My daughter and I stayed at this property for 4 days/nights in mid October. I want to preface this review by stating that anything I say (suggestions/criticisms, etc.) pale in comparison to the many great things about this property. First, the positives: beautiful 1930s cottage that was very clean, roomy, great architectural details, charmingly decorated, large kitchen and dining area, nice older neighborhood with a location that took us (at most) 20 minutes to get to any Nashville location. Now for some negatives/suggestions. There was a lot of construction on the street in front of the house. At first the noise of this didn’t seem too awful. But, as the week progressed and I needed to spend more time in the house during the day, the noise became overwhelming. One night during our stay, the workers hit a gas line that led to the arrival of many fire trucks. We almost had to evacuate but, luckily, they decided that the house was far enough away from the break that we could stay. I would NOT have chosen to stay at the house if I knew about all of the construction. My guess is the owners were not aware. I suppose we could have complained and found another property, but I was ill and had a broken foot. So, moving out would have been more stressful. I also have a safety concern. The only usable door is the back door--far away from bedrooms. The other front doors closer to bedrooms are locked and are unable to be opened from the inside. The windows in the house are also unable to be opened. From a security point of view, this is a positive. But, this could pose a problem for fire/ evacuation safety. I would recommend investing in some other inner locking mechanism for the front door and/or windows. Other smaller issues: pillows were plentiful but were rather old and should be replaced; there was no foil, napkins, or Kleenex and very little paper towels or laundry detergent. According to the rental agreement, these are items that are supposed to be provided with the property. We went ahead and bought some of these items to use on our own. Overall, I would highly recommend this property—construction is an unexpected rarity and the other suggestions are minor and easily remedied.
On 10/29/2016 by Undisclosed
Response on 1/17/2017
Thank you for choosing our home and for your comments. I hope you are feeling better and your foot is healing. I do apologize for the noisy construction, we were not aware of that specific construction although this is not uncommon in the fast-growing area of Nashville. Please know that all windows were updated to energy efficient vinyl windows that open, tilt in, & lock half way open for extra security: we may consider leaving instructions for future guests. Regarding access to doors, we leave a key for one of the other doors, and the french doors leading to the porch have a locking mechanism at the bottom. Our guests' safety is extremely important and we ensure that we are taking every concern into consideration. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us.