First let me say that the grounds & pool at this condo association are kept immaculate. We stayed in unit #311 at the condo in January 2012. We had decided to see if we could find a last minute get away and booked our spot 2 weeks prior so we were lucky and appreciative to get a reduced rate. After un-packing we grabbed the cell phone, which the owner told us we could use and where to load minutes, and headed to the grocery store to pick up what we would need for the week & add minutes to the phone. Unfortunately, we were not able to add any minutes to the phone as it was missing the sim card. After returning to the condo, we emailed the owner letting him know about the phone & asked if he knew where the sim card was located. That night we tried to cook a baked potato in the microwave. The microwave worked for about 3 minutes then quit. It was like it had no power. We checked the circuit breakers, which were fine. We finished the potato in a frying pan and had a nice dinner out on the balcony.
We emailed the owner to let him know about the microwave. The next morning (Wed) the microwave had power again. We did not send a note to the owner, thinking we would just let him know when he got back to us. We went SCUBA diving in the AM then back to the condo for lunch, & hit the pool in the afternoon. That night we again tried a potato in the microwave & the same thing happened. Complete shut down. The microwave looked to be in good shape with the exception of the missing glass turntable. We assumed it had broken and was never replaced. After letting it sit for a couple of hours, it did revive itself once again. On Thursday morning we again emailed the owner to ask if he had received our 2 previous emails and to let him know exactly what the microwave was doing. Thursday before lunch he finally responded telling us he would try to find the sim card & fix the microwave. That was the last communication received. Either on Saturday or Sunday we did send him one more email requesting an update. We received no response. His lack of communication was really quite irresponsible. At our reduced rate the condo was appropriately priced. However, at the full asking price this would not have been a good value.General good housekeeping is not provided. The floors are filthy. If you are barefoot, you need to wash your feet before getting into bed as they would be absolutely black. On top of the refrigerator there was sand and what looked like mouse droppings. The tub drains so very slowly that after your shower there is 2 to 3 inches of standing water. In addition, attention to the overall accommodations is lacking. The walls are badly in need of re-painting. The living room TV speakers are blown . We did not use the TV in the bedroom as it is in a cabinet to the right of the bed so you cannot see it if you are in bed. The sofa & chair in the living room are faded & stained. The bath towels are in need of replacing. Neither bathroom had a hairdryer. The kitchen is in a cubby hole with a microwave and toaster that need to be replaced. We washed dishes by hand nightly since there were only a limited number of them available and it seemed a waste to run the dishwasher with so few dishes in it. The one time we did run it there were suds & water standing in the bottom after it was finished. The balcony furniture chairs are worn out & need to be replaced. With a little TLC, maintenance and attention to basics accommodations this condo could be worth the high asking price, but not as it currently stands.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable Oceanfront luxury on Seven Mile Beach's quiet, southern end, less than a mile from town. Three garden acres near top dive operation, many amenities, restaurants and shopping within easy walking distance. Excellent offshore snorkeling with abundant coral and fishes. Large pool overlooking the ocean, Poolside BBQ, lighted tennis courts. All 2-bdrm, 2-bath units are air-conditioned with fully equipped kitchens and large oceanview balconies from which to watch magnificent sunsets. Exclusive car rental discount! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- George Town Villas Hotel Seven Mile Beach
- George Town Villas Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands