After searching for many different places and types of vacations we were fortunate enough to see this listing on HomeAway. We spent a week with our 3 young kids (ages 7 to 11) and had an outstanding vacation. The house is very roomy and has very much a "home" feeling. You can tell that it's a home that the owners take pride in and is not just a vacation location for the owners.
The house was precisely as advertised and was perfect for our week. The bedrooms were very nice, the kitchen and living room were very accommodating and overall the house was very comfortable and contained everything needed - just bring your own food. Their is a screened in porch that is just beautiful for sitting in the evening, reading, eating, playing games, etc., and even more beautiful when watching a sunrise while in it. The property is stunning and is built into the side of hillside or small mountain. It is very quiet and out of the way, which is exactly what we wanted. You do not hear anything, except for the occasional car passing by and you cannot see any neighbors, so you truly feel as if you are way out in the woods - which is exactly what you are.
By far the favorite part for the family (particularly the kids) was the pool. A beautiful pool built into the hill with a large deck surrounding it. We spent most of our time in the pool or the deck just enjoying the quiet. Plenty of seating on the deck and includes 6 chaise lounges. My kids spent 10-12 hours a day in the pool and absolutely loved it. Their is a BBQ outside on the deck as well, which is in very good condition and we used it often.
Stu & Jo Ann, the owners, were a pleasure to deal with and finalizing everything was very straightforward. You could tell that they very much wanted us to enjoy using their house, and we did. We are planning to rent the house in 2013 for a week again.
I would highly recommend this house if you are looking for beautiful place to stay, quiet surrounds (which we very much do), enjoy taking advantage of a very large pool that overlooks the mountains.
Andy & Bonnie Jonak