reviews for: listing #8406 - New Smyrna Beach, Florida House rental

Private heated Pool & Jacuzzi Home
  • bedrooms  4
  • pool  yes
  • type  House
  • baths 
  • hot tub  yes
  • community 
  • sleeps  14
  • pets allowed  yes
  • rates (USD) $1,500 - $1,900 /wk

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Nice home.....but everything is extra

Review submitted: July 30, 2013   Date of arrival: July 13, 2013

We were impressed with the house....must have missed the part that the 4th bedroom was a couch. Our disappoinments were the amount of money due for propane when we only BBQ'd 5 times and went in the hot tub for about two hours, and ended up owing $70. Then we were offered a national park card (without knowing that if you lose it you buy it).....well our last day there the card with MIA and so now we have to pay $80 for a card we never even used. Also had to pay extra $50 since we had a total of 15 people/kids, even though that amount was not there the entire stay. We were also graced with roofers one morning and all day, fixing the roof leak....this was unexpected, but we managed to not let it get to us....went to the beach instead. So like I said nice place, nice people, great for handicap visitors but way too much money for not being directly on the beach.

Recommended for: people with disabilities

Owners response: Hi I was surprised at your review knowing all was talked about before hand.
We normally do not take such a large group like yours but we made an exception
because you were so nice on the phone.
There were originally 8 adults, 4 kids, 2 dogs, 1 bird.
I let you know the couch was a sleeper and also explained in my listing & on cell before I rented to you to make sure all were happy.
The other large couch slept another 2 people in your party besides the other 4 bedrooms.
I charged you an extra 50 for the sudden change in your occupany number last minute up to 15 for the costs of laundry, electric & extra cleaning.
The rugs are always steamed cleaned after every dog visit so no dogs mark and also for our guests with allergies, That is a must to keep the home nice and I also told you about those fees as well as it being written in the listing.
The propane cost I let you know was 35. for a party of 8 for the week you were 15
people using the Jacuzzi and grill and may have not realized how much you were using.
We did a reading upon check in and I let you know you can watch your propane usage
by looking at the meter. As far as the roof being done I was there myself early in the morning you were all on your way to the beach. My husband was being nice lending his card. I am sorry it was lost by your party but if it shows up we would gladly refund you the money.
You also wrote the house was to much money, I am sure for a young gal like yourself that is a lot of money.If you felt that way then why didn't you tell your mom and get a beachfront home?
The cost for a beachfront house with 17 people 2 dogs and a bird the size of our home over 6000 sq ft with the pool area would have been double the cost because of the
number of you and the cars, or 2 homes. Pets would have been another problem. Most places charge non refundable pet fees of 250 per pet and up. We don't do any of that,
just the rug fee and that is the cost of the cleaning.
The house address you knew as well I told you to google earth it. It is under 7 mins to the ocean. If you wanted direct beachfront you could have booked direct beachfront.
I think the reason you did write the review is because you felt we should have paid for
the lost card. I only charged a 300 sec. dep. and let you now it is for anything missing or damaged.I'm sorry you personally were not happy. Your family said they had a fun time. Hoping when you think about all you had fun to and will come back and visit.

Helpful votes: 1 / 3

 

great home

Review submitted: December 15, 2011   Date of arrival: November 19, 2011

This home was HOME to us for a week. We took the entire family (8 adults and 2 children)to Florida for a week of R & R over Thanksgiving and that is exactly what we got. This home was fantastic and so are the owners. We have used vacationrentals.com several times and in several states. Not that we have ever had a bad experience but these owners went above and beyond to make sure our needs were ALL taken care of. THANK YOU....

The pictures on the site do not do this home justice. It was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed everything about it. The pool area was wonderful, the landscaping is fabulous, every thing we needed was there for a great family Thanksgiving...

We will definately use this again.

THANKS!!!!!!!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you Jody for such a nice review. Your group was a pleasure to have.
Come back and visit.

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 

A Private Paradise

Review submitted: June 12, 2011   Date of arrival: May 28, 2011

We enjoyed a much needed vacation at this home. The pictures on the web site do not do the home justice. The home is very beatiful and well maintained, offering everything you will need for a relaxing vacation. We especially enjoyed the pool area and spending time on the lanai at night looking at the stars, enjoying the beautiful landscape and wild life. We enjoyed the privacy of being tucked away from the downtown area, but we were still close to the beach and many golf courses.

The owner was extremely accomodating and very easy to work with. This home is a wonderful place for a couple's getaway or a family vacation. We will definitely stay again.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: It was a pleasure having you enjoy the home. I find it extremely fun and easy working with the vacationers. What a great thing to love what you do for work:O) Thanks for the nice letter. Come on back and visit

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 

Wonderful vacation in New Smyrna Beach

Review submitted: March 2, 2011   Date of arrival: February 20, 2011

Our vacation in New Smyrna Beach was wonderful. The home is as pictured except it is more beautiful viewing it in person. Everything is as described in the property info. The home is georgous and the owner (Cindy) is a great hostess. She spends all the time needed to get you familar with all the electronics and pool/jacuzi settings. It's a quiet area (borders a farm) but only 4-5 miles from the beach. We had a great view of the Discovery Space Shuttle Launch on Thursday (24 Feb. We will return next year for sure.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 

Beauty and the beach

Review submitted: April 21, 2010   Date of arrival: April 3, 2010

The owner was very accommodating and the house was clean and bright. The pictures of the house are exactly what you get. It is a quiet, relaxing setting just minutes from the beach action. Our family would recommend this rental to anyone.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 15 / 15

 

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