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About chanelle cosumano
Retired Army General Joe and Chanelle reside in Rising Fawn, GA. They fell so in love with their Mentone home, that they now live only 20 min. away at the base of the Mtn. They are now enjoying retired life, but no slowing down for these two. Joe served 36 years in the Army and 15 years working in the Civilian world. With 5 daughters including the youngest now in college, 4 grand children and 3 fur babies, including their 3 year old German German Shepherd Reagan that is in training to be a Search and Rescue dog, and Jax their 18 mos. old German German Shepherd and newest addition Rider, their toy Goldendoodle trained as a therapy dog. These two don't slow down. Chanelle and Joe look forward to meeting their guest, working in their vegetable garden, traveling to see their children and grandchildren in their Motor Coach with Reagan, Jax and Rider (fur babies) and often children or grandchildren through the U.S. to see amazing parts of America, assist with Reagan in Search and Rescue when called and to visit old friends. Their approach to renting their homes, to you, is unique! Their focus on your comfort, happiness is obvious in every detail. They treat you as family! Gen. Joe and Chanelle can be seen often working at any one of their mountain home rentals. Their special and unique approach has earned them 5 stars and accolades from their guests. The Cosumano's pride themselves on making each guest has a vacation experience of a lifetime!
chanelle cosumano purchased this House in 2015
Why chanelle cosumano chose Mentone
Mentone Vacation Rentals began with just one small sweet Cabin, The Tree House, in 2016 on the vacation estate of Gen. Joe and Chanelle Cosumano. The Estate had 3 vacation rental opportunities and soon due to travel, military and family obligations, The Cosumano's realized they would be gone frequently from their beloved mountain home. Instead of letting her sit empty, they chose to rent the entire estate. Chanelle had a vision to bring 5 star customer service and amenities to their business. The goal was and still is, to spoil and pamper their guests. To anticipate their needs and desires during their time on the mountain. To give them a trip that they will not only remember fondly, but a place they can call home and return time and time again. Gen. Joe and Chanelle have accomplished this by their endless amount of 5 star ratings on their now 11 rental opportunities in Mentone , AL. and Rising Fawn, GA. The Cosumano's can be found daily working their business, on their properties, personally booking their guests. The business started with Chanelle doing all marketing, booking, housekeeping and inventory and Joe doing the books. It has now grown to 11 rental opportunities, 1 full time housekeeper, 2 part time housekeepers, a reservation manager, concierge coordinator and maintenance tech. The Cosumano's recognize that to give their guests the best, they must run their business with the best and most well trained staff in the region! Anyone can list their home and had you a key. The Cosumano's share their home, welcome you as family and have set the bar high on delivering the best guest experience ever!
What makes this House unique
The view is undoubtedly one of the best on the mountain. It's not just a peek through crowded trees, it is a full on, jaw dropping view, from inside and outside of the home. Guest often say, the pictures do not do it justice! We offer many additional services for you including grocery shopping in advance, flowers. We have a network of businesses that extend special discounts or gifts to our guest. You have 3 acres with us. So our rentals combine the peace of the woods and the beauty of the views! Not to mention our pond and fountain, plus botanical gardens. We offer travel advice. So much.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Parties/events allowed - with approval, event fees and add'l deposit with approval, event fees and add'l deposit
No smoking - This includes E-Cigs. No smoking outsideThis includes E-Cigs. No smoking outside
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 24
- This is The Cosumano's personal home. We ask that you enjoy it and the beauty of all that it offers, please respect all in the home.
- no bubble bath or oils in the hot tub inside
- no cutting directly on the counters, please use the cutting boards provided
Relaxing and beautiful
Our trip was such an incredible experience. The views from the house are breathtaking. We were able to go rock climbing, swimming, hiking and waterfall sightseeing all within a 20 min drive. We grilled out every night and spent time chatting around the fire pit. We also enjoyed a gorgeous sunrise and sunset on the decks every day.
As a group of couples, the only downside was the lack of privacy. The 3rd floor art room bed requires you to walk through the other bedroom to get out or go to the bathroom. And the first floor hideaway does not have its own door separating it from the room with the bunks. Honestly, this was not an issue for our group because we were all very close to each other, but it is definitely something to know going into it.
All in all, this was a great experience. I highly recommend it and hope to stay here again soon!
