Could have been so great
I really hate leaving a bad review and I'm disappointed that this service came so highly recommended by friends who all had wonderful experiences (in San Diego, no less, at other properties). First the positive: The location is great, short jog from the airport and downtown and very close to Balboa park. The views from the front deck were great. Now for the bad: On our fist evening of arrival we walked into a house that was 85 degrees, with no air conditioning - which is ok in San Diego but the house faces the sun all day and gets VERY hot and stuffy. An actual can of car freshener in the living room is a bit pungent, which I found annoying. There are fans in the room, but they don't do much. Our biggest complaint was that the house was filthy, the floors were dirty and gritty, the kitchen was the worst, old coffee left in the coffee pot, crumbs and hair on the floor, crumbs all over toaster with gross greasy fingerprints, counters had some sticky grimy film, greasy finger prints all over refrigerator door handle and microwave handle, it was so gross. I don't expect perfection but I would appreciate it to be clean. There was even old milk in the fridge. Obviously the owners are not getting their monies worth from their cleaning service despite us paying for it and I am not sure they even know it's happening. We called to complain the first night and asked that they come clean the next day...the company was very apologetic, which I appreciated, but the next day someone came in and simply wiped only the spots we complained about...really? I could clean that house 10x better for a 100 bucks. It didn't make us feel much better. The beds were sagging and rickety; and the rest of the house is pretty beat up; Master toilet wobbly and not attached to ground; says it sleeps more than 4 but there were no extra pillows or blankets. We received towels but no washcloths or floor mats for shower (not a deal breaker but also not convenient). As an FYI there is no AC so be prepared to sleep with windows open. Due to the proximity to the freeway and airport - if you are a light sleeper you'll never sleep. The saving grace was that we were so busy enjoying SD that we only slept there and could "deal", but it was also the only negative aspect of our trip. This place could be so great with a little more attention to their cleaning service and a little TLC bc otherwise it was a cute house in a good location and a reasonable price.
Remodeled 2 BR/2 BA Downtown Home