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Recent Private Homes reviews

  • Best Vacation Location I Have Rented

    "My experience was everything that has been repeated in these other reviews. The house is perfect for a large group great kitchen, great bedrooms, very clean through out. The owners were very accommodating with our schedule as we were driving down and were able to attend to our early arrival. I kept my boat at the inside dock which makes for easy boarding and unloading, also protected from the elements if the wind picks up. I went down with 7 teenagers, 4 adults and 2 children. The sunsets are so good from the dock I found the teenagers all 17 and 18 year olds out on the dock waiting for the sunset to happen each night, it was that good of a view. The neighbors were very friendly and even took us for a tour of the island via boat during our stay. Great location for divers and fishing expeditions as locations for local marinas and diving companies are a stones throw away. It is close to shopping and great restaurants (Sunset Grille and Pilot House). Plenty of items for the kids to make use of Kayaks, swim floats, ping pong, shuffle board, and volley ball. Lots of wildlife in the area as well. several pelicans would stop by from time to time and visit on the dock with us. Again can't say enough about the experience here in this home. Ease of booking, location, and amenities made this the perfect vacation spot. Thanks Debbie for sharing with us the perfect vacation spot I will definitely be returning soon."
    Guest: Keith S. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 29, 2016
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    "Heading for our long weekend away we were a little nervous considering the serious drop in positive reviews. We have stayed in the keys many times. This trip was two couples(early 50's) enjoying a long holiday weekend. Dividing the cost between the two couples meant we paid less than a hotel room and had the plus of a full kitchen and laundry facilities and room to spread out. The a/c was plenty cold. The hot water was plenty hot. The cable tv was fine. The beds were comfy. We didn't encounter any issues with the house at all. The house was cleaned when we arrived, in fact the cleaners came back and asked if we wanted them to fold the laundry they had left in the dryer. Yes the house needs a deep cleaning like the berber carpeting is deeply stained. However, we go to the keys with kayaks in tow and after a day on the water, we come dragging into a house with sand and muck and wet, so we wouldn't like to stay in a place that we felt like we had to be totally tidy in. We also were able to bring our dog along, another plus. We couldn't have sat outside in July as we would have just been eaten alive by the mosquitos, but we were able to use the grill one night and it was fine. The dock is showing signs of aging, but the hole is intentionally part of the dock, to allow for mangroves growing there. We never felt unsafe walking on it. Yes the boat is old, but we weren't bothered by it. We go to the Keys to mostly kick back, relax, kayak, and fish. I can see how if you were going to stay at the house as a major part of your time there, that you could be disappointed, but clean and functional works fine for us as long as we aren't paying a premium price. The salt air is so hard on property in the keys, to keep a place in top shape requires expensive regular maintenance that probably would eat up most profit. So, I'm sure it's a balancing act for an owner to figure out what to invest in and what to let go. Also we did receive our security deposit back in the time stated. Would we stay there again? Yep."
    Guest: Beth W. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 31, 2016
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  • Exactly as advertised, Very nice!

    "This house is exactly as the photos depict and a very nice base to explore the Keys, Miami, and the surrounding area. The owner is very cordial and helpful. When we arrived the cable wasn't working and the owner spent several hours of his time to correct the issue. You can't ask for better than that! The kayaks are a nice addition as well. There are a ton of places to eat within a couple minutes drive, grocery stores within a few miles as well. As for the house, it is exactly as pictured. Affordable, good location, very helpful can you go wrong?"
    Guest: Jonathan W. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
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  • Great outside space, hot indoor space.

    "My family vacationed here for a week prior to dropping my son, husband and friend at Boy Scout Sea Base High Adventure. We were with 4 teenage boys (and two grandparents) looking for something with amenities that would keep these active scouts busy. We were drawn to the kayaks and waterfront location with close proximity to good snorkeling. The outside of the house totally delivers. It is exactly as the pictures show. The tiki equipped with hammock and hammock chairs was terrific but we spent most of the time on the beach, enjoying the sea breeze and fishing from the bulkhead. There is no pier or dock but if you do not have a boat, there is plenty of room to fish. You will need a FL license if you are over 16. Check with your local bait shop for regulations and bait recommendations (we loved Brenda across the street at Capt Pete's who is a wealth of knowledge!) A few things to note about the property: I would not consider this a 3 bedroom. Yes it does have the beds that it states however the lower level is one large open room that has 2 beds in what is largely a family room with large sectional and television. It is more of a studio. We had planned on my parents staying here but it did not give them any privacy from the teenagers and there is no inside staircase that leads to the upstairs. One must go outside and use the front stairs or the spiral staircase out back. Not a problem when the weather was nice but there were several severe thunderstorms throughout the week which I understand is a regular occurance in the summer. Also, the air condition is not adjustable. It is set to 81 degrees (which was hot and not very comfortable for my mom who suffers from asthma) during the day and appears to come on full blast late in the evening, leaving everyone searching for blankets in the middle of the night and early morning. Lastly, do not expect anyone to sleep in the terraced area during the warm weather months. The owners ask that you keep the sliding doors closed during the day and open them after 8 pm. This room was unbearably hot and two of the boys were forced to sleep on loveseats and sofas in the cooler living room. There is no ice maker which is a bummer when frozen drinks are on the bar menu. It is vacation after all! If you plan on snorkeling in the sound, make sure you stop and pick up a dive flag at any local grocery store, Walgreens or dive shop."
    Guest: Lisa S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 19, 2016
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