Romantic Cottage Suite w/ waterfront view, Secluded getaway, beautiful gardens
Atwood Lake, Mineral City
Pool and Jacuzzi not available for use
Submitted: July 30, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 10yr anniversary by doing the things we loved- swimming(privately) and fishing. We found this place on the internet and scheduled it 5 months in advance. As each month passed our excitement grew. A WEEK before our scheduled stay we were contacted by country cottage and gardens that the pool and jacuzzi would not be available for use. They said that they just recently had to close the pool for construction because of a new law that was passed. All public pools now have to upgrade their equipment or face very hefty fines. Due to this, they had to close the pool down for construction purposes to comply with the new law. The whole reason we choose this place was because you could swim privately. Lets just say we were more than disappointed. We let them know how disappointed we were but sorry was all they could or would say, no discount offered. If we had been contacted sooner we would have completely canceled our reservation but it was a little late to find something that was not already booked up. We did cancel one night but decided to go ahead and give the place a try. I like to think that the pool closing was a recent development but when we read the comments in the guest book the last entry was at the beginning of July saying the pool was closed - we were told 2 weeks after that date and who knows how long they planned on closing it. That proved to me we could have been told sooner, which did not help my opinion of the place. On the positive side, I will say the contemporary cottage was nice enough, it was clean. No cable but they provide videos. The bed was very comfortable, the grounds are pretty, especially the pond which my husband enjoyed fishing. The lady that checked us in was nice and they do provide an assortment of snacks. But overall without the pool I think that its way overpriced. My suggestions for the owner would be give more than a weeks notice of the issues with the pool, give the vacationers you have scheduled already a discount for not providing all that you advertised & Most of all you need to post that the pool & jacuzzi is not available on vrbo, homeaway and your personal website.
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