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Recent Gainesville Reviews

  • All is well that ends well
    4 of 5

    Upon first arriving, we were dissapointed to find that the pool is not private and adjacent to the house as we had expected. I had even emqailed the owner to ensure it was a private pool. I should have been more specific in my question as we had different ideas of what is private. The pool is actually located 50 yards or so away from the home, closer to the other two residences on the property. After discussing with the owner, who was extremely apologetic for the misunderstanding, I realized I could have asked the question better. Be aware, the road to the pool from the cabin is a rough gravel farm road and you'll want to have something other than swim shoes, sandals or flip flops (all we thought to bring) to make the short trek. We just decided to drive instead but enjoyed the pool, and pool table, immensely. The setting at the cabin was awesome with a waterfall right off the front porch, a fire pit and a covered outdoor fireplace (which we utilized to make smores when the weather turned rainy). The log cabin itself was beautiful and much better appointed than most any other vacation rental we've stayed at. Everything was spotlessly clean, the utensils, towels and linens seemed new or nearly so. If you go in realizing you're not going to have a pool right outside your door, but very close by, your expectations will likely be met or exceeded. A few final notes important to know: There isnt electricity or lighting at the pool so no poolside Margaritas or night swimming. Also, while it does have wifi, the bandwith and or speed is such that it is useful only for email. You will not be able to work, or even do any web surfing on the network. Bottom line is, even though we got off to a rocky start, the kindness of our host and the quality of the cabin itself, made for a very enjoyable getaway. I would have given it 5 stars if the issue with the pool and wifi were more clearly made known before arrival. It wouldn't have kept us from booking.

    Stayed: Jul 2018
  • Awesome house and grounds
    5 of 5

    A group of us stayed here after a day at Lake Ray Roberts State Park. The house was top notch and super comfortable. I'd definitely recommend it.

    Stayed: Nov 2015