Large farmhouse that has marble floors for the entire house with 5 large bedrooms that have dressers for your travel clothing and gear and 3 private full tiled bathrooms. A large restaurant styled kitchen with two ovens and outdoor grilling area on the deck and a fire pit next to a fish stocked pond that is catch & release sport. Scenic trails and paths to walk or bicycle thru out the farm. Fresh vegetables and fish available for your meals grown at the farm.
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 8, 2018
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
AVOID AVIOD! DIRTY DIRTY!! BAD BAD BAD!!!
Bottom line up front: This place is one to avoid. We did not stay beyond a walk through with The Owner.
The yard is cluttered with junk, broken down cars, goose and animal feces, etc. As soon as we entered through the doors a foul odor penetrated our nose and I gagged. The place is cluttered with junk, lumber, dirty counters, and goose feces smeared on the floor. Hundreds, if not thousands of random objects are left everywhere and piled on every surface and in every corner. External wrought iron doors are used internally for bedrooms and bathrooms. As we walked through the place we had a creepy feeling...maybe it was from the smell, mess and the story telling by The Owner.
We did not stay there. I made a reservation for family on short notice due to my mother-in-laws death. I could not in good conscience ask or recommend anyone to stay in the house. The pictures are intentionally deceiving. There is no way the officials would sign off of the livability of the place. The bed sheets had dirt on them too.
I had hoped The Owner would refund us, but my expectations of human decency, morals and ethics is not the same as theirs.
AT THE END OF THERE STAY THEY INFORM ME THAT THERE FRIENDS OF THE LAST 2 WHOLE HOUSE RENTALS THAT GAVE MY RENTAL HOUSE OF NEGATIVE REVIEWS AND THAT IF THAT DIDN'T PAY HIM $1000 PLUS ON THE SPOT AND HIS STAY FOR FREE SINCE HE WAS HERE FOR A FAMILY EVENT HE WAS GOING TO GIVE ME A SUPER NEGATIVE REVIEW AND MY POLICY IS NOT TO REFUND AND PAY OFF FOR A GOOD REVIEW WHEN A GUEST BOOK AND COMPLETED THERE WHOLE 2 DAYS OF THERE STAY WHEN I SAID THAT HE CUSSED ME OUT AND BECAME VERBALLY NEGATIVE AND DEGRADING TO MY SON AND ME AND MY HOUSE AND PROPERTY FOR THE REST OF THERE STAYED LONGER THAN THERE 2 DAYS ABOUT A HALF A DAY FOR WHICH I DIDN'T CHARGE THEM FOR WHICH THE Bottom line this guest stayed at the rental house for there completed booked stay of 2 days. If the guest believe any of those untrue and false statements they shouldn't of stayed the whole 2 days and contact customer service to resolve and cancel there stay on Day One which the guest didn't do and stayed for the whole 2 days. The property is not a junk yard and zero cluttered and there is no broke down cars, my cars are in good condition and running. The yard is several acres in size and there is 10 acre pasture that 9 geese graze next to the rental house which means there is no geese or other any animal feces where guest would be staying in, at and around the rental house. There is no odor or odd smells of anything at and around the rental house and there is zero geese and animal feces anywhere in the rental house. The rental house was remodeled last year with a new roof, new cabinets, new beds, new furnished furniture, new marble floors for the entire house, new granite counter tops, new water heater, new heating system that are all cleaned on a daily basis between bookings. My house is clean, immaculate and accurate to the pictures on the website. Furthermore, the rental house, the property and household furniture and items and on the farm side of the property the farm equipment, farm supplies and farm feed is organized in a clean and professional manner.
It is a hovel sitting in the middle of a junkyard
We arrived, no one was there to let us in. The house sits in the middle of a junkyard with rusted out cars and piles of junk everywhere. The yard was full of goose poop and could hardly find a place to walk. We looked through windows and saw a filthy house. There is no way any of us would stay in rat infested filth. Left and booked rooms in a motel. I don't know the qualifications for registering with home away, but this property needs to be removed. Obviously it doesn't have to be inspected by health department or building inspector because it would be condemned. Totally inhabital! Do not waste your time booking or going to this place! Pictures are lies.
