Not a cottage... it’s a basement in someone’s home!
I was under the impression we would be staying in a private cottage for our family vacation. The listing said very private, but it was far from that. It was very uncomfortable. The cottage is rented out long term and they share the pool, although we didn’t see them. The homeowners were very nice, but it’s a weird feeling to be using someone’s pool and they are or can watch you from the house. It feels like being babysat. There are rules that aren’t given to you upfront. It’s not until you get there that you learn of them. The shower was very old and the handles and tiles were grimy. There was a huge clump of hair in the drain, bugs, and hair on the floor. I don’t think there is someone really cleaning like they should be when charging for it. The couch was also stained and that’s the only place to watch tv. I had to put towels to sit. None of the rooms have a tv. There are no curtains on the doors to enter the basement. At night it’s uncomfortable to be sitting or sleeping and someone could come look in. You have to walk down a steep hill and there is not a close entrance. We had to make probably 15 trips to get all of our stuff. Wasn’t expecting that. I have a baby and feel very unsafe going up and down the hill with her. This was the complete opposite of private!! We actually had to go stay the night other places bc we didn’t feel comfortable. This place is not what they are advertising!! I hate to write a bad review, but our vacation was not what we though it was going to be. It wasn’t fun. I don’t want someone else to have the same experience. Some people may not mind, but if you are looking for a private stay somewhere, this is not the place!! In the 15 years of renting vacation homes I have never experienced anything like this. Ask many questions before booking. Listing is deceiving!