Lodging 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)
Extended family had a good time
Four children ages 3 to 7 had a great time at the beach and pool. The pool was especially nice. The house had nice features for a rental, (fireplace, bbq, deck). There were a few minor problems with the home that need fixes. The front storm door was broken, the vertical blinds in the dining room needed fixing, the solarium off the dining room has a leaky roof (rain water gets on floor and glass table), and there was a screen on the game room door that needed fixing. But aside from these small things, the house was a nice experience for all of us.
My family and I vacationed at this beautiful home in South Down Shores this past July. We have stayed at theee different properties and communities at South Down Shores over the years. This by far was are favorite. The Home is located in the Gables Community and the homes, back yard and community pool area are gorgeous. The home was neat and clean upon arrival and so spacious- we had more than enough room for my husband and I and our four children. The master bedroom and bath on the first floor was so convenient and the kids had the second and third floors to themselves. We had a beautiful private deck and from there it’s just steps to the pool entrance. Our weather unfortunately was not the best but the home was so spacious we didn’t feel cooped up, Netflix and Hulu was a huge plus as well as the game room fully stocked with lots of games that we all played together. Lastly, having central a/c was sure a huge bonus for us as it was extremely humid all week. I can’t recommend this home enough!
Great location,house and community.
Well maintained,safe and comfortable home.Everything you want for a relaxing and wonderful vacation.Beautiful views out all the windows.Space for everyone.And just a pleasant experience.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us and we appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
needs attention, maintenance, and a good deep clean!
Our stay at South Down Shores was great in its entirety, as the area itself is wonderful for a family vacation. Great neighborhoods for walking, beach area, pool for the neighborhood (though, not heated) playground and very quiet (especially during the week!) However, the home we rented is in great need of some attention! First, The unit was not properly cleaned when we arrived! Though 'clean' can be a subjective term, my husband and I (with our 1 year old son in tow!) spend an hour and half upon arrival vacuuming all floors, carpets, washing bathroom floors(!) and furniture! The living room furniture is old and used and I just felt uncomfortable sitting on it as-is, so I draped all the furniture with sheets for the time of our stay. I also went out and purchased our own bedding for the master king bed, including new pillows, to use for our stay. The pillows and bathroom towels were simply atrocious. They need to be thrown out and replaced, as well as as the master bedroom bedding as well. The kitchen is in great need of a deep clean (inside the cabinets, kitchen drawers, even the cabinet doors felt "sticky" to open. The wall to wall carpeting on the stairs and the second level is stained. The bath mats in the second floor bath were dirty, had to wash those as well. The front glass storm door does not shut tight nor stay shut so we had to either risk mosquitos or keep the interior door shut, which led to the place feeling dark. **the unit was listed as having cable television, but please note, as there were about 10 stations (and roughly 5 of any use/interest) this is not full cable television, no kids stations, so owner should modify listing as very basic cable** . The outdoor umbrella for the patio table was in the basement and broken, so there was no sun protection during the day to dine out on the deck. I was disapointed in this unit, especially for the price, and will not rent this unit again. ** I also think the owner via the management company should refund our cleaning fee (at very least) as we cleaned it ourselves...the best we could!**
Also, the outdoor space is not suitable for a young child starting to walk as the back yard is basically a hill, and also needs attention. There were patches of poisonous mushrooms growing just off the deck so I wouldn't let my son walk around out there.
We are interested in returning to South Down Shores for a future vacation but not to this unit given its condition.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a thorough review. Your feedback is very important to us and only helps us to improve. We're glad you enjoyed the area, but we sincerely apologize that the home did not meet your expectations. We can imagine how disappointing it must have been to go on vacation hoping to relax and then spend the beginning of your trip cleaning. We have notified our team about the issues you felt with the cleanliness of the home, as well as the storm door not shutting, the broken umbrella outside, and the landscaping of the back yard so that future guests can enjoy the home in its best condition. We have also updated the website information to note that the home has basic cable.
Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to see you again. We also hope that our guests feel comfortable in calling our onsite team about these issues during their stay - we would be happy to address cleaning concerns or broken equipment when issues arise so that the remainder of their vacation can be as comfortable as possible.
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