This is the fourth property we have rented through VRBO and we have always had great experiences, until now. We are not looking for anything extravagant or over the top, just something in a good location and in good condition where we feel comfortable spending time. What we found was something more akin to a frat house, with only the barest of amenities and furnishings, and no apparent appreciation for the fact that people had paid good money to stay there. The list of issues I shared with the owner is long but the bottom line is that the general state of the property was pretty bad. Here are just a couple of examples.. In the master bedroom, the pocket door leading into the toilet area was stuck in the open position, leaving it wide open, and the occupant visible to anyone standing in the bedroom, or in the hallway if the door to the bedroom was open. The towel rack in the downstairs half bath was hanging by one end, and the smoke alarm in the entry hall was there but the battery was hanging freely instead of being secured. Both sets of stairs, going upstairs and down to the lower level, and also the first thing you see when coming into the home, had no carpeting, were unfinished and were covered by spilled paint stains. Additionally, there was no transition at the top of the stairs posing a hazard to someone coming down the stairs. This was also highlighted in the review posted in September so nothing was done to fix them. With the exception of the safety issue on the stairs, each one of these things on their own would not be that big a deal if the rest of the house was in good shape, but that was not the case. Also, the posting on the website says 3 full baths (including showers). There are only 2 full bathrooms and a half bath. The posting on website also says that it sleeps up to 8. This is a bit misleading. If you are looking to sleep 8 adults, you should know that your only option is to sleep on the couch (which is not a pull out bed) in the family room or use the air mattress. To be fair, there are some nice things about the property... The house is in a quiet neighborhood and has nice curb appeal, it has a lovely back yard area with a large pool, which would be great for a family in the summertime, the owner was responsive to texts and for us the location was perfect. That said, with the interior in its current state I would not recommend it.
Beautiful House With Pool And Spa