"Our stay couldn’t have been better. The cottage is right on the lake front – a lovely lawn, beach and dock are right out the door. It's located in a beautiful park-like area, well-away from the highway, down a private road leading into a private association. Behind the cottage is a very large area of grass, a swing set, tennis courts, basketball court and plenty of protected space for kids to play. It provides a very private feel overall. The neighbors were very friendly and we never had a sense of anyone being too close.
The great front porch added greatly to making the week a special treat. With large windows on three sides, it opens up the entire lake front experience. A long table for dining at one end and plenty of wicker chairs, sofa, and rockers, it provided plenty of room for folks to be alone with a book or gather to chat – or to simply sit and enjoy the view. On the couple times we had a bit of rain, it was especially nice to still sit and enjoy the outdoors. Behind the front porch is a large living room with two large leather sofas. With the beautiful porch we didn’t spend much time in the living room, but it did provide another space for anyone who wanted to have a bit of private space. The “beach deck,” the porch, the living room, and the lawn were separate areas where folks could be alone, gather in couples or small groups, and never feel that they were all crowded together.
Behind the living room was a bathroom with a large shower – just fine. And then the kitchen. Wow! We’ve rented several VRBO houses, and we’ve never come across such a fully stocked and equipped kitchen. At least a double set of dishes plus many bowls and platters, glasses, cups, mugs, and wine glasses never had anyone short. Cutlery, every kitchen utensil, gadget and appliance and a new, very large fridge – and a second fridge in the garage. (No need to stuff supplies, buy ice for coolers, or constantly re-stock drinks.) Plenty of room in the large kitchen with table and room-wide counter for food prep.) A new washer and dryer was a great help for beach towels and a mid-week wash.
Our two granddaughters commandeered the lovely sleeping porch. A large bedroom with a comfortable queen bed, another double and a back bedroom with two doubles all provided plenty of sleep space. The garage was a plus with plenty of room to store games, bikes, etc. The cottage exceeded our expectations in every respect. And thanks to the thoughtful owners who made our stay such a delight."
Guest: Paul C.
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: August 26, 2014