My wife and I thought it would be interesting to experience Vashon Island for the first time as we live so close but never visited. A Living Social deal came up for this property and we did some cursery research and did'nt find anything positive nor anything negative to help qualify the place for us (tried Yelp...and nothing). Sounded quaint enough. We arrived to find no person onsite and from the outside what appeared to be an older hotel or B&B with 4-5 rooms, no lobby or lounge and appeared to still be in 'winter mode' (BTW this is April 9, 2013). The plastic patio chairs were stacked outside on a deck that had leaves and debree scattered around, and the surrounding windows hadn't been cleaned for weeks or months. We were definitly on our own, as no one was at the property (at 3PM) for us to even make inquiries. We immediately spotted the heavily stained carpets on the stairs and in the room. The walls had large areas of paint peeling away. If they were going for the 'Bates Motel' look it was effective as it appeared no money or attention was given to areas that would boost the appearance of the place. The actual room / bed itself appeared comfortable with classic antiquish / restored furnishings and a bottle of wine waiting in a basket. That evening we had a nice dinner downtown and came back for a shower and good nights rest. Note: no attention to onsite security as the outside alley door remained unlocked all night - and again no staff at he property. A shower was the last thing we thought would be a problem BUT the showerhead portion of the bath tub was not working, which was a deal breaker for my wife. We did stay overnight and tried the shower again in the morning, with no success. At that point we packed up and left ("no check out - just leave your key in the room"), cutting our planned two day mini get-away to one. No refund requested or necessary as it was another travel lesson learned for us. In the future we'll stay in places we know or recommended bt reputable sites online, or by friends. This is a substandard hospitality venue that is undermanaged or just not managed and somehow stays off of the radar of the regional hotel associations and the Chamber of Commerce. Such a lower quality of experience does effect the Islands reputation as a tourism destination, and would cause prospective guests to consider any number of terrific island hospitality options within the 'San Juans' or in and around Seattle. Sure, money is important BUT worse we wasted our time.
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