The house was pretty much like I expected, nothing fancy but it had everything we needed for the most part. One of the pros was the location. It was on the end of a canal and had a nice view from a screened in porch. It also had a good sized tv in the living room with cable channels. There were two futons in the living room which provided enough seating although they were not the most comfortable sofas. The kitchen had enough dishes, and the appliances were upgraded. I liked the way it was decorated as well.
There were also a few cons. The main con for me was the bed in the master bedroom. The mattress was very hard and uncomfortable. It could use a mattress pad. Also, the dresser drawers would not even open. It seemed to be made very cheaply. The bathroom was tiny and had no place to hang a towel. I did notice someone had bought a towel bar, but not hung it yet. Another con was the ants. There were tiny sugar ants in the kitchen. I bought some donuts, but I had throw them away because of the ants. There were also huge carpenter ants on the dock that got into our boat. All of these things were inconveniences, but not deal breakers for me. There was one thing that would make me not rent from this person again. Right before we arrived, she told me she was going to be on a cruise and might not be in contact. Someone would have to let us in the gated community to get the keys. We did manage to get in okay. When we left, we could not find the lockbox for the keys. It turned out that our nephew who came to visit for a day thought it was a cool toy and took it. We did not know what to do, so we figured the maids or someone would have an extra set of keys. So we left the keys on the kitchen counter and locked the door. I did not hear from her for over a week. I got a message from Fipkey saying she was keeping $150 of our $500 deposit. I challenged this because I did not think a lockbox was that expensive. After emailing her, she said that she would have to get the locks changed because the maids could not find the keys. I know we had to pay for the lockbox, but we did leave the keys. As of two months, we still have not received any of our deposit. I had to file a claim with my credit card company.
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