House, 3 Bedrooms, with 1 facing the Gulf
About Gina Hollis
I grew up in Iowa and moved to Kansas City when I was a young adult. I graduated from the University of Missouri in Kansas City where I majored in Information Technology. After graduation I got a job at Sprint and started my Masters in Management degree, which was completed the next year. I met my husband at Sprint and we had 3 boys. I left Sprint after 12 years to raise my sons and still reside in KC with them.
Gina Hollis purchased this House in 2009
Why Gina Hollis chose Englewood
My family has owned property in Englewood for over 50 years. We love the area.
What makes this House unique
It is very peaceful here since I am the only house from street to beach!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This is very nicely accommodating cottage. Beautiful property on beach. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Thank you so much for staying and I am so glad you gave us a thumbs up on the new renovations. I appreciate the honest feedback and hope to see you again!
we had a very comfortable relaxing stay during our week. Could use a ceiling fan in the living room and bedrooms. View was good. The balcony had a great view for the sunsets.
Renters beware! Horrible owner! AC will not cool below 82 except at night when it can slightly go 78
We've had a horrible experience in renting this property. The location is great though. The cottage is old and very dated, therefore the AC doesn't work, the refrigerator is out of freon, the windows would not close, the dishwasher doesn't work, the washer doesn't work and the lights are out in the bathroom. We stayed the entire vacation without air conditioning in that humid and hot weather. All our food spoiled because the refrigerator didn't work, we had to spend a lot of time in grocery stores to cool off. We contacted the owner and Gina was very rude and unresponsive. We will file a complaint with Vrbo to get at least half of our money back. They installed a portable air conditioner in the living room but the windows would not close and we've also been invaded by mosquitoes for that reason. The portable air conditioner couldn't cool off the room. At the end of our stay, they replaced the cottage AC unit and it was a construction zone for the whole day with 90 degrees inside and men walking in and out through our stuff. The new AC system couldn't cool off below 80 degrees either. So, if you can endure the heat and humidity inside the cottage, rent it. If not, save your money and vacation and look somewhere else. We've had our vacation ruined!
Let me tell you the truth about this renter and her experience. Anyone that has ever rented for me knows that I am never rude, always responsive and you can read any review on any of my houses and see this. This renter sent a note to us the week before she was arriving and asked what to bring etc. pretty normal. However once we answered we received about seven more emails asking everything down to if we could take a picture of what was inside of every cabinet. We happily responded to each and every question including the one where she asked if she could stay late, which we had to say no to because we had another renter coming in. She then started calling the house cleaner asking her to go around my house rules to let her stay late. She was told again no. So I get a nasty email saying how inflexible I am that I won’t let her stay late. The day she arrived my staff started getting phone call after phone call about everything in the house not working. She complained about the dishwasher, washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, air conditioning. I have had many people stay in this house before and after her and have had no complaints about anything. However, I always respond to issues and I paid to have someone go over. I also immediately started to remotely monitor the air and that is how I know it never got any higher there 78°. My staff arrives to check air and other issues, find door open . He shuts door, goes to check the temperature in the refrigerator and the freezer, both were running and normal range but noted that these people had stuffed it of with hot food. He goes out for a couple minutes, comes back and renter was there. He once again sees the sliding door wide open and using the curtain as the door. Tells renter to keep doors closed and avoid putting hot foods in refrigerator and freezer
Still complains about the air, had my staff put two whole house air-conditioners in this tiny cottage house. Again I monitored it and it was about 73.
Then more rapidfire texting to my staff to let her use someone else’s pool.
Then more complaints
Then more nasty emails and threats to put a bad review out.
And my favorite one, after they left The house smelled like an Eastern European spice market and the recycle bin was used for fish guts. Real nice for the next people
If you are an owner, you know who these people are, you get them once every few years and just pray for that next Saturday to come...
Clean and Comfortable
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The location was wonderful. We walked on the beach everyday, so relaxing. This property is older but, it was very comfortable for us and we're so glad we stayed here. We were able to feed the turtles one day but, they wouldn't come out in play other days.
Just steps from the beach with an adorable cottage!
We really enjoyed this property! The cottage was very clean and exactly what described, 2 bed 2 bath was perfect for our family of 5. There was more than enough room to be comfortable inside. The appliances were fairly new and all worked well. The property also provided movies books and board games which was a nice touch. The cleaning and maintenance staff were very friendly and kind. Most importantly the beach access was perfect! Only just steps away, we enjoyed an ocean view all day long, and could come and go to the beach as often as we pleased. The top deck and one right by the beach were also often used to enjoy the views. The private parking was nice and it was private for the most part. There is a condo building next door but the traffic coming and going was not that bad so do not let that scare you off. Just for the beach access the cottage is worth every penny! The area in general is very beautiful and less busy then the larger Florida cities along the coast. We enjoyed the serenity of the island. Just driving through the island you enjoy the the nature that is rarely seen so close to the coast anymore. We will definitely try and make a return trip.
Thank you so much for the glowing review! I truly appreciate your honest feedback and look forward to your return.
Great Christmas vacation!
Very private and at the same time only 50 steps to the beach. We really had a great time. There were a few maintenance issues but were taken care of right away. The communication between the outstanding maintenance folks, the owner and I could not have been better. BOTTOM LINE, WE WOULD DO IT AGAIN! Oh by the way, the weather was awesome.