Apartment was located in an up and coming suburb with lovely tree lined streets and some great quality coffee shops and supermarkets all within a reasonable walking distance.
Apartment was perfect for our family and comfortable but perhaps the experience would have been better with the following;
- tea towels in kitchen to dry hand washed dishes (not enough crockery supplied to dishwasher)
- dishwashing detergent as dishwasher was also full of dirty dishes from previous guests so we had to hand wash and dry with paper towel
- hand soap in kitchen and bathroom
- more cutlery and cooking utensils
- hand towels in bathroom. Only basic (and not looking clean towels so we washed them)
- let us know about rubbish collection procedures
I think they must be new the short term rental game as these things are standard in all the AIRBNB places we have rented in the past.
All in all we were happy enough but annoyed by the missed things above which make it more comfortable than a hotel - just check with Richard first before booking to see what will be provided if he chooses not to add the above in
We have used websites like vrbo, homeaway, etc. with great results. This was the first time that we were extremely disappointed and will be much more wary going forward.
We arrived late Monday night after traveling all day from the west coast. The condo provided the very bare minimum. We were provided less than one half of a roll of toilet paper in one of the two bathrooms and an almost completely used roll of paper towels. The two beds each had one sheet and one comforter, and four pillows for the four of us. There were no extra blankets, pillows, towels (we were provided four), and no bath mats. We contacted the owner the following morning and requested toilet paper and towels, which were dropped off for us. That evening, after coming home late from a long day of sight seeing, we realized that the kitchen had no glasses, no spoons, etc, but eventually found them in the dishwasher that had been left full of dirty dishes. We were going to wash them ourselves, but there was no dishwasher detergent and no sponges for us to hand wash them. Again, we contacted the owner, who dropped off dish soap, which we already had. (By the way, the nearest tiny market was stocked with probably 100 items in total, kept very limited hours and was closed every day when we got home). So,,,, we decided to forget it and handle everything else ourselves. Until, the next morning at 7:30 when we woke to workers hammering and chopping down the back fence. Apparently construction had been scheduled during our stay. We again called and texted the owner who apologized and said that they would desist and return at 9am (which isn’t much better when you are on west coast time). The following morning, there was some kind of fight across the street that required several police cars and policemen. This in no way had anything to do with the owner, but does speak to the type of neighborhood.
In summary, I would never recommend this condo to anyone. I left out all of the other inadequacies of the property, but it definitely was not worth over $200/night. In this case, however, we incorrectly assumed that all rentals provided the basics for a “comfortable” stay, and that we would, of course, be told up front if there was going to be any construction.