Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great location and cute cottage
We had a lovely stay in the timber-mill workers cottage. The location is great, across from the town common. Lovely peaceful spot to sit out on the deck and gaze out into green space. Lots of great space for the kids to run around too.
House is certainly a little draughty and not mozzie proof but we had fair warning. The fire was great, heating up the main living space in no time.
The kitchen was amazingly stocked for a rental, bread maker, plenty of cooking utensils, pots and pans etc. It made cooking for a family a breeze.
Rustic Charm made for a relaxing break
For a mountain biking family the cottage had all the basics to recover and refuel for the next days ride. The blurb said it was rustic and it delivered all it promised but it was a great base for our kids to access the trails of Forrest.
I have been wavering about writing this negative review, but I feel it only fair, especially for people travelling with children. Please be aware that the louvre windows in the bathroom do not close properly and that a large gap exists under the front door of the house. This means 2 things: 1. The house is not lockable 2. With no fly screens, (many) mosquitos and other insects have ample entry points into the house. For us, this meant sleepless nights and multiple mosquito bites. Needless to say, the kids suffered through this the most. The owner's solution of a front door inside snake for "sealing" the door gap, was rendered useless, because it couldn't be put in place upon leaving the house. This gave insects free reign to enter the house in time for our return. In addition to this, we were horrified to find stained linen on the bed in the master bedroom. In light of the pricey per night accomodation fee, we requested some financial compensation in the form of a 50% refund for the highly sub-standard conditions described above. From that point on, the owner ceased all contact with us, including responding to multiple requests to have a small box of our (not inexpensive) daughter's belongings shipped back to us (she had left them in a drawer). Weeks passed before the owner sent our items back. For this, we are very thankful, but without any communication whatsoever, this left us in limbo as to whether we needed to re-purchase some of the much needed items. With regret, very disappointed lodgers.
Hello Rachel. Thanks for your honest feedback. We try to present the property as accurately as we can and will continue to make adjustments so that future guests know what they are getting in to, including making sure that there's enough insect spray on hand to deal with the bugs :-) I'm glad you received the belongings that you left behind. Warm regards, Marty.