3 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Some good and some bad
The lake was amazing. The house is right on the lake, and you can jump right in and swim. The lake is beautiful. The inside of the house had a really awful musty smell that I couldn't get rid of, no matter how much febreze I sprayed. There were ants everywhere. The house was old, dark and musty. The outside porch was rusty and not a place I could enjoy or relax at. And, the host does not provide bed sheets. I will not be returning.
We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the house. We have been renting for over 17 years and have many families who enjoy the house and the lake and return yearly. This is evident from all of the other reviews.
We try very hard to make sure everything is as comfortable and clean as possible. We want you to know that my entire family stayed at the house the week prior to your stay and had no issues with ants or musty smells. Not sure what the cause could be, but we have not gotten any other complaints of the kind.
In any event, we make a point to tell all of our guests to call us with any questions or anything that we could do to make your stay more pleasant. If we had known, we would have addressed any issues immediately.
There are occasions when things happen that are out of our control, which could happen to any home. If something is not working and we are advised of the issue, we will have it corrected as quickly as possible.
You are correct about the linens and towels not being included in the rental. This is stated on the rental site, as well as in the application and rental agreement that was signed.
We are very transparent people who care about our guests enjoying their stay. We will go over and above to rectify any situation that is voiced to us.
We also understand that all people are not created equal and see things from different points of view. We are glad you enjoyed the lake and jumping in for a swim off of the newly built dock.
Again, we are very sorry you were not happy and wish you all the best!
Sven and Mary Olsen
Great place for relaxation and family fun!
The cottage is wonderful with views of the lake and is very comfortable. My personal favorite was early mornings having coffee on the screen in porch overlooking the tranquil lake. We spent many hours swimming and boating. We all had a wonderful stay and made such wonderful memories that we will be coming back next year.
Relaxing Vacation On The Lake
We have enjoyed vacationing at Mary and Sven's lake house every summer since 2009 and we always look forward to returning! Their listing description is very accurate, the property is always clean and well maintained. They continually make improvements, and this year, the resurfaced dock/deck was wonderful! They provide a book that is filled with useful information about the house, as well as the activities and restaurants in the area. Any questions are always answered in a timely manner. We highly recommend this lake house; you won't be disappointed!
Amazing 4th of July holiday get-away vacation
Thank you for a wonderful 4th of July holiday vacation. Mary was very nice and offered clear advise on everything about the house in addition to the "Welcome" book which had alot of details. We loved everything about the house, the dock and the lake. The house was very clean and the AC was wonderful on the hot days. The bathrooms and kitchens were very fresh and new. The kitchen was very well equipped, so we cooked great dinners. The Wi-Fi worked well which our children appreciated. The home owners around the lake set off fireworks for the 4th of July weekend every night we were there (they took turns with shows). We watched the private show from the dock and the enclosed porch after dinner. We went out for dinner to Yokohama, an amazing Japanese restaurant which had delicious specialty sushi rolls. We rented a boat from Echo Marina (~15min away) a few days to cruise around the lake and swim in different coves. We also enjoyed the water on our floats by the house dock. We rented a canoe from Clark Outdoors (~30min away), so we could paddle around the cove and fish too. We fished off the dock, off the boat and the canoe as well. A very well stocked supermarket (Big Y) is only ~5min away. The town of New Milford is adorable with a center green, local stores and restaurants (~8min away)Overall a wonderful, relaxing vacation. We look forward to coming back again. Thank you for renting out your wonderful lake home!
Rustic and beautiful
We rented this home a week before our son's wedding at the Candlewood Inn. Mary was terrific to work with. Very available and communicative.
The home was rustic but comfortable and had all the amenities. Enjoyed the dock, grill and especially the screened in porch. Had never had to bring our own linens and towels before, but apparently that is common here. It worked beautifully for us. Thank you Mary and Sven!
Beautiful Lake House
Do yourself a favor and book this house for your next getaway!
We recently stayed at Mary and Sven's Lake house for a girls getaway and it was such an amazing experience. The house itself is great you can tell the owners take pride in their property. It was super clean, beds were comfortable, and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The best part though is the dock and lake views.
The dock is a great place to hang out all day and was even big enough for our morning yoga session.
Thank you Mary and Sven for such an amazing trip and sharing your home with us! We will be booking again for next year!
5 minutes from the town of New Milford. Close to grocery and mall shopping. 18 hole public golf course, miniature golf, bowling, movie theaters, fishing and fine dining. Antique shops, flea markets, and beautiful surrounding areas and a state park for site seeing.
Other Activities: 5 minutes from town shopping, tennis, miniature golf, bowling, movie theaters, fishing and fine dinning, state park, flea markets