About This Listing
Modern apartment 6 miles from Cambridge town centre sleeps 5 people
Clean fresh bed linen provided
Tea towels & hand towels provided
Bring your own bath towels (or can be hired )
Private walled garden
Close to Cambridge & all amenities
All facilities in the apartment
Interaction with Guests
By phone/email/ text
Quiet location with all amenities close by
Yes good bus routes/ taxis
Easy to walk to supermarket ( morrisons)
Other Things to Note
Punting on river cam Cambridge lots to do & see
Full visitor information inside the apartment
No smoking one small pet allowed (by arrangement)
Listing was accurate, communication with the host was swift and easy.
The flat was basically ok. It was clean, apart from kitchenware such as glases and cutlery which we washed up again. Maybe I didn't read the apartment's description thoroughly enough, but for 5 people space was really limited. One bed was in the closet (only suitable for a kid) and thereby limiting the space for hanging up clothes. Also at the dining table only 4 chairs were provided. The bathroom requires some minor maintenance the towel holder was loose and the shower's slide bar was fixed with a cable strap and thereby not adjustable.
In a nutshell: Compared to the other place we stayed at in York price-performance ratio was inferior and we didn't feel at home as it was the case in York.
Our host complained that we changed the way of people, even after explaining we wouldn't know until almost last minute.
She INSISTED we pay cash, and NOT use Airbnb for towel rentals. She also insisted that toilet paper was not included in the contract.
Requesting linen such as a bottom sheet, or the password for the promised Wi-if elicited some sharp comments in return.
Her communications after we departed were of a harassing nature and became extremely derogatory and of a personal nature disparaging our lifestyle as a family.
Her claim that we left the apartment,in disgusting shape , to the tune of wanting 200 percent in additional cleaning fees is ludicrous. While we straightened up we did not vacuum or clean the house...that s what the 50 pound cleaning fee was for. She didn't even see the place!
I would recommend alternative choices other than this property.
I suggest you think about your comments I responded to your requests instantly I provided extra linen and 3 toilet rolls . It states in the listing bath towels are not provided . My caretaker provided pictures of how you left my home it was Discusting . There was a house manuel to which you totally ignored . I never sent you any sharp comments I have all your emails I only said I am at the hospital at the moment ! Were are your manners ?
The Boat House was clean and as described. It was very easy to access Cambridge (10 minutes drive!) and other areas from Cambourne. Shopping was within walking distance and the kitchen was well stocked with pots, etc. for cooking. We found communicating with Carol straightforward and directions, etc. to the apartment were easy to follow. We were very happy with our stay and would highly recommend it.
Perfect home base!
Thanks so much to Carol and Rose for allowing us to enjoy the Boat House. Our friends staying at the nearby hotel were very jealous of all the space and amenities. It was very comfortable, bright, clean and had everything we needed. We will definitely be back next time we visit our family in Hilton.
This apartment was ideal for our needs and we had plenty of space even with my two pre-teen daughters. The girls took the main bedroom, which also has a lovely single bed hidden away in a wardrobe space with curtains, which my younger daughter loved. The sofa bed in the lounge is the easiest to set up and put away, and was comfortable too. The kitchen, although small, is well equipped and there is a dining area in the lounge.
Cambourne has plenty of local facilities including Morrisons supermarket within walking distance, and we took the bus into Cambridge which is about half an hour away.
Carol was friendly and helpful and while we were her first guests via AirBnB she has been letting properties for a while so we had no trouble with the arrangements. The caretaker lives right across the road.
All in all we had a comfortable and trouble-free stay - despite the snow - and would recommend it.
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About the Host, Carol
Hi my name is Carol and I'm from Derbyshire, If you have any questions please send me a message! Can't wait to hear from you all. I am sorry about this review from Ronit I didn't meet the people the caretaker sent photos of how they left the place in a terrible state . The review is untrue air bnb refuse to remove it