I guarantee you, this wonderful home is unmatched in views, location, and privacy! Yet you are close to town on all paved roads. Wildlife, especially deer, come by several times a day. It is quiet and peaceful and has an amazing deck, which we spent most of our time on, that and the hottub. The deck had several different seating areas so you can spread out if you like. There were always sunny and shady aras (at the same time), to choose from, depending on your preference or the temp. The views were amazing from each and every spot!
The house was so amazing and decorated great. It was very cheery, welcoming, and comfortable! It has 2 living areas, main floor living room and in the upstairs master bdrm, so my husband and i, and our 2 children could each have some separate down time if wanted. It also has an A/C unit which most houses there don't have. We rarely needed it due to all the ceiling fans, the mountain breeze, and cool evenings, but did a wonderful job of cooling the entire house when used.
That being said...there were only a few things i wish were different. None of the beds had any padding on them. No pillowtops, memory foam, feather padding, etc. This probably wouldn't be an issue to most people, but it is if you have any back or joint problems like we do. We stayed a wk, and i was pretty sore by the end of it. I think even a $40 memory foam topper from WalMart would help. Maybe i'm just spoiled, because our last 3 HomeAway rentals all had high end beds you would melt into at night.
The other small issue was items being rationed, such as toilet paper (3 rolls per bathroom), trashags (4 small kitchen bags), dishwashing detergent (5 gel), laundry soap (4 gel), no free long distance, etc. This seems to be something you encounter when renting through an agency vs the actual owner. Again, this is something we've never ran into during other stays, but those were all done through the owner. We don't abuse any of those items, so having such limits made us feel like we were receiving rations.
Those 2 things aside, this home was well worth it all! I would stay there again and again, sore back and all! :) We feel it had the best views of ANY home there and were all very sad to leave. Loved our wk there and were so blessed by our stay. Truly!
Phil, Angie, & Children