House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Why Tony Manaia chose Connors
Best rental home (NOT condo) in the Vanderbilt Beach area. Large oversize pool with pool cage screen ( a MUST in the summer), heated spa, walk to the beach.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great stay and great location.
Great house with all the amenities. Close to everything.
Beware if your considering this house, its not what is described, and the owner is non responsive, non existent, and just down right un fit to be in the VRBO game. We booked 5 nights and stayed for 2, contacted owner before check inn to confirm all is well, no response. We arrived at the house and checked ourselves in, I spent my first hour cleaning debris out of the pool so the kids could swim, over the next few days we discovered buckling hardwood flooring, switch and outlet covers not covering drywall, T.V missing from bedroom, extremely wobbly ceiling fans, and just a general sense the place was unsanitary, like it had been abandoned, the final straw was when we discovered black mold on the interior window frames in the kitchen and kids bedroom. We contacted VRBO and explained the situation, they tried contacting the owner via phone and email, but got no response, there resolution was for us to send them pics of the mold so they could give us direction, there final disposition was to credit us few bucks so we can buy cleaning supplies and clean the mold ourselves (Thank's VRBO real nice!), at this point we gathered our belongings and got the hell out this dump and booked a stay at a different VRBO up in Cape Coral which was absolutely fantastic! Later next day we finally received an email from the owner with a bunch of question marks in the subject line (?????????) no verbiage in the body of the email, I emailed back with our displeasure in this property and stated that we have checked out and expect to be refunded for our un-stayed nights minus the cleaning fee, the owner has completely ghosted me since, no response, I have a dispute in threw my credit card also, still waiting to hear from the owner. FYI I also have plenty of photos to back up my comments, but VRBO doesn't have an option to post photos to reviews, hum, wonder why?
In 15 years of renting this waterfront property on VRBO I've uncounted my first scammer. The home is ship shape and the many many previous reviews confirm it. I believe his intention was to get a free week in Naples. His complaints were untrue and unjustified. He tried to get a refund via VRBO and was declined. His next step was to attempt to ask his credit card company for a refund. Currently in the dispute status.
Addressing his absurd allegation one by one.
1. The pool is professionally cleaned weekly and has an entire screened cage over it. It cannot get too dirty to swim in. The home is also professionally cleaned weekly.
2. FL homes are built on slabs not basements. Wood flooring floats thus humidity causes expansion and contraction. Sometimes they squeak. This affects your beach vacation?
3. Switch plates on all outlets. This affects your beach vacation?
4. Flat screen TV's with DVD players in Master, Living Room and Guest room 1. Apparently he wanted more than 3. You come to Naples to watch TV?
5. NO mold on windows. Windows are made of aluminum, home is waterfront (salt water), some corrosion of alum looks black. Home was tested, no mold.
The tenant before him stayed 5 weeks, loved it and asked to come back next year for 5 weeks. He arrived the day after that tenant left.
None of his absurd complaints affected the livability of this waterfront home. His scam is to stay for free. So far it's working.
This was a family trip to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary with kids and grandkids.
We made sone good memories on our trip. The house has a good assortment of beach chairs, unbrellas and sand toys for the kids while on the beach. We were lucky the beach was clean for swimming while we were there. The layout of the house was perfect for our family with the master bedroom on one side and the other bedrooms on the other. The kitchen was well stocked and open to the family area. We enjoyed our tine in the pool. The weather was too hot to use the hot tub.
Very Nice Property in Naples
My wife and I had a great time in this home. We are fortunate to be able to travel to great locations and resorts, usually on business. Because of that, when we travel on "our dime" we're a bit picky about where we stay. This home was attractive, comfortable and nicely furnished, and the pool area was great as well - we're glad we chose it. Owner was responsive when we had a couple questions. Convenient to beaches and restaurants. I wish we had stayed longer than our five nights, and I can see us coming back next year!
