We rented this place so that we could be near our adult children for the Christmas holidays. They all live in Minneapolis and this was a short drive from the cities. We also needed a place that allowed pets. The listing was very accurate and the amenities were plentiful. At our maximum we had six adults and two dogs and had room to spare. First I have to say that the customer service was wonderful. The owner is responsive and quite delightful to work with. They even added some Christmas décor for our stay which was so nice. The place was immaculate and the beds were very comfortable. The whole house was well stocked. The kitchen had everything and more that you would need. I prepared all of our meals for our stay of three nights and there were ample pots, pan, dishes, utensils, coffee maker, toaster, griddle, wine glasses (unfortunately one less then we started with because I am clumsy). The hall closet was also well stocked with games and movies. The laundry was stocked and so were the necessary cleaning supplies. The linens were nice and the towels were all fluffy and new.
The grounds were beautiful and we had an awesome view of the lake from the dining room sliding door. We went on long hikes and onto the frozen lake to see what the ice fishermen were catching. We even used the tire swing outside.
There is a kitchen, dining room and living room on the top floor with a deck off the dining room as well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Downstairs there is a screen porch off the large family room, a fireplace in the family room, two more bedrooms, bathroom and laundry. Each room has its own thermostat.
I could see the pool and a frame for what I assume is a trampoline so there are lots of things for young children to do and I can only imagine how much fun this would be in the summertime.
The town of Annandale is five minutes away. My husband drove in to town one day and said everyone was very friendly and he could have picked up anything he needed.
I would rent this place again and I would recommend it to friends and family. We use Home away for most of our vacations and have had the gamut of experiences. We all agree this was one of the best and by far the owner was the best “ever” to work with. Exactly what you would expect though from a Midwesterner! ?Thanks for sharing your vacation home with us and making our holidays so fun.