First, about me, so you can put the review into perspective. I am a 31 year old attorney from Hoboken, NJ. I grew up in the suburbs of NJ and have been going camping/rent camping-esk homes every single summer for the last 14 years.
This was the best of the best. The property is absolutely incredible. The photos provided don't even do the property justice. The hammock, which I didn't anticipate using, was the best hour I've sent relaxing in years. The boats in the photos are exactly as advertised. Great condition, easy to use. The property, while on a slight slope towards the lake (and away from the house) was perfect for wiffleball, football catches, etc. The yard would be perfect for just about anything. One thing that surprised me is that the deck is on the front of the house. I had expected it to be on the back with lake views. The deck is on the front of the house and I had initially anticipated that being problematic. Instead, it was a plus. There are at least a dozen comfy outdoor chairs scattered throughout the backyard. AND, not being stuck on the deck was a benefit. My group of 6 moved the chairs around the yard, sitting near the lake, near the fire and near the back of the house (where outdoor tables were provided) as we saw fit. Also, getting your feet in the actual grass was a nice change from the concrete of Hoboken.
The house itself is small but more than functional. The bedrooms and kitchen were exactly as you see them in the pictures. The kitchen was more than big enough for everyone to lend a hand and the kitchen devices themselves (frig, oven, microwave, etc) were up to date and in perfect working order. The house was clean and the linens were fresh.
I'm not one to gush and I'm actually not one to write reviews, but the place was amazing. It was a perfectly relaxing weekend. The house is literally the only house on the lake. If you want privacy, I wouldn't go anywhere else.
I loved it so much, I actually offered to buy the place on my way out. I wish the owner didn't know what he had there because I'd buy it and take it off the market immediately for continued personal use.
If I had more thumbs, I'd give it more than two thumbs straight up in the air.
Thank again Dylan, the house is amazing!!