Locked out in the cold. Even colder inside
Posted Jan 13, 2016
When we arrived during check-in hours (3pm) no one was there, the house was dark and we didn't have the key code for the gate. I called the website number and left a message and someone called back in 35 minutes with the code. Once inside, the house was empty and freezing. The upstairs thermostat said 70 degrees, but it was in the 50s. The wind was coming through the cracks. We piled under all the blankets and our coats and pretended we were camping.
The next morning, the downstairs was even colder--the heat had just been turned on and needed a few hours to cut the chill. We ate breakfast in our coats.
Much of this could have been avoided with some foresight on their part. We are game and made it work. There is cheer but not solicitude, charm but not comfort. No apologies offered, just explanations.