Great place for families to spend fun quality time together
Submitted: July 17, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
The house was lovely and well appointed in a quiet suburban neighborhood. We really enjoyed all the wonderful things the website said would be there - kayaks, paddle boat, pool, jacuzzi, pool table, air hockey, ping pong, bicycles, fancy jetted bathtub, and seven TVs (!), and the bonus 3D TV. The lake was a joy, and the neighbors were kind.
The owner was very nice. We had a number of techno-problems with the Wi-Fi, televisions, pool and the like, and she was very prompt in addressing them. She did not offer any discount for the partial lack of availability (just 1 day on the TVs and 5 or 6 days with no WiFi) or the need to work on those things at the house while we were there, but she did get them fixed.
You should probably know that this place is ideal for folks who like to stay in. There's not much to do in the surrounding area, though we really enjoyed bringing the kids to Calico ghost town that was less than an hour away. But if you're foodies, this is not the right place for you - our big night out was at the Olive Garden at the mall in Victorville, about 20 minutes drive away. It was perfect for us, but that's just a useful thing to know if you're used to urban conveniences like we are. This is not a town for takeout.
In general, all four of us (ages 5 to 47) agree that we definitely recommend this place. It's difficult to find such a lovely home with so much to do. And while the prices are higher here than in other desert towns we've been to, it does have better weather than the Palm Springs and Lake La Quinta areas (in my opinion), because it cools down to the 60s at night, even in July. And it's great to have the high temperatures in the daytime because that makes the pool just that much more inviting.
The only beef I had the whole time was that the house wasn't fully ready when we arrived at 4:30 and the cleaning folks arrived an hour before checkout time. Not a huge problem, but it just wasn't relaxing to do it that way.
Otherwise, the trip was fantastic, we're glad we rented this place, and Leah, the owner, was a pleasure. A unanimous thumbs up.
Families with Teenagers,
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