A Mighty Fine Properrty
Don't be put off by the rating, It was worth the money as far as I was concerned and what you'd pay for this kind of accommodation with a resort, because this IS a resort and as a friend put it, a destination in itself. The photos were accurate and it's a spectacular place to stay. The photos do it justice, the grounds are immaculate and the huge windows offer a spectacular view. The furnishings and appointments are high end. I LOVED this place but there were a couple of issues which I found disappointing and I have no doubt that these will be taken care of and this will be a five star accommodation. The two issues which were probematic:
1) The refrigerator needs replacing. It didn't keep things cold enough... I don't want to have to put ice cubes in my milk and the gaskets on the fridge need replacing at the very least. That being said, when I mentioned it to Gary, the owner, he said another fridge is on the way. That being the case, we're up to four stars.
2) The lighting in the pool area. The only lighting comes from the pool house at this point. There are three lights in the pool and one in the hot tub which don't function. This was the greatest disappointment for me as we're out doing things through the day so the pool would be used at night. There were a couple of tiki torches by the hot tub which could make a difference.. but they had no tiki. There was no wick in one instance and no tiki can in the other.
To be fair, Gary wasn't made aware of the lighting issue as it only came up on the last couple of nights of our stay and when the fridge issue was mentioned he said one was on order. On to the positives.
This truly is resort living in a private home. We made use of the pool during the day and with the waterfall and hot tub? Wow. The location is perfect, centrally located to everything on the North Shore
and I'd definitely rent again because it *is* so opulent and comfortable and roomy. Hey, I challenge you to find a resort in which you'd find a baby grand piano in your place for your use. It's a *beautiful* home and well worth the money. Ellen the caretaker was always available to address any concerns.
Again, don't let the rating put you off as it was based purely on the points I mentioned and I have no doubt that they'll be addressed. Just ask prior to booking if you feel they may be an issue.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: The refrigerator has been replaced by new high end unit, as have the lights at the pool.
Helpful votes: 4/5
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