Great Birthday Weekend!
Submitted: January 22, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
We spent this past weekend in the river cottage to celebrate 2 January birthdays (mine & a friend's). Every year we've chosen a different place for a weekend getaway around our birthdays & would get together with another friend we went to nursing school with - we were "the 3 Nursekateers" ;) We've been camping (too cold in January!) & to Gulf Shores (not ideal in January either), but when we found this cottage on VRBO.com we knew it would be perfect for a January vacation! (and it was) This place might become our new birthday tradition! We brought kayaks & had a nice day paddling on the river - pretty scenery & saw lots of birds. We enjoyed the pingpong table too - and had a really competitive pingpong tournament the last night we were there :) This home provides plenty to do for those who like an "active" vacation, as well as a "relaxing" getaway in its secluded location surrounded by nature - the dock provides a great place for gazing at the stars at night, and the back porch for viewing gorgeous sunsets every evening. If anyone else is looking for a winter getaway on the coast, I would definitely recommend this cottage! I'm sure this place is a great vacation spot any time of year as well. Thank you Julie for providing all the info we needed for a great vacation! The directions to the home were easy to follow & it was nice having the list of recommendations of places to eat/things to do that you sent. We bought all our groceries from the Walmart you mentioned & tried one of the restaurants (Baudeans) on our way to the cottage. I would definitely recommend the alligator appetizer from Baudeans - they give you a good amount too. The river cottage & views were as beautiful as the pictures, & the furniture/beds were comfortable too. We were able to cook all of our meals at the cottage in the fully equipped kitchen that had everything we could need - including a crockpot & blender. When we went to use the grill it was really dirty/moldy - but the kitchen was so nice we didn't mind cooking our hamburgers inside. Also, one of the light fixtures under the house didn't work so at night the lighting wasn't great around the pingpong table - but it was enough to still be able to play & we still had a great time. Overall it was a great birthday weekend & I would love to celebrate my birthday here again!
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your visit and your kind words about our home. I'm glad that you had a wonderful birthday weekend. I'm sorry to hear that the grill was not left clean by the prior guests - this is an amenity we like to provide and hope that it will be left in good condition. We will check it out, as well as the light bulb. Thanks again for your visit. Update: the non-working fixture was a result of a tripped, but bad breaker, which will will have repaired. Thanks for letting us know (and for future guests, if notified during your visit we can usually take care of any inconveniences or anything that needs attention). The grill had been left dirty by prior guests, our apologies. It's sparkling now. :)
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