While the location and physical space of the condo are nice, I can't say anything else positive about our experience. People choose their AirBnB based on the photos the owner has posted. These photos should be representative of the current state of the home, furniture and amenities offered. The photos in the listing are deceiving and not representative whatsoever of the current furniture, art, ANYTHING that is in the home. It was very disappointing. They are from the Redfin listing of the sale of the home, not the current space.
Brad had told us the guests before us wanted to check out as late as possible (a courtesy he couldn't extend to us) and that the cleaner might still be there at the defined check in time of 12. We understood that and it wasn't an issue, but were shocked to still see him there at 1:30 when we arrived to a wide open door and trash bags in the entry. We waited around for about 20 minutes before leaving to let him finish cleaning. Arrived back a few hours later to a still dirty home, with no evidence of any cleaning other than a change of the bed sheets. There was moldy leftover salad in the fridge along with other half-eaten food, a flower vase with moldy flower remnants on the counter, dust all over, hair tie with hair attached on the coffee table, dirty dishes in the dishwasher, dirty glasses we had to scrub before use, broken lamp hidden behind a chair, dirty kitchen appliances, toilets with urine on them, dirty towels left in the bathroom and bathmats with makeup on them showing they had not been laundered. It was really, really disappointing.
I was embarrassed (and still am) that I had booked this place for our family weekend adventure. I always wondered was it would be like to be on the MTV TV show Catfish. Unfortunately, now I know. We feel betrayed by the photos, rushed by in the check-in/check-out process and completely uncomfortable in the cleanliness of the home.
I shared all of these concerns with Brad, and asked for a full refund. He obliged with a refund, which was very appreciated and am thankful for, but I would not recommend this home to anyone.