The house is very nice and the view/location is beautiful, but beware.
This house is a primary residence and not a vacation rental property. The owner leaves when the house rents. Upon arrival I noticed the house had not been vacuumed. I mentioned this to the owner but he said he cleaned. I pointed out some dirt on the floor and he stuck to his story. I didn’t want to push the matter, but I need to inform other renters. It's unacceptable to charge a cleaning fee and not have the house professionally cleaned before renters arrive. My wife and I are very easy going, which is why we let it slide. I’m just very happy I brought a rubber floor mat for my 7 month old to play on. Examples of what needs to be cleaned. The floors should be cleaned, cobwebs removed, bugs removed from window sills and all dish need to be clean. We cleaned every dish/glass before using them. Even decorative items need to appear clean. Also, beware that there isn’t a usable grill. I specifically asked if there is a grill before committing to the rental and I was told there is. Yes, there is an old Weber charcoal grill, but the grates are rusty and the grill hasn’t been cleaned in ages. I was very disappointed by this since I had purchased a lot of grillables. There is also a strong smell in one of the bedrooms. We shut the door and didn’t use the room. I don’t mean to come down hard because the owner seems like a very nice man and I’m sure I would enjoy an evening of conversation with him. There is a level of cleanliness people expect when renting a property.
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