Adorable cottage, but infested with ROACHES!!!
The pros: affordable, adorable decor, close proximity to wonderful beaches & restaurants, centrally located between 2 airports, comforable bed, cool breezes due to cottage elevation, central air & ceiling fans kept cottage cool, nice neighborhood.
The cons: roach infestation -spilled coffee grinds on the floor & within seconds a 2 inch long roach came out to investigate (not the sort of thing you want to see while eating breakfast). The nightly trip to the bathroom was creepy when we turned on the light & saw them roaming around. We eventually just left the lights off for our peace of mind. We found a roach on our soap in the bathroom & also in the toilet water. Luckily, we brought plastic storage bags for our food & had to use one to cover our toothbrushes. In the guest bedroom, there was another 2 inch roach dead beside the bed. Every day we probably killed 10-15 roaches, which did not make for a relaxing vacation.
The glass carafe of the coffeemaker was cracked & coffee leaked out every time we used it. The satelite t.v and radio never worked or at least we couldn't get it to work.
We deliberated about saying something to the caretaker, but decided not to since the infestation will require a professional exterminator, not a can of Raid. Our comments are directed to the owner who is ultimately responsible for this property. I understand that we were staying on a tropical island & SOME insects are to be expected such as mosquitoes & no-see-ums, but this was an unwelcome surprise.
We would have overlooked the minor inconveniences( t.v/radio/coffee pot) & rated this cottage a GOOD or even an EXCELLENT had the roach problem not existed. We will return to Eleuthera, but will choose a different cottage.
Owner's Response: Dear Jillybean
Thanks for taking time the complete a review of your staying at the BlueSkies Cottage and for rating it as excellent. I am very sorry about the issues you found during your holidays and it is a pity you didn’t inform our caretaker at once. He is a very responsive guy he would have done his best to sort all the inconveniences you experienced, like calling the TV guy, providing you with a new coffee pot and addressing the roach issue.
With regards to the alleged roach problem, we have inspected the property and haven't found any traces of their existence like poop tracings. However we have sprayed the place with a special substance (after a consultation with an expert) and will regularly check in order to avoid this event to happen in the future. Let me add that nobody before has experienced a similar problem, as you can see reading the guest book at the following link: http://www.eleutheracottage.net/review.html. Actually my wife and I have been in the cottage just few days before your arrival and haven’t found anything that could lead us to think of a roach problem.
Since Eleuthera is a tropical location we always recommend guests to take the kind of precautions they would adopt for their own house to avoid "unwanted" insects, like always close sliding doors, do not leave garbage inside or stuff in the kitchen basin, e.g. in other words to keep it clean as they found it.
Look forward to having you again as guests.
Helpful votes: 4/5
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