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Beautiful setting but
The setting was beautiful, more than we anticipated.
The accommodation was spacious and more than adequate.
It was musty and needed airing with too much clutter, but this is personal choice.
It was not the cleanest place and had no laundry.
The grounds were beautiful and amazing to wake up to each morning.
I regretfully lost the key and had the manager losing her mind at me about broken pad locks that were so old and rusty I’m surprised they still work.
They also took all my bond for the missing 2 keys and a rubbish bin I never recall seeing.
Amazing surroundings but lacking in service, humility and cleanliness.
4 Stars for the view.
As the circumstances under which you lost the keys are a mystery, the door locks and padlock will need to be replaced. The mere $300.00 bond withheld will not vaguely cover the locksmith call out to replace the new locks and padlocks that were tampered with to allow your vehicular access to the paddocks and access the owner's locked cupboard in the kitchen. Your lack of concern re losing the keys, and your blatant disregard for the owner's rules - to not light fires outside except for the BBQ, to not enter paddocks with cows and a bull (a lock that the caretaker believes had to be cut with bolt cutters) - is very worrying indeed.
Your mention of uncleanliness is unwarranted and sour grapes under the circumstances after you lost your bond.
You are absolutely right about the beautiful setting that so many gusts enjoy, such a shame your group wasn't happy just to sit back and enjoy the pool and the surroundings, but instead to rampage around cutting locks to access out of bounds areas. Please show respect when you next rent a holiday let.
Great house in a picturesque location
Karinya is an ideal holiday home away from hustle and bustle of city life. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in that beautiful setting. There is plenty of space outside to play games, walk barefoot on well maintained lawns, do yoga or meditation, or just enjoy and connect with the nature. Relaxing with a cup of tea while sitting on the wooden benches outside and admiring the picturesque surrounding was so good. The pool was a treat for kids. If you love to do star gazing then this is a perfect location for that too. Far away from the city lights, stars do seem bigger and brighter. We saw few shooting stars too!
Inside the house was nice and clean. All essential items were available.
I would recommend it to anyone!
Environment is perfect
Rooms are big and clean, but only one bathroom for 8 people that’s not enough.
Jenny, what a strange comment, there is a main bathroom with a bath tub and an en-suite bathroom, perfect for 8 guests. Not sure how you missed seeing the 2nd bathroom!!!!!
Will never go back.
Property is not too bad, could’ve been cleaner. We definitely will not be going back. We paid for linen and asked to pick it up from the owners property; owner didn’t have them ready for us as promised and we couldn’t get a hold of them. After an hour of waiting around we finally got in contact and was asked by the owner to walk into their house to find the linen. After long instruction on the phone and walking through a trash house, we picked up our linen and keys. Our deposit wa not given to us because, we did not deliver the linen back with the keys, had some recycling in the non recycling bin and discarded rubbish off the back yard on our first day which included the scattered Monopoly money. Owner can make up any reason to hold onto your deposit.
This guest is telling fibs. They collected their bag of linen from inside my house with my instruction in my absence due to a family emergency in Sydney without delay. They have been reported to Nowra Police and Shoalhaven Council for illegally dumping 6 bags and 2 boxes of rubbish on the verge of neighbouring properties 1 km down the road, rubbish that identifies with Karinya as they actually disposed of the owners tea towels in that rubbish. They had already filled to the brim a red lidded and a recycle bin, (how can a 2 night stay create so much rubbish!?!?!) Nasty human beings that i hope no other property owner has to contend with. The bond has been withheld to cover costs of collecting, sorting, and taking the DUMPED rubbish to the waste disposal. They have received a 1/5 rating from me.
Basic needs not available
I would rate this as a less than 3/5 because I believe the basic accessories should be available and it’s up to the tenants if they want to use them or not!
I contacted Satbinder twice via email to ask how their stay could have been improved and didn't receive a reply. Interestingly enough, they wrote a positive review in the guest book, and also advised me that they enjoyed the property and their stay very much when they returned the key. Very puzzling.
relaxing and comfy with a budget
Beautiful entrance and great scenery. House was a bit old but I guess we were on a budget. Host was very pleasant to work with.