The house was super cute- the pictures reflect accurately on what you’re renting!
I was in town for a much needed surgery. My 70 yo father, his 14 yo lab and 5 yo English bulldog came along to help. Prior to renting I confirmed that 2 dogs were OK & provided their breeds. All was OK w/ Nancy. When we returned after surgery, I had a text from Nancy re. aggressive dogs. I called her immediately even tho I was quite foggy from the 3.5 hour surgery. My best recollection is her telling me that my 2 pit bulls tried to attack/bite a neighbor, her house is her only asset and she should have us leave. I was mortified. After listening to her, and not knowing what actually took place, I assured her that ‘this’ had not happened before, nor would it happen ‘again’. I sent her pics of the dogs to show they weren’t pit bulls. We stayed the night. I totally understand being upset but the fact that she was emotional & accusatory w.o. asking any questions really bothered & upset me.
Apparently there were 2 instances w/our dog barking at people walking. Both times the dog was on leash. Both times this information was provided by a neighbor. Both times my father’s memories are far different and a lot less dramatic. The dogs were on leash. Whether they were leashed to the handrail post while he scooped poop or being held by my father, they were on leash. Granted, long leashes but still- on leash. Due to limited space for writing reviews, I’ll fast forward to the next day after we left. That night, I received a text from Nancy admonishing me for “letting your dogs off leash again this morning and the bulldog chased a lady down the street as she screamed”, “unbelievable” and “very disrespectful”. Again, she never asked anything. She chose to scold me instead. I asked her to please not text me anymore. She then emails me via VRBO. Same verbiage & that she’s going to “write a poor review of my stay”. I did not respond. The next day, yet ANOTHER email from her on VRBO. Again, the same accusatory language but more of it. I did not respond.
Not once during her phone call, in her text, or her MULTIPLE emails did she ask any questions. Had she bothered to ask me our side or more importantly, if she had handled herself in a more dignified and professional manner, I would’ve been more inclined to respond.
Everything Nancy said came ‘from her neighbor’ which makes it sound like the house is under constant observation- would I want to rent such a place? Probably not.