Don't pay damage deposit - you won't get it back!
When booking this cottage (in April 2014), we were required to pay a damage deposit. We stayed for five nights, arriving on Sept 26, 2014 and departing on Oct 1, 2014. We left the cottage in immaculate condition and were told a check refunding the damage deposit would be posted. That was over two months ago now. We are still waiting for our money despite lots of reminders and lots of assurances from the owners that the check is on its way. Just 6 days ago, after threatening to publish bad feedback, I received yet another promise that our damage deposit would be returned. But it’s the same old story … nothing comes of it. Be warned. The owners of this cottage do not refund the money you hand over in good faith. The actual time spent at this cottage was OK, but not great. It’s comfortable, but the noise from the incinerator toilet ruined the peace and quiet during the day, and made sleeping at night difficult. (Each time you use the toilet you have to endure a noisy 3 hour cycle.) The cottage itself is located in a lovely setting and as we were there in the fall, the scenery was spectacular. However, any good memories we have of our stay at Lake Eden are now permanently marred by a series of false promises and refunds that fail to materialize.
Beautiful Cozy Cottage On Lake Eden