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“"Thank you, thank you"”
Review of Margarita Villas

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Margarita Villas
Certificate of Excellence
Poughkeepsie, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“"Thank you, thank you"”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

That's what my roomates said to me yesterday when we were ready to leave Margarittavillas in Kismet. Thank you for a very comfortable (6 of us slept comfortably) and affordable facility. Greg was very helpful and accomodating and so was his staff. We are definitely interested in doing this again! Best regards, LT Poughkeepsie NY

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Stay away. Booked a room and as per the rules paid in advance by check to Greg for two nights for $490-they don't take credit cards. We told him we needed wifi for work , which Greg assured us he had. He was nice over the phone. but getting a room proved to be a real problem. We got there at 11am, and were told that we would not be able to get into our room until 7pm. He let us in at 5PM, when we learned from Greg the wifi had been out for days. Further, the tiny room reeked of cigarette smoke, as did the mattress on the futon. Greg became problematic. He told us the he could get us into a different room at 7pm(!) as the guests from the night before were still in it. After seeing the first smoky room and no wifi, we had no confidence that the next attempt would be any better room. We did not want to risk missing the last boat off the island for that day so we told Greg that we were leaving and wanted our money back. At this point, he became hostile and cursed us out. He refused to give us a check, saying he would mail it. We filed a report with the police, which we will be using to sue him in Small Claims in Islip if/when he doesn't send us a check for $495, and a $30 refund of the $60 gave him for two days bicycle rental for two bikes. Really, stay away. Just not worth the hassle. The kids working the front desk/lsnack bar were lovely, though. Helpful and polite. This place seemed atypical for Fire Island.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Margarita Villas, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
Unfortunately like the saying goes, you can't please everyone. Fortunately though I am celebrating my 13th Season and have a tremendous following of hundreds of satisfied guests that make dealing with the occasional "bad apple" all worth it.. Anyone wanting a list of satisfied customers emailadresses need to just ask. I have people returning year after year. These particular guests arrived 5 hours early. I reminded them that check in is at 7 pm but I would try to get them in earlier. I get them in by 5 pm and they some how tear the vertical blinds from the wall. That was a first. They call me and I come down immediately. They then start complaining that the room smelled like smoke. Even though my place is non smoking, sometimes people do break the rules. I attempt to offer to move them to a much larger place at no extra cost, but all this woman wanted to do was SCREAM at me. Fortunately for me this happens rarely. She really showed me the type of person she was when she wished that I would get Multiple Sclerosis. She must be a very unhappy, angry and heartless person to say such a thing. What I really think happened was that they purposely created an issue because the weather forecast was bad for the 2 days they were going to be there and were looking for a way to get out of the rental. Very Sad. We only want people that are happy go lucky and looking to enjoy what Kismet has to offer. See you at the beach.............
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Additional Information about Margarita Villas

Property: Margarita Villas
Address: 177 Pine St, Kismet, Fire Island, NY 11706
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Fire Island > Kismet
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Kismet
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Margarita Villas, purchased on a whim in the year 2000, soon became the vision of owner Greg Pecoraro. With the tremendous help of brother Chris, these once rundown apartments were transformed into an island paradise.Margarita Villas is located in the wonderful community of Kismet, along with approximately 200 other homes. Here you can play a game of volleyball on the clean, sandy beaches, swim in the Atlantic, or just lie around soaking up the sun.Stay at Margarita Villas and start making memories that will last a lifetime.You’ll find the accommodations at Margarita Villas quite comfortable and affordable. We are located in Kismet, just steps from the ferry. Guests enjoy convenient access to the beach, playground, marina, tennis, dining and nightlife.Enjoy Bay and Marina views from your own private deck! Or join other Margarita Villas guests on the spacious rear deck, where you can socialize with other guests and make new friends. All of our roomy, newly renovated fully furnished units come fully equipped with air conditioning, private kitchens and baths, satellite TV/VCR, microwave, toaster oven, blender, and other amenities. Bicycles with locks are available for rent.Planning on getting married? What could be more enchanting then getting married on the beach with the waves lapping on the shore. Whether you choose one of the 2 great restaurants or have it privately catered, a wedding in Kismet is sure to be a day to remember. Margarita Villas can accommodate 30+ guests so book now and make your wedding the experience of a lifetime.Attention Ladies! Margarita Villas has quickly become Fire Island's #1 Bachelorette Party Hot Spot. May, June, and September weekend packages available now.Planning your family reunion? Margarita Villas is the place to be. ... more   less 

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