Cramped, deteriorated house that will not feel like a vacation
Only redeeming qualities of this home is a great setting on Lake Winnisquam with a nice sandy beach and a spacious detached garage. The house shows its age, maintains a mildew smell, small living quarters, barely any space in the kitchen, and contains furnishings clearly from the early 1980s. Pictures of the outdoor furniture seen on this site must have been taken a decade ago because the furniture has been warn by weather and is falling apart. If you’re planning to cook meals, consider bringing your own kitchenware as the house lacks basic supplies like a blender or adequate pots for cooking. Also, keep in mind that the owner’s policy is not to make any of the beds so you’ll spend your first hour of vacation getting sheets out of the drier and making beds.
We should have paid more attention to the lack of positive feedback and the negative comments on other websites as good reasons to stay away. Not only is the house one of the worst houses on the lake but the owner is rude and unfriendly. Learned too late that she has a history of fabricating claims in order to justify keeping security deposit. My family has rented at least 15-20 homes on VRBO and this was our worst experience on all accounts, by far.
Despite a great location, staying in this house will not feel like a vacation. If you choose to stay in the area, avoid this rental.
Owner's Response: The fact that this traveler posted this review 4 months after their stay and not even one week after the most horrific tragedy in American history speaks volumes to his character. The entire review is totally false. We have never felt the need to keep a deposit until these renters entered our home. There were three families and I believe there were 14 people in total. They broke our recliner in the living room (all of the furniture in the house is 5 years old or less) also the shelf to our new gas grill. Even though there is parking for 10 or more cars they felt the need to park on our beautiful lawn causing large rectangular brown spots throughout. Additionally, I had to pay my cleaning person double to clean the filth they left behind. I worked right alongside her all day. She has been with me for 7 years and she said she has never cleaned a house so dirty. Even the garage was left in awful condition. I would encourage all owners to make note of this man that wrote that review and DO NOT ALLOW him into your home.
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