1/2 the price. There are a lot of nice places in the area that I cannot mention here. I still haven't figured out what the high cleaning fee was for since we had to clean everything we used. I tried to find another place to stay and get some of my money back but the places I wanted to be we're booked. Carolyn says that I was difficult from the start and I don't know how, I just asked her to waive the tax like another home owner was going to do for me. screens on patio doors were ripped, we taped them. Beach chairs are extremely small and the 2 bigger ones were broken and all the chairs were totally rusted. I had to go to my condo and get my chairs and buy 2 more for our guests! renters beware
Owner's Response: I was disappointed that his renter was unhappy with Hirsch's landing. The decor is exactly as it is represented in the photos...retro 60's...and if that is not to her taste, she perhaps should have chosen a different place to rent. my other renters LOVE it...and find it charming and fun, and they always compliment me as to how CLEAN the house always is, and they come back, time after time. I have many return renters. The towels are plentiful for both the baths and the beach and are always washed and are very clean I thank her for calling my attention to the aging pans, and I have since replaced them with new pots and pans. The pool is advertised as a small pool. The master bath has marble countertops, and quite lovely, with his and hers dressing room areas. The beach is indeed a few steps away...just across a the private road, easily accessible...and the house itself is beautifully situated on a canal and has a gorgeous dock. I was away so I was, unfortunately, unable to meet this renter. The house is treated (Florida being Florida) on a monthly basis by Orkin, who also respond if there happens to be a specific issue. There is a yard service and a pool service that comes every Friday. The furniture in the LR is NOT broken. In fact, I keep it in very good condition. The whole house had just been cleaned by Stanley Steemer, furniture included, before her arrival. The dishwasher is less than a year old and should work well. No one else has complained about it. If something does break, I like to get it fixed immediately, so I encourage renters to let me know if there is a problem.
Fortunately, my other renters are very pleased with "hirsch's Landing" and have said as much in their reviews. It is a comfortable and fun vacation home that can sleep 6 easily...3 bedrooms , 2 baths...a living room, a family room, multiple TV's with cable, wi-fi, fully equipped kitchen...steps from St. Armand's Circle with its shops and restaurants and ice cream parlors....and a very short stroll to Lido beach...and on the water! There are water views from almost every room in the house. Visiting Manatees and a mango tree are bonus attractions along with a large back yard and patio. Come have fun!
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