Wonderful house for gathering of friends and/or family
I celebrated my 60th birthday with four gal friends (from IN, TN, FL, and GA) for a long weekend, then the group narrowed down for the rest of the 10 day stay. I was alone for four days and nights and felt completely safe and secure - quiet, residential, established neighborhood.
Each bed we used (5 of the 7 available) was very comfortable; linens very nice too-no piling. Thick towels and washcloths. Well stocked kitchen and even a nice stash of some staples . . . so nice when we only needed 2 Tbs of flour! Nice supply of different sized pots and pans. Full sized side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker - nice.
The covered, screened porch was delightful, even if we needed a blanket over our legs to enjoy. Love the way the hot tub is only charged if used, plus cleaned between uses. Worth the money for that additional benefit.
The owners could not have been more helpful or responsive . . . made us feel very welcome to their family home. The furniture was very comfortable, lots of nice extras - DVDs, VHS, TV in every bedroom, games, books - was like visiting a "good" relative's lake house. Even a piano with sheet music.
Very peaceful - I'm sure it's noisier in season but the fact the house is up a hill from the road and the lake has to help keep noise to a minimum.
Renters should be aware the nearest full-service grocery is at least 10 miles away. It wasn't a problem for us - we stocked up on our way in - but for anyone who plans their meals two hours ahead of time, it night be a speed bump in their vacation road. A neighborhood store has just reopened about 4 miles away and we stopped there for some snacks. They had fuel and staples.
Owners have obviously invested in landscaping plants, etc. - wish I could be there to see them all in bloom. Several bird feeders in front must add to the summer delight. The gas grill looked very nice and while we did not have an opportunity to use it, it is a plus for renters.
The house was very clean. While they allow dogs, we did not detect any pet odor or signs of pet hair, which is pretty amazing. The cleaning crew must be top-notch!
The Jacuzzi tub in the master bath was a big hit with my friends. Both bathrooms were nice with good water pressure and lots of hot water . . . enough for five women to get ready!
We are already trying to figure out how we can arrange another visit! I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quiet retreat that is close to activities but in the middle of nature.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 4/5
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