2 Bedrooms For One Or Two People
About Mark McCleskey
Mark McCleskey purchased this House in 1997
Why Mark McCleskey chose Riva
see for your self. Its awesome
What makes this House unique
the view and well apointed furnishings
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great place & Great view
Mark’s place is so nice. Windows across the back looking out over the water. The place is comfy & you can’t beat the view. It’s just minutes from mike’s crab house. I woke up this morning and watched a group of swimmers go by, a couple jet ski buzzing across the water & a few boats. So nice to see with my coffee in hand. I will definitely be back!
Charlotte, thank you for a wonderful review. You have me figured out. Thank You for all the good advice. Please come back soon. You were a awesome guest
Nice But Pricey!
Excellent View, very clean, and huge deck overlooking the river. But after all fees and expenses it was $320 per night. Downtown Annapolis is a better value.
Could use some changes
There are some positives about this property:
-Mark, the home owner, was easy to get in touch with.
-the home has a beautiful view and a good location.
-priced fairly for a short stay, 1-2 people.
There could be some changes/clarifications that can make this place a better vacation home for others:
-Written instructions on how to get into house, wifi code, parking & house rules, etc. Having to take down this information over the phone on main street while shopping was not the best way to start my stay.
-Definitely need a better WIFI connection than the shared one with the upstairs tenant (where the router is/who was not home during my stay, therefore sketchy to no wifi/tv). Had to take my work to a friend's home.
-A beautiful new oven/stove but there were no baking/roasting pans and the utensils were not clean/had burnt food encrusted in them. The meal I had planned to make for my visiting son had to be prepared at a friend's home because of this and...
-Having someone over for a meal is considered another paying guest. This is what he means by "no entertaining" even though the description lists dining for 4. I did not think that having my son for dinner (he resides at a nearby school) would be "entertaining" and was quite upset when I was billed an extra $25 per night. Mark later said he would waive this since the WIFI was out.
- The home could be cleaner, personal items such as a foot scrubber were in the living room, towels that may have been decorative were not clean, etc.
- Should clarify that one of the bedrooms is actually a closet, only way to get in is through a bathroom pocket door (no privacy if 1 person in each "room"), and that the ladder is to another person's home.
- All in all spent way too much time communicating with the homeowner for this to be an enjoyable stay. I would not recommend as is.
Thank you for the review. It’s very long and states things that are not 100 percent correct.
Yes, I do not allow entertaing as this introduces people into my property who I do not know. This home is for 1 or 2 people. In this case this guest said she was one person paying the discounted one person rate but planned on having her son stay over night for the full time she was there. This is 2 people. So the normal price applies. As to cooking she complained that I did not have a Cookie sheet with the brand new oven. This is true and I do have one now.
She complained that the wifi was on and off or week. I called Comcast to see what was up and it was reported to me that due to the tropical storm in our area most all there servise was out or having one problem or another. She also complained that the router was in the upstairs apartment. This was true but now the router is down staries and is new. She also complanined that she had to take her check in information by phone and wanted some kind of check list with the code to the lock box some where close to the. Front door. If I did that anybody could read it and get in. Plus I always do check in information over the phone for best experience. If you have any questions on this please call me and I will go over it for you personally, thank you 😃
Beautiful view and great places to sit and watch the sun on the water
The property is very cute. There are some fun restaurants in the area.
Thank you so much for the good review come back soon
Spectacular view, very comfy and relaxing
Delightful, charming place to relax. Near anything we wanted, groceries, restaurants, Annapolis, DC . . . Great place to just kick back and enjoy waterfront life. Very peaceful. No network TV, (Netflix is nice but having a ballgame on in the background is nice too.) Neighbors upstairs weren't bothersome but were there, a little less private than some places. Owner very attentive and helpful. Kitchen was good. Waterfront view, but no access. Even if allowed, stairs to dock are long, steep and rickety looking. Wouldn't have tried them in any case.
All in all a great little get away spot.
Thank you for the review. You were a awesome person to work with and it was a pleasure to have you at me 🏡 I hope you had a safe trip back to California
be careful before you book
I had the worst experience I have ever had with this property. I arrived with lots of groceries to cook a nice meal, but the kitchen was very dirty, the refrigerator was dirty and was full of open rotting food, empty containers and very little room for my food, the oven did not work, the pots were not clean and the silverware drawer was visibly dirty with old food drippings. In the morning the fruit I had left on the counter to ripen had been half eaten by rodents. I couldn't fix dinner there and went to take a shower and there was no soap. The next day after I informed the owner that his place was unacceptable and that I was leaving, his reply simply included his case number for my complaint with zero apology or anything. He said Nothing to me. Just sent me his case number which was of no help to me. I am waiting to hear if VRBO plans to assist me in getting a refund. / The property does have a beautiful view and the rest of the house was ok.
PLEASE READ MY RESPONSE:
I have spoken to VRBO per your request. Here are my rights with VRBO. My Rights are to not give in to your demands/Bullying. You never gave me a opportunity to fix any of the issues you spoke of in your email to me. I called my cleaning company and they have a issue with the cleanness issue. I told you personnaly it was my primary residence so it should be expected that I would have some food in the refrigerator. As to the fantom mouse issue I have not seen nor have my cleaning ladys seen a mouse or evidence of a mouse in years. Per your demanding email to me you state that you had finished your business in the area so I can only assume you no longer needed a place to stay so you went home. You left a good property to vacation in. I don’t take kindly to your threats that if I don’t refund you 100 percent of your money you will put a bad review. So go ahead and do that. I will tell my story per this email and the fact that you gave me no opportunity fix any of your issues. I don’t like having to write this kind of email. I have rented my property at least to 9 couples before you in the past 3 months. This is the only bad review I have received.