Nice Hudson Valley Rental
Submitted: September 6, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
We rented this property with a group of friends for Labor Day weekend. It was a comfortable stay and met our needs. It was nice to have lake and pool access and we enjoyed running and biking on the quiet neighborhood roads around the lake area. It's in a nice location, though not close to the lake and pool (a mile drive). It has lots of scenic drives and fun activities nearby -- we went apple-picking and watched a tractor pull at a local county fair. Our kids loved the pool and the secluded beach. The owner was really easy to work with and was prompt in responding. Some downsides -- somewhat small living space, loud AC units, broken cable on the loft TV, and the kitchen was less equipped than we had hoped -- we made a special trip to the store to buy salt and pepper shakers, some mixing bowls, some dish towels, and some hand soap (we left them at the property, so next guests can enjoy). We were glad we brought a griddle and wished we would have brought a skillet as the pots and pans weren't the greatest. All in all, I'd probably give it 3 1/2 stars -- we had a good time and enjoyed our time together with friends. Thanks!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The home is not equipped with central AC, this is in the ad, therefore the only option anyone has is either window or floor units. The two floor units are whisper quiet and brand new. The two window units are brand new as well and as quiet as a window unit could be. The home has 800 square feet of living room space alone in the upper loft, there is a second living room in an open floor plan area downstairs, there is yet a third living space in the den downstairs. There is 2,000 sf of total living space. The cable is not broken, you have to dial in the channel on the universal remote to change the channel. This was stated in the house manual that is left for every guest. A mile is a short 60 second drive to the lake and pool. Personal toiletries such as soap are the responsibility of the guests. We provide towels, linens and household cleaning products. Laundry detergent and soap are not usually included in any home rental. We will be adding pots and pans over the winter for our convenience (we do catering at the lakefront Lodge) but we have fed 20 guests over the course of our stays at the home quite easily. The kitchen is well equipped with a coffee maker, blender, toaster/oven, gas stove/oven, microwave, outdoor BBQ grill and pots and pans, a small flat griddle, china, glass, silver, wine glasses and dish towels and pot holders. There are also two cabinets filled with herbs and spices, a pepper mill with tri-colored pepper in it and a matching salt shaker, I'm sorry you missed that, but all those things are there.
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