"My extended family and I visited this home for an important reunion, some of us having spent 15+ hours driving. We were grateful to Andy for permitting us to stay for just a weekend. I echo all the excellent things that have been said by the many other reviewers who appropriately rate this house a 5. I must share some important facts for readers interested in further perspective here.
The write up and pictures of this set up is unfair and misleading - at least as of this writing. I noticed that others have complained about this as well, so at this point it is just not open and honest. Here's the reality: Andy has bought into a clubhouse on bear Lake. This lake is a long drive away: at least 30 minutes. Yes it is beautiful and worth visiting. But, despite the pictures of it on the VRBO website, there was no description to be found on how to access it, where it is, how to get access onto the private grounds, etc. after seeking help for an hour at a local store we eventually figured it out, but this did not get our weekend off to a good start. We were unhappy that such a simple thing as providing a paragraph as instructions would not of been thought of given selling it on the website. Just a note of clarity: The description of access to a pontoon boat is correct, but it must be reserved and the price of $150 was omitted. I was surprised yet again when I learned this.
When we arrived at 3pm the cleaning had not been done. We were greeted with dirty dishes, linens, everything. Our first evening was wasted waiting for the cleaning lady and then watching her do her work through 7:30pm. Andy was aware of this but made Little effort to communicate about or offer to compensate for it. We all found this disappointing and Noted that we would expect never to treat my customer like that.
Finally, there is in fact a grill there but it was unusable due to filth.
Had I known all the facts going in I likely would have gone with one of the other properties. The snafu with the cleaning with no offer of recompense was poorly handled. That said, it's a good house and location. I echo the positives mentioned in the other reviews.
So... A good experience but not accurate on the site. Many ways to improve. Buyer beware."
Guest: Glen M.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 24, 2016