4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12
Owner / Property Manager
Good location, property questionable
The location of this property is great for families, with an easy, safe walk to the beach and very limited street traffic. The property has plenty of sleeping room and very nice outdoor spaces.
However, the entry floor to the property - which sleeps eight guests - has an incredibly strong and persist chemical smell. The smell is likely coming from the garage, which houses gasoline, paint thinner, and wood finishing chemicals. Moreover, the owners indicate that the windows to the bedroom on this floor should remain closed. At best, the oder is unpleasant. Beyond that, it did give one of the guests a headache, and she moved to sleep upstairs. I mentioned this to the property manager only to find out they were well aware of it, indicating they had the smell "tested." If they're concerned enough to have it tested, why not communicate this up front? I felt manipulated.
The terms are only partially communicated to the renter when booking and paying a non-refundable deposit, which feels manipulative. If I could include an attachment to this review, I provide the 6 page rental agreement and 1 page community rules agreement to which you must consent AFTER having paid a deposit. The agreement and community rules are not unreasonable, but why not provide them to tenants prior to collecting the deposit? We also manage property. We make terms clear prior to collecting a cent.
While the VRBO listing makes clear tenants are to provide sheets, it does not fully reflect the rental agreement, which states that all tenants are to furnish "blankets, paper goods, and soap products." Surprise! That's right. No toilet paper or hand soap in the bathrooms. That just feels cheap.
While there, I reviewed prices for available nearby listings. I found better properties with similar location amenities for much less.
Despite all of this, our family had fun because we were together and enjoyed the beach. If we come back, I'll look elsewhere.