Had the misfortune of staying here the weekend of October 3-5. the property had numerous maintenance issues, peeling paint in the bathrooms, a bit of mold behind the toilet in one bath, a loose ceramic tile in the kitchen in the pathway area to the dining/sitting area. Although it is advertised as suitable for children, the staircase to the upper level bedrooms doesn't even have railing, and I had to be ultra vigilant to keep my twin two year old granddaughters off the steps for fear they would have a dangerous fall either from those stairs, or down the main stairs to the basement, which did not have a door or other way of closing them off.
Although the property is advertised as having two bedrooms on the main floor, the ad does not let a person know that the main level can only be accessed either from the basement, requiring walking a full flight of steps, or from a deck with winding, multi-level stairs, or an uphill gravel path to a rear deck with a couple of steps. So, reaching the main floor required effort, not easy for an elderly person or young children.
The basement level was musty smelling, with a dehumidifier running, and we found dirty linens in the hamper near the washing machine and dryer, as well as a damp bedspread in the dryer.
The TV in the master bedroom was tiny, maybe about 12" diagonal, and located on the wall away from the bed wasn't worth the effort in viewing. We could, however, view the master bath from the dining room through the frosted glass window between the two. We had to hang a towel over the window in order to give the bath occupant some privacy.
The kitchen was poorly stocked. If you expect to do much cooking, you may want to bring some pots/pans/baking dishes and other equipment with you. There are lots of plates and large serving bowls, and a few (very few) glasses (other than wine glasses, of which there were several. The toaster didn't work properly. The oven worked, but we couldn't read the temperature settings, so had to guess at the proper setting. No blender, food processor, or mixer could be found.
The bottom sheet on my bed was ripped and wouldn't stay on properly. I will give a positive in that the towels were decent and ample. Although they charge a hefty pet fee, the place has pet damage that hasn't been repaired - scratches on the door and a nasty stained carpet in the upper level front bedroom.
We didn't use the hot tub, but raised the cover and noted pine needles inside, even though it was in a screened in porch.
Were also a little disturbed that the place was for sale, with a lockbox on the door, meaning any realtor with a lockbox key/code could visit the place during our stay. A little unnerving to think someone could access our belongings while we were out during our stay.
We checked in after hours, the key was left in an envelope pinned to the office door. While it's nice to get a late check-in, this is perhaps not the safest method of handling it, as anyone could have picked up the key.
|How easy was it to book the property?||How easy was key pickup/access to the property?|
|Overall condition of the property||Bedding & mattresses|
|Kitchen & utensils||Bathroom cleanliness|
|Other facilities & amenities||Service|
|Check-in / front desk||Service|
|A romantic getaway||Luxury-minded travelers|