Disappointing stay at Eagles Nest
Very disappointed despite amazing view (160 degree view NOT 360 degree) after staying at original house in 2012 and loving it. The owner did mention that we were not staying in the newest house (Lochie’s Lookout) but at the original property which I presumed was the one we stayed at in 2012. Only when we arrrived did we find that he wasn’t talking about the original property but the 2nd one built. When we arrived there was a strong fishy/damp smell which lasted for our stay. No comment about this from owner despite us notifying him immediately nor did he sound surprised which made me feel that it might be an ongoing problem with the property. Despite paying extra for bed linen before arrival, fresh linen was not supplied. We were directed to the emergency linen (sheets and towels) which was damp and screwed up in a plastic bag on a top shelf of cupboard. Had to dry it ourselves with no offer of refund. One mattress protector had stains on it with no offer to replace it by owner after notifying him. Actual mattresses seemed clean and were very comfortable. House needed a better clean throughout, ie green mould in corner of ensuite shower, dirty shelves in kitchen etc. Decor was very basic and underwhelming with unmatched old (not talking vintage and quaint) crockery and linen, and bedding that looked past it’s use by date for a rental property standard. Decor is a first world problem I agree but when we pay a healthy price for accommodation we have fair expectations of a reasonable level of quality. Overall the accommodation was pretty disappointing.