100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very enjoyable time with family and friends.
Very convenient location in Swansea. House very modern and clean - it had everything we needed.
Thank you for coming to stay in Swansea, hope to see you again.
Over-protective owner led to an unwelcoming stay
Whilst the house is reasonably well presented (slightly small bathroom, no bath... and odd living room configuration), unfortunately the owner made us feel really uncomfortable in the house.
Before accepting the booking, the owner insisted on a phone call with us for us to explain the nature of our visit. It felt a bit odd... like an interview as to whether we were good enough to stay in the property.
Then at the last minute, unfortunately our childcare plans fell through so we needed to bring our kids along which I communicated to owner via e-mail who called my mobile within 2 minutes to advise of extra cleaning charges. She also insisted on locking up one of the bedrooms as she didn't trust our children not to mess it up.
When we arrived at the house, the first thing we were 'greeted' with was (aside from the unpleasant smell of very strong smelling cleaning products throughout the house) was a big sign saying (in capital letters) "PLEASE REMOVE YOUR SHOES. SMALL STONES SCRATCH THE FLOOR".
As we walked around the house, we noticed a range of other notices:
"PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE FURNITURE AROUND IT WILL SCRATCH THE FLOOR"
"PLEASE WASH UP BEFORE LEAVING OTHERWISE CLEANING CHARGES WILL BE INCURRED"
"DO NOT SLIDE POTS AROUND ON STOVE TOP - DAMAGE WILL BE CHARGED"
"ENSURE ALL POCKETS ARE CLEANED OUT BEFORE USING WASHING MACHINE - REPAIRS WILL BE CHARGED"
It sort of felt like we had arrived in a prison camp.
Given that we were paying hundreds of dollars per night to stay in this house, it didn't feel at all like the owner cared at all about us having a relaxing break. All they seemed to care about was whether or not we damaged anything.
Judging by the photo book of the owner renovating the property themselves left ostentatiously on the mantle, clearly they felt very proud of their handiwork in the property.
I just think that if you're going to design a property for guests... then the primary concern needs to be how comfortable and enjoyable it is for guests... not how shiny your floors are.
Maybe... shiny floors aren't great for a guest house.
Maybe... if you didn't want scratchy stones on your floor, you shouldn't have covered your whole driveway in small scratchy stones.
Maybe... if you didn't want people moving furniture, you shouldn't have placed your TV on wall that faces away from any of the living areas where the arm chairs are.
I just think that the owner needs to decide whether they want to be a host or renovator
beautiful property in a stunning location
Immaculately clean property, recent modern renovation, plenty of basic cooking needs supplied eg:oil, salt, tea/coffee, foil. Comfortable bedding, 5 min walk to local shops. Perfect base for travelling along East Coast & Freycinet National Park.
Thank you so much, really appreciate your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay !
My mother, aunty and I stayed here in December 2015. Location was great, close to main street and beach area. Nice and quiet here too. The house was clean and very nicely decorated. Washing machine was a plus for us. We had a lovely time, would recommend!
So glad you enjoyed it, we love it and hope others do too, thank you so much, would love to see you back, Cheers Jodie
Very comfortable and clean.
I stayed here with my elderly mother and aunty December 2015. We each had our own bedroom which was great. The beds were very comfortable and the bed linen etc were of very high quality. The property seems newly renovated ans so is very clean and tidy. Situated only about a block from the main street of Swansea, the property is in a good location. The area is very quiet and peaceful, we enjoyed our stay immensely!
Thank you so much really appreciate your feed back, so glad you stayed with us.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at skipping stones. Everything we could need was supplied, even dog bowls and a new dog bed for our puppy. We will definitely be staying again and we highly recommend this property.
Thank you so much really appreciate your feed back, would love to call you a regular !