Eh, it was a place to lay our head at night
We have been staying with VRBO for years now, and have never given a negative review. When we arrived, we pulled into the steep gravel drive to find big branches that had fallen all over the driveway and steps down to the cottage. We walked into the house to find a huge pile of dirty laundry on the floor. Apparently the housekeeper had an emergency, but didn't alert the owner that she could not make it in time to clean before our arrival. She did offer for her to come clean, but we were tired from a long trip so opted to not. It wasn't a big deal. I washed the linens and put them away. The main bedroom mattresses are very old looking. It looks as if they were picked up from the side of the road. The bed skirt on that bed is TERRIBLE! It was covered in dust, and stains. It had NOT been washed in, well, possibly never. I peeked behind the bed and there were webs all over back there. We decided to not even sleep on that bed. The floors in the house were beautiful. Except for the rug in the living room area. It is stuck to the floor from being there so long without being moved and has about a quarter inch of dust under it. The arm of the chair was falling apart and looked like it(they, there were 2) came from the roadside. I didn't realize the only heat for the cottage was the fireplace. Having WiFi was wonderful. The place had a beautiful view. I think with some updating the place would be very nice. Beautiful porch underneath the main porch. Perhaps a partially finished basement with a spiral staircase going upstairs would be nice. Our deposit was refunded in a timely manner.

October 2016
Lakeshore Cottage Retreat
Lakeshore Cottage Retreat
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