The pictures online are taken with careful consideration to angles. They are, in fact, accurate but it is what you don't see that is most important. When we arrived the owner was finishing up cleaning the house and spent a bit of time with us explaining various things. The AC did not work well and that was important to us. We were told to run it overnight and then to shut it off or it would freeze up and not be available for days. The coolness of the air really only slowly flowed into the rooms, my daughters could barely tell it was on. There were floor fans in every room and we understand why. We would have to spend hours trying to get the house cool enough to be able to close the bedroom doors and then turn on the AC. One of the bedrooms had no screens on the windows and the overhead fan was broken so they could neither open the windows at night or turn on their fan. This bedroom also had two bunks beds in it with doubles on the bottom so my daughter and her boyfriend each slept in one and discovered the mattress was covered in plastic with no way to remove it. You can imagine the heat that created along with the other issues. In another bedroom, one leading to the pool, two end slats on the verticals were broken off leaving heat and light streaming into it all day. We had to find a sheet somewhere and try to cover it so they could sleep comfortably. The biggest issue for us were the bugs and spiders. Every morning you could hear a scream from the main bathroom as they discovered spiders in the shower and daily many waterbugs of some type. After several days of this we located a can of bug spray and used it all over the bathroom and that seemed to fix things.There was also mold in the main bath area. This house may sleep 16 or 18 (using air mattresses) but there is only a single couch in the living room which 3 people can sit on. The pool area is the nicest part of the house and we did get to enjoy it for a day when we had some free time. One of the worst things we encountered was arriving home from a day at Disney and being greeted by a cockroach skittering across the rug under the kitchen table. Were it not for the fact that I was travelling with my family and the enjoyment that brings I would have been very disappointed. I guess the most poignant memories are made from the best and the worst vacation moments!
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I booked this home for a weekend retreat with a youth organization I'm part of. There were over a dozen of us and the home easily accommodated our needs.
It technically isn't in Anaheim but it's convenient to Disneyland all the same. The home is located in a nice, quiet neighborhood. It's close to a variety of grocery stores and restaurants.
Bobby was always prompt in his communication and always willing to address our concerns and needs. Thank you for letting us stay in your home!
P.S. Foursquare users--look up "Tropical Paradise" during your visit :)
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|Friends getaway||A romantic getaway|
|Older travelers||Families with young children|
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