Worst vacation rental experience we've ever had
Review #10943980 “Worst vacation rental experience we've ever had.” We have been renting vacation houses in the CT shore area for over 10 years. Some have been great, some less so. But this is the first time a house was so unpleasant we didn't stay even one night but packed up and left. The house itself is modest, but OK. It appears superficially clean, but that's just at a glance. The main problem is that it's not a hous ethat's in regular use, as most vacation rentals are. It's just an empty house waiting to be sold (there's a large "for sale" sign out front.) There are no items in the house except a few old beds, rudimentary kitchen wear, a very ratty couch, and a couple of ancient TV sets. That's it - none of the things one normally finds in a functioning vacation house — not even a vacuum cleaner (we looked while we were debating whether to stay or leave, since we wanted to clean the filthy couch.) We found dirty blankets (lots of animal hairs), black mold in the shower stall, and worse of all, when we lifted the cushions on the ratty couch in the living room we found a year's worth of filth, food crumbs, cereal and a chewed up dog toy. The fireplace, touted as a "feature", hadn't been cleaned in ages and was full of old ashes. Quite dangerous. After further examination, and feeling very uncomfortable with the condition and cleanliness of the house, we left and found a nearby hotel. Our money has not been refunded, and VRBO has been very slow to respond to our complaint, which we lodged that very night. A big disappointment. We are now in the process of trying to recover our money.
Large Fenced in Yard and a Short Walk to a Quiet Beach!