Would Not Recommend Renting
My family and I booked this property for our summer vacation in late July. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. The most important point to highlight is the fact that the property has no air conditioning, which was unexpected given that it is a relatively new property and a summer rental. As a family with a toddler and an infant, it became far too hot at night inside the house for anyone to sleep, particularly in the bedrooms and loft area even with all the fans running. Also, upon arriving at the property, it became clear that the house was not clean. The musty smell in the basement made it completely inhabitable and other selected areas of the house were particularly filthy including the kitchen, refrigerator (filled with past leftovers, shelves were sticky with spilled food) and microwave (we're not exactly sure what exploded in there, but it was disgusting and unusable). Other things to note is that every closet and drawer was stuffed with a variety of the owner's personal belongings. Also as a family with very young children, we were disconcerted to find a lower cupboard filled with various bottles of already opened hard alcohol. Overall, we were disappointed with the property and left our scheduled week vacation after only one night due to the stifling heat and general condition of the property. Although the house is fairly new, it seemed to have disproportionate wear and tear. As an additional point, beware the man at the front gate of the resort, as he was confrontational since he was not notified in advance of our arrival and accused us of trying to illegally trespass on the property before getting the fact that we had rented a place in the resort for the week. Not a good way to start a family getaway. We have not previously written a review before on the Internet, but we felt inclined in this instance since we would not want another family to end up disappointed and squander their money and vacation by staying here. In short, it is not at all well suited for a family summer rental.
Owner's Response: Yes, the property is not air conditioned and this is not an oversight. We chose not to have airconditioning due to the location in a highly elevated mountain region. We felt it would be unnecessary 90% of the year and it is. You go to the mountains for the clean mountain air and we love and appreciate that. There is a beautiful cross breeze and ceiling fans in every room which are quite adequate and even unnecessary most nights. Regarding the additional comments, we would have to disagree and have never had any issues in the 4 years that we've been renting. I can only hope if you're reading this you have also read the other positive reviews and our repeat guests speak for themselves. As a side note, there was quite a bit of heavy rain this summer that resulted in a slightly damp smell in the basement (which is above ground and has never flooded). The development of Eagle Rock has since installed a trench that keeps the runoff away from the property which has solved the issue along with a brand new dehumidifier. Lastly, the security is there for a reason and anyone who would complain about a few questions upon entering will complain about anything I suppose.
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