Réponse de Steven :
Thanks Ashley for the mostly positive review and your feedback. The gates on the porch are an improvement to help keep the stray dogs off of the porch. All five of the houses were being retrofitted at the same time, so it wasn't as if this one house was being worked on for a whole day and a half straight. They were just a few minutes throughout that period when this particular house was actually being worked on. We checked with Ashley or her guest before-hand and they kept saying "oh it's absolutely no problem" so we continued the work. In any case, the work on mounting the gate can only be done at each of the houses since it involved mounting the metal to the banister and fitting the locks. But the guest could have chosen to go out to a restaurant, a massage, sit at our outdoor table, or lie the beach but instead chose to stay in the house while the work was being done. But anyway all of this is really irrelevant to any future guest since the work is now fully completed and this was a one-time Improvement, therefore no such work will be required for any future guest, yet they will have the benefit of having the working outer gate on the house. It's interesting that we also had a review from another guest, named Michael, who stayed during the same time frame that this work was being done and he didn't mention it in his review at all which was 100% positive.
As you can see from the AirBnB guidebook there are actually way more than "a few" places to eat within walking distance. There are actually three restaurants less than one minute walk from the house and at least dozen more within a 10 to 15 minute walk.
As far as amenities, even though this is a self-catering house, we do provide dish soap, a clean sponge, shower/hand soap,
a hand towel, a bath towel, a beach towel, shampoo, and two starter rolls of toilet paper. Additional toilet paper can be purchased at the convenience store less than one minute walk from the house. The house also includes a hot shower, cooking gas, tap water, high-speed internet, and local cable TV service with several English channels, DVD player lots of DVDs, plus a media player with hundreds of movies and TV shows - all complimentary.
If one wants more than this, such as five star hotel service, you would be paying 10 times as much as we charge for this house.