There are some lovely things to say about this property. Unfortunately, the negatives outweighed the positives for my 3 week stay there. On the plus side, it is probably the best location on the beach, it is decorated beautifully (if aworn and you like antiques and not as clean as it could be), and it is stocked with everything one could possible want, as if it is your own home.
However, the property is mis-represented in a number of ways. The 1 bathroom had a shower that barely worked, it was old and the pressure was minimal at best, you could not wash your hair in it. Plus, you were asked not to use it unless absolutely necessary but to use the outside shower. The outside shower was on the main path to the beach and was not very private (one could see into it through the slats); as I was recovering from an 8 hour cancer operation my privacy was important to me. When I booked this property I was told there was a fully functioning inside bathroom. Also, the bathroom sink had red ants all over it. I complained to the owners. They sent someone who gave it an organic treatment, it did not work. While I appreciate organic treatments, I had to complain again and was told it would cost them several hundred dollars to bring someone over from the mainland. I was paying that daily to stay there! I let them know I was very unhappy with this situation but they would do nothing about it.
The advertised dishwasher did not work. Or, if you ran it, the dishes came out dirty. The screened in porch was broken in so many places and needed repair. If one is coming with a pet, that animal cannot be left on the porch unattended as it could easily get out. As for the equipment they advertise (stereo, DVD, etc.), there are no instructions and inquiry as to how to use them were met with an uncaring attitude, at least in my experience, and I am a very polite person.
This home used to be wonderful, one can tell. It is an older house and it feels as if it is being booked repeatedly on its reputation. I was in the travel business for 30 years (owning a travel agency) and know properties and also know that how one is treated is vital to the lasting success of even a vacation rental. When I left and was able to take a good shower I at last felt clean again; that is a terrible thing to say. Also, I would not wish to deal with these people again, that is also a terrible thing to say, but they treated me very poorly.
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Coconut Hideaway is a beautiful home! It is impeccably furnished. The house has every amenity you might desire when on vacation. It is well stocked and there is much attention to detail in everything about the property.
I enjoyed that it is pet friendly and had a wonderful time with my two dogs on the beach. The owners are very responsive to any questions you might have and reply promptly. The house is very clean. It is a fantastic family vacation. I felt very safe there and was able to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery.
I have only positive things to say about my stay there. I would definitely return and I can't think of anyone who would not love this vacation property. Thank you for a very memorable vacation experience!
This is a TRUE vacation!! A little piece of heaven to be sure!!
The house is lovely and so are the owners. We have come here a few times and now our kids are starting to come back with their own families. The beach is private and BEAUTIFUL!! Buddy and Laurie are wonderful host and hostess. You can't ask for anything more.
This beach house is truly a dream house. The home is very clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. The beach is just steps away from the house, making the location ideal. The island is a tropical, peaceful paradise and this home is truly the gem of the island. We spent lots of time on the beach, which we pretty much had to ourselves. We collected shells, swam and even saw dolphins up close! At night, we enjoyed beautiful subsets on the outside deck. We really enjoyed how peaceful and quiet the island was at night. It was a very relaxing and calming. We can't say enough wonderful things about this home!
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