5/3 Bayfront! Stunning Views! Minutes From Beaches/bring your boat(s)!
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Another wonderful stay!
Perfect weather and wonderful views!
Stunning views, So relaxed
Another wonderful week at this beautiful house. Amazing views and so close to beaches, restaurants. Can’t wait to be back!
EXCITING HOME AND VIEWS
I have rented many homes from VRBO. This home got the most family "wows". Great kitchen adjoins large living room and dining area. The porch off of that area provides more than a 180 degree view of the river and on to the mouth to the gulf. Many amenities and special features. Lovely bedrooms and baths. Ample rooms for all of us. We sure hope to enjoy again.
Pleasant stay but not what we expected
Beautiful home with great views. However the listing isnt as advertised. In the listing it boasts of an outdoor grill on 3rd floor awaiting your catch. Upon check in there is a notice that if the grill is used it will cost you your security deposit. Owner of the house provides a grill for use outside but not large enough for a house advertised for sleeping 14 people. Very small grill. In the listing It shows chairs on the sundeck, there are none as is the 2nd level deck. No outside furniture on the largest covered deck so the deck is useless unless you stand or bring your own. Upon checking in there is no one to greet you. The house has so many switches and nothing is labeled. It would have been nice to have been greeted and someone to show you around and how things work. Half of the TV's didnt work correctly. The stereo advertised doesn't play on the outside speakers they do not work nor do the ceiling fans on 3rd floor deck. The beach access advertised doesn't mention it's a paid access only. You have to pay to use the public beach. We did have an issue with the dryer not working but the owner quickly arranged a laundry service for us we just had to leave the laundry outside the door. However when we did we were left a note, underlined in red ink, that the washer wasn't broken and we were to wash our clothes and put them outside the door in a plastic bag. The response time was not as given and leaving wet clothes in a plastic bag outside in the July Florida summer was not a great idea so we never used the service after the first time. The service wasn't explained clearly. The house had several light bulbs out as well. Also the house was rented for our wedding. On the day of the wedding we were contacted by the owner saying they had a maintenance person needing in to look at the house at 4pm. I responded with that would be ok and would make it work. Upon arrival I explained to the 2 ladies that the wedding party was in the master suite getting ready and they were not allowed in that room. However, the 2 ladies barged into the master suite where the bride and bridesmaids were dressing and made a point to announce that we were to be out of the house by 10 am Saturday (4 days away) so she could start cleaning.
Upon voicing our concerns at checkout we were told the house was usually rented by fishermen not families.
Overall nice place but for the price we expected better service and full access to the house.
Warren, I’m sorry that the house did not meet your expectations. We never allow weddings or large parties because the house is not designed to House the number of people that you brought to the property (far exceeding that to which we had agreed). I am also sorry that the dryer broke during your stay. But given it was 4th of July weekend, we did provide a method to dry any clothing. I’m sorry you chose not to text to have the laundry service handle your clothing. They were happy to do so.
The very vast majority of people prefer not to have a greeter meet at the house. Since you had been in the house twice previously in wedding prep, we did not think it was again necessary. But I wish you would have texted to request it. There is always someone available 24 hours a day to handle tenant concerns.
Again, I’m so glad you texted to tell us the wedding was a huge success and while we again are returning to our policy to not permit large events, I’m so glad yours was as you described “a perfect day.”
Check in was fast an convenient. The pictures didn’t do this home justice. It had everything and more
Great place for a family get together, with a few let downs
We highly enjoyed our stay at this VRBO. The house itself is beautiful, as is the quiet neighborhood, and the views from pretty much everywhere on the property will take your breath away. The nearby beaches are good for shelling and finding little creatures.
Our only disappointments came through a few inaccurate details in the listing. These were minor, and would not hinder us from staying at this property again.
- The grill on the 3rd floor, close to the kitchen, is actually prohibited for guests and there is a sign saying you will lose the entirety of your deposit if it is used. There is a small electric grill on the first floor, but this is inconvenient since the kitchen is so far away, and it is simply different than the listing.
- There is no furniture on the top terrace, as shown in the listing, or furniture on the second floor balcony (by the bedrooms). In fact, there were no lounge chairs anywhere, and only a few patio chairs on the third floor.
- There was no fire pit as shown in the listing. The kids were looking forward to making some s’mores! Oh well.
- The kids found an empty beer van on the top terrace balcony.
- The garbage cans were already full and overflowing when we arrived. There are detailed instructions having to do with the garbage but they could not be followed because of their condition upon arrival.
- There was a dirty cleaning rag hanging in the entrance.
- We has a cockroach problem in the master bedroom, finding 3 of them (one already dead in the closet).
I feel like all of this is nitpicking, but the listing should be updated to accurately reflect the actual property. Like I said, we enjoyed our time and had an overall positive experience. Thank you Claudia for sharing your beautiful home.
Thank you, Aaron, for the comments. We did update the listing to reflect the removal of the fire pit. Unfortunately, no matter how many times we explained to renters that real wood could not be used in the gas pit, people still continued to try that method which was a real fire hazard. The grill off the kitchen was left on by a guest as well with gas flowing freely for a full day. As I'm sure you can understand, we felt it best to provide a grill for guests outside where, even if that happens again, no one could be injured. It's one of those things with renting our home. We wish everyone would treat it as we would (and as you probably would) but ultimately, we have to focus on renter's safety over convenience. As for the bug problem, the house had just been serviced (as it is monthly) and while we have never had a problem with that, I'm sorry you did. I'm glad the bug was dead as that means the treatment was in fact doing it's job. Lastly, thank you for the other comments. They are not nit-picky at all. We pride ourselves in providing a completely first class experience to our guests and for that reason have changed our cleaning crew (which has resolved our garbage issue). We look forward to having you back and are so glad you enjoyed your stay!