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Our family of 14 stayed at Jody's place for the holidays - we are three brothers plus our kids and grandkids. This house was perfect for our gathering! We gather in Omaha every year and this is the best property we have stayed at!
The house is large and quiet - the adults could stay up late and the kids could easily sleep in their bedroom. The area around the fireplace was perfect for gathering and for opening our gifts. And Jody had a decorated Christmas tree up - it was beautiful sitting there with just the tree and fireplace lights on.
The house is close enough to everything we like to go do - much of what we like is in the Old Market, which is only a ten minute drive or so. In addition, it is a close walk over to Carter Lake where there is a path along the lake - this made for nice walks.
One evening we hosted a dinner with a couple of cousins and their spouses, plus our 85 year old aunt (by then unfortunately some of our group had to leave....) - so we had 16 for dinner. The table can seat 10 people, we put four at the bar, and two others at a small table we found - so we were able to seat 16 for our family dinner!
The bedrooms worked well for us. There is a master on the main floor with an ensuite. Also on the main floor is a small bedroom with a twin plus a twin trundle - we put our single son in there. Upstairs are three bedrooms - one with ensuite and the other two sharing a full bath. Lastly there is a bedroom with an ensuite in the basement. The master has a king bed, four have queen beds, and the smaller room, as mentioned, has the twin and trundle. This worked extremely well for our group.
We will undoubtedly try to stay with Jody again at the holidays. Having said that, I think this house would be even better in warmer months, with a hottub and outdoor fireplace!
Lastly, about Jody - she is extremely responsive from the start of the rental process to the conclusion of the rental. Questions were always answered promptly. And when we arrived and the power went out in the area shortly afterwards, Jody checked on this with the power company and let us know what they were saying. Jody, thanks so much for being a great host!
Plenty of room to accommodate everyone. Back yard was amazing, had several cookouts and enjoyed the cool weather lounging on the back porch. Convenient to everything we needed from grocery stores to local attractions. Hosts were kind and helpful whenever we contacted them. The 3 bathrooms were a definite plus and the basement was a great feature allowing folks to relax and nap during the day. Had a great time.