We rented this property for a month in June/July and arriving to the house, You are always worried about pictures that are stretched and “photo-shopped” etc. but it actually exceeded our expectations!
All of the bed- and bathrooms are of very high quality as well as the common areas.
Well equipped kitchen with enough to accommodate our party of 7. A few things could perhaps be replaced and we even bought a new potato peeler in order to be able to cook one night.
But this is a real minor thing. All and all, it’s like me and my wife said “we could move in permanently the following day and probably wouldn’t change one thing”! I actually can’t enough praise the house interior and its design!
Most of the kitchen equipment felt fairly new and the lightning is really thought through in every room of the house!
The exterior area is really nice with the infinity pool as well with the dining area set in an “alcove” which would save you on a rainy day. We found ourselves many times just hanging by the house rather than going to the beach!
Even though the gulf-access lake which the property is facing is not really “swimmable”, it contributed to a really nice landscape view and we caught some amazing sunrises in the morning. The sun disappeared from the eating and “upper” area
by noon which was welcomed with such hot and nice weather as we had. But for those wishing to sunbathe in the afternoon, all you had to do was go down to the dock facing the water!
Not sure if we were lucky or if it’s thought through, but when we arrived to the house every bathroom was equipped with toilet paper, and the kitchen with both kitchen towels as well dishwasher tablets.
A positive surprise not having to rush to the supermarket the first thing you do.
The area in itself felt really nice and quiet. And grocery shopping is just minutes away from the house.
The few negative remarks or rather room for improvement, and I struggle to find them mind you, would probably be:
- Formal Check-in procedure: They were really flexible and willing to adjust after our time-schedule, so this I highly appreciated. But we would have liked to have a more extensive tour around the house and the equipment’s. For example, coming from Europe not being used to the food disposers, this would have good to know how to handle (only experience is horror movies, so we let that one be…). Same goes for oven, micro etc. Would have also been nice to accompany the person to make the reading of the electricity for ensured transparency. I trust that we had a correct reading to 100% in the end. But I think this could be a good and respectable addition to the check-in/check-out procedure.
- Pool-guy visit: The first Friday we were at home when he came, and he told us not to bathe in the pool for the three hours. The next time however, we were away. But he had left a note “don’t use pool for 3hrs”. Well, would have been good know from when Mr. Pool-guy!
- Check-Out/Check-In – garbage planning: We arrived to the house in the afternoon as agreed. Evidently there had been another party renting just before us. When the cleaners has left, we saw that the garbage cans had been filled to the max so that you could not even close them. In almost 100 degree Fahrenheit and high humidity, you can only imagine the smell from it gave from old food and what not. Luckily we didn’t really spend any time by the front of the house and there was only two of us the first week so we didn’t have to fill the garbage-can up further until they came to pick the garbage up (3 days after our arrival). But for future rentals, I think this could be managed better by Vacationhit.
The experience from reserving through Vacationhit could not have been any smoother. Our contact, Diana, was always available with a high display of customer service and was always very prompt in her replies. They were always reachable during our stay as well and I would have no problem recommending Vacationhit!
The house is really worth every penny, I we would love to go back and I can warmly recommend it!