Bill said...
Jan 4

Wonderful last minute Christmas vacation!
I can't thank you guys enough for emailing me that you had a last minute vacancy for Christmas; we had a wonderful time. We even brought our Christmas tree with us! The rain did give us a break a few times and we went out and put a fire in the firepit and roasted marshmallows and cooked hot dogs; great memories were made. Rain certainly did not stop my kids from playing on the dock and we even tried to fish....not very hard! :-) Thanks again; can we go ahead and reserve for next Christmas?!Type your paragraph here.

Barb S. said...
Nov 19
The Ultimate Vacation Spot!!

Date of Stay
October 12

My husband and I, along with our adult children, my mom and my husband's sister and her husband spent a week here. That sounds like a lot of family in one house, but in reality, the house is so spacious that we at times had a hard time finding someone! The house is spotless and has a great kitchen for cooking and hanging out. The deck is huge and I have to say we spent most of our days on the deck with our yellow labs, who loved taking in the sights! The guys spent their days fishing and loved that they could dock their two boats right at the house and didn't have to be concerned. Westport Marina was more than accomodating with allowing us to store our boat trailers for the week for a very small fee. Also, I highly recommend renting a pontoon for day and exploring the lake and the scenery. Evenings were spent around a fire by the lake and then we worked our way to the pool table and ping pong table for our very competitive games! Bass Pro Shop and a great mall are about 35 minutes away and a huge selection of restaurants within 15 minutes. The owners were absolutely wonderful with answering our questions before we arrived and very easy to reach for questions after we arrived. I can't say enough about this home! We all agree that we hope to make this an annual event to this home! I think a Thanksgiving vacation would be alot of fun!
Recommended for: Pet-friendly,  Age 55+,  Romantic Getaway,  Families with Teenagers

Mimi B. said...
Apr 10
Our 2nd lakefront vacation in this house and we're already planning the next!

Date of Stay
April 6

We travel from Ohio; this is our 2nd vacation in Lakehowse I and we are already planning the next. I read the review from the guest who said the ping pong table was warped and can only think the owners purchased a new one because we had MANY spirited tournaments on the pool table and it was in perfect shape! Our group consisted of 3 couples with teenage boys and this home worked out even better than expected. It was clean, comfortable and very spacious. The ping pong, pool table and foosball were a hit as was the outdoor firepit where we roasted hot dogs, made s'mores and watched the beautiful stars. We cooked almost every meal and the kitchen had everything we needed. We rented a boat (they deliver to the dock) and thought we would try our hand at fishing but were having too much fun boating and sightseeing that we didn't really try hard. The owners go way beyond; they return emails at midnight or later many times. They understand how hard I work and that vacation is very important to us to get away from the stress. But when I sit out on the deck under the big oak tree and look out at the lake I can feel the stress leaving my body. My wife loves the jacuzzi in the master bath, treated herself to one every day while we were there and talks about it all the time now that we are home. We never got in the hot tub and never even opened it; the Jacuzzi was the big draw for us. We liked the privacy of having it to ourselves in the master suite. Men, I can tell you that if you fill up that Jacuzzi with hot water, pour some relaxing bath beads in it, turn it on, turn the music on behind it, tell your wife to get in and bring her a glass of wine to enjoy while she is in there relaxing you will find yourself married to that woman you remember. At least I do. I don't know how they share their great home but I thank them for doing so. If that were my home I would never leave. It's not fancy and ostentatious; it's an open, spacious comfortable lake house with plenty of room for all of us to spread out and we love it.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Pet-friendly,  Girls Getaway,  Age 55+,  Romantic Getaway,  Families with Teenagers

Mimi B. said...
Oct 6
A wonderful vacation!

Date of Stay
September 28

We stayed on the other side of the lake in Cornelius last year and hated the traffic; we don't go on vacation to get into traffic. Also the house was $1500 MORE than this home and this home was nicer! The owners are very easy to work with; we especially appreciated being able to just go directly to our vacation home and let ourselves in! No "checking in" which is the way it should be. Too many "owners" aren't the owners but actually a real estate company; not so here! My wife loved the Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom and we both loved the hot tub right outside the master bedroom door. Next time we will bring the kids and grands but this was must the two of us and we had a wonderful vacation. Thank you; we'll be back.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Pet-friendly,  Girls Getaway,  Age 55+,  Romantic Getaway
My Response
It is our sincere pleasure to share our home with guest's like yourself and we would look forward to your return vacation which Richard tells me you have already reserved for 2014; thank you. The jacuzzi tub in the master often gets overlooked but in fact it is my favorite part of our home; while we love the hot tub on the deck also sometimes I just want to get in the hot jacuzzi with lots of suds and a glass of wine, turn the music on behind head on Andrea Bocelli and just relax; makes me wish I was there right now. So glad your wife took the time to enjoy it! We are glad you enjoyed our check in procedure, Mimi; we feel it is much easier for our guests to be able to arrive anytime they wish after check in time and let themselves in to their vacation home. It's just one less stop for you to make when you are already tired and wanting to get there. Thank you for this wonderful review; we appreciate you being part of our "family".

Wow, what a gorgeous house!

Date of Stay
July 14
On Sun, Jul 14 at 1:30 PM, Joanne <> wrote: Hi Richard and Mary, Wow, what a gorgeous house and “kudos” to your cleaning crew – what a great job they do – everything so fresh and clean. We all agreed that unlike that “one” reviewer stated; that the house “didn’t look like the pictures”, that we ALL agreed that the pictures couldn’t do it anywhere near justice; (especially the size is hard to show in pictures), it is so much nicer. We will be sure to write all this in our review at the end, but just wanted to let you know how happy we are with everything. Just wanted to let you know; ok, thanks again………………. and hopefully the weather will cooperate; talk to you later!!! Regards!!