"The house was indeed incredibly spacious and fit all of our huge family reunion. Mary keeps a very tidy house with all the clean linens, extra pillows and comforters, etc. we could need. She was even gracious enough to leave snacks and a few necessities in the cupboards. The huge back deck with several nice table/chair sets and backyard were a pleasure to hang out in, and having a hammock and firepit was really cool. Lawn was well-manicured, fountain in the backyard was running, and she even left firelogs for our use.
I'm knocking off one star because the house was not perfect, but it is after all an older house, and for the price per bedroom you can't expect a palace. The downstairs rooms were a little unpolished, but that's to be expected in a finished basement. It was suitable to fit our huge group, and in fact it was perfect for that branch of the family because everyone could sleep together in their own little "compound." A few minor wall scuffs here and there did not in any way diminish the loveliness of the rest of the house, especially the living room and master suite. Kitchen was big and great to hang out in.
House is about 3 short blocks to little Sanders Beach and Tubbs Hill, a pleasant walk through a really nice neighborhood. A five-or-so-minute drive to the cool shops and restaurants of Sherman Avenue, which has really gentrified in the many years since I've lived there, and the new and improved city parks near the CDA resort. CDA is so much lovelier than it was when I grew up there.
Mary went above and beyond expectations to ensure a smooth rental process. She made every effort to make sure our family had a memorable stay. Overall, I would recommend this house."
Guest: Jodeana P.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 18, 2016