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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • ***Good house but BEWARE***

    "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
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  • Lovely vacation spot!

    "This is a great vacation rental! Lex was very accommodating and friendly. The location was perfect and right by the marina. The only problem we had was that we couldn't stay longer. I highly recommend this listing to anyone and plan on coming back!"
    Guest: John F. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
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  • Purple and Gold

    "We stayed at Bare Necessities the weekend of our son's graduation from Western Carolina University. The purple and gold colors of WCU were on display on campus and at sunset from the deck of Bare Necessities. You cannot capture the long-range views in a photo. We could still see the snow atop Clingman's Dome over 30 miles away. The hot tub was a welcome retreat after a couple of busy days packing up a moving van and attending the graduation festivities. The cabin comfortably slept 5 adults with an air mattress we took with us. The upstairs shower had a tough time keeping water pressure when someone was in the shower downstairs but we just staggered our bathroom visits to accommodate. There are so many outdoor activities in the surrounding area but my favorite was driving up Barker's Creek Rd, turning onto Beech Tree Rd and driving until it turns into a National Forestry dirt road. This drive is quintessential Western Carolina with family farms, mountain views and beautiful creeks. We fished for native trout in the middle fork of Barker's Creek and hardly noticed the hour that waned away in the middle of a hectic weekend. We can't wait to return in the fall."
    Guest: Andrew b. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
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  • Cozy, Charming, Convenient, Quiete.........Better than home

    "WE WERE CELEBRATING OUR 50 ANNIVERSARY. A VERY SPECIAL PLACE FOR A SPECIAL OCATION. A CHARMING COTTAGE WITH A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN AND ALMOST A EUROPEAN FLARE. MOST RELAXING AND COMFORTABLE. WE LEFT THE DOG HOME BUT SHE WOULD HAVE LOVED IT WITH A FENCED IN YARD TO PLAY. YOU ARE ONLY 20 MINUTES FROM ASHEVILLE AND WEAVERVILLE OFFERED THE BEST DINNING WE HAD IN YEARS. WE WOULD BE BACK IN A HEAT BEAT !!!!!"
    Guest: Win & Betsy B. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 18, 2016
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