Little house in the Prairie is a single family home that contains 2,173 sq ft and was built in 1970. It contains 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Located on a large lot, this home offers balanced country and city living. The heated bathroom floors are welcome during cold winter months. This home is within walking distance of downtown Sun Prairie which offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, taverns, services, arts and entertainment. The neighborhood is full of parks and activities for children.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 16, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Not what I expected
The house was not what I expected. It does not sleep 12, but only 8 if all want a bed. There are only 4 beds and they are not all true beds as you would expect. Two were a sofa pullout type bed and one was an airbed. The linen closet was very disorganized making it hard to find sheets that were a set. The blankets too, were hard to find and the ones we did, we had no idea if they were clean or not as some were on the floor in a closet or stored in a crib. The towels had a soured smell from the laundry and there was not enough for 12 people, that's for sure. The kitchen cupboards and drawers were dirty and there were not enough dishes or silverware for everyone.
On the other hand, the property manager, Jayme was EXTREMELY helpful when we called to ask for clean towels and a new airbed (the one they had sprung a leak). She promptly brought us a new bed and new towels. She was VERY timely communicating with me during the entire transaction.
Although I appreciate the review there are a few details that this reviewer just got flat out wrong. It's also clear that there was a fair amount of dishonesty with regards to the number of people who were authorized to stay at my home. I agreed to allow 6 people in my home not 12. This is after I explained my house rules and sent a follow up email. However disappointing these fact may be, there are some things that I feel need to be clarified to the careful reader.
My home currently contains 3 regular beds and 1 Air Mattress that is, and has been clearly listed on my property details. I can send the brands of the frames and mattresses to any inquiring individual.
When describing properties on VRBO as a homeowner, you are not asked to determine how many people can sleep in the beds in your home, you are asked to describe the size and space by which you can accommodate a certain number of people. Having 4 bedrooms, a living room, a family room, and a finished basement certainly provides the space to accommodate the number I've stated and quite frankly more than that.
I would agree that my organizational skill could stand to be improved and that the drawers in my kitchen were not cleaned acceptably (an issue I'm addressing with my cleaning company); however in no way shape or form were there blankets for customer use "left on the floor." Because I live in the home, I do have items stored that are not for guest use. My house was not set up for 12 people because the person did not pay to have 12 people in my home.
Having said all this, I was never contacted about any of these issues other than the air mattress having a leak and the towels. Never given a chance to make it right. They also complained that the house had a Keurig and not a "regular" machine. I purchased that too. I don't have 12 towels in my home because, I live alone. If a customer and I agreed to have 12 people in the home, 12 towels would be in the home. They're $1.97 at Walmart.
In summation, although I appreciate some of the half-truths in the review and can use the information to better serve my guests, it's difficult for me to take it to heart knowing that this individual had previously complained about my pricing structure and now confirmed through their review that they actually disregarded a legally binding agreement and brought 12 people into my home without my permission instead of the agreed upon 6 and felt wronged because my home was not setup for 12 people.
STAY HERE!!! IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER!!!
This house was perfect for the week! Close enough to downtown to enjoy the sites, yet far enough away to be quiet and relaxing. The house was clean and more than ready for us upon our arrival. And the local restaurants were perfect for us after travelling all day to get here. Did NOT have a single problem and Jamye was the ideal host by messaging us throughout the week and making sure we didn't need anything.
If you don't stay here, you are missing out!
Very roomy home- lottsa windows and a rear deck off of the kitchen- private back yard- dog friendly - comfortable and located on a quiet dead end street- easy walk to the center of Sun Prairie- owner easily accessible should any concerns arise.