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Steps to the Beach!!
Boardwalk & View
Folly Beach
Rental Home – 
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

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English first
Toronto, Canada
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“A nice house ... with serious electrical problems.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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I rented Circe with my wife, two young children, and in-laws during the week after Christmas 2013. It was supposed to be a working vacation for me and my wife. It wasn't.

The house itself is great. It's spacious, nicely laid out and furnished, and has a lovely sunroom overlooking the beach. Unfortunately, there are serious electrical problems with the house that negatively impacted our stay in a major way.

Immediately upon arrival, we realized that the Internet did not work and that the lights throughout the house were constantly flickering on and off. The following day we noticed that the dishwasher didn't work. Apparently, it had been zapped by the same power surges that were affecting the Internet and the lights. As if this wasn't enough, a couple of days later the furnace broke.

Avocet (the property manager) did generally respond to our multiple service inquiries in a timely manner, and for that they should be commended. But maintenance of the house is ultimately their responsibility, and they rented the place without verifying that it was in good working order. We had the power company at our house (and no power) after 11 o'clock one night. We had two different dishwasher repairmen. We had an electrician. We had a furnace guy. And, at the end of the week, we still had limited Internet functionality, no dishwasher, and constant power surges and flickering lights that were never remedied. Did I mention we were without heat on two occasions for a total of about 24 hours?

The owner of the property (through intermediaries at Avocet) offered us a 50% refund. This was certainly better than nothing, but in my opinion insufficient given that the extent of the electrical issues involved, and their frequency, went far beyond mere inconvenience and persisted largely unresolved throughout our stay.

If the persistent electrical issues get fixed, I would recommend this house. But if you're considering renting it, be sure to get a money-back guarantee from Avocet that the house is actually in full working order. We learned the hard way that it most certainly was not!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009 for a stay in August 2009
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5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The sunroom overlooking the beach
Liked least: The one set of dirty sheets
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 55-64
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009 for a stay in June 2009
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