We have stayed in a variety of rental properties before (including other Homeaway properties) and this cabin was one of the nicest places we've ever stayed! Everything was exactly as described in the listing, and in the pictures. After looking at a lot of listings in the area, I think Bella Vista is one of the BEST values for your money- just super, super nice. The kitchen was well stocked, everything was immaculately clean when we arrived, no problems checking in, and above all there was so much attention to detail- we really appreciated having basics like paper towels, trash bags, dish soap etc provided when we checked in. There is a binder with great instructions for operating the TV's, hot tub, etc. Even the light switches are labeled so you can easily find the lights- so thoughtful!
This property is a great option for anyone with physical limitations- my dad has trouble with stairs, and this place was SO much easier for him than other places we've stayed- park right at the front door, just a few steps up and then 2 nice master bedrooms on the first floor. (Jacuzzi was AWESOME.) :-) Since this is such a hilly area of TN, it can be hard to find properties that are so easy to access.
As stated in the description, there are a nice selection of board games, books, video games, and DVD's provided- mainly geared towards school age children and up. If you have babies/ toddlers, you may want to bring a few of their favorite toys from home- our 21 month old was quite happy sitting on the porch and splashing in a bucket of water. :-)
Bella Vista is *definitely* the place to go if you're looking for some relaxing time in the mountains, or easy access to the National Park, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There were 9 of us visiting (extended family) and plenty of privacy for everyone. We all can't wait to go back! Thanks to Blaise Miller for such a great vacation experience.