|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This 2000 sqft waterfront family vacation house sleeps 17 with 2 full kitchens and 2 full bathrooms.
The top floor consist of 4 bedrooms that will accomodate 10. Three of these bedrooms are set up for double occupancy while the fourth bedroom has two bunk beds for four children. The top floor has a living room with a couch, HDTV, cable and a DVD player. There is a fully applianced kitchen and full bathroom. WIFI is included.
The bottom floor consists of 3 bedrooms that will accomodate 7. Two of these bedrooms are set up for double occupancy while the third bedroom is set up with a bunk bed trundle for three children. The bottom floor has a living room with a couch, HDTV, cable and a DVD player. There is a fully applianced kitchen and full bathroom.
The outside of the house is a natural, quiet and peacefull setting ideal for a retreat. The waterfront is a great spot for fishing, boating, kayaking and bird watching. There is a fire pit for sitting around the camp fire while telling stories and cooking smores. There are also two decks available for sitting and watching the wild life and a grill for some outdoor barbecue.
This house comes with deeded access to a beautiful, sandy, shallow beach on Paugus Bay. The beach is a 5 minute scenic walk to Paugus bay.
This property has a lovely view of the lake. The back yard is great for children because the pier is low over the water, plus adults can sit outside and watch them or even see them on the pier from inside the house. The two picnic tables were great for our meals, enabling us to all eat together. The three kayaks were awesome, too, and there were plenty of life jackets and paddles available. We also really enjoyed the beach access, which was very nice for the younger children. It's just a short walk down the road. We were a little concerned when we read that it was near railroad tracks, but that ended up not being an issue. The train is a slow-moving tourist-type train. The kids loved hearing it pass a couple of times a day. There is a nice paved crossing that leads to the beach, so it's very safe.
The inside of the house is nice for two families - plenty of privacy if you want it. Our group preferred a larger gathering place, so the outside worked very well for us. The weather was wonderful, which helped a lot. One observation for families with small children is that, although there are two full baths, there is no tub. A couple of our little ones had modified bath routines as a result. The house sleeps more people than the inside will comfortably accommodate for lounging unless people are spread out in the smaller sitting areas and outside. It worked for us because the weather was good, so we did our group gatherings outside.
We did have a few issues that we brought to the owner's attention; for example, we did not think the cleaning crew did a thorough job prior to our arrival, and there were no fans in the bunk rooms. We understand why the ceiling fans would not work there but suggested to the owner that in summer weather, fans for those rooms are needed. Other rooms had ceiling fans. The kitchen could use a few more casserole dishes and larger nonstick pans, too. The owner was very responsive to our suggestions and reasonable to work with, so we give him high marks for that.
Overall, we did enjoy our stay. There are plenty of stores within 15 minutes travel time, and lots of great things for the kids to do both at the house and in town.
The accommodations were excellent! It's was clean and spacious! Will rent again!!!
We enjoyed the house. It was large enough for all of us. We would like to recommend and grab bar in the upstairs shower. My grandma was with us and she has bad knees and hips. We would have felt safer if she had a bar in that shower. Also, a curtain rod across the sun room door down stairs to give that room some privacy. And lastly, the cleaning crew needs to be evaluated. We found half eaten pizza behind the trundle bed downstairs and something had exploded all over the top of the washer. Overall we would stay here again. The owner seems like a wonderful gentleman. Very attentive.
This was the perfect house, property, and view. It is suitable for groups of adults, as well as children. I stayed with a group of friends, but would bring my two young children to stay here as well!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|