We have rented many places on VRBO over the years, including several elegant estates, and this is the first bad experience we have had. The studio itself is clean and light, in a lovely area, but Spartan to an extreme. The owner has put minimal effort into furnishing or providing any amenities. The bed is uncomfortable, we had to clear the closet of pots and pans to find a space for our clothes; there is no sink in the bathroom and no storage or shelves for toiletries, and the kitchen is suitable only making coffee. The refrigerator is tiny and has no shelves, there is no stove, and a paltry assortment of pots and pans. All this is minor compared to our two significant issues. The owner came into our place every day when we were not there. She would open our bathroom blinds for some reason, which we kept closed for privacy reasons. Who knows what else she did. We felt very invaded, there is no privacy. And when we were left without power, water or basic sanitation like being able to flush the toilet, due to Hurricane Iselle, the owner charged us a full nightly rate anyway and basically ripped us off. The owner then sent us bizarre emails when we asked for a refund. We were very uncomfortable with our stay there and with Babette the owner. There are many other nicer options in this area. I would steer clear of this place.
Oliana Cottage - Near Kalapana (allergy friendly)