In looking for a week-long birthday solo getaway, I rented Pretty Byrd because of its beauty inside and out and because of its idyllic location. I have an incredibly stressful job with so many demands - and the thought of running away to a remote cottage on a lake for five days seemed like the perfect antidote. And it was. Hardly any cell reception, no internet, no television (yes, there is a DVD player but who cares?) - complete bliss. I couldn't get plugged back into the office without a 25-minute drive. The home itself is even better in person - so cozy and sweet. Cathy and Rhet made me feel so welcome - I learned the history of the cottage and in reading the guest book, I learned about all the visitors before me that fell in love with Pretty Byrd just as I did. I will definitely return.