So, let's start with the good: I enjoyed the house itself. The setup is a tad quirky (the upstairs bathroom is situated between 2 bedrooms), but it's an old house, so that didn't bother me. The neighborhood seemed kinda sketchy at first, but sitting on the steps everyday and talking to the neighbors proved to be really enjoyable. Speaking of sitting on the steps, I loved Oreo. She(he?) was a little shy at first, but by the end of our stay, we were BFFs.
The bad: The house was kinda dirty. There were expired condiments in the fridge, dusty and expired spices on the spice rack (some by a couple of years), and some of the dishes looked suspect. After throwing out the expired goods, we decided the paper plates would be a safer bet.
Worse was the bathrooms. There were leftover bottles of shampoo and face wash, empty ripped open sample packs of products, razors (with hair), and hair in the showers themselves.
And personally, I stayed in the gypsy room (beautifully decorated, btw). I don't know if it was the bed cover or not, but the bed was just uncomfortably hot. Even with the AC turned all the way up, I woke up sweaty.. but in all fairness, no one else has mentioned it, so it could just be me.
When we arrived at the rental house the neighborhood was not as they described. It looked very rundown. I live in Milwaukee myself a very disverse area. The house next-door had recently had a fire and it was boarded up. We were informed of this before we arrived however she did not explain what the neighborhood was like. Upon entering the house everything looked great from the surface. We started to do our walk-through at that point checking bedrooms and you know just a normal inspection to see how clean the house was. Once we started pulling back the comforters and top sheets to the bedding that is when we noticed the hair on the sheets and dandruff along with what looked like pubic hair and animal hair on the beds. It wasn't just one bed it was 3 out of the 4 that were there. The one bedroom had a scarf like hanging over the bed which had a collection of dustbunnies filled in the scarfing area. We then moved to the bathrooms to do an inspection in there. Once in the bathrooms and looking over everything discovered mold, hair, dirt and paint chipping around the windows sills and falling into the shower area. The mold on the bathmats was black, I don't know how a cleaning person could miss that. We lifted the bath mat and there was dirt and hair under it also! After our inspection we contacted the owner and spoke with her she informed us that she would send over housekeeping. Once housekeeping arrived she apologized for everything and assured us that the owner would refund our money. At that point we did tell the owner because it would take too long to clean everything and we arrived at roughly about 730 at night that we would like a refund and we would be staying somewhere else. After a long day of travel we grabbed our bags and left to go find new accommodations. We did explain to the owner that one of the guest has asthma so to stay in a house that has dust,dander and mold is unacceptable. During our weekend stay at another location the owner of the house contacted us and let us know that she came up the very next morning and stayed for that weekend we couldn't have even gone back if we wanted to or had to. We understand that things happen but this is totally unacceptable. I would have stayed had it been clean. Their is no excuse for a home not being clean. The neighborhood was a little outside the main area of town. Just an uber ride away. I have used flipkey before with no problems.
This home had ample room, everything we needed plus great location. We will return again and hope to stay in this rental.
The home was absolutely amazing! A couple girlfriends and I came for a weekend getaway and had the time of our lives! The owners were nothing but helpful and the house was beautiful! Can't wait to book again!
The house was warm. One felt welcomed in the home. It was spacious with plenty of room. The hardwood floors and ceilings added charm to the home. We loved the uniqueness of the bedrooms.
Last minute trip and Shana was wonderful about helping us!!! The house is a GORGEOUS Victorian style home with lovely detail. Minutes from everything you want, beach, shopping, dining, etc. Lots of room in the house so don't worry about tripping over one another. Thanks again Shana!!