This is a great choice for anyone looking to stay in Sunset Lakes. We've stayed in 5 homes and spent about five weeks total in the area, and this is the best we've seen so far. It's on the north side of the lake--and the north side is the place to be. The sun (at least in December) hits the pool all day, unlike the south side where the pool gets no sun in the daytime due to the angle of the sun & shadows. Plus this is a ranch, which is MUCH better than the two-story homes on the lake. The big houses may look nice but they are impossible to heat/cool consistently and they're very noisy. This ranch is quiet and the temp was consistent throughout.
THE GOOD: The best thing about this place is the large amount of carpeting. Most houses on Sunset Lakes have tile throughout. This one has a big carpeted living room/dining room, making it warm and cozy. The furnishings are nice (the living room furniture is newer than the photos and different from it). It has a masculine feel, very classy. The flat-screen TV in the living room is large and in a entertainment center with doors that close--very nice! The TV channel selection is great with a couple hundred cable choices and on demand channels. Wish there were a DVR, but there were more options here than most places we've rented. The kitchen has a new fridge and dishwasher that are beautiful. There's a huge long driveway in front and it's near the end of a cul-de-sac so you won't have traffic.
THE BAD: The carpet is filthy and has huge stains--it needs to be replaced ASAP. It's shocking that such a nice home has suck tacky, ugly carpeting. There's also a smell in the living room (from the wood? or the odd art?). The pool area has a child fence in front of it--which detracts from the view. This still uses a key box and since the front door lights were burned out we couldn't see the key box! Why don't they use a modern coded lock on the door handle? (BTW, there were a number of lights in the house that were burned out.) There's nothing for kids here, it needs games, crib/stroller, & a kids room. The kitchen isn't fully stocked & needs some basic cooking items. The garage has washer/dryer but was really messy. And it's overpriced for the size compared to others, plus the booking group is out of town so hard to communicate with. But we would stay here again--we loved the location & how it felt like home.