HI Bob, I'm very sorry about your bad experience with us but I know I think you were wrong in the place you chose to go, let me explain:
When we decided to start sharing our house, back in 2010, we believed in the model of sharing private homes with travelers looking for an alternative to hotels, more authentic and that would allow them to live as locals do. We still believe that this is the model we want to share with our guests.
We know that many entrepreneurs are using platforms such as airbnb to invest on them, standardizing the houses so that guests can find replicas of them regardless of where they are in the world, be it Mallorca, New York or Singapore. I’m very sorry if you were expecting this, there are excellent hotels in the area that would have been perfect for you.
We share the house to be able to keep it in good condition and comfortable so that we can use it during the summer months.
House is exactly as you can see in the pictures, the furniture is not covered with plastic, we use cloth covers to protect the sofa in order to maintain it clean for each guest as we can not clean deeply the sofa every time we receive a new guest. I hope you appreciate that. There is a plastic tablecloth that protects the glass dining table, just as my family has always done. You are right concerning the TV, just before you came 2 stripes appear on its surface, we are sorry if you expected to spend all the time watching TV.
I also understand that Americans prefer to live inside houses with a controlled and constant temperature throughout the year, protected from any insect and any possible aggression from outside. But Majorcans like to have the windows open, (we don’t use screens on them) enjoy the sea breeze and be outside in contact with nature (yes, bugs are part of nature...).
House can be hot in summer, not only because of concrete and cinder blocks (the way houses have always been built here) but also of the weather (I hope you hear you were experiencing a nationwide heat wave). We have fans that help to sleep during this exceptional weather, but of course, sleeping with the window opened. Sorry again if the moisture coming from the sea has bothered you, house is just in front of the sea, yes, we have a lot of humidity!
You were surprised because there are no reviews during July and August months, thinking that mosquitos only occupy the house. As I said before, my family enjoys the house during the summer. We spend all the time we can in that house; it’s our family house, where my family from US, my sister’s family and my parents join there to spend beautiful moments.
I was there just before you came and I’m very allergic to mosquitos. I use a lotion that is easily found in any pharmacy or supermarket to avoid being disturbed, and thanks to the anti-mosquito devices they do not enter into the room even if the windows are open. The rest of my family does not need to use the lotion….
As I said at the beginning, I think you've made a mistake. First of all, you have chosen a place where it is hot and humid in the summer; you have even made a mistake when looking for the average temperature in August, closer to 33 than to 23 º Celsius. Even more, you have chosen a location where there are occasional mosquitoes, depending on the season and where the original inhabitants do not usually isolate their houses from outside. But if despite all this you wanted to spend your vacation here, you should have chosen a hotel where you could control all the factors and not leave anything to the arbitrariness of nature.
We have done everything possible to make your stay as pleasant as possible; your last mistake has been to blame us for not having chosen an establishment suited to your needs.