3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6
Advantage Vacation Homes
- english, spanish
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Decent house with a lot of alarms
We had to drive to a different location to pick up keys to the rental, although there was a lockbox on the door. There are many "rules" to follow which are posted throughout the house in bold, underlined, and all caps, which is a bit unwelcoming (and diminishes the effectiveness of the emphasis when entire paragraphs are underlined/bolded/capitalized). This also made it difficult to find the alarm code to disarm the security system upon entering from the pouring rain with the "welcome packet". There are even extra, surprise alarms on the back doors after disarming the main system. I suppose this would make it a "safe" place. Garage door does not open, renters will not allow AC below 75 F. Pool was clean. Some stains on the carpet. As other reviewers stated, disposables are provided on a very limited basis (no liquid dish soap, sponge, or paper towels; toilet paper 1 roll/bedroom). Overall, it was adequate for our purposes, as we were travelling for business from a few hours a way.
This was A very good place to stay. Nothing fancy which is fine. Only issue was noisy dogs next door every day and owner yelling at them, but other than that we had no issues. It could use updating but not a problem. The pictures show exactly what it looks like. Overall great place to stay :)
Appearance is not everything....
Good location and house is nicely laid out.... and basically clean... BUT, some of the furniture is worn and wobbly. The pool hadn't been routinely maintained and was full of bugs and mosquito larvae (could not use). The bathroom floors had stains. The air conditioning does not cool the entire house properly... mostly cools in the living room and kitchen... the owner does not allow it to be turned below 75 degrees and it was 95 and above outside when we stayed... the house got hot... so, we had to buy fans for the bedrooms to make them comfortable... all possible ceiling lights and fans were removed and replaced with small cheap table lights... garage door was disabled... I rented the house because I was handicapped and wanted the garage for my convenience but that didn't happen as i cannot lift a two car garage door... the general feel was the owner wants the rental money without putting much effort into the property.... Oh the guys living behind will party from 2:00 AM till 8:00 am on Saturday night / no sleep there... and the neighbor lady likes to have her 2 dogs urinate on the lawn by the big front kitchen window... the cleaners left grey water streaks around the edges of the kitchen floor and doors frames when they cleaned... carpets are worn and have walk paths on them... I took pictures and reported all this to the property managers... but no response... so take your chances... and bring trash bags... only one was left for me for 5 days... It is a nice house... but not very welcoming as a vacation rental in it's current condition...
Overall good value for the money
The house was clean and smelled fine. It is in a residential neighborhood. Distance from the parks is reasonable. Don't forget to visit World of Citrus North on 27. Every towel smelled of mildew and had to be washed first. There is very little there so bring some soap,, etc. Again overall good for the money if you want more space than a hotel.