Very weird house, fine but too expensive
May 30, 2013
I am comparing this house to multiple houses on 110th street that we had stayed in for the previous 4 years. They were 1/3 less expensive, and significantly nicer as far as we were concerned. Had we never stayed there, we probably would have thought this house was quite nice except for a few key elements. Here's the rundown:
-One of the bedrooms is not a real bedroom. This is indicated on the ground plan, but it would be nice if they really specified it in the description. It has a half wall for one of the walls, looking over the living room, so there is no privacy, nor a sound barrier if others want to stay up late/get up early.
-Speaking of privacy, every single door in this house to every bathroom and every bedroom is a slatted door, so you can hear everything and there is no privacy. It's very weird. Who built this place?? Also, you can see straight from the living room into the master bedroom through the fireplace, which doesn't work, by the way.
-The pool is long and thin - oddly shaped. The jacuzzi jets reeked of chlorine (absurdly strongly) as soon as we turned them off, so we didn't use them. Also, there is no real area to hang out by the pool, and worst of all, there is no lanai screen as there is around 95% of the backyard pools in naples. They should really put one in. It's a huge con separating this property from others.
-A brand new grill to use!
-The beach pass and garage openers were a lovely addition.
-The house was relatively clean. When we moved the couch in the entry room to in front of the fireplace (to address the see-through issue mentioned above), there was lots of food and dirt underneath it. Not a big deal. Understandable.
-The kitchen was incredibly well stocked, as were towels and pool/beach chairs/toys. All the appliances (laundry included!) worked well.
-The A/C was great.
-You can't beat the location!
So, overall, the property was fine, but we definitely wouldn't stay here again for the cost.
Sarah Cohan, Massachusetts
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