"First the positive: We rented this home for about 6 weeks this winter. We had friends and family visit us and there was room for everyone in this very beautiful home. The beds are comfortable, the furnishings are high quality. The window treatments are designer quality and really nice. Great pool! The pool and home were very clean. We saw manatees and tarpon from the dock, and it is very easy access to the bay.
The negatives I will list will not prevent us from renting the home in the future. First and foremost, I really enjoy lying in bed and watching TV, but there are no TV's in any of the bedrooms. If there had been a TV just in the master, we would have rented again, but after putting in my request, they chose not to install a TV, which is of course their prerogative. And there are plenty of other TV's throughout the house, and they are very nice. Some other things that bothered us... The master closet was filled with their personal belongings, so not really any room for our belongings. And being there 6 weeks, I needed a closet badly. Even though I felt like I was invading their privacy, I pushed their things aside to make room for our clothing, shoes, etc. I didn't know what else to do. The closet clearly stated "owner's closet". We have our own VRBO unit in Colorado, and make sure the closets in the bedrooms are empty for our guests. The kitchen was poorly stocked and I needed to go buy a casserole dish and frying pan. The dinnerware is very poor quality plastic that did not hold up to microwaving or the dishwasher. Glassware was very nice. The sheets in the master bedroom were very worn and pilled so I rummaged through another closet also marked owners closet to find a decent set. The comforter on the master bedroom wasn't too clean so the first day there I took it to a laundromat and washed it. The security is very tight at this home, which I suppose is a good thing, but there are flashing lights everywhere (which we covered up with a paper bag at night cuz they kept us up!). Each time the door opens an alarm beeps and it was slightly annoying. Very beefed up security! Also, I sure do enjoy hooks in the bathroom for pj's and bathrobes, towels n such, but only one towel bar in each bathroom, no hooks. We put a towel down in the master cuz the tub was a little slippery.
All this being said, we enjoyed ourselves immensely and would love to return! The positives far outweigh the negatives. Brad and Diane, Denver, CO"
Guest: Diane H.
Date of Stay: March 2016
Review Submitted: May 30, 2016