DEFINITELY Not an Executive Home, MANY amenities not as described, Be ready to lose your Deposit !!
We recently relocated from Hawaii when my husband went to work for a new financial institution and we needed an Executive Class condo to rent until our house sold in the Islands. The plan was then to buy a new home in Fountain Hills. We saw the ad in VRBO and it looked great. The reviews were all excellent. We took it ! Looking back, we should have looked at the property first. But it was difficult being several thousand miles away. Also .. looking back .. there were only 5 reviews. If this lady had been renting for years .. why only 5 reviews. In our opinion they must have all been relatives. Anyway .. here are the items that were substandard or not as described. 1. The fireplace did not work. 2. The drywall over the sink is loose and falling off the wall. 3. The master bathroom shower was missing one of the sliding glass panels used to prevent water from splattering over the bathroom. They had put up a black rag / cloth / curtain in its place. 4. They also gave us and indication of cooling costs in the condo. It actually hit double the estimate several times. 5. Worse cable and internet in the world. They even charged us an additional fee to give us a few more channels. 6. They have these "solar" tubes that emit light. The bad part is you can't turn them off. 7. The bed skirt in the Master bed room was torn and held together by safety pins. To top it all off .. we gave her a couple of extra days before the next Client moved in (poor saps) so that she could clean the unit and hopefully fix the problems. She refused to give us our deposit back saying that the unit was "filthy" and she had to bring in a larger cleaning crew. We had put down a deposit for Pets/Cleaning in addition to the standard deposit. She admitted that it actually cost her significantly less .. to clean the unit. Heaven forbid she MADE money on the cleaning. Why would we clean a unit that we had paid to clean? Lastly .. I had left the remote for our personal Apple TV box in the condo. She buried it in a pot of dirt and left it outside in the elements for us to pick up. Fountain Hills is lovely ... a true paradise in the desert. This condo is not .. and the Landlord is to be feared !!
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