The guest arrived and was greeted into the rental house within 2 minutes or less after parking at my rental house and stayed the full booked time of one day and if they believed any of these untrue and false statements there saying then they why did the guest follow thru booked and stayed the whole time and didn't complain of anything during there whole stay of there booked and completed one day stay and they had breakfast in the morning at the rental house. Then in the morning of the last day of there completed stay after we provided them breakfast is when the guests ask me to price match another whole house bnb in the area that they said was cheaper by $115 and when I told them I don't have a policy of price matching other bnb's or vacation rentals or motels or hotels is when they just drove off and said I would get I bad review if I don't price match the place they found that was $115 cheaper than me. The rental house is on a working farm not a junkyard which the guest was informed of by the website ad listing, via text and phone before booking and staying there, there is zero rusting cars on the property, my cars are in good condition and running and also there is zero piles of junk on the property and all the household and farm equipment, supplies and feed is organized and stored in a professional manner.The yard is several acres and there is 9 geese that are grazing in a 10 acre pasture next to the rental house which means there is no goose poop in the house and around where guests would be during there stay. Furthermore, the house is not rat infested or filth the house is immaculate which can be seen in the pictures which are up to date current to what the rental house looks like currently and was just remodeled last year with new roof, new marble floors for the entire whole floor of the house and furnished with new furniture, new beds, new water heater, new heating system and new appliances.
Do Not Stay here. Hoarders home
All potential renters beware. This is a hoarders house and not your typically VRBO experience. I am in the middle of trying to recover my funds for renting this house.
I rented this home for my sports team for a tournament. We arrived on site and there was garbage everywhere. Trying to be in good spirits we ignored this and continued to view the home with Nora. Nora handed us a lantern for night time. The home is simply not finished. There are multiple pending project that were never finished and it is a danger to people staying there. My party still tried to make the best of it and moved some pieces of furniture around (with Nora's permission) to try and protect the children we had with us (1year old and 4year old). It was at this time my 1 year old child found broken glass on the floor (from a sliding door that shattered and was never fixed) and started putting into this mouth. We left after an hour due to it being unsafe for children.
Some notable items about the house
It is filthy: It looks like the surfaces of them home haven't been cleaned in a while. The sheets on the bed were dirty (dirt, hair, dead flies, etc) when we checked in.
There are multiple unfinished projects: Missing drawers, ungrouted tile in bathrooms, broken items, exposed electrical wiring, lights in the house don't work (hint the lantern handed to us)
This is a hoarders home: There is stuff everywhere, don't expect a clutter free area
This home is occupied: Don't expect fridge room, storage space, etc
There are no screens on the windows: The house was loaded with flies both dead and living
This whole situation was a nightmare for my family and my sports team. I highly encourage no one to stay here until the situations listed above are remedied. Nora herself was nice but blind to the above situation. She knew we were coming in with children and should have made us aware of the house's dangers for children. The house should not be rented in its current condition. If you are looking for a place to stay this is not it.
My vacation house is immaculate at all times you can see the pictures on the website which are updated constantly in detail to what you see so you know before you book. This is not a hoarders house at all never has been, the house was completely remodeled & finished about 15 months ago, there is zero unfinished anything in the house everything is new in the house and has zero clutter, there is no broken glass on my marble floors anywhere in the house. There is zero exposed electrical wiring in the house, there is 5 pullout extended Direct TV coaxial cable that can be pulled out from the wall to move the TV's around for guests. There is zero dead flies in the house on the floors, there is a bug zapper on the porch and deck area to kill flies not in the house. All my bed linens are cleaned and washed there is zero dirt, hair and dead flies, etc in the bed linens or on anything, furthermore are replaced every 4 months with brand new ones and the marble floors are grouted of almost 4000 sq feet are regularly washed & waxed before & after each booking/stay at the house.The house is only used for a bnb/vacation rental business and is not occupied by anyone else only guests. First of all, I gave a lantern to my guests because they was outside the on the grounds of the property going to/from there truck to the house to the walking and biking trails that are thru out the property and they was doing it late into the night for several hours way past midnight every night. All my lights work in the house. Also there is plenty of storage space available and there is 3 refrigerators clean/empty. Second of all I rented the house since the beginning Day 1 as not child proof and safe for toddlers which is listed several times in the website listing ad & when I talked to the guests verbally on the phone they never mentioned they had toddler aged children and they booked for 10 people but told me when they arrived it was going to be 25 plus people which I didn't complain about and the real reason is that the guests are worried that I was going to charge them for the additional people which the guest said they couldn't afford it because it was going to add over $1000 to there bill. Also, they never asked about move some furniture in the house, they told me after they moved almost half of the furniture out of the house to make room for there additional guests of 25 plus people to sleep everywhere on the floors, chairs, etc for all the days stayed since there is only 5 bedroom.
