Wonderful vacation spot
We know we can just as easily "sign the guest book", and politely return to our homes and routines...but that does not seem quite appropriate, and we don't think the signing of the guest book will convey the true joy and appreciation that we have experienced this week staying in your "warm and welcoming lake haven".
It is now apparent what you diligently wanted us to "see" when we visited the cottage last Fall when we met you here. With music playing, the fire going, and the cozy colorful surroundings...it was and is just wonderfully peaceful and the "ideal" of what a lake front cottage should be.
We sense the pride and love that you have obviously given to this cottage, and the attention to details create another pleasing discovery each time we see another painting/book/ or coordinated pillow we may not have seen the day before.
When we came in late Saturday night tired from traveling all day....what a welcoming sight to have the lights on...the tasty chocolates and wine left on the table next to the guest book, the pancake mix and maple syrup, the brand new sponges and dishtowels in the kitchen, and the loofah and wonderful clean linens....Priceless when showing up in a "rental"...and totally appreciated. It made us all feel special and appreciated. The call the next day as well as your taking care of the cold water pressure concern helped make the whole week comfortable.
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments about the house. I love having people stay in the house that really "get it."
The original part of the house is over 100 years old, and it is a "vintage" cottage. That's part of what makes it so special- but when things are old ( or even new) they can unpredictably stop working. This guest arrived to find that the cold water had little pressure- and it was quickly resolved when we reset the pump. But things happen- and even though my property manager tries to fix everything immediately, it might not happen within the same day if a part is involved! There are always tradeoffs with an old place! Over the years, I have had an oven go out, the refrigerator stop working ( both replaced immediately), a bat in the house ( out the next day, with the small crack discovered and repaired), etc- and I always appreciate the understanding of renters who know that I will do my best to immediately address a problem. So please, if you live in a brand new house and love brand new houses- this might not be the house for you!!!
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