We arrived at noon and found the beach house closed up, stuffy and warm. We opened the windows and sliding glass doors to let in the nice ocean breeze. None of the sliding glass doors had any screen doors. As we unloaded our supplies into the kitchen we noticed 15-20 small flies (gnats) hanging out on the kitchen cabinets. Shortly after the sliding glass doors were opened, large flies began entering the house from the second floor balcony area, which seemed odd as it was the second story. We soon found the source of these flies, the houses’ trash cans were located just below the balcony. The 3 cans and area around them was smelly and filthy! There were hundreds of flies swarming the area and eventually entering the house. The cans had obviously been sprayed with pesticide at some point, because there were dead flies lying on an area of sticking goo on top of the cans. As we tried to control the flies inside the house (hunting them down and killing them!) we quickly noticed the walls & ceiling were splattered with dead fly guts. So, this is obviously an ongoing problem. The gnats were also everywhere! We contacted the rental office and complained about the qnats & flies, pointed out the source as being the filthy trash cans. We were told the gnats & flies are a problem this time of year along the beach and that the trash cans had been pressure washed “just last week.” We requested the cans and area be rewashed immediately as they were disgusting, but could only get a “we will schedule it for tomorrow.” The next day a laborer showed up with a small bottle of bleach and a straw broom. He dumped some bleach into the 3 cans, swished it around with the broom and rinsed off the cans with a small amount of water (no pressure washer!). The area was not even cleaned. Obviously this did little to correct the problem or deter the flies. I later took a bike ride along the beach houses and looked at 25-30 trash cans & areas, none of these had swarms of flies. Of course, none were as filthy as ours! We re-contacted the rental office and again complained about the flies. Telling them how the laborer had cleaned the cans and ignored the storage area. Also pointed out that a pressure washer was not used! They promised to look into the cleaning, and provided us with a small gnat catcher and fly tape. The trash area was never cleaned during our stay which turned out to be miserable.
4 Bedroom Ocean View Townhouse with Private Rooftop Deck!