Needs TLC and more information disclosed in the description
We've stayed at countless VRBO's and this wasn't a good experience. While the owner was responsive to some things, not everything was addressed. Upon arrival we were told to park in front of the shed but there were cars parked there. Then we had bought food to bake in the oven since there was a full kitchen, but there wasn't anything in the kitchen that was oven friendly. No casserole dishes, cookie sheets, pans that were oven safe or foil. While looking for something to cook on in the oven we came across several large black beetles in the cabinets where the plates and glasses were. Some were dead, some were alive. During our stay we came across numerous of these beetles, mostly in the kitchen some in the bedrooms. I text the owner to mention the parking situation, asked about something to bake on, and told her of the bugs in the kitchen. She apologized for the parking situation and said the long term renters shouldn't be parking there and she would contact them about it. She said they don't stock the kitchen to use the oven and never addressed the bugs. We emptied the cupboards to hand wash all the dishes and silverware, and proceeded to cook in shifts for 4 people in a toaster oven. The next day we stopped at Goodwill to find a baking dish but had no luck and ate dinner out. When we returned to the rental the power was out, I reached out to the owner again to see if we should call the power or if they were aware - she stated she would call. We realize this is no fault of the owner but it added to the experience. The power was out for many hours. The next morning I went to make a fresh pot of coffee and was greeted by more bugs inside the coffee maker. Needless to say, I was done, we packed up the family and left asap. We have stayed in many tropical locations and understand there are insects and critters, this situation seemed like a problem where additional care and/or need of a bug service is in order. This property was a disappointment. Had we known the property was shared with full time renters that made it a busy place with cars coming and going and a dog barking, in addition to the bug issues and the home needing general TLC, we would not have rented. The location also looks remote, but backed up to a fairly busy road for a noisy sleep.
Hookipa (Entire Home, Ocean View, Mountain View, upstairs only)