3BR/2BA - Two level house away from the hustle and bustle around the lake. Enjoy year-round comfort with a gas log fireplace in the great room, electric heat, window air conditioning and ceiling fans in all rooms. This home features a fully equipped kitchen and a nice deck with rocking chairs and a swing. This home has Wi-Fi access. One step to entrance. Maximum occupancy 7. 3BR/2BA - Two level house away from the hustle and bustle around the lake.
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 7, 2019
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Run Down Place
I would have been nice if someone had turned on the ice maker. How hard would it have been to grant an early check-in (on Christmas Day.) since the musty smell and 2016 local activity magazine led us to believe no guests had been there in a long time. "blankets" consisted of old light-weight comforters and hospital-type covers jammed into the top of a closet. There were also some other pieces of "linens" that seemed to have no rhyme or reason. Place was clean enough, put there were rings on a glass side table. "Decorations" looked like early Salvation Army and seemed random rather than part of a plan. I especially liked the old, old room deoderant candle that had about 1/4 inch of wax left. The plastic table cover was just depressing. The side and back decks need to be replaced ASAP.
I realize this is not a luxury rental but, when we visited our daughter's cabin, it was like day and night. Beautifully appointed, it had been completely decorated for Christmas - including a Christmas tree and Manger scene. Linens, which were included, were lush. It was altogether warm and wonderful! The renters welcomed them to check in early (Christmas Day). All in all, when you count the linens (already in place) it wasn't that much more expensive.
Now to VRBO:. The on-line registration was confusing but we went ahead and paid the entire fee upfront, That part seemed to work fine, but the "confirmation within 2 days" did not occur. It was made clear to us (but after we had paid our fee in full) that we could expect NO service at all over the holidays. We did call in to the voice mail that we thought the tub was leaking - leaving us rather short with 6 people staying there. The "rules" were exacting and numerous - each with a "gotcha" clause should we fall short - anywhere from $10-50. We felt we were grudgingly allowed to rent this palace, but you'd rather we did not. In other words, we felt as welcome as a pit viper.
Finally, Look to the picture to the left: just what is a .."0 Bedroom, 2.....
You may think this is all funny, which is fine. But, we will never rent from you again.
Fantastic house for a family.
Loved AJs! Beautiful area, cute house. Plenty of sleep spaces for a group. Having 2 bathrooms is super helpful. Fireplace works well—warms the den & kitchen quickly. Fully stocked kitchen great but knives for food prep aren’t sharp—bring your own. Seating for 4-5 comfortably in the den on the couches. Others sit on the floor or in the chairs from dining room table. If you want more comfortable seating bring your own camp chairs. We’ll definitely keep AJs on our radar. It was close to Maggie Valley & a little more than an hour from Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge.
Thank you for your nice review of A.J.'s! The Owner will be so thrilled at your sweet comments. Please don't be a stranger & come back & visit us soon! Phyllis Robinson
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