"My friends and I had a great time here Columbus Day weekend 2016. It had been a while since the 8 of us were together, so we were looking forward to a relaxing weekend to hang out. Plenty of space and seating in the house, plenty of beds, and a great deck for sitting outside. And the house is very clean. The only time we really left the house all weekend was to run some errands. But there are things to do nearby if you’re interested in that – indoor waterpark, lake, bars, restaurants.
I will be honest though. There is some room for improvement, but very minor things. I wasn’t bothered by them, but other renters might care. Also some helpful notes too.
-Upon arriving, we turned onto the street that the house is on, and the GPS said we had arrived at our destination, but it wasn’t there. Just follow the numbers at the end of each driveway. When we made a left onto the street, it was about a mile further (at least from the direction we came).
-The appliances are kind of dated, as is the kitchen entire kitchen area itself. This is easily visible from the photos on the listing, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
-The house does have WiFi, but it was pretty slow. We didn't care, but if you’re the type of person who always likes to be connected, keep that in mind.
-We had somewhat of an issue with the hot tub when checking in. When we arrived, the hot tub cover was ripped and partially knocked off the hot tub. I immediately sent pictures to the owner, so that we would not be charged for it. He was very understanding – it was clearly the work of some wild animals.
-The owner leaves very specific directions for operating things on the property. We were nervous we’d mess something up, since the owner seemed very meticulous, but we followed the directions and got our full deposit back. As long as you’re not stupid and don’t break the rules, you’ll fine. He’s leaving the directions to help you.
-There is a game closet on the bottom floor, but one thing that was missing was a deck of cards! I forgot to bring a deck, so when we saw the game closet, we figured there would be some in there, but there wasn’t. Note to owner – buy a couple of decks and throw them in there!
Overall, a great house that could definitely use some updating, but you can’t really complain for the price! Beautiful neighborhood, amazing scenery, and a lovely home all made for a relaxing weekend getaway. Great memories and looking forward making it an annual trip hopefully!"
Guest: Philip C.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: November 4, 2016