Quaint and neither here nor there
A quaint bungalow in a residential area and beside an empty lot. We were a party of 4 and stayed 3 nights in August. Things we liked: - Larger than a hotel room and clean. - Art work gives it character but it is subjective. - 2 full baths (but main bath shower water pressure very weak). - Location is neither here nor there. The house is pretty central, close to most places on the island (within a 60 min drive with Bellport restaurants much closer) and close to nothing (i.e. not within walking distance to anything except 1 resto). Things to improve: - Owner accessibility. Could not reach the owner by phone. He may have been travelling in which case owners find another contact to help. He left a lockbox with key. - No wifi for a day because I couldn't reach the owner and I had no wifi to get vrbo messages! Owner sometimes took several hours to respond. He could've left the wifi details and his contact info on the sheet in the kitchen that had a list of rules. - Not enough towels. There were 6 bath towels for 4 people for 3 nights. No face cloths, no hand towels, no beach towels as posted. No response to inquiry about beach towels. - Little or no storage space for clothes in bedrooms. Closets are full of owner's personal things. There was one hanging rack with hangers in the master bedroom. - Kitchen is not a full kitchen. You cannot prepare and serve a decent meal for 5 people (max advertised). The gas range didn't work but it was such a pain to reach the owner, I didn't bother asking about it. Also, when we arrived there were dirty dishes in the dishwasher, a used dish sponge and one dish cloth. The kitchen is sufficient for quick and easy meals and drinks. There is NO microwave. - When we arrived the blue bin contents were scattered on the road. The instructions for what to do with garbage were not clear and owner's response wasn't very helpful. - There are no shades/curtains in rooms at the back of the house so the sun is on your face in the master bedroom in the morning. - No air conditioning in one of the bedrooms with the queen bed and none in the living area and kitchen. There are fans. The AC units in the master bed and single kid's room worked great but the rest of the house got pretty warm. - No broom or cleaning supplies in case of spill or wanting to sweep crumbs. Many of these issues are easily corrected. Overall, enjoyed the island.