There was no way we could have stayed here.
We arrived at the premise in the mid-afternoon of 8/13/16 and left within 30 minutes without staying for the night. We demand full refund for the following reasons:
First. We reserved a place for a group of 6 people, yet there were only two rooms in the house each with a bed, hence not enough room for us to stay. The property was advertised as a farmhouse with three bedrooms for six people, though during our discussion before final booking, it was changed to five bedrooms for ten people. When we arrived, the owner told us one room was already occupied by a couple of renters, and she was also a resident there. Her son was also present, but she told us her son did not always stay with her. She showed us two rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, each having a bed. She said if we wanted, she could add another bed in the upstairs room which was rather small. It had a small bed, though she claimed it was a queen sized bed. It had three layers of soft sloppy bedding on it. She sat on it while talking to us. It looked like she was about of fall off it. We did not think it was possible to add another bed in that room. There was also a room-like area downstairs, but it only had three walls, hence unable to be closed off, and she did not offer to add a bed there.
Second. We did not feel safe staying there with two other parties: The two rooms could not be to be locked. The downstairs exit door to the outside could not be pushed open, and the upstairs window could not be opened.
Third. The place was a mess. The outside and inside of the house were totally cluttered like a trash collector’s junkyard with dirt everywhere and smelled badly. It was also in disrepair: the large window was cracked, the stairways was in bare rough wood. It was a hot day and the upstairs room was unusually hot and stuffy. Both rooms had ceiling fans but they did not work. There was stuff everywhere. I commented that I could not find a place to sit down, and she replied that she had 22 chairs.
Fourth. We concluded quickly that we were not about to stay there for the night and we wanted her to contact vrbo immedialtely. She said her son would call vrbo now. We waited while the son sat in the room doing nothing. When I asked why he was not calling, he said his cell phone was upstairs and he was not going to go upstairs to get it.
Though there are ample reasons, the first one by itself should be enough to qualify us for a full refund.
It was mid-afternoon, first they called my cell phone when they said they was 20 minutes away. They drove by the the house 4 times about 15 minutes apart not stopping at all the first two times, the next 2 times they turned into my driveway. I walked over to them, they drove away both times. Then, I called there cell phone and finally they stopped and pulled up to the front door entrance. They didn't want to speak in English, they spoke all of them in there foreign language for about 95% of the time with scattered English for 5%. They stood outside the house by the front porch for about 30 MINUTES talking in there foreign language before talking to me. Then walked in the house stayed about 90 MINUTES inside the house, then said they was going outside to look around, AT THAT POINT I AND MY SON WENT TO THE SECOND HOUSE IN WHICH I LIVE FOR DINNER WHICH IS ABOUT 150 FEET AWAY FROM RENTAL HOUSE, THEN WITHOUT SAY ANYTHING TO MY SON AND I they drove off. While they was in the house on the tour of check in, I showed them all five bedrooms, the kitchen, dining room, parlor, the deck, basically the whole house. We had 5 lightly furnished bedrooms with just the bedroom and a few empty dressers in them which you can see according to the pictures of the rooms in the house on your website which the guest seen before coming to the property.All the rooms in the house were available to them except one room> THE SUPPLY STORAGE ROOM which is used for storage of cleaning supplies, another spare 6 bedroom sets, replacement kitchenware, 26 chairs, TV's, linens, etc to replace anything that might get damaged during a booking and cleanup after a booking. They said they needed more chairs, so I can take anything out the storage room before I leave to go about 150 FEET AWAY to the SECOND HOUSE on the property IN WHICH I LIVE IN. I told them if they need anything just call me or come over to the SECOND HOUSE which is about 150 FEET AWAY from the RENTAL HOUSE. They were the only guests, all the furniture, furnishings and appliances, etc were bought brand new into the house to be very spacious WITH NO CLUTTER, NO JUNKYARD OR NO BAD SMELL IN AND AROUND THE RENTAL HOUSE AND THE SECOND HOUSE on the property. The WHOLE RENTAL HOUSE WAS REMODELED LAST YEAR, the whole floor of the house is marble except the staircase, the stairway is brand new built with new wood from Home Depot in December 2015 finished and clear stained wood finished, all the bedroom sets are brand new bought l