The only thing good about the Malibu is the beautiful horses and unlimited riding. Tom, Rob, Chris, Allison & Katrina were friendly and very knowledgeable. The kitchen staff was pleasant, they worked hard to prepare meals for us, which were ok. Our cabins were digusting! I wasn't expecting a 5 star hotel, I've stayed in many BnBs and motels and camped, NEVER have I stayed in one so filthy! This was FAR beyond rustic!! When we received our keys we went to check out our rooms, when we first opened the doors the smell hit us immediately - when we looked around the room we saw stains on the curtains, walls, black and broken baseboards, burnt out electrical outlets and holes in the wall - I didn't even make it to the bathroom yet! The carpeting was disgusting, didn't dare walk on it unless I had shoes on. When we pulled back the bedspread there were stains everywhere, I brought my own sheets and immediately changed them. The toilet seat lid was so old that the paint was pealing off and the bathroom door was broke. There were no locks on any of the windows, I didn't feel safe. I didn't know where to put my bags for fear something would crawl in them! We went back to the front desk to complain, but she was annoyed. For the activities the archery is a bail of hay w/a target (unsupervised) the tennis court had cracks, the basket ball courts had no nets, the rifle range had a grumpy old man running it, the big built in pool had scum on the top that hasn't been cleaned in years, half the games in the playroom were out of order, the life preservers for boating were moldy cuz they are left out on a pole. You never saw anyone cleaning up the grounds, doing maintenance or cleaning the common areas - on the front porch of the Main House there were broken chairs that you couldn't sit. Never saw the owner Steve, I understand he was there, but he NEVER walked around to the tables and introduced himself. This place HAS so much potential, unfortunately they have let it run down....it's BEYOND rustic....it's down right dirty! NOW FOR THE WORST PART OF ALL....we were turning in for the evening and as the saying goes "don't let the bed bugs bite" well THEY DID! My room was infested with them!!! I have BED BUG BITES all over my body - 10 alone on my face!! When I got home I was fearful I brought them home with me, I threw out my sheets, pillows, slippers, luggage and anything else that couldn't be washed. I have not been able to sleep for days! I would NOT recommend this place to ANYONE!!!
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