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Recent Badger reviews

  • Beautiful, quiet, ideal (with only a few notations)

    "Crystal Cove delivers! This place is pretty much exactly as stated and was a beautiful, lush, well-appointed place where we stayed for five nights. It's beautiful inside and out, clean and pretty much has any amenity you could want. I can only hope to have a home like this sometime in the future. I do not have *real* complaints at all (hence the five stars) but I'd like to outline a few things you might want to consider, or at least know about ahead of time. These may or may not be issues for everyone -- so again, grain of salt time: INSIDE 1) In case you aren't totally clear when you book, this is the bottom part of a home in which the landlords are resident. They are not noisy; however, you will hear them walking above you and occasionally speaking. They are not up late, but if noise is a factor just consider this. 2) There is a refrigerator but it is much smaller than a typical one in a home. If you buy groceries be prepared that not all may fit. 3) Internet is terrific. It carries well outside and all the way down to the "island." 4) There's a wonderful cross-breeze you can get inside if you open the door next to the bed and the front door. We hardly needed the A/C at all. 5) There's a terrific selection of DVDs available. Some books. 6) No hairdryer. (Or at least I didn't find one.) 7) Toilet paper is of low-grade; if you're sensitive, bring your own. No tissues. OUTSIDE 1) While we had minimal issue with bugs, there were some mosquitoes. Down by the end of the island a large bush contains "meat bees" (aka yellowjackets). We were not stung, but they are curious buggers and are there pretty much all the time. 2) The water level is lovely for wading and sitting in with a book -- just rest against the rocks! But don't expect to go dunking or swimming; either it's always like this or the drought has lowered the river. Bring river shoes if you want to do a little exploring. The flumes on either side of the island are just above trickles. (Again, this may be due to the ongoing drought, and is subject to change.) 3) Grill works on propane and works fine. 4) Area is almost 100% quiet (other than the river water) but on weekends you may hear parties/people on the other side making noise. Again, not an issue if you're not noise-sensitive. BEYOND 1) We were told it gets very busy on the weekends up in the Sequoia/mountains areas, so weekdays are best. True! 2) If you want actual swimming in the river, try Slick Rock. Thank you for this!"
    Guest: Randee K. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 19, 2016
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  • Wonderful house

    "Just got back from spending a full week at Starry Oaks Cottage with my mother and adult daughter. The 3 bedrooms were perfect for us, and we were very comfortable. The house is lovingly decorated and has many great amenities. Everything was very clean, and the location is beautiful! The drive to King's Canyon did take about 40-45 minutes, but the location is great in that there are restaurants and a gas station (very important!) within a 15 minute drive. The A/C worked well, and there was plenty of hot water when we all wanted to get cleaned up after a long hot day of hiking. Loved seeing the quails and rabbits every day at the birdbath since it was an easy water source during the extreme heat when we visited! Elaine was very helpful throughout the reservation and check-in process, and refunded the security deposit before we even got home. We really enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend the house. I hope to be able to return in the future."
    Guest: Yasmin C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 1, 2016
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  • SWEET Views and close to Sequoia-Kings Canyon

    "This darling home was the perfect jumping off point for our visit to Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. We made it from the cabin to the Big Stump Entrance in about 20 minutes each time we drove it. There is no easy way to get anywhere in this part of the country: the roads fold and twist around the rough terrain but Dan and Cindy's cabin was FAR closer than driving up from Three Rivers to see the northern sights. (We know this because we stayed in Three Rivers the later part of our trip!!!) And the views??? Outstanding. My husband has a high stress job, and when we stepped out of the car to look over the hills and valleys I watched his whole body relax. Do yourself a favor while you're in the cabin: get up early enough to see the sunrise and watch the mist move through the hills up from the San Joaquin valley in the distance. Gorgeous. Silent and peaceful. The beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook full meals in the morning and at night. We stopped for groceries in Fresno on the way up (there's not much in the way of a full grocer once you reach the park)and found that there were plenty of spices/sugar/salt in the home. Having a washer and dryer was a HUGE bonus after hiking in the woods for several days!!! While there is a swamp cooler, we never used it while we were there. We were gone during the hottest parts of the day and by the time we got back each evening a strong breeze was blowing through the open windows and it cooled down quickly. Reading through previous reviews about the roads is puzzling. Yes, the driveway is steep and unpaved but we had NO problem in a standard car. Nor did we have any issues with the provided directions. I can see how a night time arrival might be tricky but there's nothing scary or precarious about the approach to the house. I suppose if we weren't used to hills it might be intimidating but if your drive through Sequoia-Kings Canyon you'll find that ALL the roads are like this...especially the ones that take you to the quiet 'secret' trails no one else frequents. We hit the highlights while in the park: The General Grant, The Sherman Tree and Moro Rock but the BEST trails were the ones that require some effort to get to: we drove WAY past Big Meadows to hike Marvin Pass (got chased back down the mountain by thunder and hail) and drove all the way to Road's End (so completely worth the drive)and hiked past Mist Falls to Paradise Valley. Lovely."
    Guest: Julie B. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 27, 2016
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  • Secluded Getaway

    "We really enjoyed our stay at the house. The house is very secluded and we enjoyed the quiet evenings. The house has all the necessities and was very clean and tidy. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for seclusion or just wanting to get away and enjoy nature."
    Guest: Aaron T. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 22, 2016
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