Where do I start? This was the dirtiest place I have ever stayed. It smelled bad, it had spider webs in every room, bugs, dirty curtains, some of the dishes were dirty in the cupboard, honestly disgusting. The only reason we decided to stay there was because pets were allowed. Every time I tried to contact the "manager" i had to call at least twice to get an answer, one day, when I was getting out of the shower the outdated fire alarm started going off and wouldn't sop, so I called her and she said she couldn't hear me and HUNG UP on me! Never called back to check if everything was ok. There is signs saying that if you have unreasonable amounts of trash she'll charge you a fine, but guess what? There was already trash in the cans when we checked in, and it never got emptied during the whole week... Outside looks like an abandoned place, weeds and plants growing outta of control, leaves and dead plants everywhere, the barbecue area was not kept clean. One day someone just walked in using their key to unlock the door, without announcing themselves, no knocking on the door, just said something like: I thought this unit was empty.
When we checkout she was nice to let us stay longer then 12, even though I was willing to pay extra she didn't charge us... She told me to turn of the lights and leave the key inside which we did. Two days later she charged us $50, I called her to ask the reason. After the call went to voice mail twice, she finally picked up like this: - hello, I'm trying to have breakfast, what do you want??
When I asked for an explanation she went on and on about all the things she have done for us, letting we stay there with pets and an extra half day, and that we left the windows open so it rained and it was our fault. Anyways, I'm done ranting. It was an awful experience and I would definitely not recommend this place to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sierra Gateway Cottages are located in Kernville CA, gateway to the High Sierras and the popular "Trail of a Hundred Giants."Located near the Kern River and Lake Isabella, we offer one and two bedroom cottage rentals with kitchens. All of our rentals are separate from one another and have private patios and propane grills. Centrally located within Kernville and within walking distance to the river and many popular restaurants and stores, the cottages are an exceptional choice for family reunions, weddings, retreats or a family vacation destination home away from home! Hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, canoeing, snow shoeing, skiing, wake boards, paddle boards and much more. ... more less