"I like the privacy and autonomy of a home. However since we're just two people, we can only find the rack 'em and stack 'em sleeps 12 kinds of rentals. Casa Bella was the perfect size for us! Ideal for a couple or small family. Not sure about two couples as you'd have to share a shower, but hey, if you really, REALLY like each other, then it might work.
The place is casual but very tasteful. This is how I would decorate a home. You know how most rentals have Aunt Jean's old sofa from 1983 that her Afghan hound "Biscuits " used to sleep on? Where you feel if you sit on it you might come up with an unexplainable rash? Not so with Casa Bella! VERY clean, comfortable furniture. You feel like you're at home.
Nice, modern kitchen (rare). Love the granite counter. Very practical. Some appliances are a bit older but since we don't cook much up here it was more than enough for us.
Bathrooms are simple in a charming lake cabin style, but also modern. Natalie invested in the important things--new toilets, sinks and shower.
Comfy mattress. We have back issues and had no problem.
Didn't miss the lack of air conditioning either. It gets cool at night and we just opened the gorgeous glass windows in the master at night and were very comfortable. Who comes to Twain Harte to sit inside the house with the windows closed?
Natalie is very easy to deal with and responded promptly to my several queries. After signing a pretty straight forward contract (basically a common sense "Please don't take a dump on the sofa" type contract) and paying through Pay Pal we were set.
I would highly recommend Casa Bella. A real little gem in the woods.
Please note: if you have a four wheel drive, you can ignore this. If you have a four door sedan you will want to turn into the driveway SLOWLY. We drove in like we would at home and got a bouncy surprise. Husband said it made him feel like Matt Damon in "The Martian" trying not to roll the Mars Pathfinder Rover. No harm done but remember the terrain in Twain Harte is not as paved as you might be used to. Drive carefully."
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 23, 2016