"Some very good and very bad aspects of our stay"
Pro's and Con's: First pro to mention was working with the owner was very positive. She is a very nice person and responsive. This review will highlight some aspects of our stay we liked but also others we felt were a major drawback. To the extent that we cut our original 15 day stay short after 5 nights. We simply could stay no longer and forfeited 10 days of our money. On the upside: - the property is beautiful with wonderful nature sounds during the night - wonderful flora abounds on the property - short walk to the ocean from the house through a lovely trail. Not possible to enter water but so beautiful. The lava comes up to the sea cliffs with crashing waves - the area is secluded and away from civilization, including 20 minutes to nearest store - the house is well supplied and equipped The downside: The interior of the house is a very different story - all of the furniture is worn out and should have been replaced a few years ago. The bed is just terrible. We sunk into the cheap, worn out mattress. After just two nights our backs were really in pain. We moved to the sofa and then the second bedroom to sleep but they were just as bad. - the living room furniture is the same with the cushions on the sofa and chairs old and really uncomfortable. They are both visually old and internally the materials are worn out. Basically all of the interior is in need of updating and replacement. It doesn't help that stuff was not of the highest quality to begin with. - There is way to much clutter for this small place. We really felt cramped inside. It seems everything is saved and taking up every available inch of the house. - the kitchen is also not great and cooking was not enjoyable. Pots, pans, dishes miss matched, old and in some cases not clean and as with everything else just way too much of it. - damp and bit moldy inside the house - the burners on the stove are not working properly - where metal exists there is rust on items ( refrigerator, picture frames, other) - lots of useless leftover food from previous tenants that just took up room. - the geckos/lizards. I love these little guys, but this place is overrun by them. They are not the real small version. They are about the size of your small finger. The problem is they deficate everywhere, so their little terds are on "everything" including our own clothing and kit, not to mention every surface in the house, high and low. Disgusting, really. And on
Peaceful Cove Cottage