2 border terriers
Submitted: July 23, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
The singled zone heating made it impossible to regulate a comfortable temperature throughout the house. When it was pleasant downstairs, it was hot upstairs. Likewise, when it was comfortable upstairs, it was cold downstairs. The refrigerator did not keep the food cold, 3 gallons of milk spoiled after 4 days with the expiration date being the following week. The back yard had swampy areas which were filled with mud and some type of vegetation growing in it. If anyone inadvertently stepped in it, their extremities were caked with a black mud. The house was clean and the furnishings were as represented, charming indeed. The first day that we went swimming in the lake behind the house, two leeches attached themselves to swimmers, and the bottom of the lake was very soft and muddy. All in all, the lake and the comfort of the house was disappointing.
Owner's Response: I wish you would have called to report the problems you were having during your stay, I could have advised you how to remedy the A/C situation.This has been one of the hottest Summers on record in this area with the 90 to 100 degree temperatures. In hindsight I should have not allowed the 2 extra guests and 2 dogs,which put your occupancy at 16, and that is too many guests to be comfortable for a week. Sorry about the milk,it is hard for the refrigerator to keep an even temperature with that many guests. Our home has one of the few flat yards in Lake Lure and almost totally surrounded by water so yes there are moist spots in the back yard. We prefer this as do most our guests not to have lots of steps to go down to access the lake. We have streams on 2 sides ,a small salamander pond on the back left corner of the yard and a slow moving stream that cuts through the bottom of the back yard and yes it is muddy that is why there is a bridge built across it to get to the island. Yes the lake bottom is muddy as is true with most man made lakes in our area. There is a sandy swimming area in the resort for guest use on Lake Lure, as well as multiple pools in the resort if you do not want to swim in the Lake. I spoke with the head of Guest Services for the resort and there have been no reports of leaches in the lake from any other guests, but he said they could be found in any freshwater lakes. Sorry Bald Mountain Lake did not suit you.
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