Oceanfront Splendor on Pristine Beach
|Jan 01 2013||Dec 31 2014||-||-||$6,500||$20,000||3 nights|
|Jan 01 2013||Dec 31 2014||-||-||$6,500||-||1 week|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 11%|
|Deposits: $1000 or Property Damage Insurance cost $89|
|Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Discover, Cashier's Check, American Express, Personal Check, PayPal|
|Other Fees: Cleaning - $250 Separate Pet Deposit-$250|
April 1, 2014
We have been renting houses for our vacations for the past 17 years and we have never had an experience with a property owner like Carmen Vara Calchadora. I made my first pymt on credit card through HomeAway and on the 2nd pymt Carmen called me all frantic asking me for the 2nd pymt and that she no longer took CC and I needed to send a check. It started getting uneasy then. She then called me a couple of weeks later asking me if we could change our dates, and that started, what we found out later, a whole string of untruths. I emailed a month before to ask if there was a place to park a motorhome, and if not, no big deal. She called back and said no and later she brought that up as a mobile home and we were being shady. One week before we were to come to FL we started texting and calling on check-in procedures and she would not communicate at all and said her phone was broken. We left for FL anyway, since Carmen had all of our rental pymt,and we had tickets to Universal. Carmen told us Friday b4 check-in that the house was no longer available and that we had not signed a lease and she did this through text. We repeatedly tried to reach her to resolve the issue. Why was she just now telling us this? So we spent the next two days looking for another home to rent and trying to figure out what we could do to get our money back. Very hard to enjoy Universal with all of this. Carmen finally answered her "broken" phone Saturday morning and we spent the next 3 hrs. negotiating, faxing and getting the rental agreement completed, all taking time away from Universal. We had to leave Universal early to get to house by 4 to make sure Carmen would let us in. Electricity only works in parts of the home. The golf cart does not work, oven is small. Air conditioner does not work and Monday she had a repairman come and Carmen wanted us to pay for it and she would wire us the money! And she stated "who rents a 3million dollar home and doesn't have money to fix the air conditioner and she had never had this many problems with renters!" So the repairman took the fixed part off and left and the air is still not fixed!! Doors are bashed in and holes in walls where things have been torn off. Also, if you look at some reviews, which we noticed after the fact, they are entered by Carmen and are all very similar. If you choose to rent this home, I hope you have better luck with Carmen than we did. She was not easy or accommodating to deal with at all - Miserable.
West Palm Beach, Fl
September 29, 2013
We took friends and family here over the long Labor Day weekend. We had a fantastic time. Great accommodations for a big group. Carmen, the owner was extremely accommodating. She did everything she could to make sure we had a great stay! While we were on the beach, I couldn't see anyone and either direction! That alone is priceless. Especially on a holiday weekend. Easy to get to. Great access to parks and boat ramps. All we did was hang on the beach, eat, watch movies and play cards. If you're looking for a that kind of weekend... It was great for us.
May 25, 2013
The owner was wonderful. There were a few issues, but overall it was perfect for my husbands 40th birthday. Beautiful private beach and plenty of space in this beautiful home.
April 9, 2013
Awesome house! Private beach area......right out the back door! Any concerns we had, the owner took care of in a timely manner. Need some TLC in certain areas...I would rent it again!
Elizabeth Pataky Wright
Boynton Beach, FL
July 25, 2012
DO NOT rent this house from this owner who acts as a realtor. My extended family and I were supposed to stay at this house in April for my father in laws 70th birthday. The owner would not honor the dates that we had reserved. FURTHER, she would not give us back any of our money (deposit, rental payment and cleaning fee). We lost over $2,000 for a 2 night stay. PLEASE DO NOT STAY!
April 5, 2010
We had a great time. All in the family (13) enjoyed the house, its excellent condition and the area attractions. For sure we'll be back. Thanks!!!
We had a great time !!!
The Patel Family August 2013
Enjoyed it thoroughly!!
The Kolbenheyer Family August 2013
We had a great time!!! Thanks for everything.