Quirky but disappointing
First in all fairness this was not the property we were originally booked into. I blame VRBO for this. Our original booking got cancelled by the owner for renovation reasons about 2 weeks before we were to arrive. We had already booked flights, restaurants etc and could not cancel our trip to celebrate a 70th birthday nor did we want to. The first person we talked to was very helpful and told us not to worry that they would find a comparable place for us to stay and when we contacted them again (VRBO) we were told that we had to choose from a disappointing choice. We have used VRBO many times before and have always been happy with our apartments, not this time though. This rental, though in a lovely area was too far from where we wanted to be and we had to take a taxi ever where. The place itself was not properly attended to. The dryer was full of towels with no place to put them. The bedroom closet was full of wet towels so you did not want to put your clothes in there. The fridge had a rotten apple in it and it was very hard to close the fridge without pushing the door and fridge slightly to the side. Privacy was an issue because the side of the house goes up a hill where people walk right by and can see in. There is a small window in the bedroom high up but very hard to reach it to open the blinds but if you did people could see right in. Also because you enter the apt on one level and have to go down another level to the kitchen and then up another level to the bedroom (all with stairs) it was a bit dangerous especially for older people. There is no toaster just a toaster oven. The stove was in good order though we did not use it but no kettle. There was a coffee pot but we like to boil our water. Also there is no dishwasher and only 1 dish towel so we had to use paper towels to dry things with. There was only 2 sets of bath towels (1 for each of us) and since we couldn't use the washer/dryer we couldn't wash or dry them. Also there were no instructions on how to use appliances, where to go and what to see. The sofa was comfortable and the TV was good & big. The dining room table in the kitchen was beautiful and the decorations very eclectic. The place was also very cold. They have heaters but then it got very hot and very hard to control and would not want to leave them on overnight. Overall we would not stay here again and if this was our apartment that we were renting out we would make it more inviting & comfortable.
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