"We vacationed with several adults and children (cousins, 7-17 yrs old) during early June and we were very pleased with this rental. Because the location is secluded and the house is so close to the water, we felt as if we had the pond all to ourselves.
We especially enjoyed swimming to the dock and taking many adventurous excursions around the pond – stopping to explore the “island” near the other side – in the kayaks and paddleboat provided. (The water is a bit murky in places but it was fine for swimming; there’s even a small public beach on the other side.) Our family loves nature, so we were thrilled to spot heron, loons, beavers, turtles, snakes, and, best of all, a mama bear and her three cubs!
The house itself is comfortably and tastefully furnished and well-equipped both inside and out. Almost every room offers a view of the pond. We appreciated it that there were options for “togetherness,” as well as for privacy. For example, there’s a rec room on the ground level (for rainy day ping pong games) and a TV room on the third level, but if someone wants a quiet place to read or nap, they can choose from several bedrooms or they can relax on the deck. There are many chairs for sitting beneath the pine trees near the fire pit as well.
Whether you have a family with children or you’re planning a retreat with several adults, if you want a beautiful, secluded setting, this is it. We only left to buy occasional groceries – everything we needed and everything we wanted to do was already here."
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 6, 2015