We had a very relaxing week at the lake house. The area is very beautiful and we really enjoyed hiking, canoeing, and fishing.
Unfortunately a week before we arrived there was a heating oil spill in the basement which caused the house to smell strongly. Of course, the renter was not responsible for the spill but we would have preferred to have been notified beforehand so we could have packed accordingly (we were told not to use the heating). Due to cold nighttime temperatures and being accompanied by two small children the situation was at times uncomfortable.
That being said, we still had a wonderful time. I'm sure the situation was a one-off and most visitors enjoy themselves thoroughly.