The house has great potential. The living area is nice, but the bedrooms, baths and kitchen are old, and need to be updated. We had to buy drinking glasses (only plastic ones were provided) and bowls (for soup or cereal). The towels are worn, and should be replaced. The improvements would not cost that much, but would make such a positive difference for this rental.
The pool is lovely on the lanai with the canal right there. The view is gorgeous. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to touch the pool controls. The pool is supposedly "solar heated", but in January and February that is basically useless. As a result we never used the pool. What a shame!
We loved the fact that we could have our cat with us. Pet friendly rentals are not always easy to find, and this is very important to us.
We inquired about renting again next year, but were told it was already rented. Not only was it already rented, but the rent had been increased by a large percentage. In all the years we've rented in FL, the landlord has always given us, being the present renters, first option to rent the following year. We were never asked by this landlord.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay. But there would have to be quite a few improvements made before I would agree to pay the rent that is now being shown.
Had made a inquire and had given me a price. Went back two weeks later price double not honourable I had stayed in this place previous it's a older place very few upgrades. The best thing this place has for it is location
The house is great and the weekend was the best birthday weekend ever but the owner wants to keep $200 from the deposit because she claims that she was charged extra for cleaning the house. Today, after a month from my stay I received a call from TripAdvisor asking if I accept the claim or not, when I had ask the owner proofs to show the conditions she claims the house was left on and why she has to charge me $200 for it. I have not received such proofs because obviously I don't accept the claim. Nowhere in the contract said the house had to be left clean and the trash taken out, when there was even no mop to clean the floor, and when she is already charging $150 for cleaning in the initial price, so $350 to clean a house?? The math does not add up. It is very sad and annoying to me that my birthday weekend has become this nightmare where I have to decide if gift her another $200 or fight this claim, which I have not the time or the desire to do so, but also not doing it would be a win for her for something she does not deserve. End of the story, yes you can rent the house, it is awesome, but do know that your relaxing time or vacation time won't be that wonderful if afterwards you have to leave the house picture clean and take the trash out, for that you better stay at a hotel if anyways whatever you are going to save per night she will charge you later for "cleaning services".