Unfortunately, we made the mistake of selecting a Barrett Beach Bungalow to spend a week at the beach we so looked forward to. One of our requirements was a pool for our children to enjoy on our vacation. We had wondered why the pool hours were so restrictive as the hours were 11am to 7pm. We soon discovered that the hours were set that way so the owner could let their two large dogs enjoy the pool before the paying guests are allowed to use it. The rules plainly states that "animals are not allowed in pool" . One morning we decided to go to the beach about 10am and was going through the pool area as a shortcut to the beach. As we entered the pool area, the owner quickly announced that the pool was not open until 11 and that it is the "dog pool" now. Mind you that this is a small pool and these are large dogs. These dogs have a rather small confined area in which to relieve themselves. A space a Terrier would barely find adequate. There is absolutely no way that this owner can keep the area they relieve themselves free of their bodily wastes. Who has dogs that would remove the ground that they did this on. There is no doubt that some small amount remains that they continually walk on and let us not forget about the urine. I have had dogs all my life and know that it gets on their feet and also dogs like to roll around and so it is getting on their fur as well. This owner blindly lets her dogs into the pool right up to the time she opens it up for the paying guests. Now all of the bodily wastes from their feet and fur are in the pool, as well as their fur. The owner even had family members staying in one of the cottages with a dog that one of their children repeatedly brought into the pool after 11am when it was supposed to be for the guests. I found this extremely distasteful. I even went up to the owner and told her I was confused because I thought the rule was no dogs in the pool. Her terse rely was "but, they are MY dogs". It is unbelievable that the owner of these cottages is so blind that she can not see how disrespectful this is to her paying guests and how little regard she has for their health. Would you want your kids to swim in that pool ? There are a number of posted rules for the paying guests that she allows her family members to violate and which I will not go into. It just further shows how disrespectful she is of her paying guests. The last item is check in. It was noted time and again that guests are not allowed on the property before the 4pm check in time. I have no argument with that. However, upon our arrival at 4:15, we found our cottage was still being cleaned and found ourselves waiting until 5:15 before we could get into our unit. So, here we are with children, dogs and a car full of food we bought on the way there waiting on a hot day. The unfortunate part was that it was not necessary. The units that were not going to be occupied that day were cleaned before ours which caused the delay. If ours would have been cleaned before the ones that were not going to be occupied that day, this would have not happened. Suffice to say that we will never be back to the Barrett Beach Bungalow.
- Also Known As:
- Barrett Beach Bungalows Hotel Indian Shores
- Barrett Beach Bungalows Indian Shores, Florida