This is a nice enough vacation rental, tucked away in a cozy backyard.
And we appreciate that two bikes were made available to us, which is the main reason why I went for this place (although two out of the four bikes were not in functioning order).
This is not a cheap rental, and I was a bit disappointed about a few experiences we had given the high cost to rent this place:
-There was a little backyard social taking place when we arrived into the backyard area, and yet we felt a bit ignored by the owners. E-mail communications was a bit frosty as well (E.g., when requesting the location of the rental).
-There are lots of rules to read for this place, including being quiet in the backyard. And yet the two nights we stayed there, there were audible social gatherings taking place involving the owners. We go to bed early, and you have to keep the windows open due to the lack of air conditioning, so you hear everything.
-No cable TV (and A/C). There really should better TV options when charging this much for a rental.
-Too many rules that are communicated in a 'finger-wagging' kind of way. Better remove your bedding and sort your garbage/recyclables accordingly, or else!
-Other things to consider: No washer/dryer, which you would expect from a vacation rental; and no real coffee maker (just one of those hand press ones).
I paid more for this rental than I did for a business class room at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA, which was a luxurious experience. I really felt like I overpaid for this "Alberta Arts Tiny Gem" vacation rental. And I think my 3/5 star rating is generous.
Very comfortable with surroundings and owners. Great stay!! Bedding very comfortable and garden area great! Close to amenities. Will book again when visiting daughter if available.
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