"We've literally just returned from our cross-country return to Maryland, Virginia and DC and have unpacked .... I wanted to write this before I forget and get back into our day-to-day routine. Growing up in Minnesota, we are quite used to lakes and summer fun and come back 'home' every other summer to spend time with family ... but our stay at your home made this year a very memorable week and unforgettable vacation.
Angie - you are awesome and we appreciated all of your communication and help to make sure we knew everything about the house and that we were comfortable. Not long after we got there, we had a visit from Troy - who continued throughout the week to make sure we had everything we needed. The added touch of the call from the owners was top notch (even though I didn't get to talk to him, my son-in-law was very impressed and relayed the greeting).
Just the space of the house made it so nice for our group of 13 (6 under 8) feel as if we had enough privacy for each family, yet time and plenty of comfortable space when we were all gathered together. The bedrooms are large and very comfortable ... the covered porch was our favorite spot for breakfast with the little ones ... the large deck was great for lunch ... the living room was the favorite hang out for everyone when we were inside ... and we even had movie night downstairs on the 80" TV! We had so much fun outside on the lake that we couldn't get the kids to come in most days to eat! Although the weather got a bit hot we cooled off in the lake and were very comfortable inside. We rented a pontoon for the week, used the paddle boat and paddle boards every day ... and especially LOVED the lily pad. Can I just say how much I love Lake Sylvia too? We took the kids out to the middle of the lake and went swimming off the pontoon. The lake is incredibly clear and wonderful to swim in. The guys caught a few northern, crappies and sunnies, but had more fun just going out than the amount they caught. They made the mistake of leaving the pail of fish out one night and the critters appreciated their evening meal! Lesson learned :-). With our large group, we appreciated having double ovens for meals, the huge grill (!) and two sets of washers and dryers. We all went home with clean clothes! We hated to leave, but all good things must come to an end. Our 7 year old granddaughter said 'this was the BEST vacation EVER! That's what makes memories. Thanks for a great week!"
Guest: Julie B.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 24, 2016