Submitted: April 29, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
this is the perfect cabin for 1 person. or, if you are very close to your loved one without any hidden resentments, then it's lovely for 2. c'est tres petit. no bueno for kids, but i think this is a 21 & over place, so, there's that. it's relatively secluded, just aloft the 'main' road whose traffic is about 1 car every 15 minutes in rush hour; not so secluded that if you're a single girl like me you will feel isolated & freak out in the middle of the night because there is no one around in case something goes wrong. with that said, nothing went wrong. this place is SAFE, so, single girls, pack your bags. there is a cabin just down a precipice a stone's throw away from casa paqueno. you can hear people when they're there, but people in this area seem to be very conscious about noise & while you can see houses, you hear close to nothing. you don't really have to seek out trails around here. the main road is steep & MILES long (from the cabin to the end, which ends at a campground, i think it's around 6.5 or 7 miles), & like i said, there are really no cars. once you get to the top of the hill that leads into the 'park', you will actually see no cars at all. my dog & i walked from the cabin to a bridge over a little stream about 3.5 miles away, a good portion of it is uphill, & the whole walk is woodsy, about 7 miles/3 hours roundtrip, so we got a good workout whilst surrounded by trees & streams & all manner of wildlife. because there were no cars, my dog was able to be off leash for the most part to sniff about. the property itself is pristine. basic stuff there, but here is what you will need: grilling tongs, BOTTLED WATER. the water here is presumably well water, so it's yellow. you will also need to make sure there is an extra tank of gas for the grill. i had a chicken to bbq the last day i was here & there was no gas for it. i only used it once to grill chops & toast the day before, so i don't think that there was much gas to begin with. be sure to ask aaron if your stay is extended to leave a second tank. i came to grill, so that sucked for me. boo. the fake wood stove did not work either, i tried following all the directions & nada. i ended up blowing out the pilot light by accident on the last day. oops. be sure to check that before you settle in because come night fall... internet DOES work, but best at the table on the deck. no door locks, but don't worry. your laptop is SAFE! oh, there IS a firepit behind the cabin for roasting marshmallows.
Owner's Response: If you run out of anything we are just a phone call away,we live another 5 miles past the cabin and can be reached by cell phone or our home phone most of the time.The numbers are listed on the website.If you don't reach us leave a message and I will stop by on my way home from work.There is usually an extra full tank of propane under the grill incase you run out.The inside fireplace is propane that is controlled by a thermostat on the wall, all you have to do is turn it to the desired temp and it will turn on and of automatically keeping the cabin an even temp.
For some ambiance you can set the thermostat higher while you have dinner so it will stay on,then turn it back down.If the pilot light blows out for some reason there are instructions for relighting it attached to the stove.I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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