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"This property is stunning as soon as you drive up to the gates. Interestingly, the VRBO address given on the site is wrong, as has often been pointed out by previous reviewers. Fortunately, the property manager/owner was very specific and helpful in his instructions, so we found it with no problems. That was the first of many ways in which he was extremely helpful and responsive! Just wonder if the erroneous address ever results in potential guests deciding not to book, thinking the location doesn't work for them? At any rate, the house was perfect for a large family reunion such as ours, with 30 people from 3 to 74. We really enjoy enjoy getting everyone under one roof and this was the biggest roof we've ever seen. In truth, there are very few properties we've found that can accommodate our group, which continues to grow with each reunion. We never felt crowded, inside or out, with plenty of space to be together or apart.
The outside spaces provide so much enjoyment, from the fantastic pool and spa to the areas for basketball, badmitton, chess and smores around the firepit. We even striped a court for pickleball, which was an absolute hit for many in our group. That alone gives you an idea of the outside space as we had a dozen cars but easily enough space for pickleball! We also saw deer, fox and many birds on the property and the kids were able to fish at the local park just a short walk away. To top it off, the views of the lake were always spectacular! While we've most always had beach or lakefront for our reunions, we didn't miss that at all and there's no way to get waterfront for a place this size for anything near this price!
Victor was an excellent host, responsive and willing to offer suggestions if you ask. He doesn't live on site but is always available by email. We've had 8 reunions and enjoyed our stay here as much or more than the others and if we don't outgrow the listed occupancy, we're sure to return!
The location is easy to travel to and there are plenty of things in the immediate area around Gainesville."
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