HomeAway was pretty useless, didn’t see the point booking through them because they only took my money before arrival, then asked for a review after departure. LJ Hooker did the rest, including updates and reminders.
The location of the house was perfect! Cross the road and you’re on the beach. We were able to spot whales from the balcony, join Parkrun which starts five minutes walk away and runs past the house, walk to cafes and restaurants and ride our bikes to the local IGA.
The house itself was a bit old, and quite dirty on arrival. There were cobwebs and dust, and thankfully you must bring your own linen because the covers that are on the beds are horrible and stained. My husband super glued the fridge shelf together as it was broken, we had to clean the washing machine before it was usable, and the sofa could use a good steam clean.
That being said, you get what you pay for, and it was a very affordable house for the location. We aren’t too fussy, and even though we noticed all these things, we got on with it and absolutely loved our ten night stay!