Shared this rental unit with another reviewer, but had a different perspective. Had an awesome experience at a location I've reviewed at Indian Shores, and maybe I'm used to dealing with hotels as I stay many, many nights in hotels. So when it comes to cleanliness, it needs to close for a week and a deep cleaning. My bedroom floor, corners, etc. hadn't seen a vacuum for a while. I wished I hadn't looked under the bed to see if I had forgotten anything. A glance behind the chest of drawers revealed the same thing.... As my grandma would say, "there was enough dust to build Adam." Additionally I had cold showers in the middle of the night when no one else was using the hot water; not sure what the cause of that was. Then comes what is supposed to be a fully stocked kitchen. Well it is, unless you actually cook; no mixing bowls, no measuring cups, spatula's etc. Sure there were frying pans and wine glasses, but I wasn't planning on bacon and wine. I even purchased a hand mixer because there was so little to work with. Then comes the issue of the stove. Now I cooked on all the burners and the owner said afterwards that there was a crack in the ceramic top of the stove so they kept the $300.00 deposit. Now my friend said he saw the crack upon arrival. I never noticed it. So either it was there before and so minor that I didn't notice and it definitely didn't impact use of the appliance. But there was certainly nothing major or damage on our part. I did request pictures of the damage but received no response. I encouraged the owner to re-visit the decision, to provide proof and/or return the deposit. It's just not right. Additionally, in today's day and age, there is no reason not to facilitate electronic payments. There was a fiasco over a mailed check. But even if you don't want to do credit cards, there's always Paypal. Now looking back, I'd opt for a much more legitimate rental. The house did have some cool décor, especially the living room, and it is right on the beach... but do you want the hassle and or something better. Also, before you sign a contract, insert terms for proof of damage and a form similar to a rental car that you mark all damage upon arrival so you aren't surprised afterwards and have no method of recourse.
- Also Known As:
- Sunset Beach House Treasure Island, Florida