Nice, but quirky house
"This is a hard review to write. It's a real unique place and may be perfect for some.
When we first arrived, it was overwhelming as it is way up a very long, steep, curving driveway. When we parked, the view of the bay was beautiful. We walked in the house into a very nice kitchen. In my family, there were 7 of us: me and my boyfriend, my son and his girlfriend, and my daughter and her husband and their 4 year old, my granddaughter. The house has 3 bedrooms- so we had to decide who got which and this presented a problem. There is a loft bed in one, but it wasn't clean enough for the child. The half bath is inside of another. My boyfriend thought he'd like it as he gets up at night. My daughter thought it was better for my granddaughter who sometimes gets up at night, but also didn't like the idea of others maybe using it during the night. The other bedroom had sliding doors to a deck, nice. So, where was the bathroom? It's off this deck. It's a nice, kind of outside bathroom with a view, but my daughter felt it wouldn't be safe walking out there at night as it rains every night, and it could be slippery. She preferred the room with the half bath. My boyfriend feared he would slip on the deck in the middle of the night if we had the room with the sliding doors. It was tense. We stayed in the room with the half bath.
In addition, the owner's cat was there and my daughter and I are allergic and don't like cats. When the owner stopped by that first night, and it was dark out, to bring cat food, my daughter packed up the 3 of them, and they left. Coincidentally, her cousin lives on the same road and had room for them. But, I felt bad. I say all this so others understand when I say quirky.
The pro: it's a nice house, it was clean except for the loft bed area, it has an awesome very high view of the beautiful bay, yacht club, island, the "outside of the house bath" is nice, there's nice decorations, there's a good washer and dryer (which is also kind of outside) with laundry products, there were plenty of towels, there are TVs, great kitchen (my daughter came to eat with us), and there's a hot tub which we did not use.
The con: the listing should explain the layout because this was a family trip for my birthday and it caused stress, I really don't think it's conducive to little kids, I was too uncomfortable with the driveway both up and down, it had some plants, but no lawn, just concrete, and there was some building material around the area."
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