We appreciate Jerry opening his home for us to stay for the weekend at Ocean City. The location is wonderful. A quiet beach is accessible 5 minutes away. The space is also wonderful as it fit 7 adults and 1 infant. We never felt crammed or anything like that. We definitely think the location and space is the selling point here. I interacted mostly with Leslie. In the beginning, Leslie was prompt with her response. She was helpful in pointing out that Assateague Island is about 25 minutes away from the place as we were thinking about an excursion there. Two days before the trip, I messaged the host to confirm booking and to ask about how to access the building. She responded that she’ll send out the information later that night or the next day. I did not get the information until I messaged her again--- she responded at 5am the next day. This was fine as it did not impede any of our plans.
We were wowed by the space when we got there. The condo unit was overlooking the pool which was nice. Half the bulbs in the hallway were not working though when we got there but extra bulbs were found in the closet. Now, more disappointing things about the space were the lack of cleanliness and lack of things to clean the space. First, the kitchen had a strange/yucky odor. Next, a lot of the cooking utensils were not that clean (remnants of food are still clinging to it). Within bathrooms, hair were left on the drain. Within rooms, at least 2 of the 4 beds did not have linens. Linen found in the closet smelled musty. Some toys were also left under beds. Trash bags and sponges were not provided. On check-out day, Leslie came to check the space. It was a little weird as I did not expect to see her at all. She then said we were supposed to have checked out by 10am—which was not stated for us as the listing had flexible check-in and check-out. She said what that meant was check-in is about 2pm but can be earlier and checkout is 10am but can be later (hence the flexibility). That made for an awkward encounter, as we were aiming for a 12pm checkout. So she was cleaning the room as we were also trying to clean the room for our checkout process. Anyway, apart from the communication problem, inaccurate listing (checkout time, what exactly is provided in the space), we really like the space and enjoyed it. Future guests might find it helpful to check with the host with what’s provided in the space.