I must confess I was a little nervous up until the day before our arrival here, since I had some difficulty getting in touch with the owner. HOWEVER, once she contacted us, she was right on everything! Tina is conscientious and fair and dealt with a broken hot tub and dishwasher until they were fixed and even gave us a cut on price in the end for the inconvenience. Don't stress if you don't hear from her--she's trustworthy and busy with many properties, and she WILL come through for you! :) She even personally sent my dad's cell phone to him when we figured out he'd left it behind in the house.
The house is lovely and HUGE. We ended up renting out the basement in addition to the rest of the house, which gives you additional sleeping spaces, another bathroom and another kitchen! The three bedrooms in the main part of the house are all comfortably decked out with all you need. One has a fireplace; one has a balcony; and all have private bathrooms, (all with big fluffy towels) which was GREAT for our whole family that was gathering for my son's wedding.
The kitchen is spectacular and large and very convenient for preparing your own meals. Everything you could need is provided. Everything is top-notch.
Of course, the star of the show with this house is the view. Every morning, we'd all gasp at the lovely view of the sound out the windows of the kitchen/living room/dining area. You could do nothing but sit and be perfectly content.
The house sits on a private road and is very quiet and peaceful. It's a nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without being so far removed that you can't get around. We found it to be a good central point for all the wedding activities we were involved in (which took place in Northgate, Mountview Terrace and Arlington) and were very happy we had picked somewhere a little off the beaten path for the downtime we were able to spend with our family during the wedding craziness.
Thanks, Tina, for your patience and persistence and for the lovely home you've opened up to people. We hope we can return someday!