Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
mary ann giordano
Why mary ann giordano chose Ellicottville
this property is affordable, comfortable, far enough from town to be secluded. close enough to drive in minutes.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
15 acres wooded land for hiking, snow shoeing , cross country skiing. 2 fire places and outdoor firepit
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:20
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The house is located on a main road so there are a lot of semi's and cars flying by Definitely not a serene country house.. There are also train tracks across the street so they go by blowing the whistle. Our favorite was the 4:15 AM. There were also many, many dead flies on the window sills. We had to keep vacuuming them up. The house itself was nice. I tried to reach the owner with a question and received the message "This mailbox is full". so we couldn't get in touch with her. Very disappointing.
Yes it is a country road and there is a train, which I actually enjoy. I did come to the house at 11:30 on the day of check in, which is supposed to be 3:00pm. I was going to vacuum, dust and make sure everything was clean and welcoming, I even brought fresh flowers and a bottle of wine to welcome them, when I arrived they were already there 4 hours early, 2 dogs 1 pet bird flying around and the mrs. I told her I was going to clean and she said not to worry about it, also only 1 dog listed on contract, I drove 60 miles there and 60 miles back to clean and could not. But thank you for your business!
Excellent communication and great property.
Thank you for such a great stay!
The place is perfect for a winter ski trip. Short drive to the slopes and very cozy.
We loved our stay and appraise being able to bring our dogs with us. The place is perfect for a family winter getaway! The only thing I would reccommend is to get some gravel in the driveway. It rained the morning we were leaving and the driveway was a muddy mess.
Thanks Anthony, I tried to order gravel in the fall, I was to late, it’s on my short list for this spring!
Make sure you get the house number with the welcome instructions email, as google maps will NOT lead you to the right place. Half of our party found the house by chance after looking for an hour, we gave up looking and spent the first night in a hotel.
The house was broom clean and it is s good idea to wash dishes before you use them. The firewood has rusty nails in it so be careful. The owner needs to replace the stained sheets in the front bedroom. The house was adequate for our needs. The new carpet was appreciated and house was close to town and well heated. Overall it just needs some tlc.
dear Traci thank you for your review and suggestions, I'm not sure how you missed it, but the house number is in the first line of your welcome email.
I have purchased all new sheets, as per your request. i do not go through all pots pans dishes and glassware after each guest stay. so i do have to rely on guests to properly wash their dishes. however after your review i did go through and check everything and put everything back in its proper place. the Fire wood is a mix of recycled barn wood and trees that i have harvested myself from my property. thank you for your review
It is nothing like the pictures!
This house is NOTHING like the pictures! Our first issue was finding it! I followed google maps to the marker they set and it was on the other side of Ellicottville. We tried to call the property manage but she didn't answer! I really don't know how we found it! We also set off the house alarm and she disarmed it without calling to see if everything was ok! I thought that was strange.The pictures conveniently cut off the house on the side of this one. They all look like they are about to collapse! This one just has newer siding. And ironically,one of the stars fell off leaving only one star on the side.
When we walked in the smell was mildewy to say the least. The bathroom had actual duct tape over the sink. The water was grey with floating particles. I have well water so that is not an excuse for the unclean water. We couldn't even shower in it. The beds were clean except for the stained sheets. The bunk beds were covered with stretched out sheets that fell off in the middle of the night. The shower upstairs had bugs in it! We stayed one night because it took so long to find that it was too late to find other accommodations. We checked into a hotel the next day. It says that it'll accommodate 10. The master bed is a full, the other bedroom has a bunk bed and a full, the third room has a full. So unless you are small i can't inagine how you could fit 10 people in this house!!
I am surprised VRBO allows this house to rent under their name!
angela, i am so sorry you were not satisfied. i certainly am not trying to deceive anyone as you can read in my description of property. all my pictures are of the property that i took myself. my ad states that we sleep 8 in beds, and i believe they are also identified as 3 full beds and 1 bunk bed, plus 2 couches in living room. i do not think i can be held responsible for your getting lost, i have no control over satellite gps.
as for the alarm, i knew you were checking in you i gave my code to the alarm company to stop the police from intercepting. i contacted you as quickly as possible through the email we had been communicating with. i did not receive any phone calls from you about any problems.
description of property:
Are you looking for the perfect ski house? This is not it! This is an affordable cozy country home that sleeps 8-10. It is 6 miles from the slopes and 4 miles from Ellicottville. It is clean by "most" peoples standards. It is not a 4 star hotel. We offer 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 wood burning fire places, first floor laundry facilities and ski storage. we have clean linens, comfy mattresses, firewood is provided, games, books, videos, flat screen TV with basic cable, and free internet service. off street parking with snow plow service. Outdoor fire pit and grill also available.
Relax by the fire in the serene environment of this cozy country home. Located 4 miles from the center of Ellicottville, 6 miles from the slopes and golf courses at Holiday Valley, and Holimont ski resorts. 15 acres of private wooded land for hiking and snowshoeing. Master bedroom boasts a private bath, woodburning stove and sitting area.
If you want an affordable, comfortable, fun filled vacation we are your place!!
if you are looking for posh, elegant, pristine ski out chalet- Start looking in the 2500.00- 3000.00 price range.
Full Disclosure!! some not so great, but upfront draw back features of the property.
1> we now have internet and WIFI!!!!
2. In very cold weather, sub freezing, the kitchen water supply may freeze, You can still get water from bathrooms and utility room for dish washing and cooking.
3. Upon your arrival you may find dormant flies and lady bugs around windows. this is a common occurrence in eville rural areas.The house is clean! they just find there way in and then go dormant.they should be vacuumed before you unpack if they are present. a hand vac and normal vac are provided.
4. We have well water, which has a sulfur odor. it is clean
Nice place to stay
I enjoyed my stay. Quick drive to skiing. Being in a house let us make our own meals and relax as a family in the living room. The house has everything a family needs to enjoy their stay.