Great Location and Amenities, Needed Repairs and Maintenance
On the plus side, the location was perfect, the beds were comfortable and of good quality, and there was reliable wifi enabling our family members to work some days. We also appreciated the washer-dryer and dishwasher, conveniences that were helpful. We loved the beach roses and other flowers. The herbs adjacent to the house were lovely. We realize that the past year and a half have been unusual because of the pandemic and the possibility this cottage has not been rented in a while. When we arrived, we immediately spent time cleaning. We noted some other issues and brought them immediately to the attention of Oceanview Realty via the system we were told to use: the service email. I followed up with phone calls. Specifically we noted and requested help with the following:The shower door was off track and non-functional. It was not a simple case of guiding back on the track. It needed repair by a contractor. Because no bath mat was provided and everyone had to shower with the door ajar, it made a puddle on the floor each time. There were also ants. The white ant traps did nothing. A kind neighbor brought over two Terro traps which are effective but take a few days—during which time hundreds and hundreds of ants were all over our dry food, necessitating alternate storage. The ant issue did not get handled until Wednesday (neighbor) and then Thursday when the contractor provided more Terro traps.•The front outside umbrella was broken (the cord didn’t work). After noting this and having no action on it, we switched it with the back umbrella. The contractor who arrived on Thursday to fix the shower door said that the umbrella (now in the back) needs to be replaced. There were no beach chairs or umbrella as noted in the description. We were told to just purchase them and we would be reimbursed. We took time out of our day to do this and had many communications about reimbursement, finally asking to just pick it up before
3 out of 5 stars
630 shore road cottage one review
Review by Frank R.
as expected it was great.But.We could not get the clothes washer to work, although the owner said the button does work. Someone gave us a number to call for how to "manipulate" the on button. The washer was a big selling point for us to rent. Dryer worked fine.Also $2000/wk is a bit over priced.Going out onto the back deck all I could see next door was a large U-Haul storage box which we tried to ignore but.. Other than that the cottage was clean, bright, and peaceful with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy being on the beach.
5 out of 5 stars