"We spent a week at this cabin to get away with our two teen girls. We also included the canoe in the rental. The property feels secluded even though you do have a neighbor on one side. It's just a little jaunt down to the cove where we fished and canoed. There isn't a dock, but we were still able to manage. The water was high, so we had a little bit of trouble fishing without getting caught in trees, but that can happen at other locations. Due to the high water, as well, we chose to go to the Viola State Rec Area just down the road to swim and did a little fishing there, too. The cabin felt like a cabin in the woods. Interesting set up with the full kitchen downstairs and a very small kitchen upstairs. Kitchen had everything we needed, with the exception of a small (8" x 8") baking pan, which we brought along just in case. We had plenty of space to spread out. The beds were comfortable, house was clean. Canoe was awesome, life jackets provided. There was a fire ring out back that we used a couple nights for roasting marshmallows. Be aware, however, that there are several other vacation homes around the lake (you can see them when you're on the water) and one night we could hear a very lively party going on which we suspected was just across the cove. We couldn't really hear it when we were inside, but we could hear the DJ and music when we were outside. It didn't interfere with our fun, though. We ran into a few minor problems while we were there, most notable was the two empty propane tanks for the grill. The property manager responded to our text about it and we chose to take it into Shell Knob to get it filled, for which she said we would be reimbursed. She was very nice about it. Other notable issue was the lack of supply of toilet paper. This could have been due to having two teenage daughters with us and mainly spending most days, all day, at the cabin, but there weren't any additional packages left in the linen closets (with the exception of only a few extra rolls kept in each bathroom). We were thankful we had brought an extra roll with us, just in case (don't judge, you never know). The last day and a half, we were using the extra roll in the downstairs bathroom. Property manager responded to any questions we had promptly. She was very helpful. All-in-all this is a beautiful property that we would definitely choose to stay in again. We had a relaxing, enjoyable vacation. I highly recommend it."
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 8, 2015