Green Pool, Bad A/C, Defensive/Unapologetic Owner
We were coming to visit my family for the weekend and wanted a house with a pool for our children to be entertained after going to the beach in the morning. With 3 small children (under the age of 7), we simply cannot stay at the beach all day and require some cover from the sun to ensure safety for our kids. We spent a little more on this house than we wanted to because it was a little bigger, a little closer to the beach, and the pictures looked much nicer than other homes available on those dates. When we arrived at the home we immediately noticed the pool was green and not a place for anyone to swim. The ceiling has noticeable issues that have been patch fixed as it looks like there was water damage or leaking from the roof. The kitchen area has many roach traps on the counter as well as ant traps. The bathrooms have cracking through much of the tile work and also appear to have water damage patched up and not fully fixed. The light switch in the master bathroom has a gap between the top of the plastic and the drywall which would seem to be against electrical code. This house overall is nothing like the pictures posted on the website. When I called the homeowner to discuss the issue of the pool he mentioned that his neighbor had told him the pool was green the day before and that he had the pool company come out earlier in the day to remedy the issue. He also gave me the number of the pool company although they never returned my call or picked up the phone after 5 attempts to contact them directly. The owner also would not pick up my phone call after the first conversation we had which was disconcerting to say the least. After we decided that we would still unpack and figure out how to proceed, we noticed that the air conditioner was not really working. When we awoke (8 am) the air temperature on the thermostat showed 78 degrees and had moved from 83 when we arrived at 4pm the day before. I live in Central Florida where the heat is quite extreme and have 10' ceilings and have an air conditioner that within a couple hours moves from 81 to 73 without issue, so I know that a house with 8' ceilings should not have this type of problem with cooling. When I called the customer service group on Saturday morning, Stephanie was extremely helpful and showed great concern for my issues. They moved us to a hotel with a pool.The owner was obviously not interested in helping or admitting fault in any situation with this rental.
Naples and the surrounding beaches experienced Red Tide (an algae bloom) this spring as it does every year. Being so close to the beach, the pools in the area are susceptible to this as well. I rely on my pool service company to step up their efforts this time of year to keep the pool in shape. As with most pool service companies they experience a high turn over in employees. As a result, my pool's weekly service was missed one week. I was notified by a neighbor that the pool was turning green and immediately got them there to shock it. This was the day before this tenants arrival. They/ pool company said it would be safe to swim 24 hours later. This tenant was only there for the weekend so apparently this was not good enough for them. They stayed for 15 hours and left. That afternoon the pool cleared up.
The A/C unit is only two years old and works just fine. Have no idea what they are talking about. The house is currently occupied with no complaints.
The nitpickng of the details of the house are exaggerated. The entire exterior of the home was just painted and the interior is scheduled for this fall. The pool pump and heater were just replaced in April. The entire pool deck was just painted in May. The home is in excellent condition, maintained professionally, and all the reviews confirm that.
Despite their unfounded complaints I refunded them.
They were tenants for 3 nights, not buyers of a $1.3 million dollar home. One of the worst tenants I've ever had.
Read the real reviews.
Excellent experience in a very nice home
We spent 5 nights in May 2018 and enjoyed our time there immensely. The property is well-maintained and the house was spotless upon our arrival. The pool and spa are as advertised, and the heater system for them worked very well. Tony is an extremely responsive host, as well, and was gracious enough to respond to my (annoying) questions very quickly. The property is quiet, and while there are neighbors close by we rarely saw or heard them. The beach is a short bike ride away (probably a bit far to walk, if you're carrying stuff), and the house comes equipped with everything you'd need for the beach, as well. We're currently planning to return again. This home is an excellent bargain that I can fully recommend.
Swimming in your own pool and spa, very child friendly
Walk to the beach
Less than one mile from Delnor Wiggins State Park
Less than one half mile from Connors Park
Boat rentals now available at Vanderbilt Beach Marina and Back Bay
Marina!!! Rent the boat of your choice and dock it "at home" right
outside your door. Motor the back waters and catch your limit of
fresh fish daily, or head out to the Gulf to Sanibel Island or Marco
Island. Naples is a boaters paradise.
Jet Ski's and Parasailing now available at Vanderbilt Beach!!!!