Unbelievably Amazing, Gorgeous, Comfortable.
When we were planning our vacation we looked at home rentals in three different states (Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard, New Hampshire, and the Lake George area). No other rentals even came close to this house, especially for this price. The house is truly spectacular.
First, the aesthetics: The house is BEAUTIFUL. The views are amazing. I wish we could post photos because we got the best, most gorgeous sunset photos I've ever seen. The yard is perfectly manicured with tons of flowers and flower baskets. We all spent a ton of time with our cameras and phones snapping photos, trying to capture the beauty. Also, like the other reviews indicate, the house itself is even more beautiful than it looks in the photos.
Second, the logistics: The house was large enough so we all had ample privacy. The 2 kitchens ended up being a big help when cooking dinners for all those people. This was a family vacation for us -- 6 families, 6 kids ranging from 3 months to 8 years old. Upstairs there is a fitness room/playroom for young kids/library, and it was a huge bonus for me that I could run on the treadmill throughout the week. The toys in the fitness room are helpful in case you have a young child you need to keep close by while you work out. The game room downstairs kept the older kids occupied with ping pong tournaments. The air conditioning was amazing, every room had its own high-end unit so everyone could adjust the AC to his/her comfort level.
Third, the area: I pretty much stayed at the house all week (it's so beautiful I felt no need to leave), but others in our party went to the Great Escape, caves, Saratoga Springs, Lake George. There was plenty to keep the kids busy, and we didn't even scratch the surface. The location is ideal.
Fourth, the lake: Have I mentioned the lake was beautiful? Also, the temperature of the lake was perfect -- refreshing but not at all cold. We all spent a lot of time paddleboating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking (all provided at the house), swimming, roasting marshmallows, hot tubbing, swinging on the deck swings, reading, playing ping pong, watching movies, playing board games; it was idyllic.
Fifth, the owners: they are amazing and responsive.
This was our family's first time renting a house. Everyone agrees that it will be impossible to top this house in the future. Also, everyone who sees the photos asks us for the link to the house so they can rent it with their families. Book quickly!
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Terrace on the Lake. You are an amazing family that took extremely good care of our property. Twelve years ago, we felt in love with this location and the magnificent sunsets and decided to build our dream home. Today, we are delighted that we can share our home with other and help create memories that would last a lifetime.
Hope to see you back real soon.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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