My dad and I spent one night here on a road trip about the country. He was going to play golf the next morning and I was planning on sleeping in for once. We were greeted by Anne, a very pleasant and obliging hostess. She provided dinner recommendations and was very friendly. The rooms were very nice - we had two adjoining with a shared bathroom. It was wonderful to sleep with the window open and listen to the sea breeze.
This was all fine and dandy until the next morning. My dad got up early to go to the famous local golf course. He was told by Michael, the other host, that he would do terribly. When I woke up, I meandered downstairs for breakfast and had a delightful conversation with a couple who were passing through as well. Michael approached me and began pressing me to hurry up and finish breakfast so that I could pack up the room. My understanding from Anne was that checkout was at 11:00. He wanted us out by 9:30! I frantically ran upstairs and threw all of our stuff into suitcases, then dragged them back downstairs. I was shocked at how rude this man was! He said that he spoke with my dad, who told him that I would be paying him for the stay. My dad never said anything to me about this. I had absolutely no cash on hand, and they did not accept Visa. He kept saying that he had to leave, and that he needed to be paid. I could not figure out what he did not understand about the words "I have no cash!". I kept trying to get in touch with my dad via mobile, but Michael said "He is on the golf course, you will never reach him". Truly awkward!
At length, Michael left. He instructed me to leave the money on a table for him. My dad returned shortly thereafter. He was almost positive that he had paid for the stay when he booked online, but left the cash anyway, on the offhand chance that he hadn't. He was very disappointed to hear about the events that transpired whilst he was away.
It's a shame, really, that such a disagreeable gentleman ruined the overall experience for us. Anne was lovely, the house was beautiful, the food was excellent. Michael needs a lesson in manners!
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