"The family of my friend rented this property to stay at during her graduation. After the ceremony, they hosted a party to celebrate her achievement. While I was not staying here, I attended the party.
When driving off the highway and down a winding road to this house, you do not expect much. If you've ever spent much time in Mississippi, you'll know that roads are not well-lit at night. Driving in the dark with trees all around us added to the mystery. My family, joining me for the party, were wondering where exactly this road was taking them. I assured them that it is perfectly normal in Mississippi to wonder where you're going.
When we finally reached the property, we found a house on a good size plot of land. It was away from the road a bit and down a hill. My friends greeted us and went inside.
The house is clean and spacious. Even with all the people there, it was easy to walk through and get around. The furniture is comfortable and the design is nice.
There is a firepit in the backyard where many of us, including small children, were able to sit around and roast marshmallows. It was a relaxing experience, looking at the stars and simply enjoying the nature surrounding us.
Many times the home can be a distraction at these events. Whether that be broken appliances, or dirty countertops, or a door that can barely open. Not in this case. Everything I interacted with operated perfectly and did not distract me from the moment.
While I certainly noticed that the property was nice, the important thing is that it never took me out of the special moment we were having. Spending quality time with family and loved ones to celebrate a graduation should be shared without distraction. Never did the location take away from the moment we were sharing. If anything, it only added to it. The quality of the home as well as the beauty both within and surrounding it let me enjoy the time and experience a meaningful event with people I love and cherish. When looking for a place to stay, whether that be for a celebration or an event, the location should never detract from that. This home added to the experience. It served as a meeting place for a meaningful moment. For that, I thoroughly recommend this property to be rented by anyone that wants to experience meaning, value, and joy when visiting Oxford."
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: May 24, 2016