"This is a positive review. But note the negatives. I would advise addressing concerns with the owner BEFORE booking. There is no local property manager so problems cannot apparently be fixed once youve arrived.
Gorgeous property. The private beach really is private and the location quiet and serene. In June, the moonrise over the water in the evenings was amazing. No motorboats, jet skis or other noises. Just the occasional sailboat or -- way off in the distance -- faint views of ships. For some reason, absolutely no bugs or mosquitos, even though they were a problem in the surrounding areas.
The deck has 4 very nice lounge chairs with thick cushions. There are also bikes and kayaks. The bay was calm, and shallow for a long way out while we were there. Perfect for swimming kids. Plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. Bedrooms have variety of bed configurations. A child friendly property.
There is very very little anywhere nearby. We didn't mind that at all. But be aware it is a very quiet place.
There were some maintenance problems. One of the back doors was both not lockable, and would sometimes stick and not open. Something seems to be wrong with the latching mechanism. So the property couldn't be secured at night and also occasionally trapped people in the porch. I told the owner when we first arrived so maybe it's been fixed now. But nobody came to fix it during our stay so you should check on that. There was also no working landline phone (& no cell coverage, which the owner makes clear ). There is phone service to the house but the rechargeable phones there were very old and didn't hold charge so no outgoing calls possible. Again, we notified the owner, who offered to reimburse us if we went to the hardware store and bought a phone, but we didn't want to run errands or do home repair on our vacation. I'm hoping the owner has now replaced the phone.
The owner was very friendly and answered emails immediately. But be aware there is no local property manager so problems will not be fixed during your stay. That was fine (though inconvenient) for us. But the fact that there would be no way to even call 911 would be a problem for most people. So you may want to make sure the phone situation has been resolved.
The property was tidy but not exactly clean. The cleaning service used clearly didn't clean behind closed curtains or under furniture. Lots of dead bugs and dust and crumbs. I notified the owner, so maybe that will be addressed."
Guest: Jessica S.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: June 25, 2016