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I am not sure whether to even respond to these. I only had one review on vrbo before getting these 2 recently. I have good reviews on Air BnB. Yes, I did have a conversation with the person complaining, previous to their stay, that they had to pay for the area amenities. Btw, it was March. We haven’t checked/used the AC during the winter. Yes, there is a wall of windows (that we just spent over $4k removing the small portion of wall, between the sections of windows, to make the wall of windows entirely, which the sun comes through in the afternoon.) It would have been nice to know there was an issue with the hot water. Yes, the small shower is stated in the listing. (But u would have to read through the details to see it). Yes, we have pictures showing our game room and stating what’s there. …? Any way, would u respond to either of these and how?
Beautiful View But Not Much To Do
4 of 5
The home and view were absolutely beautiful but would better suit adults. Not kid friendly and the “game room” consists of a pool table and board games, which most kids don’t play anymore. The activities are 3-8 miles away and everything closes early.
The addition of a hot tub and updated master bathroom would give the home a boost, as the shower is very tiny. This would absolutely be a great place to stay for all adults. The owners are super nice and communication was exceptional!
Submitted: Apr 3, 2018 Stayed: March 2018 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pretty view
4 of 5
We really enjoyed the place. However, I feel a few changes should be made. The website is very misleading as far as the amenities available. They are available but they are not included and are available for a fee which is not clear. The upstairs was hot, especially at night as we could not get the air to cool well, so I couldn’t imagine staying in the summer with that problem. The downstairs cooled great. The fans upstairs seemed as though they would fall off the wall and we had to keep them on the low for fear they would fall. They were also loud especially in the master so my husband didn’t sleep well at all. With these minor fixes, I would have given the place 5 stars otherwise. Oh and beware, the master shower is so small as if you were showering in a small cruise ship bathroom. We are not large people at all and it was hard to bend over or turn sideways without hitting your elbows on the walls. Hot water ran out quickly also on second bath upstairs.
I would not respond to the first one, but I would respond to some items in the second one. You need to state the AC is fixed for future guests. Mention time of year stayed that it is now serviced and working great now.
Ty, Brandt. There wasn’t even a problem with the AC I’m guessing their point may be that it doesn’t work well enough to cool it off bc the sun coming through in the afternoon. Not sure how future guests will read that.
Also, I looked at how my competitors listed the community amenities before I posted my listing and just now. No one has stated that u have to pay for some of the amenities, but I have it stated clearly now in our listing which ones charge a fee. Also, after my initial conversation with her, I had fun creating a more detailed informational about the amenities to help future guests than I was already sending to them. It shows on VRBO that we are 1.6 miles from town center (activities). I hope future prospective guests see that, rather than her 3-8 miles. You just can’t think of everything and don’t know what u don’t know.
LOL. I missed that. Truly, my place would be better with on site Tai chi classes, reiki, Swedish massage, sauna, infinity pool, subzero appliances and theatre room. None of which is happening. Who does that… complain about things that Are NOT, and will never be… part of a listing.
I still don’t quite understand what kind of charge for amenities is involved. What are you charging your guests for and for how much? In any case, this seems to be the key, if you charge people for some things they might start to get nitpicky about them, because hey, they paid! I’m not saying this is the right attitude but people often start feeling entitled very easily.
I am not charging them anything except use of our property. The house is in a lake resort community. They have a bowling alley, mini golf, soccer golf, frisbee golf. There are fees to use these amenities (ppl’s businesses-as there are anywhere in the world.) There is also a health club with indoor pool and jacuzzi and two 18 hole golf courses. There are no fees for the use of outdoor pools, basketball, tennis, volleyball, hiking and atv trails. These ppl were just ticked off bc they wanted use of the indoor pool and spa. I didn’t know they didn’t realize there was a fee for it and we discussed this before they came. At which time I sent her info on specific costs.
The kitchen in the rental is the same size as my own - tiny. Postage-stamp-tiny. A few times I’ve had feedback which is ‘a dishwasher would be a great idea’. Yes, it would. It would in my own apartment too. But believe me, and I am an expert in tiny spaces, there is no bloody way that a dishwasher will fit.
The trouble is that Airbnb prompts us (and guests) to tell the world ‘what they could have done better’.
So yes, in our 450 sq.ft apartment I am planning a dishwasher, a hot tub, a heli pad, a sauna, a tennis court…
that comment is arrogant, insulting , cruel, and worthless. Very unhelpful.
If they wanted a hot tub, then they need to rent a property that has a hot tub.
And if you photos were accurate, then so be it. They picked it.
I think they are awful people.