Needs attention, maintenance, and a good deep clean!
Our stay at South Down Shores was great in its entirety, as the area itself is wonderful for a family vacation. Great neighborhoods for walking, beach area, pool for the neighborhood (though, not heated) playground and very quiet (especially during the week!) However, the home we rented is in great need of some attention! First, The unit was not properly cleaned when we arrived! Though 'clean' can be a subjective term, my husband and I (with our 1 year old son in tow!) spend an hour and half upon arrival vacuuming all floors, carpets, washing bathroom floors(!) and furniture! The living room furniture is old and used and I just felt uncomfortable sitting on it as-is, so I draped all the furniture with sheets for the time of our stay. I also went out and purchased our own bedding for the master king bed, including new pillows, to use for our stay. The pillows and bathroom towels were simply atrocious. They need to be thrown out and replaced, as well as as the master bedroom bedding as well. The kitchen is in great need of a deep clean (inside the cabinets, kitchen drawers, even the cabinet doors felt "sticky" to open. The wall to wall carpeting on the stairs and the second level is stained. The bath mats in the second floor bath were dirty, had to wash those as well. The front glass storm door does not shut tight nor stay shut so we had to either risk mosquitos or keep the interior door shut, which led to the place feeling dark. **the unit was listed as having cable television, but please note, as there were about 10 stations (and roughly 5 of any use/interest) this is not full cable television, no kids stations, so owner should modify listing as very basic cable** . The outdoor umbrella for the patio table was in the basement and broken, so there was no sun protection during the day to dine out on the deck. I was disapointed in this unit, especially for the price, and will not rent this unit again. ** I also think the owner via the management company should refund our cleaning fee (at very least) as we cleaned it ourselves...the best we could!** Also, the outdoor space is not suitable for a young child starting to walk as the back yard is basically a hill, and also needs attention. There were patches of poisonous mushrooms growing just off the deck so I wouldn't let my son walk around out there. We are interested in returning to South Down Shores for a future vacation but not to this unit given its condition.

August 2016
Lake Winnipesaukee - Beach Access- 230
Lake Winnipesaukee - Beach Access- 230
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