You are paying to be “right on” the beach, which is super convenient. Note that it is a public beach—wasnt an issue except we had someone laying up under the house one day whom I asked to move, as I just didn’t like the idea of a stranger laying under house. However, this has nothing to do with my rating of this property. The porch was in order, but the inside of the house was not clean. As a frequent traveler, I tend to do “extra” cleaning upon arrival, and I immediately noticed the bed sheets in master bedroom. They were covered in hair…I can understand how a hair or two can transfer after washing, but there were lots of hairs (long and short), all the way down to foot of bedsheets, and sheets were wrinkled (obviously not washed). You could tell the house has not been dusted in quite some time as dust was caked on TVs, behind TVs, ceiling fans, air vents, etc. We all stayed sick the entire time. We had one used roll of toilet paper left for us and none other (usually, anywhere I have stayed has one unused roll of toilet paper to start with). When looking for a cookie sheet the next morning, we pulled out a cookie sheet in oven drawer that had left over cinnamon roll icing on it.
As soon as I noticed the bedsheets and noticeable dust (it was apparent to all of us, so Not just me being “picky”), I contacted owner. She did reply, and offered to have the maid return which I appreciate, but by that time, I had remedied the problem. I did end up calling to get clarification as I received a text stating that they would “appreciate us going ahead and checking out,” even though I was SUPER polite about the state of the house. I decided to call and get clarification of what that text actually meant because I think I know. Husband answered the phone number I was provided and was polite. Before booking this place, I was hesitant because I read all reviews. One review had mentioned the bedsheets not being washed, and even rated the house positively…not a negative review at all, but informing owner of the bedsheets. But, the review was not met with kindness by owner, and the reviewer was even “scolded”. It’s not a good thing when owners can’t take constructive criticism about their properties—I don’t care how many properties one may have. It’s not personal. You learn, grow, and get better—that is, if you care. I was put off that there was no “follow up” or “has everything else been smooth?” check in after that initial shock of the state of the house.