You are not seeing things! You can rent a washing machine while you are on vacation. Lots of beach cottages do not have washers and dryers. This portable, top-load compact electric washing machine moves on rollers and connects directly to your faucet with the included quick connect adapter kit (US Standard size faucet adaptor) and hose. There are 10 wash programs and it can handle up to 10 pounds of clothing at a time. Plugs into a standard U.S. 3-prong 110 volt electrical outlet.