We were there at the end of October. Stayed in the Garden Suite which looked nothing like the pictures on their website. The building itself had nothing on it to indicate that it was a bed and breakfast and when we rang the doorbell some guy answered the door with a phone to his ear and said he couldn't talk because he was on a "business call." I was so incensed I wanted to get another room at THAT point but my husband insisted we "give it a chance." The "Garden Suite" had a concrete patio that was shabby and messy and there was a yard that was in shabby disrepair and dirt everywhere. We were told by the housekeeper that they were redoing the backyard, in which case I feel we should have been told this on booking the room and given a reduced rate. The entry way into the "suite" was down a long dark funky hallway with toilet paper rolls on top of a ratty table, sheets and cleaning cloths and cleaning implements (brooms, mops) were in an open closet beneath a stairwell.....very sketchy. The "art work" was very weird. Hanging next to the bed was a large poster of a sponge, like from a biology class, and I can tell you looking at the weird diagram of the inner workings of a sponge were not something to go to sleep by, looking at the flagella and spindles and wormlike creatures. Who could sleep staring at that?! Then when you look up at the ceiling above your bed there are two little holes. Very suspect. I was so creeped out I did NOT want to dress in that room, much less have any intimacy! In the kitchen there was a table with a bottle of Sarasota Spring water that had some water in it. Was this some guests left over bottle that the maid forgot to throw away? Was it their version of funky art glass? What was it???? It just didn't work for me. The outdoor staircase leading to the front door was lined with dead or near dead plants everywhere - fall mums that should have heralded guests with color and anticipation, instead the whole effect was dreary and shabby and overall very creepy. For the money we paid for "the great location and the great neighborhood" and being sold on the pictures that were vetted on line, we feel we got robbed. I wanted to call the Better Business Bureau for false advertising but my husband wouldn't let me.
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