"The house was everything you could have hoped for in a mountain cabin in August. There was ample space to sprawl out an relax, whether it was hanging out on the deck with a great view of the trees, down in on the lowest floor playing pool, having a TV in almost every room, or enjoying the master bath jacuzzi tub on the upper floor. This house suited our group of 7 (4 adults and 3 kids under 3) more than enough. It's proximity to the town and lake was just far enough without feeling like a trek as well. Being as it was in a small condo community there were great areas to take a walk and explore. Also having kids we did appreciate the house having little to no tchotchkes down low or plastered on the walls. The house was very tasteful and inviting.
The reason for not giving this house a fifth star would be a few things. First, the supplies provided during our stay were a little light. Being as we called this place home for a week, you can imagine we went through things rather quickly. The house did provide a washer and dryer, but 2 kitchen dish towels, limited bath hand towels and no wash cloths were a bit cumbersome with kid grimy hands always needing to be cleaned. Secondly, there wasn't a garage clicker provided, so in order to leave the house locked, you had to open the garage, drive your car out, go back into the garage to close the door, walk back through the house to go out the front door, and then lock the front door. I get the possibility of having someone accidentally leave with the clicker, but it's easy to add that to the "loss of security deposit." Lastly, we were faced with task of removing ants in the kitchen our entire stay. No matter how clean we kept the countertops, sink, stove, etc., we still were seeing them. They also were in drawers and under the sink. This would be the number one priority to get fixed moving forward.
If I could, I would give this a 4.5/5 but since there isn't an option for that, I must stick to a 4. Regardless, this would be an excellent option should you chose to stay in Shaver Lake especially a large group. Check-in and Check-out were a breeze. Thank you!"
Guest: Lyle F.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 29, 2016