Initially, I didn’t want to write this review although we didn’t enjoy our stay. I decided to post it, so those who wish to book this property might re-considered it, so that you won’t ruin your vacation.
We booked the cottage in January 2022. At that time, we didn’t know how many of us would stay. After check-in on July 29, one of our family friends went camping at Sandbank, they knew we booked the cottage and spent a night in the cottage with us, and they came in and hung out with us for BBQ and dinner too. The owner saw we had more people than registered, informed Vrbo and us to pay more, which I agreed with, and I emailed Vrbo with the number of people, asked them to adjust the payment. They hadn’t got back to me. On Aug 12, I messaged the owner on my own, said I haven’t paid the extra because I emailed Vrbo but they didn’t get back to me with the correct amount. Then the owner started being very rude, so I decided to share our experience.
Like other reviews said, the property is not as described online, everything in the property is shabby and like they were picked up from the junk piece by piece, including the beds and bedding (we used our sleeping bags for the three nights we were there). Our check-in time was 4pm, the owner was still cleaning the place at 5:30pm when we arrived. I think he’s doing all of these by himself and very stressful. When we checked in, we saw the grease stain on the countertop, we didn’t complain or mention any of these, because initially, we booked this place only because we wanted to enjoy the beach, sandbank, we will be out all day on the beach, the cottage is just to save us from not putting on a tent. Not to mention, the freezer in the cottage is not working and we told the owner no need to fix it as we don’t need it. And there were tons of dead flies in the sunroom on the floor, which the owner aware of too.
The owner has another small house beside the cottage that he rented it out. When we were there, we were unsure if he was helping the other unit or he did that on purpose (as we noticed that he is Paranoid.), it’s like he’s always around and watching us - No privacy when you are on your vacation. On Aug 1, our check-out time should be 11am. He was around the property since 7 or 8am, parked his truck beside our cars, sitting there, waiting for us to leave and watching us (you can imagine, how creepy it was), we even couldn’t enjoy our breakfast.
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