The owner was very friendly and accommodating, but overall, my party and I found the listing for this property misleading. We would not describe it as “luxury”, and some details were not divulged that I was surprised to not find mentioned in any of the other reviews. If these details were included in the listing, I would be giving this a higher rating; the property is definitely not bad, just not adequately described.
The property is located on a split lot which the owner also occupies in a separate home closest to the water, so visitors are lacking any modicum of privacy they might hope to find during a cottage getaway — which is surprising since the word “private” is used in the property description. The owner had a lot of visitors coming and going for the week we were there and would often be using the dock when we weren’t; considering the premium price, you wouldn’t expect to have to share amenities. We actually had one of the life jackets we brought with us go missing during our stay. The owner was apologetic and offered to compensate us, but it’s still not something you expect to happen during a vacation.
Secondly, the cottage is located on a lagoon, not a lake. We still made the best of it and were able to wade a few feet in, but expect a lot of sludge and murkiness.
Lastly, the finishings inside were pretty sloppily installed and felt unfinished. Some rooms had doorframes missing, the newly-installed dishwasher was ill-fitting and falling out of it’s place every time we opened it, the vents in the bedrooms didn’t seem to be installed properly which lead to some extremely stuffy nights, and even though the listing claims it sleeps 15, there are just 3 bedrooms on the main floor and a couple of beds in the basement. This was fine as there were only 4 of us, but it's worth mentioning that the listing was inaccurate. We also did not have access to the washing machine during our stay as it was broken, which we weren’t prepared for.
Overall, if some these details had been included in the listing or had been reflected in the pricing, this would be a much more positive review. We did have a nice vacation; we enjoyed the sandy beach, fishing off the dock and sitting by the fire pit in the evenings, but in the end we didn't necessarily get what we paid for.