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Well equipped. Our 6 kids enjoyed their own bunk house. The WiFi enabled Hot tub was easy to operate. There’s An App fot that!!! The only things lacking were dish clothes. We were there for New Years. Summers should be even more enjoyable!!!
We had a fantastic stay. The long (quarter mile) winding driving taking you to the lake at through oaks and pine set the mood even before we glimpsed the water. As soon as we arrived, Joyce met us and made us feel welcome. My kids loved her two dogs, particularly Kelly, who would wait for us in the morning and accompany my kids as they roamed the property.
The guests included my husband and myself (in the king room), my two children (5 and 3), who stayed in the room with the two singles, and my mother in law, who stayed in the full. I loved that my room and the kids room had no windows, so we slept long and deep! The large game room was so welcoming, and my kids immediately gravitated to the toy corner, which had dolls, a baby carriage (which my daughter pushed all over the property), and tons of blocks and toys. This kept the kiddos occupied while we unpacked.
Joyce showed us where everything was, the fire pit, the wood, kindling, charcoal, and various water toys should we decide to kayak into the lake. Inside everything was decorated for fall with pumpkins and cornucopias, and really set us into the holiday mood, and after that we didn't see Joyce or Jerry unless we were up at the swing set by their porch. I had read the reviews and knew that I could potentially hear them walking around upstairs, and it didn't bother me at all. I have kids, so I am not used to silence!
There was a market, Spring Market, that we frequented in town that had everything you could need last minute. We had actually planned to go into Tyler, but the weather was so fine, the kids had such a blast roaming around the property. Because there is no dock (although very photogenic remnants of one) and we were so far from the road, I didn't have to keep an eye on my kids the whole time and gave them the freedom to explore on their own.
The kitchen was well stocked, and I am certain that if there was something that I needed, I could have bothered Joyce for it upstairs. The lake was just beautiful, and the views, even on a cold day, would have kept me in a great mood. We didn't ever start a fire because the weather was so unseasonably warm, but we could have done so outside or in the inside chimney.
I would love to go back. It was like we were in our own home, yet had some friendly pets and the property managers upstairs in case anything went wrong or we had a questions.
A steal of a deal and filled with happy fond memories.