We booked this Airbnb in the early Spring of 2017 with the intention of a summer oasis, couples, cabin retreat. With much anticipation we arrived at the cabin in the late afternoon. We were thankful for the ease of access, and easy checkin to avoid the rush to meet with the hosts at a certain time. Unfortunately, this is where our positive experience ended. As avid outdoor enthusiasts we opted for a cabin to obtain the best of both worlds - a peaceful retreat while unwinding by the water without the stressful planning of a tenting trip. We were thoroughly disappointed to discover the outdoor area was less than stellar. We had high hopes of spending the days soaking up the sun in the water, and unwinding by the fire in the evening. However, the lake was obscenely overrun with seaweed, and had zero swim-appeal, and the fire pit was over grown. Immediately next to the fire pit was a paddle boat partially filled with water, and other debris which posed as a potential fire hazard if there were adequate resources to start a fire. The yard was unkempt, and overgrown making the already minimal space difficult to maneuver for outdoor activities. Sadly, we were unable use the hammock as it was not hung up due to a sizable hole. Additionally, the propane tanks for the BBQ were empty.
Upon entering the cabin we were very disheartened. We immediately detected a strong, musty order upon entering into the cabin. We quickly discovered a wide variety of spiders, and bugs living in the cabin among us - with many dead ones laying around. There were dishes in the drying rack from the host/previous guest that we had to put away in order to make room for all the dishes we would require for the duration of our stay as they were not in a sanitary condition (i.e. the coffee pot/filter was abysmal, many of the dishes, and utensils in the cupboards were filthy). We all agreed we left the cabin in a cleaner condition than what we found it. Additionally, the kitchen was not well stocked with the appropriate utensils for cooking needs, and were required to improvise on the fly.
Katie, and Thomas were quick to respond from booking to check out. They seem like a very kind, and genuine pair. Additionally, they left their contact information in the cabin with the house manual, and nearby restaurants which was thoughtful. Other positive factors included a wide variety of board games and movies, central location, and semi-reasonable price for accommodation.
All in all we made the best of a bad situation, learned, and made memories from the experience. However, for our next annual, couples trip we will definitely be searching for other cabin accommodations.