3 Traveling Women Forced to Give 5 Stars
If you enjoy the idea of a vacation in a sketchy neighborhhood with a homeless camp close by then Rose Bungalow is the place for you. There is easy access to the freeways....Route 66 practically runs through the living room and right outside your other living room window is a gas station. There's no need for fancy artwork. The cracks in the walls and water damaged bubbled ceilings and walls give it lots of character. The bedroom windows have big hoses through them for some kind of cooler on the dressers. Then there are pieces of wood on the windows but I think the security company stickers on the windows are supposed to ward off any break ins. The backyard had a little BBQ but the old tire and hubcap on the patio and yard took away the charm. They might have flown off of a car from the freeway above the house. The caretaker was kind enough to warn us which streets close by were to be avoided and to make sure we locked our car in the enclosed area so it wouldn't get broken into. Once contacted the owner tried to give us ideas on how to spend our time - like calling the police on the homeless camp but we were busy cleaning up dog pee in the living room from the caretaker's dog and washing drinking glasses before they could be used. We left after our first night of which we paid for 3 and went to a hotel. I sent the owner the pictures of our complaints and a follow up text but haven't heard from her. They must have had a fabulous photographer for the house pictures because they do not truly reflect the tone of the home. One of the women I was with described it as more of a frat house where her 20 year old son would love to come with his friends. The owner did say that if I wasn't happy with the location of the bungalow I should have Google Earthed it before renting. Although I have never been disappointed before - even in Europe - I will take her up on the suggestion from now on. She also told me I could only give her property a 5 star review. I hope I am doing it justice.