Great location but house felt like it was for frat parties not families.
Owners were right when they said it was located close to the beach; it was just a short walk away. Unfortunately the living quarters were not as expected. We were not expecting luxury but we were disappointed in how sparsely it was furnished. The top floor bedroom only had a bed, nightstand and a few hangers in the closet. The middle bedroom had a dresser but it was not usable due to linens in all the drawers. The TV did work, though. The first floor bedroom again had no dresser. The family sitting area only had seating for 5 with a sofa and love seat and a broken TV. It is advertised as sleeping eight but the only gathering place for that many people was the dining room table. On the deck was a small plastic table with 5 chairs and a small table between 2 loungers which were in dubious condition. The house needed a good cleaning. The first thing you noticed on the first floor was the strong smell of mildew. There were Damprid containers but they were full of water and needed to be replaced. My daughter who stayed in that bedroom said the closet smelled like mold and did not use it. It had rained one day and you could see a sheen of water on the floor making it very slippery. My daughter said she woke up couple times during the night and felt very damp from the moisture. It was nice and cool but had a severe moisture problem. On the main floor the floor did not look like it had even been swept before we arrived. The dishwasher was also broken and we could not increase the temperature of the stove above 350. The ceiling fan worked but had quite a layer of dust on it. The toilet had a 2" black ring around the top of the bowl. My daughter-in-law and myself made the mistake of looking at the actual pillows; definitely not a pretty sight! The airflow in the dining room was non-existent. It could have benefitted from a ceiling fan and/or fans in the windows. Internet was slow but did work. There were kitchen supplies as promised and some personal items in case you forgot or didn't bring your own. The washer and dryer worked. Initially I didn't think there was an adequate supply of towels, but my daughter discovered that the majority of the towels had been left in the dryer. Again we were pleased at the closeness of the beach and spent the majority of our time there. The house was a good size for us but we were disappointed in the cleanliness and furnishings.

August 2016
House on Northwood Lake, Vacation, Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Private beach
House on Northwood Lake, Vacation, Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Private beach
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