Not so private & no AC
Not so private & no AC
My fiancée and I had stayed in this home for a period of one week in the summer time. Prior to us giving in our deposit, we had asked several detailed questions as to how private this home was, as it related to the proximity to other homes. We were told that this home was away and secluded from other homes. Upon our arrival, we were disappointed to see that there was a full-on community on this lake. Not a single picture shows, however, the neighbors are on each side and only about 15ft away. In addition, there is a new community located directly on the water. There was a private path to the lake for this home, however it was a small inlet of a beach, and the water there was a tad dirty, as opposed to being directly on the lake. One neighbor had fireworks going for the whole weekend- it was not 4th of July- and it scared my dogs tremendously. Also, we were unable to find the internet anywhere, and nor was there any cooling - AC- in the home for our summer stay. The TV’s, vicars, DVDs, are old and outdated, remote controls to be found nowhere- for the TV or DVD. For those that are looking for a somewhat of a technologically/modern/ somewhat of an up-to-date secluded stay, away from others- for some privacy- this is not the place for you.
Owner's Response: We are sorry the renter did not find what they wanted in their rental. Unfortunately, from their review, it looks like they did not find our property at all. We can provide a list of many happy and satisfied renters upon request. We have hosted several world-known prominent guests and world-travelers who have been very pleased with their stays and continue to return.
We must reply to several incorrect statements made in this review about the property with these facts:
Privacy: this home is over 100 (not 15) feet away from the two closest houses, which are shielded by buffers of trees and shrubs and cannot be seen from the house. It is next to an established (in 1980) community of upscale private homes on large lots (over an acre each). Our acre lot is surrounded by a 10 acre buffer of mowed fields, streams and wildflower paths adjoining these homes. For us, this affords adequate privacy on our peaceful vacations there.
Newfound Lake is so clean (potable water) that it is legal according to health laws to drink it, right from our beach.
Our beach is on the shoreline of the lake and can be seen on maps at 43°41'39.67"N latitude and 71°46'21.34"W longitude. Because of the rural nature of the area, the house address is not accurately displayed on GPS, but a correct satellite screenshot will be provided to potential renters upon request.
We offer newly installed DirectTV services with new DVR and new DVD player.
Wifi is available to those who subscribe, but because of the rural terrain, service cannot be guaranteed.
It is true that there is no air conditioning at this house, (there is a whole house fan, awnings and shades which cool down the house). It is true that the VCR player is not new.
N.B. It is illegal to light fireworks in New Hampshire, although they can be purchased there. A call to the local police or fire warden would have ended that unfortunate and rare disturbance.
It is always our intention to communicate clearly the nature of our offerings in response to the many requests we get for rental and appreciate honest feedback about how we can improve your stay. That we provide an enjoyable, worry-free vacation is why we have been so successful. We are already booked ahead for half of next summer to returning, happy renters.
Helpful votes: 10/10
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