"My wife and I brought our kids up to this cabin for fall break and had an excellent time.
Cleanliness - VERY clean upon arrival. I think that they had the cleaning service go through RIGHT before we came. No complaints AT ALL about cleanliness. We did have to sweep some leaves off the deck, but it is fall, so that is to be expected.
Furnishings - Very well equipped. We were not lacking anything while here. We had 9 people in total and had plenty of room. Additionally there was a surplus of dishes, and towels/washcloths/hand towels. We never needed to do laundry (there is a washer and dryer if needed). The bed in the master seemed a little hard, but for some people that could be a plus. The appliances in the kitchen were very nice (fridge, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster over, toaster, etc... I don't drink coffee, but there was a coffee maker, and something else that looked like it does some kind of fancy coffee! :) Comfortable chairs, large dining room table, plenty of deck seating, flat screen TV with extra HDMI inputs. No fireplaces that are usable inside, but a nice gas fire pit on the deck. The spa was fun. It is right off of the dining room, kitchen, BBQ grill area so people can relax while others are eating, and still be part of the conversation.
Yard - Secluded. There are other homes nearby, but the scrub oak keep this yard feeling private. There is a great little play-set for kids, with a sand box underneath. There is a trampoline and a two person hammock in the same area. This was VERY nice for our family. Our kids could go out and play in full view from the kitchen / dining / family room area. There is a lot of asphalt parking space (probably could park 9 without blocking anyone in). There is not a fire pit :( But we brought one and placed it on the extra parking and enjoyed a fire.
CONS - Disclaimer. We loved this place, and will come back. There are a few things that could be of interest to some people.
Neighbors Dogs - Two of the neighbors have big dogs who are not used to people being here. One is allowed to run free and came into the yard. I told it to GO HOME and it did not come back. The others would bark fairly frequently.
Box Elder Bugs were EVERYWHERE. Needs to be sprayed a bit more. In fairness the owner said that their pest control company had needed to reschedule before we came, so this is probably not a normal issue."
Guest: Micah O.
Date of Stay: October 2014
Review Submitted: October 18, 2014