We needed a place to stay while visiting friends in Lansing, NC. After a 12 hour drive from NY, the hot tub was just what we needed, along with the great Mexican food we ordered at Tomales! The house was well stocked, neat as a pin, and perfect for what we needed. The game room was great for the kids, as well as serving as a safe place for our four-legged friend while we were gone on quick get-aways. We enjoyed all of the local areas, but the favorite for our two teenage kids was Boone. Howard's reasonable rates allowed us to have an enjoyable week away, without breaking the bank and still allowing us to also have funds for many dinners out, along with sight-seeing. (Although, some of the most memorable places were both free and close by. Our afternoon hike of Mount Jefferson was just perfect for the whole family!) Howard was always only a quick e-mail away and was very responsive to any questions or concerns. If we are ever in this area again, we will not hesitate to rent from Howard again. I'm sure his other rental, The Great Escape, is everything that is described on VRBO, as well. Thank you, Howard, for providing people visiting this area with such a lovely, pet-friendly rental!