Okay, but needed a few extras
Submitted: October 7, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
There was a lot of good things, but there were a few things I would have liked to seen changed.
Plus: great location, close enough to town for groceries, etc., yet a great place for peace and quiet. Our dog loved scampering up the hills and ridges, and got lots of great exercise. As the indoor fireplace was "dangerous" to operate we were told when we arrived, we only used the outdoor fireplace, which worked great with the gas starter. The porches were nice to sit out on, and watch the hummingbirds. It was nice to have full satellite tv and internet service. The king bedroom had a private bath, which was nicely appointed. The kit. stove works VERY WELL -- be forewarned to turn down about 100 deg.
Minus: Unlike quoted in the description, no "rivers" on the property, only 1 creek (the others were actually run-off ditches); couldn't find the "caves", as the property owner didn't have a "map" of the property; the owner didn't set up the rental properly, as his mother was actually intending to stay with us (!!!) finally got that worked out; turns out the fireplace wasn't working (which was almost a reason for us to leave right away, as we had turned down other properties that had a fireplace); no place to put pantry items except on the counters which left little space for preparing meals; no table lamps beside the beds for reading; needed more lamps in the living room (very dark); the newer gas grill didn't light, even with a butane lighter, though the gas was turned on; no "waterfalls", though the creek had small ones (it was a very shallow creek); no toaster in the main cabin; the refrigerator had ice makers installed, but not hooked up to the water (we weren't informed of no ice, and had to run in to town for some right after we arrived -- would have been nice to heard that ahead of time); the DVD player didn't work, as there was no remote; the "waterfall" (man-made) wasn't operable.
With some changes by the owner, this will be a very nice place. I would prefer that the owner make sure that everything is working before allowing people to rent it, and if things weren't working, let the potential renter know beforehand.
There were a few games, but little books, so I recommend that you bring your own, especially if you have kids. The television is an older model, so if the kids bring their game console, be aware that it has only RGB connections -- the upstairs tv is very old and doesn't take RGB at all -- only for watching television.
Helpful votes: 3/4
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