My sister (the person who signed the rental agreement) and I searched many homes online for our 2 family vacation (9 people total) on Edisto Island, SC. We lost out on our first choice by about an hour, but have no regrets on booking Jus Jill'Inn.
The house itself was comfortable and just the right size.. not to large and definitely not to small. The Kitchen is well appointed and has most of what you will need for your holiday in the way of dishes, glasses, cutlery, pots and pans etc.
The dining and living area are just off the kitchen and separates the 2 sleeping wings of the house. This is an open layout and perfect for vacation living. The large screened-in porch just off the living room on the street side was well appointed with a large picnic table, perfect for sharing meals or playing cards, and the additional chairs were great for sitting and talking or reading a book.
The bedroom wings have 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on each side of the house. This is a perfect layout. There are doors that close each area off from the main living room. and each room had it's own door. The bathrooms aren't large but is good enough and the extra 2 shower stalls downstairs just off the garage, helped with showers as we came off the beach and prepared to go out.
The carport was great and enough room for several cars..
While the house was great, there were just a couple of things to watch out for.
1. in the kitchen, the stove coils don't all sit flat, so you need to be careful with that and any pots on the stove.
2. The internet (which is hardwired and not wifi) worked, mostly for about the first 3 days. but then decided to stop working.. we could connect to the internet, but couldn't browse.. We did contact AtwoodVacations and they did have someone come and look at it, added a wireless router.. thought it was working, but then stopped again.. not sure if it was the fact that the modem is pretty old, or that internet service to the island can sometimes be a bit iffy...(Atwood was going to look into the problem).
3. The bedroom with the double bed and single bed on the left side (as you walk in from the kitchen) had a broken box spring on the single bed. caused the mattress to slope down to one side when you where in it.. This was also dealt with on the same trip as the internet request, however.. a new box spring had to be ordered and it wasn't fixed before we left.. it was ok..and our daughter who slept on that bed was fine,, but not as comfortable as hoped..
4. Please note that NOT everything is included.(this is with almost every rental home there so not specific to this property) . it states in the rental agreement what you have to provide. from salt and pepper, to toilet paper, dish washing liquid, sponges, etc... Bed sheets, bath, Beach and kitchen towels are also not provided unless pay the extra fee to rent these items. You must also "clean up after yourselves" before you leave.. tidy, straighten etc. or , again, pay an additional fee for cleaning services after you have left. (we did leave the place as clean as we could get it without having the proper cleaning supplies to do so.. 1 mop that was basically breaking, 1 broom and dustpan but no other cleaning supplies.like cleaners etc..)
now this is my own opinion and not every ones.. I live on an island where people rent villas and homes for holidays (both locals and visitors).. Basic items are provided.. sheets, towels (including beach towels), kitchen supplies, some toilet paper, some kitchen towels, cleaning supplies etc.. A cleaner at least 2 days during a week long stay is also provided in the cost of the rental.. renters also leave items such as salt, sugar, etc..for the next guest.. (not in all cases but some). To me it would be more attractive to a vacationer to have these items there, rather than having to run to the store as soon as they arrived to purchase these items. For someone who has flown into Charleston or Columbia or has driving many many hours to get there, it would have been much more appealing than having to see what we needed and run to the store before they closed to get them.
I'm sure this is how it's been done for years and know one will change it over night, but it might help in getting renters to visit, if some of these items were provided in the cost of the rental.. just a thought.
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