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My big concern is that I have still not received my $1500 deposit back yet. It has been 18 days since we stayed. The agreement says they have up to 21 days so I will be posting again in a matter of days whether I get my deposit back or not. I will also post whether it is a full deposit or if they try to skim any of it.
Besides this unanswered concern, the property was good. The location is great. It is only a couple blocks to walk to the beach and to all the restaraunts/bars/shops on Main Street. On Friday night it got pretty loud later on with people leaving the bars after hours, so that might be a concern to some. The house itself was quite large and in good condition. Nice kitchen, dining room & living room with an outdoor courtyard and another outdoor patio, and the bedrooms were in good shape and pretty nice. One complaint is that neither the indoor or outdoor fireplace seemed to work for us. But that aside, no complaints in terms of the condition, size or location of this beach house.
Update: I did end up receiving my deposit in full. I still feel it
was quite a long time to wait for a security deposit, (as a landlord myself
I typically give deposits back much quicker). But with that said, the
deposit was received and again, the location and condition of the property
was very good
The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
After making reservations- I read the rental agreement thoroughly and you basically cannot do anything in the house without being charged. BEWARE! Do further research on SKAII HOMES before even taking this property into consideration. I found a few negative reviews about THE ROYAL BEACH HOUSE after I made my reservation on (website hidden) and I wish I would have looks further into this company before I realized I was going to have a problem with them.
Now, I would like to share my unpleasant experience with you. This house has a lot of wear and tear and has been completely run down. Door locks have been Mickey-moused in the house: the garage door from the kitchen doesn't even lock, the door to the patio pops right open and there isn't even a lock on the door so anyone can come into the house while you're gone, the refrigerator has an awful mildew smell that lingers and the fridge doesn't even reach a cold enough temperature to keep your food cold; all of the bedroom doors in the house have to be propped open to prevent them from slamming open/close if you have any of the balcony doors opening, the pull-out bed in the house also had bed bugs in it my girlfriend who slept on the bed complained of bed bug bites!
Also, if you hang out on the balconies your voice echoes pretty loudly. I had 6 people hanging out on the balcony and we were accused of having a party and being over occupancy (Automatic loss of deposit).
THE ROYAL BEACH HOUSE is not walking distance to Main Street. It's an 18-19 block walk and takes 20 minutes to walk there from the house.
I do not recommend this property to anyone if you want to receive your deposit back and stay in a home where you want to relax and have a good time. I was falsely accused of having people at the property over the occupancy of 6 people which is an automatic forfeit of your $1500 deposit. Plus, I paid an additional $1700 for the rental fee. These people are really out to get your money. I emailed MIMI regarding my deposit and she never responded back.
This Beach House is absolutely Beautiful inside and out. Its in the perfect area, walking distance of Main Street and Town and Beach. Definitely will be planning another trip just to stay in this house again. Every room was perfect and relaxing, kitchen is amazing, we almost did not have to leave the house.
The W-style home was a great choice for our laid-back beach vacation in Huntington Beach. Excellent location 2 blocks from the beach and Main street, we took advantage of the Tuesday night market and many of the restaurants there. The home itself has everything you need. We cooked several meals in the kitchen which was more than adequate and also used the BBQ. Some of the amenities and smaller details (shower, drapes, cabinets, etc.) are well worn and could have used repair. Also, the hot water heater could barely get through showers for 4 people, so larger groups might have to stagger their bathing. All in all, a very enjoyable trip. We would stay here again.
This house was the perfect place for our Girls' Weekend. It was much less than renting hotel rooms and we loved having the kitchen available so that we didn't need to eat every meal out. The house was centrally located and was a great "home base". MiMi was great to work with and I would definitely rent one of Skaii homes again.
The house has a very neat design and has a lot of space for a family. It's also located near the Main Street downtown area and walking distance from the beach. However, it has some issues: It's been badly abused and it's pretty clear the property owner does little to no maintenance.
We used one of the two showers and water was leaking downstairs badly enough to require us to put a pot on the floor to collect the water.
The heater barely works as well, it only heats a couple of the rooms upstairs leaving the rest of the house freezing cold.
We reported both of these issues to the property owner and we were asked not to use the shower and that the heating would eventually work. To top it off, none of the electrical worked in the main upstairs bathroom.
The Internet was also very very slow.
They also charge a $200 cleaning fee, which is odd because it does not look like the house has had a proper deep cleaning in a long while.
**The house needs some work to be listed as a premium luxury house.**
I asked for a remedy from the property owner and I got no response.
Despite that, we still made the best of it and had a nice trip.
The Royal Beach House was a joy to stay in and Skaii Homes made things so easy.