Big, Simple House, Great View
July 17, 2015
I came with a group of around 20 people, (ages: 21-26) and rented both houses on the property but even the main house had more than enough room for people to sleep. I was really surprised but we never felt crowded especially since the deck was so open and the living room/ kitchen had an open lay-out. The hot tub and air-conditioning worked perfectly- I suggest you turn up the temperature at night because it might even be too cold.
Tom, the owner, was available via text or phone call and instructed us with what to do with the garbage, who to contact for firewood, etc. Check-out was promptly at noon (great because other houses say 10 or 11am) but since we took longer packing up than expected, we got to meet Tom and his daughter who was patiently waiting to clean up/prepare for the next tenants. We had about 4 huge garbage bags and it was difficult to drive them down to the shed/dumpster area so Tom even volunteered to use his pick-up and throw it out for us.
The house is awesome and would 10/10 rent again. It's truly a no-frills house but it has what you need: beds, clean bathrooms, working AC, wifi, towels, etc. We just brought our own kitchen stuff because we weren't sure what they'd have but if you're not too picky- they have pots/ pans. Bring your own seasonings/ oil though.
We couldn't figure out some appliances but that's probably on us since we didn't contact Kurt (the caretaker on the property- no worries cause he lives all the way on the other side of the lot) to help. We never saw him except to tend to the horses close to the house. We enjoyed the privacy a lot.
Things I'd do differently: don't leave the door open at night, moths will come in since they're attracted to light, bring extra towels, bug spray, and those anti-bug lamps. Other than that, you're pretty much set.
Loved the house and the view! Close drive to the town and "beach" (lake). We'll definitely be back.
Natalie De Paz, Queens, NY
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