14 Oct. 2020
Great weekend away!
I planned a weekend away with my boyfriend and another couple. This very large house was more than we needed but we absolutely loved it! We rented the upper which was great with the large attic area and 2 balconies.. VERY clean and VERY spacious. The decor was fun and artsy. Beds were comfortable. MAKE sure you read the instructions how to open the door. It took us a few minutes to realize we read it wrong then felt like idiots. I had some questions prior to arriving and Brita answered right away. There is parking on the street and we never had a problem finding a close spot. Lots of restaurants and shopping within 5-10 minutes. We ubered in the evening to go out Axe Throwing. We were close to Elmwood Village where we ate at Aguacates Mexican place and shopped at the little shops. It was a great Staycation during this pandemic. Can't leave NY unless we quarantine so we stayed close and discovered some new places. We felt like we were far away. At one point we drove into a protest that did not look peaceful and they blocked the road. I quickly turned my truck around and headed back the way we were coming from. That was scary for a minute. But all in all, it was a great weekend. The only recommendations I have for the house manager is to have a full length mirror. I am a woman and want to see my outfit from head to toe. Haha! There isn't any wash cloths available so bring some or loofas. And I left a note for the house keeper to replace the spatula in the kitchen. The one available was melted and terrible to use for cooking eggs. That being said, there is plenty of pots, pans, cooking appliances etc. One funny thing, there is a toaster oven not an actual toaster. I was thinking, if my daughter stayed here she would be clueless how to work this very old toaster oven. Hahaha! I would suggest tossing it and just getting a regular toaster. I also suggest that you read through the Welcome folder. It's quick and useful information. Some welcome folders have way too much info and the last thing you want to do is spend a half hour reading it. But this is not that way. Quick and informative. Will definitely stay there again in the future!