About Rose Hooey
Carl is a expert at fishing for Walleye. Born and raised in the area. Rose is a retired Realtor with experience in Vacation Rentals. Both have been property managers for several properties in New Jersey,
Rose Hooey purchased this House in 1994
Why Rose Hooey chose Newton
Wonderful natural paradise in New Jersey. One hour from the Metro area.
What makes this House unique
No motorboats on lake. Excellent for sailing, kayaking and fishing. Birders will enjoy the waterfowl and Loons. Ospreys and Bald eagles nesting nearby.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful views but description missing some important information before booking
There were great views from outside and we loved spending time outside. My husband caught many fish off of the dock. I had some allergic reaction to the cat or moldy smell inside so I only spent time inside when we went to sleep. My eyes became itchy when I walked into the house. We had to keep windows open to air out house. Some of the screens had holes in them which let bugs inside. The house felt like the owners had just walked out and let us spend 2 nights in their home. There were clothes and hats hanging on the door, food in refrigerator and freezer and bar soap left in bathroom. The property was also connected to another home and then a cottage down the path towards water. You had to walk past these 2 homes that had tennants living in them to get to out house or water.
There is also a steep walk down to the water so you want to make sure you have everything so you don't have to climb the steps too many times . Not as much privacy as we would have liked on a weekend away. We felt like the owner might show up any minute to feed the cat that lived on property. On our second night it rained and we were unable to watch tv bc of satellite dish tv service. Parking was very difficult because you share the driveway with the 2 tennants on the property. I had a difficult time backing because it was very narrow with rocks on one side and a drop off on the other side.
Your review was a eye opener. My home has gotten stellar reviews through out the past two years. It is obvious that you live in a sterile environment. This is a country lakefront that you can be assured was was free of mold. The lake smells wet because their is 600 acres of water just out the door. The irritation that you were having might had been from pollen and possibly my dog, a small terrier. Before you rent again you should be sure that is a pet free property. There are two screens with dime sized holes. At night the screens will not stop small nats. You would have been better to close the windows and run our A/C .to avoid bugs, musty smells from outside. I am trying to stress to you that this is the country not NYC.
As for privacy. You never questioned the property set up. The apartment next door has no access to our home. Other clients have opted not rent our property because it was not private enough for them. They moved on and probably paid 2X as much for sterile unmusty lakefront.
I have always considered this homesharing. My hats or scarfs hanging on the back of my bedroom door was not telling you to wear them! The food in the refrigerator were condiments. Yes I do live in this house and my tenants are my family. They fed the cat and watered our beautiful gardens which should have been something you could have something nice about other than the view! This property has been enjoyed by many and your review was very negative and shows that your personal opinion was very unfair and needed to be responded to me personally not trying to warn future guests. I have had people come back to us and have never thought I have misrepresented my home to anyone.
Beautiful view of the lake. Lots of room. Comfortable bed.
This was our first experience with VRBO and we were pleased with everything once we talked with the owner. They were very accommodating and we were in a good location to visit our friends and family. Parking was a little tight and would have appreciated a heads up about that. Neighbors were very nice and it turns out we knew one of them. All in all a positive experience.