Some good, some bad
Submitted: August 28, 2009
Stayed: August 2009
We were pleasantly surprised by the house - somewhat nicer and less rustic than expected. Pretty well equipped, larger than it looks in the photos, and spotless. Disappointed by the location. Lake St. Catherine is nice, especially the west side, where this house is. However, it was offered and priced as waterfront, but the house actually was across the street from the lake. The "waterfront" is a little slice of land with a shaky dock that is on the side of the lot across the street (where the owners' house is located). They were nice, but there is zero privacy and there was little place for kids to play. There is a streetlight close to the waterfront, so the campfire area is brightly lit so not a nice place to a enjoy a fire. The owners are very pleasant and accommodating, but the weekend we were leaving they had a large gathering and we didn't feel comfortable with allowing the kids to play outside because it would have seemed rude. Generally the area is great - near to Manchester, Bromley Mt. and its summer activities, and Lake George with all its tourist attractions is close.
Owner's Response: Clarification/owner response to "Some good, some bad":
Upon telephone contact, potential renters are informed of the location of the rental. Waterfront lot is over 50 feet wide and is specifically for the use of the tenants. It is large enough for a volleyball net, if tenants desire to bring one, in addition to the space for the campfire pit and picnic area, plus several chairs. There is also lawn in front of the octtage for chairs, etc and shaded lawn space to the side of the driveway, plus additional space in the back. All could accomodate a tent if so desired, plus additonal parking.Tenants are easily able to stand on the deck of the cottage and communicate across the road with those at the waterfront. The light referred to is not a "street light", but is a security light neighbors have, which is not on the waterfront side of the road. It does not prevent the ambiance of a nice campfire. The road does not have "street lights". If someone prefers not to be outdoors or prefers their own private time when neighbors are enjoying the lake atmosphere, that is their personal preference. The neighborhood is family friendly, and surrouding neighbors mix & mingle congenially with one another!
Helpful votes: 13/13
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