Entire home/apt
8 Guests
2 Bedrooms
5 Beds
$50
Per Night
Per Month
Subtotal Total
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The Space
Property type: Apartment
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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Prices
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Strict

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1 night minimum stay
Lakeside Cottage-close to all!

134 Reviews

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December 2014
Sam In Orlando
Response from Sam In Orlando:

This review caught me by surprise in a number of ways based on the differences between what was said to me in person and what was written afterwards. In general, it is expected that anything important enough to bother you or affect your stay should be brought to my attention as the host. I have found that guests who ask for something are much happier than ones who do not, because they will get a response while it still matters.

The space is cleaned by me between each set of guests. I have found that "professional" cleaners send new people each time who don't know the house and have to be shown everything anyway. If there is ever a question about cleanliness, I would encourage guests to point out any deficiencies. Show me exactly what you don't think is acceptable. I will likely either clean it further (no problem) or demonstrate that it is in fact already clean (my favorite). Only once in hundreds of guests have I had to simply say that the request was unreasonable. In that instance I ran a clean tissue across a surface picked up no traces of anything right in front of the woman and yet she insisted that it was not clean enough.

It is true that if you MOVE FURNITURE you might find dust underneath. It is true that there is a cupboard in the kitchen which has non-perishable items in it for common use. There are various spices on a shelf in the kitchen as well. It is also true that there is a closet next to the kitchen in which guests have left plastic grocery bags after unpacking their groceries. If you need a plastic bag for any reason while staying here, there is a good chance that one or more will be in there. I had never heard of them being a problem before. I pointed out the only thing that I knew of that didn't work at the time (a door which has since been addressed) and was encouraged NOT to do anything about it.

Apparently Frankus was not very comfortable communicating simple things with me as his host and has made this into a talking point here. I'll leave it to readers to weigh comments from other guests on communication overall. In Frankus' case he seems to have forgotten what we discussed the previous day about checking out when his relative's plans changed on the last day of his stay. There was only to be two of them left on the last night and I was to collect the sheets from the rest of the beds in the morning so that they could take their time getting ready while the laundry ran. Instead when I knocked on the door -- not early, I might add -- there was still a house full of people. Somehow it was my issue that they had changed plans and not informed me, even though I simply adjusted my turnover of the space to accommodate them. So I would agree with Frankus that this wasn't the smoothest stay on record, but the pros seem to still outweigh the cons for them.

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About the Host, Sam In Orlando

Sam In Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States
Member since July 2010
Response rate: 100% (past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours
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