What a surprise!
The cabin sits only about 30 yards from the street. The view in the back is good and the creek is nice. (Because of the street location, where cars drive by FAST, the front yard is not as relaxing or quiet.) I learned from other reviews that the cabin is small so you need to be prepared for that when you pull up. The layout inside is a good use of space. Be prepared for cement floors in the lower level, in bedrooms. Master bath is good.
The backyard is where you want to view nature. The deck provides an incredible view. It was a surprise that the creek was a steep 75 foot drop from the yard since the description says the creek runs *through* the property . The pathway down was grown over with brush and was difficult to climb, but once you got down there it was pretty. We were told by the owner that we could fish from the creek but there was nowhere to stand or cast from, so fishing there wasn't an option.
The outside of the cabin was nice. But, the inside was a HUGE surprise to us! Dog hair covered the floors and furniture, the kitchen sink needed a good scrubbing, the fridge needed to be wiped down and the cobwebs in the corners with dead bugs in them gave us the creeps. Not to mention that, while a cement floor in the second bath's shower could be viewed as rustic, we did not appreciate that globs of hair and ickiness were on the bathmat. We called the housekeeper to see if she did not have a chance to clean yet, and she assured us she was finished. While we were up for a bit of "roughing it", we were very surprised that this version of clean was so very different from our own idea of clean.
We contacted the owner and while she seemed concerned, she didn't offer a refund of any sort or offer to accommodate us in any way for our inconveniences. (We made multiple phone calls to her after the rental, and we cut trip short due to lack of cleanliness. As of this writing - one month after stay- she hasn't made things right, & has stopped returning phone calls.) Other reviews said she was great and she may be...but not to us in our case.
*Caution* when using this location for families. There is a beach nearby where you need to be 18 years or older to enter. Please also be aware that the bridge was out during our stay, and the detour was 10 minutes out of the way. If you decide to book this cabin, I'd suggest checking to see if the bridge repairs are completed or plan for the extra travel time every time you want to go somewhere.
Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: As someone who travels a lot myself, I always take low reviews with a grain of salt. Log cabins, being out in nature, experiencing what the woods has to offer is not for everyone. I have worked with hundreds of guests over the years and I'd say that I am very responsive, kind and considerate. Our cabin is built into the side of hill, which is why it offers a spectacular view of the creek below, there is one steep path, but also another one a few hundrew feet further that offers a large, flat area to fish and play. I offered to come myself and "make right" anything I could, but unfortunatly the family only stayed a few minutes and made up their mind to go back to the city. I know vacation and family time is precious! I always want to make sure that you get the most of it, so I did offer a 50% refund, which was accepted.
I also don't know what beach they stopped at, the area if full of county parks that are family friendly to all ages. Again, I pride myself on a clean, fun, and positive experience with all my guests.
So I did learn that
Helpful votes: 13/16
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