Extended Family Annual Get-Away
Submitted: July 27, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
Our family of 7, spanning 3 generations from ages 68 years old down to 8 years old) stayed at this wonderful property for a week during the second part of our two week annual road trip.
It was so wonderful.
First of all, the property itself is lovely. Three acres of manicured grounds with beautiful views and wonderful spots to take in the sights...for example, the gazebo next to the pool is furnished with comfortable outdoor furniture where you can look out at the lake or at the planters full of flowers surrounding the turquoise blue pool. Although the temperatures exceeded 100 degrees almost every day of our visit, there was always a breeze to keep outdoor activities more comfortable. During our stay, the pier was taken down and moved closer to the house. The kids, ages 15, 12, & 8 had fun jumping off into the bath-warm lake water....there was no ladder to climb back out (which may simply have not been installed yet) which made getting out tricky (be advised if you are not young, lithe and strong of upper body!) There is a small beach down the walkway where the 12 & 8 year old had a wonderful time scooping up minnows with nets and plastic cups. My husband and the kids spent hours fishing all along the frontage....catching mostly sunfish and catfish to throw back....but the sheer number of fish they caught was impressive. My 8 year old son would literally drop his hook into the water and immediately get a bite. We swam every day in the pool and even went into the hot tub once or twice, despite the extreme heat. The pool is very nice and it was great to have it all to ourselves. There is a caretaker on the property a lot of the time (it's a big job!) and he could not have been more pleasant and helpful, turning on the outdoor fan for us, cleaning the pool, answering questions, etc. There is plenty of room for parking & the neighborhood and location is terrific.
The carriage house itself is quaint & quirky, complete w an underground tunnel leading to an extra bedroom. The beds are comfortable, the linens and storage areas plentiful & of good quality. We were all impressed with the furniture which was practical and obviously high quality. Lots of details from thick oriental carpets to pretty paintings on the walls.
Finally, the owners could not have been nicer! Very responsive when needed, but also really personable & welcoming and just...nice. We all left feeling that we'd had a great experience and that we would recommend it to anyone! Thank you so much!
Families with Teenagers,
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