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Gourmet kitchen with wrap-around seating
kitchen and dining for 8
Sea oats and white sand
King bed in master bedroom
The back of the Castle overlooking pond
Master Bedroom
Jr Olympic pool and Tiki Bar
Bar and Grill at poolside
Front entrance
Sea oats nearby
Beach boardwalk pathway nearby the unit
White, sandy uncrowded beaches
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Longboat Key, Florida

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“Misrepresentation”
Reviewed January 14, 2015 for a stay in November 2014
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Although it is actually bizarre to book an expensive double house for only 2 ladies we did so, because we wanted to treat ourselves when we saw the photo on the VRBO website of a beautifully furnished living room. But that photo must be many years old. The elegant furniture is replaced by an ugly overstuffed sofa with a lot of wear and tear, made of fake leather. Every top cushion of this huge sofa has several bursts and the stuffing is peeping out. The queen bed did not have the advertised Ralph Lauren sheets, but very sweaty nylon sheets. The blanket on that bed was torn and had a large hole.
One day we noticed a leakage in the ceiling of the living room. We put towels on the floor to avoid damage and we informed the owner who came to check. He put a bucket under the leakage and that evening we listened to the dripping sound of water in the bucket. He contacted a plumber who came the next afternoon while we were out. He had not been able to repair the leakage and he turned off the water so that we could not use the showers and toilets and we were not able to cook. We emailed the owner again and went to the fitness room in another block of Cedars for a shower and to get water in a bucket to be able to flush at least one toilet. The owner did not respond to our last email, but when we were out to shower the plumber came back to turn on the water again, except the water of the broken toilet that caused the leakage, but we were not informed about that. So instead of cooking dinner ourselves, we went to a restaurant. We haven't asked the owner for a compensation, what would have been appropiate, but late in the evening before our departure he sent a mail to ask at what time we would leave, because he wanted to give us something. We answered that we would leave between 10 and 11 AM. We left at 10.40; the weather was nice, we didn't want to loose more time and we didn't know when the owner would show up. We were glad to leave. There is a lot of overdue maintainance. Not only the toilet had to be repaired or replaced, also the tap of the shower in the master bathroom was lame, the bidet was not working well, the jacuzzi was out of order, the waterstop of the jacuzzi could not be opened to let out the water and the pipe of the watersprout on the facade was broken. This pipe made a lapping noise in the wind and that was very disturbing at night. Now we understand why we could buy an insurance for misrepresentation if you book and pay via VRBO. We have learned a lesson: in future we first want to SEE what we in principle have chosen. I want to express that we left the house spic & span and that we have made no damage at all. I want to say that because the owner made a disdainful remark on VRBO to a former client who had complaints.
However Cedars is a perfect tennis resort. The courts are very well kept, the pool is large and the fitness center is well equipped.

Date of stay: November 2014
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nee.
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Management Response
Feb 28, 2015
The two women who stayed here were very pleasant ladies from Europe. They were easy to converse with and absolutely kept the home very clean, however, their description of the residence and the leak is less than accurate.
I was contacted midway thru their stay one evening about a leak in the corner of the living room. I drove to the home immediately and saw a drip emanating from a sprinkler head in the ceiling. The drip occurred about once every 15 seconds. We placed a cloth in a bucket underneath the drip to dissipate the sound and to absorb some of the water. It would likely take days for the bucket to fill if this leak went unattended to. We had the sprinkler head replaced the next morning and seeing that the leak persisted had the plumber come out later that afternoon. The leak was determined to be coming from a leak of the toilet a floor above. While work was being done to assess the leak, we were fortunate enough to be able to have the guests gain access at no cost to the tennis club and fitness facility. This seldom happens but since it was the offseason and the circumstance was unusual the club made an exception for us.
The guests used the pool and fitness facility and ate out while the water was temporarily turned off for a few hours for the leak detection. The guests were notified that the toilet would need to be replaced. Rather than have a plumber be at the residence while they were renting the unit, we gave them the option of jhaving the water turned off to that one toilet and having the toilet replaced after their stay was finished. There are three bathrooms and only two guests so it was minimal inconvenience to have one less toilet available for use and this is what they chose.
The bedrooms are on the top floor so it would be impossible to hear the drips a floor below. The 6 piece sectional sofa is real leather and the two end portions fully recline. If there are any tears in the sofa, it is at the seams between the interlocking sections, and no the stuffing is not popping out all over. If it were, there would be other reviews complaining of the same problem. The "nylon" sheets referred to were 600 count microfiber; lightweight and breathable which is beneficially in warm and muggy Florida weather. The Raplh Lauren sheets were in the linen closet.
It appears they felt that they should have been compensated for eating out the evening of the leak detection and it was taken under consideration, but they failed to mention that we had discounted their stay by hundreds of dollars from the offseason rate given that there were only two people who would reside at the residence.
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Reviewed October 18, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Date of stay: October 2014
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Management Response
Oct 20, 2014
Thank you for the kind review, Sue. We hope you return again next Fall.
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Reviewed October 18, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: size of the home
Liked least: could not walk to the beach
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Reviewed July 21, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Date of stay: July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 4, 2014
Glad to hear you had a great time Marty. We enjoy the lanai hammock as well since you can fit two people without a problem so it's a great way to relax and hear the waves at night.
Hope you have the chance to return again in the not too distant future.
-Phil, Castle in the sky
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Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed May 26, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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person found this review helpful

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: ample space
Liked least: stores are too far (walmart, Publix)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Jun 4, 2014
Thanks so much for the kind review..we were so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of nearby amenities. Rest and relaxation is what it is all about on vacation and it sounds like you had an opportunity to enjoy yourselves.We hope you have the chance to return again. It was a pleasure interacting with you.
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Orlando
Reviewed August 27, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Date of stay: August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2013
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, Sarah. It sounds like you took advantage of all the opportunities that the island provides. We really enjoy Euphemia Haye as well especially their key lime pie.
Hope you have the chance to return again next summer to Castle in the sky.
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Orlando
Reviewed August 27, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Date of stay: August 2013
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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Rugged travelers
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Management Response
Aug 27, 2013
Hello Sarah,
Thank you for the kind review. We were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you have the opportunity to vacation with us again at castle in the sky.
-the Castle in the sky crew
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