Submitted: September 19, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
The home is beautiful with a view of Lake Whitney, and the owner was so patient and helpful as I coordinated a visit for 4 couples and our combined 11 kids. It is important for anyone who is frail in any way, has weight or health problems, or very young kids, to know that the walk from house to the lake is EXTREMELY steep. 2 of our younger kids couldn't make it without a adult, and one adult with back problems had a hard time. The house DOES sleep 15-18 (as stated), but I do not consider it a 5(4) bedroom house. It is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 living area home with a L-shaped nook. The 2 living areas/nook have daybeds/couches/extra room for sleeping. So 15-18 is definitely doable. In our case, tho - 4 couples needed closing doors and privacy away from kids. All 4 couples could take a private room with a door - but that left kids in one living space/nook (which the kids loved). One couple slept with privacy but had to walk past/over kids to the bathroom/kitchen (waking the kids). If you need a FANTASTIC home with boat/lake access and fantastic deck - it is perfect. If you need more than 3 private bedrooms/baths so you can separate from kids and have adult time, the configuration might not be the best for you. When we next visit Lake Whitney, if we have just 3 couples - no question we'd want to stay in the house again. The owner was correct in saying - AT&T works semi-okay; Sprint did not; the home Wifi reception was spotty. It is a lovely home, tho - with those considerations. Thank you so much!!
Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: I did not realize you were having that many people "19", but that would be difficult in most Homes to have privacy for all. We do have Steps with Railing to walk down to the Lake for the people that are unsteady. I understand it had rain when you were there, I'm sure that made it more difficult for some. The Landscaper said he did not get the Hill cleared and mowed because it started raining on him. The Rough Terrain and the Natural Limestone Rocks is the Beauty of Lake Whitney and what we all Love about it! I had a guest that was over 80 that her Son was concern about her getting down to the water and when I asked him how she did, he said she went down with some help and enjoyed herself very much watching the kids play and swim in the Cove. Maybe next time the weather will be better for you & you will not be cooped up with all the kids. Please give us a 2nd chance. Thanks, Barbara
Helpful votes: 2/2
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