First, we arrived at the business, The Pink Polka Dott at 3:50pm, and it
was closed. Fortunately, I had an e-mail with directions to finding the
"house" which is actually attached to the back of the
business. The house was very cold. I couldn't find a thermostat--
just portable heaters, one for downstairs and two for upstairs. When we
hooked up the heaters upstairs in the bedrooms, it blew a fuse. We
couldn't find the fuse box. The Dish tv wasn't working either,
even before the fuse blew. At 5pm I tried calling the one phone number
given to reach the owner and only got the answering machine. We were
getting colder and colder, tried calling several more times, tried her
cell phone which I happened to find only because of calling her when
making the reservations. She finally called back around 9:30pm. There is
a thermostat, but it is in the business which is locked. It was turned
down to 55 degrees. Of course it is an old business/house built
around 1900 so no direct heat upstairs. We were told where the fuse box
was. Trying to use the heaters blew the fuse several times before we
figured what could be plugged in at one time on that particular circuit.
The owner never contacted us again. We were there two nights, and she
never called to see if we were all right. When I got ready to wash our
clothes on our last night, I opened the washer, and it was full of wet
clothes--bedding and towels. I opened the dryer to put in the wet
clothes,and it was full of bedding and towels that were not dry either!!
So, I spent a good deal of time drying and folding the sheets and
towels. The dryer took several times to get them dry even after sorting
by weight. Luckily we had only one load to wash/dry. I was up until
midnight and still had clothes drying when I went to bed! Needless to
say, I was not impressed and cannot recommend this place!!
The three bedrooms were nice as I am a grandma traveling with three
grandchildren, two girls ages 15 and 14, and a grandson age 17.
Also having a place where we had a kitchen and could cook to save
money was nice.