3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, House w/ Desert views, private dock, sleeps 6
About Rupert Linley
We are a Law Enforcement family from San Diego, CA. My wife, kids and I love vacationing here at "the river", and have owned property at Martinez Lake for more than 25 years. We visit as much as possible as the house is ideal for a weekend (or even a week) of fishing, boating, and relaxing. In 2014, we built this custom house on 1/2 acre of land.
Rupert Linley purchased this House in 2014
Why Rupert Linley chose Yuma
We custom built this house in 2015 specifically as a lake vacation home for our family as well as rental for our guests. Every room and detail was chosen in order to make the house perfect for a weekend getaway. It has the best of everything, plenty of parking, and access to a beautiful secluded cove at the South end of the lake. 2 of the 4 slips at our private dock are included.
What makes this House unique
-Amazing views -Sleeps six -Big kitchen -Two full baths -Outdoor BBQ -Private dock -Washer & dryer -Large deck Free Wi-Fi
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The house is cozy, comfy and clean. Perfect spot right on the river!
It was nice to have a place to retreat with everything I have at home.
Rupert Linley cancelled our trip and kept $300
Rupert Linley cancelled our trip and kept $300 of my money.
One of my guests, a disabled Marine, informed me a week out that he intended to bring his service dog. I contact the owner 6 days before the trip and informed him of the situation. I offered to hire a cleaning company, forfeit the cleaning deposit, or clean the place ourselves. The owner informed me he doesn't have the house cleaned because he finds the renters take better care of the place if they clean it themselves and said he did not want the service animal in the house. I again explained the dog is a service animal and offered to provide him with the documentation.
Shortly thereafter, he sent an email again stating he was not comfortable with the dog at his property. I sent him a follow-up message stating that my hands were tied because it was a service animal and that if he didn't want us we expected a full refund. Several minutes later I received a message stating “Mr. Jessup, Per your request, your stay is cancelled. Thank you.” I immediately sent a follow-up email stating that we never cancelled and I offered several options for cleaning and provided the certificates for the service animal.
I worked for about two weeks through HomeAway and direct contact with Rupert to get a refund. A check did come but was short $300.00. I contact him and again he fronted the narrative that we cancelled “when you refused to follow the no pets rule, and demanded a refund, that was a cancellation. My only obligation at that point was to try mitigate my damages, which I was partially able to do. I didn’t charge you the other costs associated with your late cancellation. That is the end of the matter.”
HomeAways last response was “If a resolution cannot be reached after efforts to contact the advertiser regarding the situation, you may need to consider other avenues. We cannot advise you on how you should proceed, and we are sorry for the negative experience you have had and that this dispute has not yet been resolved to your satisfaction.”
In short, our trip was ruined.
It is important for prospective guests to understand that the home owner is offering a stay at his family home. My wife and four children love this house, which we designed, built and furnished on a lakefront site that has been in our family many years. It is a brand new custom house that our guests expect to be clean and allergy-free. Therefore, we have a "no pets" rule. Mr. Jessup was clear on that, and is clear on the refund policy: refunds are not guaranteed if the cancellation is made within 45 days, as that may be too close to the arrival date to update the website calendar and secure other guests. Even though he was unwilling to follow the clearly-stated rules, he did receive a refund (since I was able to find other guests for three of the four nights he booked). I am confident in my handling of the situation.
Perfect River Vacation Home
Beautiful new house! This house was perfect for our 4th of July vacation. It is new, clean, lots of room and centrally located. The main room was very spacious with new furniture and appliances in the kitchen. Rooms were good size, also with new furniture.
The house is in a good location, within walking distance of the store, restaurant and boat launch. A little further walk to the Fisher restaurant, bar and boat launch.
It was a fun time and a great place to stay!
This home was perfect for our vacation. Very clean, fully stocked kitchen with everything we needed to cook meals each night, very nice appliances and furniture, comfortable beds, and easy to clean concrete floors. The dock is just a short walk away, which was nice for loading up the boat. Also, having the TV and Dish network was really nice for our 4 year old, after a day on the river she could relax in a nice cool house.
Every summer my husband and his parents come to Lake Martinez to spend about a week on the river. Last year was my first time to go, we were only able to stay a couple days and I was thankful because the home they rented was a mess. So, this year when I knew we would be attending the whole time I was determined to find a nice place and I did!!
The owners were very friendly and easy to arrange everything with. Thankful for such a nice place to stay and hoping we can possibly stay again next year!
Amazing house to rent!!!
This house is very clean! My family and I have stayed here several times last summer. It's in the perfect location to walk to both restaurants and the store. My kids loved the space outside and it has just the right amount of parking for our truck and trailer. We would stay here every time we came out if we could! The owner is great to work with!
Hunting, fishing, and off-roading during Fall and Winter, water-sports duning the Spring and Summer. Abundant desert wildlife, including quail, raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, wild burros and many types of birds. Wildlife preserve nearby. 25 miles from Yuma, but the Martinez Lake area includes 2 bar/restaurants, a general store, boat repair, and camping.