BEAUTIFUL HOME.. clean, fresh, tasteful, well done, designer quality not 'rental' furnishings, wonderful lighting.
GREAT LOCATION has neighbors but very private feeling, georgous view undeveloped mountain area, cozy feel but water channel out front and easy access to larger lake area, water is clean and 'warm'! (July)
CONS (for an upscale $4k+ wk home)
Lacking in just a couple functional things.
No Hangers!... really?! not on list of things to bring either.
No Hairdryer (in upstairs bathroom anyway, for two bedrooms)
My side of Queen bed had no side table or light! a big deal for me
Living room is centered around a padlocked! fireplace. A decorative arrangement inside the Fireplace would've felt more homey as a focal point... besides the current instructions not to use the FP.
The Granite bar at the dock (advertised other site) is not available for use... no noodles, float mats... would have been nice but okay.
Could've used a night light or two (with no light by my bed!)
None of that a deal breaker... but could help you pack for it better,
but enough to say good instead of excellent.
Owner's Response: Dear Hdagreatime Hawaii,
We sincerely appreciate the feedback and recommendations on our Dream House Retreat at Smith Mountain Lake . Renters have provided some very good suggestions that we have addressed as follows:
Hangers - We have purchased a large supply of both plastic and metal hangers for each closet area in the house.
Hairdryers - We have installed a wall mounted hairdryer in the Upstairs Bathroom as recommended. We also have purchased a hairdryer (in top drawer) for the Master Bath on the main floor level.
Upstairs Queen Bedroom - We have installed a new floor lamp with attached flexible reading light as recommended. We have added a few night lights in the bedrooms/baths as recommended.
We have added 4 nightlights along the outside stairway from the house to the dock area.
We are currently finishing the concrete retaining wall with stone veneer matching the stone on the lower level of the house.
The Granite bar at the dock is useable externally. The locked dock storage area is unfinished inside and is used for storage of owners boat/water equipment supplies.
We will improve the fireplace view and lock as recommended.
We hope you will visit Smith Mountain Lake again in 2011 and enjoy staying at our Dream House Retreat with family & friends.
Thanks again for providing your voice of the customer !
Owners of Dream House Retreat
Helpful votes: 17/17
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