"My siblings and I stayed for a week this summer - our first time ever in RI. If you're considering Westerly for a vacation, I would highly recommend giving it a try, and this house is in the perfect location. We walked or rode our bikes to the beach every day, sometimes several times/day. The road is flat and wide and there isn't as much car traffic as you'd find on the Cape or in Maine. The beach was absolutely beautiful, the water was temperate enough to spend lots of time in, and we had good waves for the kids to body surf.
By the end of the week we had grown fond of this house, but our first two days were nightmare. The home was not clean when we arrived despite the two cleaning people we saw there, and we spent all afternoon Saturday first going to the store to buy cleaning supplies then taking them to the house to make it livable. But the "TV" room in the converted garage couldn't be helped - it was dirty, moldy, spidery. Even the kids didn't want to sit in there. There's an old rusty refrigerator and another fridge sitting in the breezeway where you enter. Just weird. There's a ping pong table in the basement which was great, but the basement looked like something out of a horror movie. The overall feeling was that the owner bought the house to rent and doesn't particularly know or care how the property is maintained. Also, it's a very old house and so some mustiness is to be expected. But the lack of care really hit hard at the beginning because we paid so much for the week. When planning our vacation I communicated several times with Denise, who let us go into the house to look around before we committed. She was very easy to work with during the planning stages. I emailed her to specifically let her know the house didn't seem clean when we went, and also specifically asked if it was well stocked with cleaning supplies in case we had to do touch ups. She assured me it was professionally cleaned and would be spotless and that there would be plenty of supplies anyway. Neither of these statements were true. I even had to pull out all of the shelves and drawers in the main refrigerator and scrub them before we felt comfortable putting food in there. I tried to contact Denise to let her know what bad shape the house was left in, and she still has never gotten back to me. Even so this was a great house, yard, deck to spend a week in if you don't mind getting it into shape first!"
Guest: Stacey A.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 18, 2016