Not Very Private Nor Very Clean
Date of stay- July 2014: I have to agree with the previous reviewer- this is not a rental home. It was quite clear to us very soon after our arrival that it's the owner's primary residence that he vacates when it rents out. It also was in need of some cleaning after our arrival. There were dead bugs along sills and dust on everything, including the coffee pot. Every time we used the first floor half-bath there were new spiders to greet us, so there was an issue there. Owner stated he spent the day cleaning but I'm pretty sure that wasn't the case especially after discovering a dishwasher filled with dirty dishes. We washed all dishes, glasses, utensils and pots before using them, so I guess it didn't matter, but it should be noted. If renters are going to be charged a fee for cleaning and are expected to, as stated in the contract, wash and return all dishes before vacating the premises, then renters should expect to receive the home in that condition. We did not. Area rugs (and there were many) were stained - a bit off-putting. I would not have felt comfortable walking barefoot. Numerous phone calls throughout the week looking for the owner (including at least 6 in 1 hour from a call center) were bothersome. Renters should also be aware that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy if they rent this property. The owner "dropped by" on 3 occasions during our stay and stayed for at least 20 minutes each time and during his first visit on our first full day told us that our having the spot light on "disturbs" neighbors across the lake. We had that light on for about 10 minutes the night before. We left the house one day to go sightseeing and returned to find the door unlocked and were quite certain that we locked the door when we left. The home was nice with an incredible view and the owner was nice enough but the full disclosure on the status of this "rental" should have been given in the description. I normally don't rent places without reviews (prev review went up after my stay) but it looked nice and well kept and was available for my 11th-hour time frame. I would have looked elsewhere had I had an inkling of what to expect.
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