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Beware that owner lives on the property and feels free to oversee everything you do.Also, pictures are evasive; the outside of the cabin is not pictured; what you think is the cabin is actually the boathouse. The cabin is quite a walk up a steep hill and lots of steps.I booked the cabin & playhouse 7 wks prior; however, upon calling 3 days before our time, she informed me she was letting someone else sleep in not only the playhouse but the boathouse as well (where the 2nd bathroom & outdoor shower are). Now we had to quickly make other arrangements for our guest who we'd planned to use the playhouse. Since she doesn't have anything in writing, owner feels free to change her mind & the rules as she goes along. I had been assured that it was a private beach that we didn't have to share; however, at least twice she & her husband came down, parked themselves 5 feet away, and she proceeded to take over not only our space but our private time by carrying on long conversations. She also accused us of breaking a small wire table (we picked it up & it fell apart). She began screaming and it was very uncomfortable. When down on the beach/dock, she will holler at you from up on her deck! When the power went out I informed her we had no water; thus we couldn't flush the toilet (she had a generator running her place!). She said, "Well, I can give you a bucket of water, but you'll have to use it sparingly!" The 2nd day the washer's spin cycle quit working. Upon being informed she said, "Well, what's wrong? How did it happen?" like we had something to do with it! Owner acted as though she was doing us a favor by allowing us to stay there, she refers to us as "renters", not 'guests'. One night at 2 a.m. she opened the elec. garage door (cabin is built above the garage). The whole cabin shudders and shakes with the noise, so of course we were awakened. She got something out of her car, shut the door. Just falling back to sleep and again at 2:50 a.m. there goes the garage door again! I will not refer anyone to this place!
Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
Stayed: Aug 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was surprised that she would blatantly lie about any of the said mentioned happenings at the Villa. She came out to the property before she over rented the Villa, which explains that she knew all about the buildings and there location on the property.
At that time, she did not rent the playhouse, said it was very nice but did not commit to renting it with the Villa. I do not own a generator and I generously gave her two gallon bottles of water for the flushing of her toilet. My husband and I live in the main house on the lake and periodically visit the beach as he had a severe stroke in 2009 and needs some pleasures in life. I never accused her of any breakage only asked if she knew where it happened so that I could look for the nuts and bolts to repair the stand. I did speak to them politely when I went swimming, never told her, that she would have a private 100 foot beach. As for the garage incident, I have no idea what she is talking about. I sleep as much as I can at night, because I am a very busy woman and I would not interrupt their time by opening and closing the garage door that is completely separate from the main home. Oh, I do not rent the boathouse, as it is a bedroom by itself with assess to a bathroom downstairs and an outdoor shower. I save it for my immediate family visits. The two nicest guys in the world, who are pilots fighting all of our fires in the state of Washington, I let them stay here being thankful for what they do to save our beautiful countryside. Nothing else I can say. I am sorry that you are so unhappy.
This was a very nice place, gorgeous views, wonderful beach. But I did not know the owner lived on property, owner was always around, and watching. Owners family stopped by couple times and took over beach, felt awkward, and had to leave beach. Owner claimed we had over 6 people staying, which was not true, in result we did not get our deposit back. My family and I will not be staying here again. We did leave the place early due to above issues.
Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
Stayed: Jun 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We in no way invaded the guests privacy. The two individuals that came once during there stay was my granddaughter,17 and my grandson 14. Very respectful. The Villa is meant for 4 people to stay over night. There was no mention of extra people staying over night during there reserved time. They asked me if they could have family for the day, I said yes. They indeed stretched the limits. We never took over the beach....