Submitted: October 24, 2011
Stayed: September 2011
The rental lived up to expectations according to the description we saw online. Prior to arrival, communications were excellent with owners. Full deposit was returned in a timely fashion. Owners were very flexible as far as allowing us to rent for only four days rather than make us pay for a full week as was the case with many others we contacted. This was very much appreciated!!
The house was very comfortable, felt like we were house-sitting. The kitchen was loaded with plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, ... all you need for food preparation/serving and lots of staples, sugar, spices, condiments, etc.
The place was well equipped with televisions including satelite or cable, games, movies, towels, sheets, and blankets.
There were lots of birds, squirrels and a chipmunk who looked for their food daily which was supplied by the owners but needed to be put out by us. It was entertaining to watch them eat.
The house was centrally located in the "Berkshire" area with ready access to everything you might need. The owners provided a decent amount of local information (things to do, grocery stores, restaurants etc, all with pretty good directions if you don't have a GPS).
There is a neighbor with six dogs, I think there were three Rottweilers, two Doberman Pinschers, and a smaller heinz 57. There was a short flimsy fence that they could clear, and one did reported by one in our party! We own a German Shepherd so are not generally afraid of dogs but these dogs were scary and didn't obey their owner when he called them when they barked and growled at us. We were not comfortable being outside when the dogs were out and as a result didn't get to the lake more than once.
Once, for no apparent reason, we didn't have hotwater. We were out all day and came home to make dinner. We discovered upon cleaning up that there wasn't any hotwater. We called the owner but he didn't seem too concerned or helpful in how to remedy the situation. He suggested we not use hotwater from more than one location at a time. Well, there was only one tap at a time trying to get hotwater. We tried the kitchen, then the bathroom. No luck. About 45 minutes later, there was suddenly hotwater.
Pillows and microwave could use replacing.
Stove is gas.
Overall we enjoyed this home and thank the owners for the opportunity to have a decent place to call home while visiting with my husband's parents who came from Canada while we traveled from England.
Families with Teenagers
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