I really wanted to rate this Inn higher. We met and liked the owner and daughter and both were friendly but, as it turned out, absent most of the time. That was the good part. We stayed for 6 days and I thought it was unusual that I was asked to pay up-front rather than at the end of our stay. (After reading some of the other reviews, I now know why.) The ice machine was inoperative the entire time and I thought it was odd when the owner said, "Gee, nobody's ever asked about ice." Right. The mattress in the king bed was hard as a rock and felt like a cheapo from Mattress Barn. The bed was not made up nor the sheets changed for the entire 6 days. The room was not cleaned for the entire 6 days. A walk to the end of the dock revealed a fish cleaning station and at low tide 40-50 fish carcasses right at the end of the steps to get to the mud flats. Disgusting. The crabs and birds cleaned out the carcasses in a couple of days. The best part of the entire stay was the pool which was surrounded by coconut palms and fan palms which made a pleasant sound in the constant ocean breeze. After our 1st day, however, the promised towels daily at poolside disappeared, and for the remaining 5 days I had to skim debris off the pool every morning (fished out 2 crabs zipping along the bottom of the pool too.). The "For Sale" sign in the front of the Inn did not inspire confidence in this traveler nor was the 6 foot pile of tree debris in the front yard or the sewage smell when the wind wasn't blowing or the garbage dump in the vacant property immediately to the north. I was wanting to make this a better review but there was just no way it's possible. There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home.......
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