Nice, Quiet Stay
Pros: The owner was very friendly and pretty responsive to emails. Everything went smoothly for checking in and we had no problems our whole stay. The location was ideal for our vacation and the things we had planned. The neighborhood was nice and quiet. The beds were super comfortable as were the pillows. There were plenty of towels (which were really big). The basement was finished and provided a nice space for my husband and me to watch movies while the kids were sleeping. The fireplace was working during our visit which was nice. Cons: In the title of this listing it says that it's renovated. I'm sure it has been renovated since it was built, but the renovation was not recent at all. I would say it was done at least 20 years ago. I felt like, even if not intentional, this was a bit misleading as the home still feels very old and has a musty smell. There is mold in the shower curtain as well as in the window by the shower. The floors were very creaky. To many it wouldn't be a big deal, but we had four children with us, so the noise was annoying to deal with while they were sleeping. There were two remotes there, but neither one of them worked for the DVD player. The DVD played just fine, but we were unable to access the main menu or pause or skip, etc. Overall we had a nice stay, and if we needed to revisit the area we would consider renting this house out again.
Renovated Retreat, Walk To Downtown Birmingham