5 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Balcony & Front Porch, 2 Spacious LR, Fenced Backyard
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:35
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great house for a few small families together
Enter into open floorplan with living room on right, spacious kitchen on left. Utensils provided in kitchen were adequate. Glassware and dishes were nice. Side by side refrigerator has water dispenser, icemaker possibly broken as ice was all over bottom of freezer. First floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms. Laundry facility (solid new washer/dryer) in back of the house, door to small/medium backyard with small, decently hot grill (propane tank included, refill when leaving). 1st floor living room has smart TV, leather couches (comfortable seating for 5 on couches). Dining table had seating for 6.
Head upstairs (door at top of stairs) to 2nd floor with another living room complete with couches and TV. Off the living room is door to the front-facing deck. Back inside is a full bath and bedroom, and master bedroom with en suite full bath (tiled standing shower as well as a separate shower/tub combo) and walk in closet (wire rack shelf, no other hanging/storage).
We had 5 groups here (2 couples with 1 kid each, 1 couple with no kids, 2 singles) and everyone had space and was very comfortable.
Kitchen was great, cooked most of our meals in
Upstairs master bathroom looked recently redone and was very nice
Belmar great town to vacation in, house decently proximate to beach
As mentioned in another review, not sure if there is an issue with bugs - we saw one cockroach when we first arrived in one of the bedrooms on a curtain, none after that (we kept all food in bags/in the fridge)
No shower curtain/shower curtain rod on master bedroom's bathtub - fine as we were using for bathing a 2 year old
Grill was only adequate for full household
Backyard was very buggy (mosquitoes) - not sure if it was the medium-length grass, the proximity to the lake, or both
Not enough seating for everyone to eat meals together - would've been nice to have an 8 person dining table instead of a 6 person, there should be space for it
Master bedroom dresser drawer broken
Upon arrival, deadbolt wouldn't work (frozen, fixed with WD-40) and doorknob wouldn't latch, so front door could be pushed open with moderate force
Overall, I would recommend. Rate was reasonable. Landlord was helpful/friendly about the issue with the door. Security deposit was promptly returned. Good space that could be really amazing with fixing a few of the small issues I listed above.
The owner Jay was responsive and so helpful.
Location was absolutely great. Size of house perfect. We loved every minute.
Very clean. Big rooms. Plenty of hot water. Close enouhgyto beacj
A wonderful place to stay. Exceeded my expections
Large house, great location, owner easy to work with!
Prior to the arrival and during the stay I had many questions and I found the owner to be extremely responsive, polite and easy to work with. The response was usually within 15 min and no longer then 30 min which was fabulous. The property was large with many bedrooms and bathrooms. Towels and bedding was provided, there were beach chairs and an umbrella and cooler for use at the beach. The air conditioner was a plus and worked well which we really needed in the very hot and humid weather we experienced. The kitchen had plenty of dinnerware and silverware and was quite well appointed. Both decks were enjoyable to use when he night breeze came in.
Spacious, clean, lacked amenities
I am a first time renter of a vacation property. While I was satisfied with the spaciousness and cleanliness of the house, I was surprised to see that it lacked basic amenities (i.e. wash cloths, soap, shampoo, tissues, paper towels, etc.). I wish I had known this prior to arriving. Only 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel was provided for each of us. As a beach rental, I had expected that beach towels would be provided. Aside from this, my experience with HomeAway and the owner of the property, Jay, was very nice and easy.
The rental was a great disappointment
Immediately upon opening the door I was welcomed with filth. The floors were in need of sweeping and cleaning. The walls were all damaged with holes in need of repair and dirty . The bathrooms were unusable. The shower doors were filthy and shower floors as well. The shower caddy stands were so rusted you would need a tetanus shot if you touched them. The carpets upstairs were disgusting.
In spite of all this we stayed because there were four familes staying and there would be no where else at last minute to accommodate everyone. So we cleaned and scrubbed our first vacation day. If that was the worst of it maybe we could of had an ok time, however the next atrocity was when I saw a cockroach. I thought maybe an isolated incident, but what a mistake that was . By the third day roaches were crawling in the dishwasher. Toaster, stove, and countertops. One of the families left and was completely freaking out. The rest of the families packed up and put everything in plastic . Everything can be backed up with photos and video. On the up side the location was great and the house was big.
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