So love that all of you had an awesome time! You were able to truly experience what we hope that all of our guests can, true beauty and peace. Plus fellowship and creating memories.
I do like to address any concerns for future readers. The pictures in our description do show the layout of the bedrooms. Generally when you have 12 adults we recommend also renting the Tree House Cabin on the property. It gives you a bit more space, an extra bedroom and bath and kitchen! Next time, be sure to add that to your group!! Maybe you can snag that for yourself since you make the reservations!!! Again, thank you and we hope to see you soon!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cute cabin. The view is perfect! Kitchen was well stocked. Beds were comfortable! Huge upstairs bathroom. We enjoyed the fire pit and the hammock! Property has games and puzzles to keep you entertained along with an interesting collection of books and family mementos. This is NOT your typical boring cabin with the same boring decor as the others. It’s unique and inspiring! We were disappointed that breakfast couldn’t be arranged, but we booked on very short notice and the concierge was very apologetic. We will hopefully be able to return again soon!
It is a lovely place with gorgeous views of the valley except for all of the downed trees around the deck outlooks. I suppose when the leaves return that will be better. We were all comfortable and secure with the only little glitch being all of the ladybugs swarming in the window sills. Nature can’t be helped.
We are thrilled that you loved our place and appreciated the amazing views. Unfortunately, the down trees (to clarify to readers, these are going down the back of the mountain, no where on the property where you walk and enjoy) are a casualty of location. We are on a mountain that is heavily forested. If we do not keep up with the trees, weeds and wild shrubs that are constantly encroaching on the back of the home, it would truly take over the house. It is also a safety hazard during storms to have large trees so close to the back of the home which is all glass. The mountain is too steep there to remove the trees. Yes, in the spring and summer they are covered by vines and more encroaching shrubs.
Yes, Mother Nature likes to have our lady bug friends visit the entire brow of the mountain and much of Alabama during certain seasons. We do our best to keep up with them and always do a final check and clean just before guests arrive. We are on a mountain and we do our best to spray outside to keep these away. We always let our guests know that we are happy to come in and clean up if need be. We want you to have a great experience! I guess we make our homes so wonderful for our guests, that the word is out and the lady bugs like to check us out too!
Thanks for choosing us and understanding that some things are truly beyond our control.
My husband, two additional couples, and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in your home! The burning candle, music, and blueberry bread that welcomed us was the perfect touch. Your home was so cozy and warm. We are already planning our next trip back! Thank you, Chanelle, for an amazing weekend. Our souls have been reenergized!
Thanks so much for the kind review! We love hearing about our guests leaving feeling reenergized! We work hard at paying attention to the little details that make our guests stay feel special.
Nice amenities, shared home, bugs
The communication before arrival and check in process were wonderful! Once we got to the home and went to see the bedrooms, there was a large infestation of dead lady bugs that knocked us back by the smell in the upstairs bedroom/sunroom. We ended up finding these bugs all in the living room and dining room as well. A simple vacuum of the bugs before our arrival would have made all the difference. It seemed that there was no attempt to clean them before our arrival. We decided not to say anything because we only had two nights there.
On our second night, a young family checked into the bottom level of the house. They were 100% just as taken back as we were to realize that another group was staying in the same home / split only by a gate leading down the stairs in the main living room, without any kind of heads up from the owners before hand. The listing seemed misleading as we didn’t understand the names of the separate parts of the home. I kindly gave the family below us my phone number in case we got too loud and sure enough, just us walking and talking was a disturbance to them. We came to Mentone for a girls get away and ended up having to cut our fun early.
We have already heard from the property owner about their disappointment in our dogs. We paid a pet fee and let them know the dogs would be traveling. To say we left dog hair on the outside furniture seemed like a stretch since the dogs didn’t get on any furniture through our entire stay.
Lovely place overall, but if you are looking for somewhere secluded, I would look somewhere else or take this review to know that you need to rent the entire home which we would have done if we knew it was an option.
A true central location on the Lookout Mountain Parkway with DeSoto park as our neighbor a perfect spot to enjoy all that is Lookout Mountain. From hang gliding, caves, canyons, waterfalls, hiking, biking, shopping, dining, just driving the top of the mountain and seeing the beauty. Centrally located to all summer camps Less than 40 min. to Chattanooga, 2 hours to Nashville and Birmingham and an hour and a half to the Rocket City Huntsville.