Not Quite As Pictured
The view and access to the lake was perfect. The home itself, however, needs a great deal of TLC. The bathroom and kitchen were not left very clean. The cabinets were absolutely filthy and the floor needed mopping. The bathroom smelled of urine and the rest of the home smelled musty. We spent quite a bit of time cleaning and washing dishes in the cabinets, scouring the coffee pot (which was broken) when we first arrived. It was not exactly what I had in mind from the pictures. The paint around interior windows and the porch is badly chipping. I wish there had been a vacuum. The water pressure in the home is very low and the water smelled terrible. It made for difficult and unenjoyable showering. One perk is that there is a washer and dryer, which was fortunate as we were left with one towel and one washcloth per person for the week. We found, however, that the washer left rust stains on our light colored clothing. We were uneasy about the fact that the home next door had windows broken out and pieces of cardboard covering them as well as "no trespassing/keep out" signs posted. Not exactly what you want to see on vacation. I was more than a little concerned about leaving our belongings inside while we were away, especially since the lock box with the 2nd key did not work for us. There was also a terrible odor coming from the direction of the home with the broken windows. It smelled like a septic issue. We had to keep windows on that side of the house closed. In the end, our stay was okay, but the photos on the website do not accurately depict the actual condition of the property or neglect of this home and the one next door. I would not recommend this home to others and would not rent it again. Which is too bad because the view was truly gorgeous. All things considered, it was definitely not worth the money we paid. I took several photos of the issues I've mentioned and I'm happy to provide them as proof. Another thing, which would be helpful, is to provide contact information for whom to call about issues with the home so that concerns can be addressed immediately, instead of after the fact.