Nice idea – poor execution
We rented for a weekend. Liked the idea and liked the pictures.We arrived Friday pretty late.It was dark and…light outside didn’t work.With flashlight we got to the door. Studio looked exactly as on the pictures and we were excited.Turned on the heat and realized that the furnace is right here – 2 feet from the bed.We will be reminded about it all nights long when it turns on and off waking up even dead. It got warm fast and we started unpacking.We were looking around –dust and spider webs were everywhere.Toilet was completely yellow of the water standing for quite a while. Wine glasses nicely displayed on the wall were far from being sparkling.You have the feeling that no one lived here for some time.But if owner knew that people are going to stay – shouldn’t some basic cleaning be done before our arrival?Soon we realized that there is no hot water in the studio, some light bulbs were missing, fire place didn’t work even if you follow the instruction.We reached the owner and expressed our concerns.BTW Verizon doesn’t have reception and home phone allows only local calls.The owner was very apologetic and offered us to stay in another house. We checked it out and didn’t like it as bed was not changed since last guests were staying and it was not welcoming at all.We returned back to the barn. Did some cleaning and wanted to turn on the TV.There is no cable or dish service there and internet is slow to stream from the web.We went to bed.Furnace woke us up every time it turned up.When it was not working you could hear that toilet has water dripping that goes on your nerves.Shortly after 8AM crew arrived and took care of the hot water,missing bulbs,made attempts to put on fire place (with no success),running water in the toilet,brought missing extra towels.We got full attention.We didn’t get fresh eggs or milk that other reviewers mentioned.We had a great day in the area.Weather and fall colors were just amazing.We returned back to our studio for another sleepless night.You can see that owners put a lot of love to make place attractive.You will find everything needed in the kitchen, even small items like foil and ziplocs.But studio must be clean and all features must be working.The owner promised to give us some money back to cover for the inconveniences.5 days later we got our security back and 50$ additional.It could be great experience if owner took right care of this studio.Keep in mind–even if everything is clean and working–you still sleep on the furnace.

October 2014
Retro Modern Barn Apartment in the Heart of Grafton
Retro Modern Barn Apartment in the Heart of Grafton
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