Please note, we stay in vacation rentals nearly every time we travel for leisure & this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a negative review. I spoke w/ the rental company through email & by phone & asked many questions about the property & location. I feel completely duped! First, the website states, "This home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups". I asked about the area and if it was quieter than being closer to the beach. I was assured that this home was on a quiet street. NO WAY! This road is a major street w/ speeding cars & sirens, all night long. Note that the master bedroom is right next to the street! There is NO ocean view. There's a narrow view of the bay from the front patio, between two multi-storied condos. I was told that there were fire pits spaced all along the boardwalk which "is perfect for a bonfire & roasting marshmallows!". Didn't see a single one. There is an apartment that is w/i a few feet of the back of the home & off the driveway where the tenants were rather loud and were smoking weed which lingered into my daughter's bedroom window. This home needs to be bombed for black widows! We killed 8 in just the first 2 nights!! There are spider webs all over outside, on the steps and front patio. We knocked down all that we saw and did our best to clear the area. The pictures are VERY deceiving! The place is tiny! There is more furniture in the bedrooms than the pictures show so all rooms are congested. Thank goodness for the patio or there would be nowhere for everyone to eat. There were only 2 bar stools & 2 chairs for the very small table. There's only one sofa so we couldn't all hang out in the family room. The beds were pretty comfortable. Bathrooms had enough towels but the kitchen only had 1 towel & there were 3 beach towels for 7 people. The floors were filthy w/ huge dust/hair balls in the corners. Thank goodness there was a broom. Kitchen was poorly stocked! If you want to make anything on the stove and need more than a sauce pan, bring your own. The website says there's no AC which is fine but, w/ almost all of the windows facing west, they should probably supply more than one fan! It was HOT! Just make sure you ask questions but don't expect the sales person to be able to answer accurately. I'm not sure they've ever visited this property. FYI...I was also told that to get to the beach, you'd have to go north to the next street and cut over. A plus is, there's access to the bay just slightly up and across the street.
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