The Stone House is a unique place, which is what drew us to it. Nice views, large fenced yard and plenty of room for a family or couples. The property is above most of the neighbors, so you get privacy and a view out to the lake. Lots of room to park and a large flat front yard. Just to be clear, we have a view of the lake but no private access to the shore. Public beach and boat launch available at Smith Park just 1/2 a mile south.
An open floor plan on the main floor flows from the gourmet kitchen into the dining room, alcove, and into the living room with gas fireplace and a wall of windows looking out to the backyard so it feels uncrowded even with a dozen people milling around the kitchen and dining area. Outside the back door is the BBQ, fire pit, and hot tub overlooking the lake. All new or like new furniture, no worn out old couches. We tried to give the place a warm traditional lake house feel.
There is a master suite with king bed and bathroom with shower and clawfoot tub and en-suite bath on the second floor. Down the hall is a large back bedroom with king bed and a small room with a queen bed across from the master. Two more full bathrooms, one upstairs and one off kitchen. We list it as 3 bedrooms, but there is also a downstairs TV room off the kitchen with new, comfortable queen sofa bed and a small kids size playroom off living room with 2 twin Aerobed mattresses for overflow. The washer and dryer are off the kitchen. We have town water, not a well, so no sulfur smell or bad taste, which can be an issue in this area.
The kitchen is fully equipped with service for 12. If you like to cook, it's really well laid out with a Viking stove, center island for prep and a large refrigerator with ice maker and dishwasher. We regularly have 3 or 4 people in there cooking. Coffee maker, coffee grinder, French Coffee Press, Electric Tea Pot, Pannini press, Blender, Crockpot, mixer, full set of sharp knives, utensils, pots pans and bake-ware, even an electric corkscrew.
The BBQ in back yard is connected to house propane, no tanks to go get filled and it won't go empty in the middle of making dinner. We also include full set of non-breakable plates bowls etc. for backyard use or children.
In warm weather, the back door swings all the way open and the old-fashioned wood screen door to the backyard makes access easy and the classic lake-house wood screen door noise as it closes.. Living room windows front and rear are huge sliders, so the breeze flows through and when the summer heat sets in, brand new Mitsubishi split air conditioning in every bedroom and TV room. Downstairs remains cool from the other units.