"I'll start this review by saying that overall, we had a GREAT vacation, and the house fit all of our basic needs. There were a few hiccups, but nothing that would ultimately prevent me from returning to the house. It was clean and tidy when we arrived, and looked like the photos that are listed. There are bikes available on the front porch (4 I believe), but at least 2 of them didn't work because one had a flat (we tried to air it up, no luck) and on the other one, the chain had come off. The Wifi is super sketchy. To be fair, we had a lot of devices connected and it is not password protected, but even with some devices turned off, we still could not get any connection whatsoever. Having the pool and outdoor shower was awesome! It was a great break from the beach for the kids. The back sliding door that leads outside had no working lock on it, and was only closed by a piece of wood that blocked the door from opening. While this did the job, I still would've liked a lock. Lastly, the only thing that truly irked me about the house/trip was that the owner asks you to wash all the towels and sheets before you leave. We did multiple loads of laundry while there (two families with multiple kids), and doing the towels wasn't a problem for me, but we used every bed, the pullout bed, and couch for sleeping, therefore we had a ton of linen laundry to do the morning we left, which took up a lot of time on our last day of vacation. I think it would be reasonable to ask visitors to strip the beds, but not necessarily wash them, especially if the visitors needed to get on the road by a certain time like we did, it could be really difficult. This is the first time I've rented a house through VRBO, so maybe some of this is standard and I just don't know, I'm not sure. Also, the owner's son stopped by the house unannounced to check on things, which I found odd. He was very polite and didn't intrude, I just thought that was weird. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and appliances, but there was no extra toilet paper in the house, just what was in the bathrooms. The beach is about a 6 minute walk from driveway to sand, of course carrying no beach equipment or dragging small kids along, LOL, which worked for us. There is a large flight of stairs leading down to the beach, so just be prepared for that while setting up your beach day. Overall, the negatives were minor and easily fixable and for the money, you cannot beat the house and location! We would def stay again."
Guest: Misty W.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 9, 2015