To start with the positives, this house has a great layout and spacious pool area. The pool was clean and well maintained. However, the house is desperate for maintenance. We had a two week stay and finally after the first week contacted the property managers about the bug issues. In particular the outside of the house was overrun with spiders, webs, bugs and wasps. It was so bad that every time someone entered or exited the house they walked through webs, spiders and bugs, and would come in covered with them. The beach gear in the garage was overrun with bugs and we did not want to touch it, no less use it. To the credit of the management company (Corolla Classic Vacations), they responded immediately with a bug treatment and then a power washing of the home. This helped the situation outside greatly. However, there is a wasp nest in the base of the hot tub that still needs to be addressed. Also the lawn was totally overgrown during our 2 weeks, though a landscaper did show up on our last day. Inside the kitchen lacked equipment (esp for large groups), bathrooms had broken (or too few) towel racks, decks had loose and broken floorboards, living room furniture had badly stained pillows and ripped cushions, bunk beds had top bunk railing held together with zip ties instead of bolts (?!), and broken blinds throughout where missing pieces made them difficult if not impossible to open or close. As a previous guest commented last year, for the money we paid we found these issues a disappointment. The house needs to be better maintained. It seems worse off than those in the area for sure. The bright spot was that Corolla Classic Vacations was tremendously responsive regarding the biggest issue of the bugs. They rectified it same day. They also agreed that there were improvements required at the property.
The house is spacious with a good floor plan. The location to the beach walkway is excellent. The pool is a nice size. Our complaint is that there is maintenance that needs to be done. The landscaping has been grossly neglected. There are huge weeds encroaching the pool area. The septic system was overflowing into the yard and needed to be pumped out our first day. Most of the hot tub jets don't work. The kitchen could be much better stocked with pots, pans, cooking and serving pieces. An additional trash receptacle would be helpful...one for such a large house isn't sufficient. For our $4,000 we expected a little more.
Our family of 8 stayed at this house June 5-12, 2016. We absolutely loved it! I'd recommend this place.
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