By now you all know that we live much of our lives dedicated to creating the absolute best vacations possible for our guests. We’re proud of the fact that we have a steady stream of repeat guests. Our properties are among the most luxurious you can find anywhere. They’re well maintained, furnished with all our guilty pleasures, and situated in some of the most amazing resort destinations in the world.
But sometimes we like to consider the possibilities that often befall those who are foolish enough to seek lodging any place else. We’ve warned our readers about these pitfalls in previous blogs here and here, but it bears repeating: Don’t risk your precious vacation time anywhere else. You may end up losing sleep and having to share your accommodations with furry little animals. Let us explain.
We had a few quiet minutes in the office the other day, so we decided to Google, “worst vacation ever.” Oh my, was this a sad search. One of the first hits was a review of a hotel in Myrtle Beach. The very unhappy patron of this hotel gave the place a one star review and noted among other things that, “the rooms were pitiful. Not clean, dirty sheets . . . Possums in the room.” Yes, possums.
But wait, there’s more. One hotel in Miami Beach, Florida is ranked 190th out of 199 hotels in the area. The description offered by one guest gives us a hint at the quality they found there: “Carpeting is stained and dirty. Towels are old, stained, & dirty. Beds are old, dirty, and stained. Walls are old, dirty, and stained.” I think we see a pattern emerging here. Hotel number 191 has even more colorful reviews. Our favorite is titled, “Manager threatened PREGNANT wife with pepper spray!!!” Some are from international travelers. You don’t need to learn a new language to understand these folks: “Der absolute Horror” and “ORRIBILE!!!!!!!!!” I think it’s safe to assume that the memories and stories these folks brought home from their vacations were pretty sad.
Now compare their reviews with some of the feedback we receive from our guests. Dana C. wrote of her recent stay, “Everything was awesome. . . Thank you again, Kevin and Maria for the awesome weekend…can’t wait for next year!!” Yes, Dana used “awesome” twice. We really like the sound of that word. Awesome. And when Tony K dropped us a line about his stay, he had the following to say, “I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing weekend. Every one of your staff that I talked to and met were extremely helpful and friendly; it really made our stay more enjoyable. ”
We realize that you have many choices when it comes to your next vacation. Each of us has had our share of bad experiences staying in some pretty awful places in our time. Your time away is precious, and you should not risk it with inferior accommodations. We work hard to make sure that all our vacation rental properties will have you feeling pampered and relaxed. And we guarantee that you’ll never share your luxury estate rental with a possum, and we’ll never chase your pregnant wife with pepper spray.
Be sure to look at our luxury rentals in Big Bear, Park City , Palm Springs/La Quinta, Southern California Beaches, Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. We’re committed to making sure your vacation will be a great memory for your entire family. Call us at 310-780-3411 and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect place for your next vacation.