My partner and I stayed in the guest house behind Marcia’s main house for one month. While the space had a beautiful view and nice amenities — such as the sauna and well-stocked Kuerig— there were definitely some down sides that make this space not worth the 5k that we paid for it. Our host oscillated between charming and condescending/annoyed for no apparent reason. This confused us quite a bit. When we first arrived, the space was messy and sparingly stocked. The furniture and whatnot were a mismatch of old antiques and incredibly cheap furniture. The bed slats kept on breaking off for the whole month and were even cracked before we got there. At one point we had to sleep on the floor. When we first arrived, we were immediately disappointed at the false advertising. On the host’s page, she stated that she had a fridge and freezer— something that we even messaged her to confirm about. We found out that there were merely very small wine cooler and even smaller ice maker. On move in day, we went out to buy our own fridge and freezer, which the host later reimbursed us for. The pictures she provided were also deceiving in that we were not initially allowed to use the swimming pool nor hot tub, even though it was included in the listing. Also, the internet speed was only 2 Megabits per second (average is 80-100 Megabits), which is obscenely slow (especially for a place this expensive).
Even more, Marcia would often come into our space unannounced. We found this a huge invasion of privacy and she didn’t seem to understand that it actually was not okay. She also talked badly about previous guests, which we thought was in poor taste.
When my partner and I were taking out the trash, the neighbors mistook us for cleaning people. We found this to be an offensive assumption. Not to mention that there was never enough space in Marcia’s one small garbage can to accommodate for our own garbage.
When we were leaving, she said that it would be a “huge inconvenience” for her to have to ‘restock’ the pantry. I only remember ramen noodles and some tea in the pantry when we first arrived. Keep in mind that we stayed for a month, so she shouldn’t have been surprised that food was gone anyways. I guess the food wasn’t for us?
Overall, we did not have a great experience with this AirBnB and we hope that this review serves as a caution to others.